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Review: Various Artists Soma Records 20 Years

Label: Soma Records

It's been 20 years since Glasgow's Soma Records released its first 12" and announced its presence to the world. Over the past two decades, the label has played a vital role in the evolution of dance music, serving as a steward of a more progressive, Euro-centric sound. Now, to commemorate its anniversary, the label has put out Soma Records 20 Years a three-disc retrospective that provides an accessible, DJ friendly entry point to its large discography. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2011

Space Dimension Controller Preps New Releases

It's been some time since we last received a transmission from the man who calls himself Space Dimension Controller, but we've just discovered the silence will soon end when he drops the "prequel" to his brand-new LP through R&S Records next month. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2011

Movement Torino Music Festival Announces New Compilation

A sister event to Detroit's long-running (and frequently retitled) Movement Festival, the Movement Torino Music Festival is just around the corner on October 27. To commemorate the event, the Italian festival has just announced that it will release Movement Torino Music Festival - 2011 Edition, a follow-up to last year's well-received debut compilation. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2011

Mosca to Release New EP Via 3024

As we pointed out in our glowing review of the "Done Me Wrong" b/w "Bax" 12" by UK bass juggler Mosca, the producer is a bit of a shape-shifter, and isn't quite what we would call prolific. Now it would seem that maybe we were only half right, as Martyn's 3024 imprint has just announced it will release a new EP from the artist shortly after he dropped the aforementioned 12" via Numbers. Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2011

Lazer Sword's Lando Kal to Drop New 12" Via Rush Hour

Yet another great release scheduled to drop via Dutch record hub Rush Hour is the new two-track 12" from the Berlin-residing half of Lazer Sword, Lando Kal. Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2011

Watch Theo Parrish Rap with Ghostface Killah

Admittedly, this is only news in the most marginal sense of the word, but apparently Detroit house legend Theo Parrish hopped onstage last night during a Ghostface Killah show and rapped Ol' Dirty Bastard's famous verse from "Protect Ya Neck." This is definitely one of those WTF moments, and yes, it was captured on film. Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2011

Video: Dâm-Funk "Forever"



Earlier this week, LA's prolific boogie maestro Dâm-Funk dropped a free, four-track EP via Scion A/V, called InnaFocusedDaze, and now we're treated to a video for its opening cut, "Forever." Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2011

Hackman Set to Drop New Single, Readies Debut LP

After a considerably prolific 2010 and a slightly quieter 2011, 21-year-old producer Hackman has announced the release of his debut LP along with a new single, "Agree to Disagree" b/w "Sunburst." Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2011

BNJMN Announces Sophomore LP

Bournemouth, England resident and Bubblin' Up tunesmith Ben Thomas (a.k.a. BNJMN) has just unveiled the details of his next offering of dream-like house music, a nine-track LP called Black Square (pictured above). Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2011

Download: Maguett "Loud Bell"

Label: G5

Russia's relatively fresh G5 (standing for "gimme 5," of course) imprint passed along this tune from its newest release, a six-track EP from up-and-comer Maguett entitled Twilight. "Loud Bell" is the kind of slow-burner that can either lull you into a head-nodding trance or gradually draw you out of your surroundings and into its futuristic haze. Not to make it sound like Maguett is the kind of producer who conjures up billowy soundscapes; the Russian architectural student instead places his crunchy noise in delicate nooks and crannies, allowing the detailed (albeit sparse) percussion to anchor the tender chords and occasional synth modulations which appear at the song's edges. And for those who pay close enough attention, there's even the faintest touch of pitched vocals, adding another subtle layer to this reserved yet intriguing outing. 

Average: 8.4 (81 votes)
 
 

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