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Gear: Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB Audio Interface

If you are in the market for an affordable and portable audio interface, Mackie's new Onyx Blackjack (MSRP: $149.99) should be on your shortlist. The Blackjack is a 2x2 USB audio interface in a compact and rugged package. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2011

Listen to a New Influences Mix From Black Devil Disco Club

The elusive Bernard Fevre, the lone entity behind Black Devil Disco Club, just put together an amazing mix of French tunes for the always-great, disco-friendly Feel My Bicep blog. Not only does he lace listeners with a set of 21 obscure hits, but he also goes so far as to talk about the influence of each track. It's only available for one week, so check out the tracklist and stream it all below. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2011

Download: High Powered Boys "Crash"

Label: Marble

As the freshly minted Marble imprint continues to steamroll through 2011, the world was recently treated to its third release, a two-track single by Surkin and Bobmo (a.k.a. High Powered Boys). The club-lovin' production duo stuffed this 12" with the high-octane jams "Girly" and "Crash," and was also kind-hearted enough to let you have that b-side free of charge. This big tune comes on strong from the get-go with hyped-up vocal samples, bubbling sound effects, and spacey synth melodies, and wastes no time taking things to the next level. A stuttered, punchy beat and a head-rattling bassline announce the drop, but we soon find that Surkin and Bobmo have only just begun. You can get more info and listen to the flip side of High Powered Boys' new single here

Average: 6.7 (46 votes)
 
 

Grab 2 Bad Mice's Mix for Fact Now

UK-based web mag Fact celebrated its 250th podcast yesterday (incidentally, we'll be celebrating our 200th next week) with a monster of mix, delivered by '90s-rave veterans 2 Bad Mice. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2011

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

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