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Download: Hrdvsion "I Can't Exist"

Canadian-born Hrdvsion (a.k.a. Nathan Jonson, who now resides in Berlin) has always been a bit of an oddball producer, but his new I Can't Exist EP finds him applying his musical eccentricities to a more straight-ahead techno template. Clocking in at nearly 10 minutes, the record's title track features a stripped-down beat, rubbery synth notes, and a simple bassline, all of which provide a sturdy framework for the song's warped and pitch-shifted vocals. It's a trippy journey, albeit one worth taking whether your losing it on a crowded dancefloor or weirding out alone in the privacy of your own home. (via Altered Zones

Average: 8.3 (108 votes)

Download: Korallreven "As Young As Yesterday (Girl Unit Remix)"

Label: Acephale

Swedish duo Korallreven has an album—which is, oddly enough, called An Album—coming out on November 15, but will release its first single, "As Young As Yesterday," this week. Girl Unit's remix of that Balearic-tinged tune arrives on that 12" too, and is paired with a rework from Panda Bear as well as another original track. The glowing synth chords and all around ravey vibes of Girl Unit's version are far and away the most club-friendly sounds to be heard on that record, but still make for a fitting juxtaposition next to Korallreven's deceptively sunny and buoyant pop music. (via Svensk Musik

Average: 8.3 (57 votes)

Tim Hecker Preps New EP

The man responsible for one of this year's most stunning long-players (not to mention one of our favorite features and easily the longest mix of 2011), Canadian sound alchemist Tim Hecker, has announced he'll drop a new EP on October 10 via Kranky. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2011

Download: Viadrina "Bodymind"

Label: Discobelle

This booming club production is the title track of the latest digital EP to surface from Swedish net label Discobelle, courtesy of Polish production duo Viadrina. "Bodymind" is one of three tech-house-leaning jams featured on the pair's second record, which is out today. You can listen to the rest of the Bodymind EP after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (43 votes)

SCB Announces New Single

In what is shaping up to be a rather busy end of the year run for the Hotflush label head, Paul Rose is set to add to his forthcoming DJ Kicks contribution and latest Scuba single, "Adrenalin" (which is out today), with a pair of tunes being released under his SCB moniker. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2011

Download: Vin Sol "Despacio"

First Listen

Although the warm days of summer may be gone for most, and fast approaching their end for the rest, California seems to still have plenty of sunshine left, and West Coast producer Vin Sol seems ready to keep the warm vibes going with a new mix (more about that later) and a new track which he's been kind enough to offer up here for everyone's enjoyment. And how could you not enjoy "Despacio?" The strings are bright and glistening, the vocal chops are in just the right spots, and the whole affair has this undeniably sultry disco feel that is as smooth as it is dance-worthy. But as we mentioned before, this track isn't the only thing Vin Sol has up his sleeve, as he's just dropped the fourth episode in his ongoing Wizard H.O.U.S.E. mix series (check the Dust LaRock artwork above), an endeavor that incorporates more similarly deep and soulful cuts. You'll find the mix (and its accompanying tracklist) for your listening/downloading pleasure after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (50 votes)

Video: Com Truise "Brokendate"

We've certainly seen plenty of new music videos that reappropriate VHS footage from '80s sci-fi flicks, but on this slick clip for Com Truise's "Brokendate" tune, the New Jersey-based bedroom producer ups the ante by creating his very own nostalgic sci-fi thriller. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2011

Download: Gun Selectah "Villa Ghetto (LOL Boys Remix)"

First Listen

By now, you're surely aware of the collaborative tunes on the way from Texan producer Mexicans with Guns and Mexico's Toy Selectah, which are set to be released on the aptly named Gun Selectah EP. We have one of the six eclectic remixes from that forthcoming record here, a frantically percussive, rave-indebted version of "Villa Ghetto" by LOL Boys. Look for the rest of the Gun Selectah EP when it drops tomorrow. 

Average: 7.6 (40 votes)

Review: Apparat The Devil's Walk

Label: Mute

The music of Sascha Ring (a.k.a. Apparat) has reached a diverse audience through a number of projects over the years. Whether you know the name from his collaboration with BPitch label boss Ellen Allien, his work with fellow German production duo Modeselektor (known collectively as Moderat), or just for his own solo productions, it's clear that the German producer has had no trouble finding his way into a variety of artistic circles, usually with impressive results. Now focusing again on his individual compositions, Ring presents an LP that fully dives into what he seems to have been after all along: lush, textural techno-pop hybrids. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2011

Download: Visions of Trees "Sirens (Novocaine) (The Voyeurist Remix)"

It's still a little too early for talk of Halloween, but we really can't help but feel the spooky vibes emanating from The Voyeurist's take on fellow Londoners Visions of Trees' (pictured above) latest tune, "Sirens." Given the growling bass, harrowing vocal glitches, and ghostly pads (not to mention a Michael Myers-reminiscent piano riff), perhaps only a Vincent Price narration could make this rework any creepier. But all Thriller-related jokes aside, The Voyeurist really does pull off an impressive feat here, taking the quasi-futuristic pop original into a much darker place and shape-shifting it into a brooding slice of evil electro. 

Average: 7.9 (51 votes)

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