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Review: Jack Dixon Knowledge EP

Jack Dixon is both the given name and artist moniker of an exciting London-based producer operating under the ever-expanding umbrella of contemporary house, techno, and garage music. Though he's released a small handful of fine singles and EPs over the last couple of years, the four-track Knowledge record finds Dixon topping himself on all fronts. The individual tunes are each more defined—with wide variations on elements of lush atmospherics, shuffling rhythms, and dropouts into deep introspection—but remain entirely cohesive. It would seem that even though the UK artist is still looking for his own style, he is heading in a straight line towards the point of acquiring an artistic identity. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2011

Mr. Oizo Announces New LP

French electro-house weirdo and veteran producer Mr. Oizo will soon drop his fourth proper studio album via his longtime label home, Ed Banger. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2011

Download: Orbital "Never"

Veteran electronic duo Orbital unexpectedly offered up a new song yesterday, reportedly in preparation for a new album that's on the way in 2012, the pair's first since 2004. "Never" starts out in serene fashion, rolling out some plinky keys and dreamily tweaked vocal snippets, the whole thing bathed in a warm sonic haze. It's enough to make you fondly remember classic tunes like "Chime," "Halcyon + On + On," and "The Box," and think, "You know, Orbital used to be pretty rad, maybe they've still got it." Unfortunately though, all that nostalgic whimsy quickly goes down the tubes at the 2:12 mark, when the song's drop hits and a sea of mediocre, electro-ish synths and a limp kick drum take over the track. Oh well. (via Pitchfork

Average: 6 (66 votes)

DJ Funeral to Release EP on Body High, Drops a New Mix

The name DJ Funeral first appeared on our radar when we profiled Samo Sound Boy as part of our Bubblin' Up series, as he listed the mysterious producer as one of the artists set to release music on the new Body High imprint. And although we still haven't learned much about this ominously named artist, a new EP bearing his name is set to drop at midnight on Halloween. Read more » 

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  • 10/27/2011

Maya Jane Coles to Release New EP via Hypercolour

Breakout UK house producer Maya Jane Coles has announced that she will drop yet another record in 2011, a four-track EP called Don't Put Me in Your Box. Read more » 

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  • 10/27/2011

Download: Raziek "Love That Thing"

Label: Top Billin

On "Love That Thing," French producer Raziek effectively combines pitch-played vocals with skittering, UK-influenced percussion to create a piece of bouncy bass music with a touch of sultry R&B flavor. The song is from his new EP, Love Vs Bass, which was released last week via Finnish label Top Billin. The four-track EP combines R&B vocals with juke- and booty-inspired bass music and can be streamed in full after the jump, where we've also posted the artwork and tracklist.  Read more » 

Average: 8.3 (89 votes)

Video Premiere: Oliver Huntemann "Dark Passenger"

German techno veteran Oliver Huntemann has commissioned a series of videos for each track on Paranoia, his forthcoming full-length album. Here, we have a clip for the menacing "Dark Passenger," a video that features a cool car, a hot girl, lots of sunshine, and some fun with knives. Read more » 

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  • 10/27/2011

Download: Fulgeance "Sweet Sofia"

First Listen

Recent years have seen a steady stream of EPs from French producer Fulgeance, and during that time he has had ample opportunity to travel the world and dish out sets to audiences far and wide. His upcoming LP, To All Of You, is dedicated to the electronic-music community that has supported him in his globe-trotting adventures. Each of the 10 original compositions on To All Of You, Fulgeance's first full-length effort, is inspired by a city he has visited in his travels. We've never been to Bulgaria's capital and largest city, but the hip-hop beats, hypnotizing arpeggiation in a minor key, and steady bassline of "Sweet Sofia" may have bumped the city a little further up on our places-to-go list. To All Of You will be released by Melting Pot on November 20; the album artwork and tracklisting can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.9 (51 votes)

Ital, Magic Touch, Octa Octa, and More Headline 100% Silk Tour

If you're at all like us (and we'd wager you are, at least a little bit), you're having a hard time satiating your hunger for the 100% Silk imprint and its bevy of twisted house and disco sounds. Maybe a tour of North America might help? Read more » 

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  • 10/27/2011

Video Premiere: RBMA World Tour in Melbourne

Though Red Bull Music Academy is undoubtedly occupied with the business of launching its 2011 courses in Madrid this week, the music/culture hub still managed to send us this latest clip from its world tour, featuring the sights and sounds of Melbourne, Australia. Read more » 

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