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Balam Acab Announces First Tour

The music of Balam Acab has an undeniable bedroom quality, yet youthful producer Alec Koone is finally ready to take his thoughtful sounds to the live stage. Read more » 

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  • 10/10/2011

Download: Remarc "RIP (Phillip D. Kick's Footwork Jungle Edit)"

This skittering footwork edit of old-school jungle tune "R.I.P." by Remarc comes to us courtesy of Phillip D. Kick, the now-defunct pseudonym of UK tunesmith Om Unit. The project, which started as a secret "experiment" before uncontrollably rising to a place of notoriety (both good and bad) among jungle fans around the world (read the whole story here), has just been laid to rest after the release of Footwork Jungle Vol. 3, a four-track offering of breakneck rhythms and basslines. You can nab one of those here, and stream the whole thing after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.9 (74 votes)

Red Bull Music Academy Unveils the Complete List of 2011 Participants


With only two weeks to go until the start of this year's Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, and fresh off the announcement unveiling the first round of events, the folks at RBMA have decided to release the complete list of participants in this year's academy. Read more » 

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  • 10/10/2011

High Five: Sleep ∞ Over

Austin, Texas resident Stefanie Franciotti is the sole remaining member of band-turned-solo project Sleep ∞ Over, a mystic and temperamental force in the realm of lo-fi pop music. Her tunes, like the enchanting "Romantic Streams" and heavenly "Casual Diamond," often straddle the lines between smoky and sweet, noisy and serene, nostalgic and otherworldly, and have quickly captured the attention of listeners with a taste for the esoteric and an ear for haunted melodies. Read more » 

Download: Purple & Green "Right Here (Emotion II Emotion Club Mix)"

Label: 2510

Self-described as a "post-experimental lazer-funk party-music space ship," Purple & Green (pictured above) is comprised of Portland's Adam Forkner (a.k.a. White Rainbow) and Justin Leon Johnson, two dance music patrons of the highest order. This "club mix" by Emotion II Emotion pares down the spacey sounds and implements a straightforward piano-house sound that skips and bounces in all the right ways while the song's soulful vocal performance is showcased front and center. You can check out all of Purple & Green's "Right Here" 12" here

Average: 6.6 (60 votes)

Review: Rustie Glass Swords

Label: Warp

Glass Swords, the debut full-length from Glaswegian producer Rustie, is many things, but it's not subtle. If certain albums are exercises in restraint, this LP is essentially the polar opposite of that. No matter how the album is ultimately viewed and judged, nobody will be saying that Rustie didn't really go for it. It's bombastic, it's vibrant, it's neon, it takes an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach, and it's also stunningly good. Read more » 

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  • 10/10/2011

Onra Announces 'Chinoiseries Pt. 2'

French sample flipper and futuristic boogie patron Onra has announced he will release the second installment of his Chinoiseries, promising another LP of instrumental beat compositions that utilizes strictly source material found in China and Vietnam. Read more » 

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  • 10/10/2011

Download: Patten "Fire Dream (C Powers Remix)"

Anonymous UK tunesmith Patten just recently dropped the mystifying GLAQJO XAACSSO LP, effectively marking his place in the world of leftfield electronic music. Not long after that record's release, we're treated to a free EP of remixes, called JLAGQO CSOAAXS, from which this tune is taken. C Powers turns the original "Fire Dream," a blown-out and bass-heavy jam, into a slice of dusty techno. You can listen to and download the rest of the free EP after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (45 votes)

Listen to Tim Hecker's 'Dropped Pianos'

Barely two weeks after we heard that Canadian noisenik Tim Hecker was poised to follow up the breathtaking Ravedeath, 1972 album with an EP of audio "sketches," we're able to listen to that record. Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2011

Salva Readies New EP

Heaps of praise have been dolloped upon Salva in the past year, but few have pointed out that the guy is an absolute hustler. Fresh off the release of the Surreal Estate compilation he curated for his own Frite Nite imprint, Salva has announced Yellobone, a new, five-track EP. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/07/2011

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