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DFA Associates Jam Factory Ready New Record

We haven't really written much about London-based duo Jam Factory (just this Ben Westbeech remix they did, so far), but that's not to say the pair hasn't been busy. 2010 saw Jam Factory remixing tunes for the DFA and Strictly Rhythm labels, not to mention dropping a couple of house-heavy singles, and now, producers Dan Beaumont and Ben Rymer have a new record ready to share: their latest single, "One Night Stand." Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2011

Video: Pictureplane "Real is a Feeling"

If there's one thing you should know about Colorado-based noise-house-goth-pop producer Pictureplane, it's that the dude—born Travis Egedy—knows how to turn the party out. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2011

Download: Mr. Beatnick "Casio Romance (BNJMN Remix)"

Multi-facted DJ/producer/writer Mr. Beatnick (pictured above) has a new EP dropping soon from the Don't Be Afraid label, called Synthetes. Although it's not among the original tracks on that record, we've got an excellent house rework by fresh Rush Hour signee BNJMN. The talented Brit dips "Casio Romance" into a warm bath of swirling ambiance and deep vibes, quickly lathering his remix with a fuzzy bassline or two and sending it on out the door with a healthy four-on-the-floor beat. It's the kind of tune that could likely go on at least four times longer than it does before anyone bothered to notice, but listening for roughly five minutes does the trick, too. We certainly wouldn't be surprised if someone dropped it this Friday at the EP launch party in London. (via FACT

Average: 8 (60 votes)

Silkie to Release 'City Limits Volume 2' Via Deep Medi

London grime producer Silkie has a new LP ready to drop soon via his hometown's Deep Medi imprint. Read more » 

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  • 05/23/2011

Untold Readies New Side-Project, Dreadnought

Jack Dunning, the DJ/producer known as Untold and the man behind the Hemlock label, has a new project in the works with vocalist Samuel Chase (of Samuel & The Dragon), called Dreadnought. Read more » 

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  • 05/23/2011

Mathew Jonson Returns to Minus for New EP

It's been seven years since Vancouver-born, Berlin-based Mathew Jonson released his first EP for Richie Hawtin's Minus imprint, Decompression, and he's about to make his return to the label with an EP entitled Learning to Fly. Read more » 

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  • 05/23/2011

Download: Nocow "Moonlight Flit"

Label: G5

Even as the internet continues to circumvent borders and make seemingly any kind of music available with a few simple keystrokes, certain corners of the globe remain veritable musical question marks. Russia is a prime example. It's a giant place, a nation undoubtedly ripe with artists and musicians, yet the country's reputation when it comes to the modern musical landscape often boils down to its role as a massive clearing house for pirated material. Nevertheless, that hasn't stopped mysterious St. Petersburg-based producer Nocow from cobbling together lo-fi, experimental beat work that seemingly borrows from both UK bass music and the Low End Theory crowd. His most recent EP, Pulkovo Heights (pictured above), came out earlier this month via the Siberian Gimme 5 label, which also doubles a a blog. "Moonlight Flit" didn't make it on the record, but it's a choice offering that combines clattering, Burial-esque percussion and moody atmospherics with smooth vocals that could have been taking from your favorite '80s R&B slow jam. If other Russian producers have this sort of talent up their sleeves, it's time to open the floodgates and really see what the rest of the country has to offer. 

Average: 8.4 (174 votes)

Review: LV feat. Joshua Idehen Routes

Label: Keysound

Making music since 2000, London trio LV surfaced for public consumption in 2007 when
the group released "Globetrotting/Takeover (Dub)" on the then-emerging Hyperdub label.

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  • 05/23/2011

Jimmy Edgar, Legowelt, Bola, and More to Play Berlin's Krake Festival

The tasteful event planners over at Germany's Krake Festival have just unveiled the first wave of artists confirmed to perform at this year's festivities. Read more » 

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  • 05/23/2011

DJ Rolando on Leaving Underground Resistance and Life After Detroit

“Funky? I don’t even know what that is. I don’t even know what dubstep is," says Rolando Rocha, laughing, on the phone from his new-found home of Edinburgh, Scotland. "I’m not sure if I should be ashamed of that or something. I mean, the first time I heard [dubstep], I think it was a year ago in Spain, and someone was playing it in the car on the way from the airport. And I was like, ‘Man, this is really hot, what is this?’ And the guy was like, ‘Dubstep,’ and I haven’t heard it since.” Read more » 

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