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Download: Elder Island "The Big Unknown (Ben La Desh Remix)"

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Earlier this summer, Bristol trio Elder Island issued its self-titled debut EP (artwork above) via the Four Thieves label. A five-track effort, the record saw the group meld together electronics and live instrumentation for a sound that is somewhat reminiscent of Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago, but with an extra dose of pop and the added presence of vocals. Pulled from the EP is "The Big Unknown," a funk-touched track which has been given a rework by Ben La Desh. Stretching the tune to exactly seven minutes, the Dutch producer's remix infuses Elder Island's original with a late-night pulse which peaks through dense layers of murky pads and a series of cloudy melodies. 

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Token Details 'Aphelion' Compilation, with Surgeon, Ø, Karenn, and More

Token has disclosed full details of its forthcoming Aphelion compilation, which assembles nine tracks from some of the most highly respected producers active in techno today. Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2014

Watch "Ashiko," a New Video from Clap! Clap!

Ahead of the release of his debut album, Tayi Babba, Italian producer Clap! Clap! has shared a striking new video for LP cut "Ashiko." Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2014

Watch a New Video from Stones Throw Artist Mndsgn

A relatively new artist to the Stones Throw fold, Mndsgn today drops his Yawn Zen LP for the label, and has shared a new video for album cut "TXT (MSGS)" to mark the occasion. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Hear Christopher Willits' Upcoming LP for Ghostly in Full

San Francisco-based electronic musician Christopher Willits has shared a full stream of the audio portion from his forthcoming "visual album" for Ghostly. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Download: BSN Posse "Soul Rhythm"

Label: Freshmoon

"Soul Rhythm" is the title track from Spanish duo BSN Posse's new EP for the Freshmoon imprint. Described by the label as a slice of "easy-listening footwork," the tune is heavy on late-night vibes, coming flushed with moody keys and effervescent strings. Rhythmically, the track is very much indebted to the Chicago footwork tradition as sharp kicks, skittering hats, and crisp claps are used to fill the space left by the production's widespread arrangement. The BSN Posse's full Soul Rhythm EP is out now. 

Average: 9 (24 votes)
 
 

Caribou to Stream Live Performance from Dimensions Tomorrow

With his forthcoming Our Love LP a little over a month away from seeing its release, Caribou has revealed plans to stream his live performance from the Dimensions Festival's opening concert tomorrow. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Download Daedelus' 'Five Years of FoF' Mix

Home to artists such as Shlohmo, LOL Boys, Groundislava, Salva, and others over the years, 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of Los Angeles imprint Friends of Friends. To mark the occasion, the label is said to have a compilation in the works (as well as a pair of anniversary shows in LA and Seattle next month), but first, the label has tapped LA beatmaker Daedelus—who recently announced his forthcoming The Light Brigade LP for Brainfeeder—to put together a label-spanning Five Years of FoF mix. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Stream the New Single from SOPHIE's QT Project

Shortly following the release of "Lemonade" b/w "Hard" on Numbers, UK producer SOPHIE has teamed up with PC Music head A. G. Cook to form QT, a collaboration which today has dropped a new single via XL. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Download: Djedjotronic "Rotten"

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Label: Boysnoize

Landing somewhere between space-age electro and steely techno, "Rotten" is one of five tracks set to appear on Djedjotronic's forthcoming Drum Program EP. Built around industrial percussion tones and crisp drum machine hits, the track is acutely focused on its rhythmic content, looking only to a few icy, atmospheric touches and a sequence of looping bleeps to provide any sort of outright musical components. As it turns out, that's really all "Rotten" needs, as its rhythmic patterns frequently shift and evolve throughout the effort's four-plus minute run, making for an effective dancefloor tool. "Rotten" and the rest of Djedjotronic's Drum Program EP are set to arrive on September 1. 

Average: 8.3 (36 votes)
 
 

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