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Roots Manuva to Release New Album This Fall

Witness the fitness of a man that just won't stop: Rodney Smith (a.k.a. Roots Manuva), one of the UK's most well-respected MCs, has just announced his latest studio album, 4everevolution. Moving through a kaleidoscope of styles, the new album promises to touch on everything from pop-locking funk joints to sultry ballads crooned by the man himself. He won't be doing it all on his own, though. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Stream the New Caribou and Jacques Greene Remixes of Radiohead Now

You may recall us recently telling you about Caribou and Jacques Greene taking on some Radiohead tracks for remixing. Well, we're pleased to announce that you can hear them right now, a few days before they are officially released on July 4. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Dopplereffekt, AGF, Lone, and More to Play FON Festival in Northern England

The Northern England Lake District is such an idyllic place that folks like Wordsworth and Coleridge would go there to pen some of history's finest literature and poetry. So it's maybe a little jarring to think that its pastoral environs will soon house the not-so-peaceful sounds of some of the electronic music world's most inventive artists at this year's Full of Noises festival. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Modeselektor to Feature Thom Yorke on New Album and Tour North America

Irreverent German production duo Modeselektor has announced the October 4 release of Monkeytown, its latest LP and first in four years, on its own Monkeytown Records. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Stream a New Ras G Reworking of Sun Ra

Afrofuturist leftfield beats producer and Poobah Records co-founder Ras G has been pretty busy in the past couple months. Always seeming to release a steady stream of material, it's obvious he's not showing any signs of stopping, especially with the just-announced imminent release of his new album, Down 2 Earth. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Listen to Tracks from Nguzunguzu's 'Timesup EP,' the Debut Release on Fade to Mind

Last week, we broke down all the details of Kingdom's new Fade to Mind label and the young imprint's first release, the Timesup EP from LA duo Nguzunguzu. The five-track EP officially drops next Tuesday, July 5, but you can listen to a couple of selections right now. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Casual Fridays: Summer Essentials, Part Two

Summer Essentials, Part 2

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men's and women's must-haves. (Click here to see last week's Summer Essentials, Part 1) Read more » 

Download: Milyoo "Lightbike"

First Listen

Lexington, Kentucky might be known as "The Horse Capital of the World," but it's not exactly renowned as a hotbed for cutting-edge electronic music. As such, we're not exactly sure how Milyoo managed to hone his beatmaking chops, but the boy has undoubtedly got skills. His next release is the "Colors" b/w "Games" single (artwork above) on Subeena's Opit label, which is scheduled to come out on July 28. Ahead of that, he's elected to share "Lightbike," a lurching, hip-hop flavored composition stuffed with sonic oddities and microsamples. The track showcases an inventive mentality not unlike that shown by the artists of LA's beat scene, yet the song's head-nodding slaps hint toward an artist who has also spent plenty of time taking notes on some of commercial radio's best jams. It's a winning formula, and one that has us excited to see what else Milyoo has on tap in the months ahead. 

Average: 7.2 (52 votes)
 
 

Review: The Chain Lostwithiel EP

Label: R&S

The storied R&S label has been on quite the roll since it rebooted last year, dropping a steady stream of heady, often bass-oriented releases from the likes of James Blake, Untold, Model 500, Lone, Space Dimension Controller, Pariah, and Blawan. UK duo The Chain doesn't sport the same sort of name recognition as of yet, but its debut EP, Lostwithiel, displays the same high level of quality. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Marcel Fengler to Be Featured on Next Installment of Berghain Mix Series

Non-residents of Berlin rejoice! Ostgut Ton, the label of German super-club Berghain, has just announced the release of Berghain 05, the fifth and latest installment of its quickly expanding mix series. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

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