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Review: Wheez-ie Keep Yer Chin Up EP

Label: Embassy

In case you needed any more proof that juke had moved far beyond its roots in the streets of Chicago, here we have an EP from a Houston native who's now based in Boston while studying music at the renowned Berklee College of Music. Those who only champion juke of the utmost authentic origins may see this as a red flag, but a conversation about musical authenticity in the internet age is requires a much larger discussion, and should almost always be superseded by a simple question: Is the music good? In the case of Wheez-ie, it's pretty good. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 10/17/2011

Neil Landstrumm and JD Twitch Form Doubleheart

Two of Scotland's heaviest hitters, Neil Landstrumm (pictured left) and JD Twitch (pictured right), have announced the formation of a new collaborative project they're calling Doubleheart. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/17/2011

Download: Yojimbo Billions "Collapsed, Unloaded"

First Listen
Label: Waaga

Arizona's Yojimbo Billions is set to release his debut for the burgeoning Waaga imprint next month and has shared this cold, undulating cut from the forthcoming Our Bodies Are Machines LP (artwork above) before its release on November 15. Interaction between humans and machines seems to be a bit of a fascination for the young producer, a fact evident not only in his album's title, but also in his brief biography (which goes so far as to claim he was visited by a robot who told him to make music) and, of course, in the way his productions come together. Combining some extensive musical training (including the study of musical theory in college) with his computer-based compositions, the Phoenix resident creates music that really only lightly bubbles at the surface, but, for those willing to pay attention, brims with detail and sophistication below. 

Average: 7.6 (37 votes)
 
 

Video: Justin Martin & Ardalan "Lezgo"



Who doesn't love a sizable helping of vintage arcade graphics and bouncing dance music? As we would've guessed, the party-starting DJ/producers at Dirtybird most definitely do. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

LuckyMe to Release Debut Ango EP; Preview it Now

Scottish record hub LuckyMe has announced it will soon release the debut EP by Canadian producer and Jacques Greene collaborator Ango. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

Download: Yoin "Marital Status"

Label: Tuff Wax

Up-and-coming producer Yoin technically hails from Scotland, but judging from this tune off his recently released 7" for the Tuff Wax imprint (Aberdeen Truth Vol.2), he could just as conceivably be a resident of Bangor, Maine (as in, "That shit's a banger, mang"). Starting off with some tasty percussion and classic claps, Yoin unfolds a propulsive kick pattern and almost-too-far pitched vocals over the course of the track's first 50 seconds or so. Following that, we get our first taste of bangerdom with ravey stabs and a locked-groove rhythm, leading to the customary breakdown/build-up somewhere around the two-minute mark. Then—of all things—the young producer decides to pitch up the vocals even further and chop them into an inescapable loop. And after that? He serves up even more rapid-fire percussion and stuttering snare fills. 

Average: 8.1 (130 votes)
 
 

Video: Creepy Autograph "Curiosity" (produced by Jimmy Edgar)



This montage of suggestive, low-quality webcam footage doubles as a music video for Detroit-reared producer Jimmy Edgar's side project, Creepy Autograph. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

Download: Jack Dixon "Coconuts (Disclosure Remix)"

It's an all-London affair with the burgeoning Disclosure duo flexing some serious remix muscle on Jack Dixon's "Coconuts." Whereas the original is a pretty smooth slice of funky UK sounds, the remix is nothing but 100% silky-smooth goodness. Taking Dixon's percussion and vocal sampling to its utmost potential, the young pair of beatsmiths unleash a gliding chord progression and some quasi-fusion '80s bass to wrap it all up in the warm, R&B-infused fashion we've come to expect given Disclosure's small but impressive discography. 

Average: 8.3 (158 votes)
 
 

Soul Clap Gives Away Free EP by MAM

Just over a year after Boston DJ/production duo Soul Clap shared its second installment of the FreE.P series, we're treated to the third collection, courtesy of Outcross Records boss MAM. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

Download: Gang Colours "Dance Around the Subject (Pedestrian's Dusty Warehouse Remix)"

Label: Brownswood

This lengthy slice of iridescent, rave-friendly music is taken from the remix EP for UK producer Gang Colours' In Your Gut Like a Knife record. Fellow British tunesmith Pedestrian elongates the rubbery "Dance Around the Subject" to make roughly eight minutes of dancefloor brilliance. You can grab the rest of Gang Colours' free remix EP here

Average: 8.3 (86 votes)
 
 

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