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Force Inc. Returns with New Album by Marow

20-year-old record label Force Inc. has announced its return after going on hiatus for over half a decade with the release of Marow's + - 0 [Plus Minus Null] (pictured above), a 14-track album full of glitchy, minimalist productions that hearken back to the imprint's earlier days. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/03/2011

Download: Buffalo Tide "Divine Lions"

Label: BLBX

On "Divine Lions," Vancouver native Buffalo Tide meanders across various themes—pairing syncopated rhythms with novel samples, like practically inaudible background chatter and car horns. The ambient-leaning track leads Buffalo Tide's four-song Arabia EP, which will be released on November 11 by UK collective and nascent record label BLBX. This track follows in the same vein as the producer's edit of Capac that we offered up this summer, which can also be streamed with the rest of the Arabia EP on Buffalo Tide's Soundcloud page, here.  

Average: 7.7 (29 votes)

Video: Cooly G "Landscapes (feat. Simbad)"

This piece of dreamy, bass-driven dance music—lifted from Cooly G's forthcoming single for Hyperdub—is paired with some equally dreamy and colorful images in this video for "Landscapes (feat. Simbad)." Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/02/2011

Permanent Vacation to Release Tiger & Woods Remix of Tensnake

Mysterious duo Tiger & Woods is set to drop another remix just weeks after leaking a free 15-song album full of its edit-intensive take on disco, house, funk, and soul, this time for German producer Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/02/2011

Listen to a New Mixtape by Brenmar

In conjunction with the release of his new Let's Pretend EP (read our review here), Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Brenmar put together a mix of his signature high-energy, ghetto-fabulous club music. His penchants for old-school tunes and sultry R&B are marvelously combined with a Chicago flavor in the mix, which can be streamed and downloaded after the jump. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/02/2011

Download: Fedbymachines "Drowning"

Netherlands-based producer Fedbymachines just released his debut this past August, a two-song EP on Warminal, and he's already back with six more tracks that make up an EP scheduled to drop via Broken Bubble. On last month's Undertow record, Fedbymachines lays down a bit of warm 2-step, chock full of ambient textures and distant vocal snippets. In all honesty, "Drowning" is a bit reminiscent of Burial, though with less attention on melody and drive and more of a focus on the lush, dreamy soundscapes that accompany his swinging rhythms.  

Average: 7.4 (59 votes)

XLR8R x Beatport: Untold

The Beatport sales charts are often dominated by the latest international club smashes, but its vault of music runs deep and covers a wide variety of artists and sounds, which is why XLR8R was asked back in September to curate a special two-week series of Beatport charts by some of our favorite DJs and producers. Following the positive response to that initial run, we've been asked to extend the charts through the end of the year, which will now be presented on a weekly basis. Read more » 

Five Minutes at Moogfest with M83

Easily the most breathtaking performance that took place at this year's Moogfest in Asheville, NC (read our wrap-up here) was the stadium-sized explosion of driving synth-pop that M83 unleashed on the final night of the festival. It was awe-inspiring, to say the least, and further went to solidify how much we love Anthony Gonzalez's latest double-LP, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, so we had to make sure to chat with the French-born producer while we had the chance. Read more » 

Download: Naifian "Blue Snow (JTRP Remix)"

Label: Meanbucket

This remix by German duo JTRP (pictured above) didn't make it in time to appear on the Blue Snow EP by Berliner Naifian from earlier this year, but rather than sit on the track in perpetuity, Czech label Meanbucket sent it on over to us as a free download. Like the tracks that did make it onto EP, JTRP's remix is a slice of exceptionally dark bass music made for haunted nightclubs, as eerie synth pads hum in the background while sharp staccatos stab out a melody over the booty-shaking percussion.  

Average: 7.6 (53 votes)

Review: Brenmar Let's Pretend EP

Label: Hum+Buzz

It's not easy to put your finger on exactly what Brooklyn-by-way-of-Chicago producer Brenmar is making nowadays. Is it ghetto house? Is it futuristic R&B? Is it the smoothest take on juke ever attempted? Truly, his productions are somewhere between all of those sounds. But no matter where in the wide world of bass music Brenmar finds himself, his tracks have always come completely ready for the dancefloor, and Let's Pretend, his third official EP, continues with his efforts, featuring three surefire heaters and a brilliant remix from the most recognizable ambassador of New York's ballroom scene, DJ MikeQ. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 11/02/2011

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