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Hyetal: A Bristol basshead uses Cocteau Twins to confront his dubstep-heavy past.

It’s easy to think of dubstep as its own fully evolved form, as though the off-kilter child of drum & bass and 2-step garage was born in one epic bass drop, written in Platonic form as an unchanging genre forever. But like any well-defined and exciting sub-genre, dubstep now exists in many forms apart from standard bass wobble orthodoxy, be it super-producer’s album tracks for artists as mainstream as Rihanna or newer, more experimental sounds that simply bare its traces. Count Bristol resident David Corney (a.k.a. Hyetal) among that last group Read more » 

Lee Curtiss Readies Latest Mix in Series From Watergate

Detroit-Born, Berlin-transplanted Lee Meyers (a.k.a. Lee Curtiss) has just finalized Watergate 08, the latest installment in the Berlin club's mix series. Read more » 

Check Out Wolfgang Voigt's Kafka-Inspired Collection for Profan

Today, Kompakt label head Wolfgang Voigt released Kafkatrax 1, his attempt to recreate a "Kaftka-esque" atmosphere by utilizing only sounds from Kafka audio books as source material. Read more » 

Sebo K Readies New Single For Mobilee

Berlin's Sebo K isn't known for having the longest-reading discography—hell, the producer hasn't had a proper solo release since his "Far Out" single appeared back in 2007. But his philosophy seems to be one of "quality over quantity," and it's served him well as a respected DJ/producer in the tech-house world for years. Read more » 

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  • 05/16/2011

Download: Iuengliss "Physics"

There will surely be a day when the current generation of beat makers will sit on their high horse, relishing in the memory of the painstaking hours spent writing the automation for filter sweeps, tweaking delay times, and, in the case of "Physics," manipulating the flanger effect parameters with a keyboard and mouse instead of just having the computer simply read your mind or whatever we'll be able to do in 40 or 50 years time. But for now, making borderline-ADD, detail-oriented electronic music takes time, time most likely spent sitting alone staring at your computer. That's where we find Denver-based producer Iuengliss, who appears to have undergone quite the effort to craft his brand of constantly moving electro beats for a new LP entitled Blank Matter (artwork above). "Physics" is just one example, with its triumphant chord progression and glistening melodies being constantly thrown through some sort of sonic manipulator every few bars while simultaneously being decorated with sporadic auditory glimpses that appear as quickly as they return into the ether. Furthermore, Iuengliss has even gone so far as to create an audio/visual microsite where you can stream and download the entire album, and check out a video for every single song that appears on Blank Matter. You can check out the microsite here after giving "Physics" a spin below. 

Average: 7.6 (49 votes)
 
 

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

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