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Download Dan Curtin's Detroit-Inspired Mix

Detroit's Movement Festival is just around the corner, and in anticipation of their Mobilee Loves Detroit after-party, Anja Schneider's Mobilee label has just offered up a Detroit-inspired mix from US expat (and current Berliner) Dan Curtin. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2011

Download: HaHaHa "Ape Escape"

Glaswegian house producer Frazier Graham is presumably a man of many hats. The guy hits the skins for indie band Vendor Defender, records proggy avant-synth pieces as Alpine Ski Champion, and now he's making quirky house tunes as HaHaHa. With one EP already under his belt and another on the way, he sent us a teaser of his forthcoming output in the form of "Ape Escape." Sharing the playful nature of its name, the tune is a shuffling mix of mischievous stabs and chunky synth bass.  

Average: 7.7 (52 votes)

Video: Brenmar "Taking it Down"

Our very first taste of the debut EP by Brooklyn DJ/producer Brenmar, At It Again, was the bouncing, Marques Houston-sampling "Taking it Down," which is also apparently the first of his tracks to get an official music video. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2011

Gear: Blue Microphones' Yeti Pro

A higher-end sibling to Blue's standard-issue Yeti, the USB Yeti Pro's (MSRP: $249) most significant bullet point is adding 24-bit recording to the equation. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2011

Guest Reviews: Rick Wilhite

Techno holds in the top spot in Detroit's fabled dance-music history, but Rick Wilhite has been holding down the house end of the equation for more than two decades. Read more » 

Video: James Blake "Lindisfarne"

James Blake has teamed up with director Martin de Thurah to create a video for Blake's track "Lindisfarne." Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2011

Download: Migrant "Limbic Sistim"

First Listen
Label: Iberian

The seventh release set to drop from upstart dance imprint Iberian (named appropriately for its owners' Spanish and Portuguese homebases) is a three-track 12" by label co-founder Migrant, called the Exit Plan EP. That record precedes a forthcoming full-length album of the same name (release date TBA), also from which all three of the featured tracks are taken. As heard on "Limbic Sistim," Migrant's music is an especially booming brand of UK funky-slanted house that boasts non-stop dancefloor grooves, massive sub-bass tones, and a deft application of micro-samples—all reminding us a bit of Bassment Jaxx, or even Warp producer Clark when he's trying his hand at more straightforward beats. You can stream the rest of the Exit Plan EP before it's released on June 27, here

Average: 7.2 (49 votes)

Tensnake Preps New Box Set and Single for June Release, Tours Europe

Disco-influenced house DJ/producer Marco Niemerski (a.k.a. Tensnake) has prepared a new box set and digital single to follow up last year's massive "Coma Cat," entitled Tensnake Live + (pictured above) and Something About You, respectively. Read more » 

Video Premiere: Gatto Fritto "Lucifer Morning Star"

With last month's release of his well-received self-titled debut LP on International Feel (which you can stream here), it's only understandable that Gatto Fritto would want to keep the ball rolling. What better way to do that than with the premiere of an official video? Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2011

Planet E to Release New Paul Woolford EP Next Week

Intimacy Records label head and Leeds-reared techno mainstay Paul Woolford is set to drop an EP on Carl Craig's Planet E imprint. Woolford's first record for the label will usher in a new era of releases for Planet E from the likes of Reference, Ezana Harris, Urban Tribe, and many more. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2011

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