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Download: Inga Copeland "Trample"

Sometimes, making blunted beats out of esoteric found audio and doing warped Sade covers with your good buddy just isn't enough. Sometimes, you've got to walk that road alone, too. Such is the case for Inga Copeland, one half of the nebulous, genre-defying Hype Williams outfit, who recently shared this solo production she calls "Trample." We'd be lying if we didn't say this reminds us a whole hell of a lot of Copeland's usual musical outlet, but there is definitely something fresh here, even if we can't put our finger on it. Maybe it's the unusually strong vocal presence, maybe it's the relatively straightforward nature of the song, or maybe it's the occasional use of—gasp!—stereo channels that sets it apart. As is best with Hype Williams' music, we'll try not to dissect it too much. Copeland and Co.'s musical enigmas are best digested at face value. (via Altered Zones

Average: 7.2 (48 votes)
 
 

Maya Jane Coles to Release New EP Via 2020Vision

For the next offering of her particular brand of tasteful house music, 23-year-old Maya Jane Coles is scheduled to drop a fresh EP via Leeds' 2020Vision imprint. Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

LOL Boys to Release New EP on Palms Out Sounds

The internet—is there anything it can't do? From facilitating long-distance pizza delivery to providing easier access to esoteric niche porn, it's truly the be-all-end-all of communication technology. Just ask Marcus Garcia and Jerome Potter (a.k.a. LOL Boys), the transnational dancefloor upstarts who owe the genesis of their collaboration to a chance encounter in cyberspace. Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

Maurice Fulton to Release Third Boof Album

UK-based house producer Maurice Fulton hasn't put out too much of his own original material within the past year, contenting himself instead by working as a producer and dropping a string of fantastic remixes. Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

Tigersushi to Release Debut From Crackboy

Parisian avant-dance label Tigersushi has just announced the release of "House of Ill Fame," the debut 12" from their latest signing, Crackboy. Maintaining a similar sense of anonymity and mystery as the last release on Tigersushi, a debut from Yes Wizard, Crackboy—that's right, he doesn't even have a MySpace to link to—nevertheless has provided two tracks that slot right into the Tigersushi concept. Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

Bass Clef to Release New 12" Via Punch Drunk

Next on the docket for Bristol bass label Punch Drunk is a release from London's Bass Clef, a so-called "anthemic summer 12-inch" featuring the tunes "Rollercoasters of the Heart" and "So Cruel." Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

Casual Fridays: Accessorize!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men's and women's must-haves. Read more » 

Check Out a Video Interview With Anthony "Shake" Shakir



Not much needs to be said in the way of introduction for Anthony "Shake" Shakir. The Detroit techno legend has been receiving some well-deserved time in the limelight largely due to the release of last year's Frictionalism retrospective. Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

Download: Lucky Paul "Thought We Were Alone (Gang Colours Remix)"

First Listen

The fledgling somethinksounds imprint is already on a bit of a roll this year, unveiling choice records from talented newcomers like London's Tommy Tempa and Berlin-based producer Lucky Paul. The latter of those two has yet to drop his EP, a seven-track affair called The Slow Ground that boasts four original tunes and three excellent remixes on the flip from label mate Eliphino, G$ vs. Gold (the brand-new collaborative outfit made up of Wolf + Lamb's Gadiz Mizrahi and Eli Gold of Soul Clap, who mark this remix as their world debut), and featured here, bubblin' UK tunesmith Gang Colours. For his version of "Thought We Were Alone," the young English artist pitches down its soulful vocal samples, tightens up its ramshackle rhythms, and smooths out its many fractured synth tones into a sleek wash of melody—making for another fine example of Gang Colours' exciting brand of bass music. The effervescent production seems to whiz past your ears in no time, which is perfect for diving into the rest of the jams that Lucky Paul's EP will offer when it's released on June 13. 

Average: 8.4 (113 votes)
 
 

Benoit & Sergio to Release New Single on Spectral Sound

The musically expansive Washington, DC-based duo Benoit & Sergio have apparently been hard at work in the past months. With anthems on Ghostly International, DFA, and Visionquest already under their belt, it's not too surprising that they would have more up their collective sleeves. Read more » 

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  • 05/13/2011

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