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MK Readies Double-Disc Collection for Defected's 'House Masters' Series

To add more fuel to the fire that is the ever-growing interest in classic house, another resurfacing legend, Marc Kinchen (better known simply as MK), has announced a comprehensive forthcoming collection of his seminal productions (some of which were only previously available on vinyl) for Defected's ongoing House Masters series. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2011

Download: Dro Carey "Promothug"

Label: RAMP

Fresh off his single for Ikonika's and Optimum's Hum & Buzz label, Australia's Dro Carey already has another serving of cross-genre bass music productions on its way in the form of a new seven-track EP, Journey with the Heavy (artwork above). Here, we have a cut that didn't find its way onto the EP, but certainly not for lack of quality. Carey's harrowing bass, revolving rhythms, and tasty R&B vocal chops yield some favorable results, leaving us rife with anticipation for his upcoming EP, which marks his debut for the RAMP imprint, and exactly what the record will have in store when it drops December 5. Journey with the Heavy's full tracklist can be found after the jump. (via Pitchfork)  Read more » 

Average: 7.1 (45 votes)

Watch Addison Groove Lecture at RBMA Madrid

With the Red Bull Music Academy's 2011 edition already underway in Madrid, a bevy of musical knowledge is in the air, and the good folks at RBMA have done their part to help share some pieces of the action. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2011

Five Minutes at ADE with Derrick May

If it wasn't clear enough from both parts of our ADE coverage, this year's festival had a far-reaching roster of artists, including some absolutely legendary names, of which the DJ, (former) producer, label head, and all-around electronic-music guru Derrick May was one of the biggest. At this point in his career, May really has a lot of knowledge to share, and he enthusiastically did so over two ADE panel discussions (one of which was a Q&A with fellow Midwestern pioneer Frankie Knuckles, who also sat down with us for five minutes) with a focus on the past and future of electronic music as well as the current state of dance music in the US. Once we finally got a chance to sit down with the man (who, by the way, will be bringing his Hi-Tek Soul tour with Kevin Saunderson to Seattle, San Francisco, and LA in early November), we continued to delve into these subjects. Read more » 

Download: HGLDT "The Calling"

First Listen
Label: Party Guy

With a collaborative 12" between himself and fellow Montreal producer Hissy Fit slated for release next Tuesday, November 1 (artwork above), HGLDT has shared this previously unreleased track, "The Calling," to help spread the word. Although this tune is considerably less club-oriented than the collaborative effort to be found on the forthcoming single, it nonetheless still proves to be a fine example of the Canadian's talents, this time showing that he knows how to craft pillowy, laid-back house with patience and precision. After giving "The Calling" a listen below, you can also stream HGLDT and Hissy Fit's "Last Summer Dub" and the accompanying Martin Kemp remix after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.6 (46 votes)

Review: Jack Dixon Knowledge EP

Jack Dixon is both the given name and artist moniker of an exciting London-based producer operating under the ever-expanding umbrella of contemporary house, techno, and garage music. Though he's released a small handful of fine singles and EPs over the last couple of years, the four-track Knowledge record finds Dixon topping himself on all fronts. The individual tunes are each more defined—with wide variations on elements of lush atmospherics, shuffling rhythms, and dropouts into deep introspection—but remain entirely cohesive. It would seem that even though the UK artist is still looking for his own style, he is heading in a straight line towards the point of acquiring an artistic identity. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2011

Mr. Oizo Announces New LP

French electro-house weirdo and veteran producer Mr. Oizo will soon drop his fourth proper studio album via his longtime label home, Ed Banger. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2011

Download: Orbital "Never"

Veteran electronic duo Orbital unexpectedly offered up a new song yesterday, reportedly in preparation for a new album that's on the way in 2012, the pair's first since 2004. "Never" starts out in serene fashion, rolling out some plinky keys and dreamily tweaked vocal snippets, the whole thing bathed in a warm sonic haze. It's enough to make you fondly remember classic tunes like "Chime," "Halcyon + On + On," and "The Box," and think, "You know, Orbital used to be pretty rad, maybe they've still got it." Unfortunately though, all that nostalgic whimsy quickly goes down the tubes at the 2:12 mark, when the song's drop hits and a sea of mediocre, electro-ish synths and a limp kick drum take over the track. Oh well. (via Pitchfork

Average: 6 (66 votes)

DJ Funeral to Release EP on Body High, Drops a New Mix

The name DJ Funeral first appeared on our radar when we profiled Samo Sound Boy as part of our Bubblin' Up series, as he listed the mysterious producer as one of the artists set to release music on the new Body High imprint. And although we still haven't learned much about this ominously named artist, a new EP bearing his name is set to drop at midnight on Halloween. Read more » 

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  • 10/27/2011

Maya Jane Coles to Release New EP via Hypercolour

Breakout UK house producer Maya Jane Coles has announced that she will drop yet another record in 2011, a four-track EP called Don't Put Me in Your Box. Read more » 

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  • 10/27/2011

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