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Gear: Native Instruments Announces Komplete 10, Reveals New Keyboard Controllers

Berlin's Native Instruments has announced the details of the next generation of the company's flagship software suite, Komplete 10, while also revealing its forthcoming line of Kontrol S-Series keyboard controllers. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 09/02/2014

Download: 96wrld "Private Language (Noame Nogo Remix)"

First Listen

Over the past five years, the Error Broadcast label has served as a reliable source for forward-thinking beats, counting releases from Shlomo, Pixelord, Soosh, DZA, Monolithium, and others to its discography. To celebrate its five-year run, the label has elected to put together a special remix compilation, from which this rework of Dutch producer 96wrld Comes. Placed in the hands of budding Moscow beatmaker Noame Nogo, 96wrld's "Private Language" is turned into a more head nod-worthy affiar, reshaping the original track's spooky undertones to fit within the structure of Nogo's slow-clattering beatwork. One of 10 tracks set to appear on Error Broadcast's fifth anniversary remix collection, "Private Language (Noame Nogo Remix)" can be download below before the comp—which features additional productions from Om Unit, fLako, Anenon, and Ryan Hemsworth—is available to download for free (or purchase in cassette form) on September 15. 

Average: 6.2 (4 votes)

Rødhåd Readies New Single for Token

Rødhåd has revealed details of "Humaea," his forthcoming single for Belgian label Token. Read more » 

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  • 09/02/2014

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of August

With the exception of artists such as Jon Convex (pictured above), Submerse, My Panda Shall Fly, and Daisuke Tanabe, the past month saw a slew of budding beatmakers (most new to our pages) making a noticeable impact on XLR8R's Downloads section. Now, with August coming to a close, we've compiled the top 20 MP3s on offer from the past month, covering everything from textured beats to soul-burnt house and brooding techno. Read more » 

Podcast 358: Ital

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about former punk and hardcore figures moving into house and techno, but few of these artists' efforts feel as spiritually "punk" as the music being created by Ital (a.k.a. Daniel Martin-McCormick). Previously a member of experimental-leaning (and ostensibly punk/hardcore) outfits like Black Eyes and Mi Ami, and also the creative force behind the abrasive Sex Worker project, Martin-McCormick introduced Ital in 2011, and has spent the last few years turning out leftfield takes on dance music, primarily via labels such as 100% Silk, Workshop, Planet Mu, and his own Lovers Rock imprint. (He's also worked collaboratively during this time, combining with Hieroglyphic Being as Interplanetary Prophets and with Aurora Halal as Ital & Halal.) Next week, the Brooklyn-based producer will be issuing his third album as Ital, Endgame, via Planet Mu, and he'll be following up its release by performing a few days later at the inaugural edition of Sustain-Release, a boutique festival in upstate New York being curated by Halal and partner Zara Wladawsky. Basically, the next few weeks are going to be very busy ones for Ital, and ahead of this maelstrom of activity, he's put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Read more » 

Preview Bicep's New EP

Bicep has shared details of a new EP for the pair's own Feel My Bicep imprint. Read more » 

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  • 09/02/2014

Download: Great Pagans "Happy Now (Bernholz Remix)"

First Listen

Ahead of the release of its upcoming Cupid in Error LP for Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK four-piece Great Pagans have enlisted label mate Bernholz (pictured above) to remix album cut "Happy Now." For his rework, the Brighton producer takes Great Pagans' original into deep ambient territory, morphing the outfit's song into a cavernous affair full of dense, amorphous textures that help land the remix much closer on the spectrum to the blissful works of Gas than to Great Pagans' shimmering pop constructions. Bernholz's patient take on "Happy Now" can be downloaded below while Great Pagans' forthcoming LP is slated to land on October 20. 

Average: 8.2 (8 votes)

Steffi Announces Second Album for Ostgut Ton

Steffi has revealed details for her second full-length, which will see release via Berlin outpost Ostgut Ton this fall. Read more » 

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  • 09/02/2014

Objekt Announces Debut LP for PAN

Berlin-based techno producer Objekt has revealed plans to issue his debut LP via PAN next month. Read more » 

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  • 09/02/2014

Download: Wallwork/RZR & Ltd Colours "B2"

Canadian label Infinite Machine today celebrates its third anniversary with a compilation, gathering new tracks from artists who have helped build the outpost's catalog over as well as a number of friends of the label. Alongside tracks from Liar, Otik, Blâme and others is this collaborative effort from London duo Wallwork & RZR (who recently issued its Mad Techno Invasion EP via the label) and newcomer Ltd Colours. Together, the producers craft a strong-armed bass hybrid where massive kicks are met with chopped breaks, industrial FX, and—when there is enough room—some space-aged chords. The resulting collaborative "B2" track can be downloaded below, while Infinite Machine's full third anniversary compilation can be grabbed as a name-your-price download here.  

Average: 8.4 (25 votes)


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