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Nightwave Preps New EP for Fortified Audio

Hard-working UK tunesmith and recent RBMA participant Nightwave (you may remember her from this or this) has a fresh record in the works for the Glasgow-based Fortified Audio imprint, a four-track EP called—wait for it—Festivus. Read more » 

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  • 12/13/2011

Download: Conforce "Shadows of the Invisible"

Label: Delsin

A couple weeks back, Dutch producer Conforce (a.k.a. Boris Bunnik) released Escapism (artwork above), his second full-length album. In line with his previous output on the esteemed Rush Hour and Clone imprints, Escapism offers 10 cuts of darkly melodic techno, including "Shadows of the Invisible." The song doesn't contains many overt bells and whistles, instead relying on machine-like efficiency and a robust, Detroit-style melodic sensibility. The drums are crisp, the bassline rumbles and rolls, and the vibe rises and falls with the track's drawn-out melodies. Need something to keep the dancefloor pulsating at 3 a.m.? "Shadows of the Invisible" just might do the trick. 

Average: 7.4 (47 votes)

Goth-Trad Readies New LP

The Japanese stalwart of all things bass, Takeaki Maruyama (a.k.a. Goth-Trad), has announced plans to return to Mala's Deep Medi imprint with a new LP, New Epoch. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2011

Check Out Jackmaster's Podcast for Resident Advisor

One of the world's most talented DJs and one of the innovative minds behind the always impressive Numbers label, Jack Revill (a.k.a. Jackmaster) delivered the latest Resident Advisor podcast just today. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2011

Jim-E Stack Readies New EP

After first catching wind of Jim-E Stack's forthcoming EP midway through this year (when he shared the EP's track "Lemme"), the New Orleans producer has finally announced an official release date for the Come Between EP. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2011

Octave One Announces Retrospective Remix Compilation

The brotherly pair of veteran Detroit producers Lawrence and Lenny Burden (a.k.a. Octave One) has had a busy 2011, celebrating 20 years of music making with a series of remixed tracks, performances across the globe, and even—wait for it—releasing their own iPhone app. Now, the Burden brothers have unveiled the details of a new retrospective record that "revisits" their two-decade discography and presents new versions of Octave One's classic tunes. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2011

Download: Lao "Papolin"

We've got quite the international tune for you here with the title track from Mexican producer Lao's new EP for the Ukranian Wicked Bass imprint, Papolin (artwork above). (Apparently, the love for percolating bass music can easily traverse the world.) Beginning in the depths of dark, percussive club sounds, Lao builds his track up to almost anthemic heights with a never-ending array of tuned rim shots and massive, housey synth stabs. "Papolin" comes complete with a few nods to the producer's homeland, too, in the form of some deliciously Latin-sounding percussion and occasional Spanish phrases. We can't really make out what's being said, but it would be entirely appropriate if it all translated roughly to, "This track is hot. Let's get to dancing." 

Average: 8 (80 votes)

Demdike Stare Launch Four-Part Series for Modern Love

The two sonic adventurers collectively known as Demdike Stare have unexpectedly released the first two parts of a four-part series for the Modern Love imprint, entitled Elemental. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2011

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Top Downloads

XLR8R's Downloads section is constantly growing, updated day after day with loads of free music by a wide array of talented artists from around the world. 2011 was no different, of course, and garnered some of the biggest tunes to hit our pages yet. Read more » 

Download: Klic & Lokiboi "Won't"

Burgeoning producers Klic and Lokiboi have come together for a one-off collaborative record. Here, we have the title track from the recently released Won't EP (artwork above), a cut that finds the pair matching heavy subs, thick synth stabs, and shuffling drums with an almost jazzy set of bell chords and syncopated vocal gasps. The results are somehow subdued while remaining quite dancefloor ready, a fitting description of the entire EP. Won't features remixes from UK funky poster boys Funkystepz and Steel (of Philadelphia's Brick Bandits crew), and concludes with a solo track from Lokiboi himself, all of which you can stream after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (73 votes)

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