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Download: Cex "Secret Monog (Baconhead Remix)"

Label: Tigerbeat6

Here, Britain's Baconhead has a go at reformatting one of the latest bits of laptop-born, glitch-flavored beat work from Tigerbeat6 stalwart Cex, "Secret Monog." The UK duo, made up of producers Ebola and Autobee, sequesters handfuls of the track's pristine audio, applying them to a head-knocking bass tune that boasts as much funky club swagger as it does glistening sonic austerity. You can nab more versions of Cex's "Secret Monog," as well as other remixes of his jams and a couple original tunes, when Tigerbeat6 drops the Megamuse EP on January 25. But if you can't wait that long, preview the whole thing here. (You might as well keep a look out for the forthcoming Cex full-length, Tiny Creature, while you're at it.) 

Average: 8.3 (61 votes)

Stream the Ramadanman Remix of Julio Bashmore's Latest Single

Yesterday, the new PMR label dropped its first release, a new EP from Bristol producer Julio Bashmore (pictured above) entitled Everyone Needs a Theme Tune. Lead track "Battle for Middle You" has been buzzing since late last year and popping up in DJ sets all over the place, and now XLR8R has got its hands on a remix of the song by another top-notch UK producer, Ramadanman. Read more » 

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  • 01/11/2011

Video: Nosaj Thing "Us (Jon Hopkins Remix)"

We'd have to say it's not often (if ever) that we see a video made for a remix of a song, but seeing as how LA producer Nosaj Thing had a whole album of the damn things crafted and released on behalf of his Drift LP, a video made up for one of those cuts is certainly warranted. Good thing it's a nice looking one, too. Read more » 

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  • 01/11/2011

Download: Nite Jewel "It Goes Through Your Head (Dâm-Funk Clubdub)"

While we wait patiently for the first official release from their Nite Funk side-project (remember when we made that excellent collaboration happen?), a remix of Nite Jewel's forthcoming single for the Mexican Summer label by Dâm-Funk will just have to suffice. The LA tunesmiths' sounds mesh well together on this version of "It Goes Through Your Head"; the galactic-boogie maestro's deep, analog synth hooks work with the single's original drum-machine rhythms, fleshing out a thick groove, over which the bedroom diva's understated voice floats undisturbed. Nevertheless, this jam is obviously a Funk-centric production, as the prolific artist lengthens Nite Jewel's song by about two minutes to make room for his spacey keytar riffs while Nite Jewel takes a vocal break. (via Gorilla vs. Bear

Average: 7.3 (42 votes)

Planet Mu to Drop Compilation, Readies Releases From FaltyDL, Venetian Snares, DJ Spinn, and More

Now that we're nearly two weeks into 2011, artists and labels are slowly starting to emerge from holiday hibernation to share with us their first offerings in the new year. Coming from UK electronic label Planet Mu as its first release of 2011 is a compilation that collects pieces of what the label dropped in 2010, as well as some new and previously exclusive tunes. Read more » 

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  • 01/11/2011

Marco Carola to Release New Album in March

After nine years since his last album, Napoli techno star Marco Carola will return with a new full-length titled Play It Loud!. Read more » 

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  • 01/11/2011

Download: 3:33 "333EP1"

Made up of an unknown number of members, the mysterious hip-hop production group 3:33 is well-versed in murk. Signed to underground label Parallel Thought, the group will release a full-length on April 5. Unsatisfied with the superfluous addition of track titles, this instrumental number bears a hip-hop resemblance if only for the drum beat, though its distortion-filled take on the genre recalls vintage DJ Shadow and the salad days of Mo' Wax Records. Between snarls from a surrounding swamp of feedback and other dying sound loops, a crippled piano line emerges sounding like it barely made it out of Mobb Deep's The Infamous.  

Average: 8.3 (173 votes)

Neurotic Drum Band to Release New Single Via Wurst

NYC house/disco hub Wurst is gearing up for its first release of the new year, a fresh slab o' vinyl featuring the brand-new single by fellow New Yorkers Neurotic Drum Band. On Valentine's Day, the production duo will drop the U Got Me Dancin' 12", which comes with three unique versions of the piano house track. Read more » 

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  • 01/11/2011

Podcast 180: Benoit & Sergio

DC/Berlin duo Benoit & Sergio aren't DJs. They don't even have much of a catalog—to date, they've released exactly two records. That said, those two records contained some beautifully crafted slices of housey techno. The duo's sensuous songs are rich in melody and emotion, and somehow manage to sound like Paul Simon and Talking Heads without resorting to nostalgic hackery or coming across as half-baked mash-ups. Read more » 

Download 'Moombahton Massive EP II' from Dave Nada and Sabo

After stirring up the moombahton-crazed masses with their first Moombahton Massive EP and party back in October, Dave Nada and NYC-based Sabo are releasing another collection of moombahton offerings called Moombahton Massive EP II. Read more » 

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  • 01/11/2011

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