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Download: Patten "Fire Dream (C Powers Remix)"

Anonymous UK tunesmith Patten just recently dropped the mystifying GLAQJO XAACSSO LP, effectively marking his place in the world of leftfield electronic music. Not long after that record's release, we're treated to a free EP of remixes, called JLAGQO CSOAAXS, from which this tune is taken. C Powers turns the original "Fire Dream," a blown-out and bass-heavy jam, into a slice of dusty techno. You can listen to and download the rest of the free EP after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (45 votes)

Listen to Tim Hecker's 'Dropped Pianos'

Barely two weeks after we heard that Canadian noisenik Tim Hecker was poised to follow up the breathtaking Ravedeath, 1972 album with an EP of audio "sketches," we're able to listen to that record. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/07/2011

Salva Readies New EP

Heaps of praise have been dolloped upon Salva in the past year, but few have pointed out that the guy is an absolute hustler. Fresh off the release of the Surreal Estate compilation he curated for his own Frite Nite imprint, Salva has announced Yellobone, a new, five-track EP. Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2011

Video: Mano Le Tough "In My Arms"

After dropping the Stories EP just last month, Mano Le Tough continues to impress with a video for his newest EP's title track, "In My Arms." Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2011

Download: Geeneus "Get Low (feat. Ms. Dynamite)"

Just before the excellent Rinse FM crew/radio station celebrates its 17th birthday this Saturday, October 8 in Brixton, DJ/producer Geeneus and MC cohort Ms. Dynamite share this massive tune as a free download. "Get Low" boasts a rude and punchy riddim atop of which the seasoned vocalist lays her commanding flow. Go ahead and put this tune right on top of your reasons to get excited about Rinse's forthcoming blow out. (via Guardian

Average: 6.8 (72 votes)

Five Minutes At Decibel with Kyle Hall

In the interest of full disclosure, we ended up talking with Kyle Hall for a little more than five minutes—actually, a lot more—but by the time we finally pinned down the future of Detroit before his Friday show at this year's Decibel festival, he clearly had a lot on his mind. Between touring the world, starting a regular night in his hometown, dropping a new, single-sided 7" on his Wild Oats imprint from DC newcomer Jay Simon (the release party for which is happening in Detroit next Saturday), Hall was eager to talk to us about where he's been, and better yet, where he's going. Read more » 

Download: Jona "The Message"

First Listen
Label: Airdrop

The handle of Brussels-based producer Jona has appeared on its fair share of imprints over the years, most notably with releases for German label Get Physical and Carl Craig's Planet E. Monday, October 10 is set to bring his first outing for the Airdrop imprint with the release of his latest EP, Perceptions (artwork above), so to help spread the word, Jona's gone ahead and shared this cut from the five-track endeavor. Similar to the Grandmaster Flash track of the same name only in title (and perhaps tempo), "The Message" is a shimmering piece of instrumental disco house of the most dance-worthy sort, complete with a a seemingly neverending array of retro-tinged synths and the kind of completely solid groove you'd expect from a veteran with a discography such as his. 

Average: 8 (90 votes)

Review: Various Artists Surreal Estate

Label: Frite Nite

With only 12 releases to its name so far, Salva's Frite Nite imprint has, for one reason or another, decided now is the right moment to put together a compilation of tracks from its circle of producers, along with some beatmakers who could be described as extended family. As could be expected of most things Frite Nite-related, futuristic bangers are the focus for much of Surreal Estate, and when this focus is sharp, the results are as alluring as they are danceable, and when it isn't, another good track is usually only a few skips away. Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2011

Video: Junior Boys "Banana Ripple"

The Canadian duo known as Junior Boys is in the midst of a North American tour to support their latest LP for Domino, It's All True, and have dropped this video for the colorful, nine-plus-minute diisco track "Banana Ripple." Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2011

Download: Essáy "Old Times"

Essáy has been responsible for a steady stream of music since first appearing on the scene earlier this year with his free EP for the net label Cut. "Old Times" is the burgeoning producer's latest offering, and one that finds him taking a pretty generous sampling of "Soft Days," a track from Irish producer Thought Tempo. In true Essáy form, the sample is transformed into an entirely new space, combined with lush atmospheres, distant percussion, and a number of memorable melodic touches to yield yet another piece of emotive electronics to add the German producer's growing discography. 

Average: 8.2 (91 votes)

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