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Aybee, Ron Trent, and Jerome Sydenham Announce Collaborative LP as S.A.T.

Accomplished underground producers Jerome Sydenham, Ron Trent, and Aybee have combined forces as S.A.T., a collaborative project that will issue a self-titled LP in November. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Download a New Mix from Bonobo

Ahead of a string of North American DJ dates, Bonobo has turned in a new mix for free download. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Download: Elusive "Forbidden Fruit"

First Listen
Label: Alpha Pup

Daddy Kev's ever-growing Alpha Pup label is set to add a new LP from budding LA talent Elusive to its catalog later this month. Pulled from the upcoming Blue Blanc album is "Forbidden Fruit," a jazz-touched production that finds Elusive trying his hand at the off-kilter rhythms, loose percussion, and bluesy chords that have become staples of the SoCal beat scene. Still, Elusive finds ways to add his own touch to the proceedings, taking time out to focus on some delicate snaps and hiding sneaky Rhodes leads underneath sections of the lopsided affair. "Forbidden Fruit" can be downloaded below before the producer's Blue Blanc LP officially lands on September 16.  

Average: 7.1 (57 votes)
 
 

Preview D'Marc Cantu's Upcoming EP for Shaddock

Ann Arbor artist D'Marc Cantu will issue his ZONE 4 EP next week via Barcelona's Shaddock label. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Austin Cesear Preps Mini-LP for Public Information, Shares New Video

Recent Bubblin' Up artist—and even more recent NYC transplant—Austin Cesear will return to the Public Information label (who dropped his debut release back in 2012) with a six-track mini-LP later this month. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Download: Tartit "Ehe Ehenia (El Remolón Schaffel Remix)"

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Buenos Aires producer El Remolón is set to head across the globe with plans to tour around Europe for the month of September. Preceding the tour, the longtime ZZK affiliate has revealed Selva B-Sides, a collection of bonus tracks and special remixes which follow the release of his Selva LP for the label earlier this year. Included in the collection is this remix of Mali vocal group Tartit's "Ehe Ehenia." Bolstered by floor-focused rhythms and brooding synth textures, El Remolón turns the song into a dark and hypnotic expedition into tribal club music. The full list of the Latin experimenter's upcoming tour dates can be peeped after the jump, while the full Selva B-Sides collection can be picked up for free directly from here.  Read more » 

Average: 7 (38 votes)
 
 

Review: Slackk Palm Tree Fire

The past year or so in UK dance music has been marked by the rapid ascendance of a new wave of instrumental grime producers, many of whom are affiliated with London's monthly Boxed clubnight. Slackk (a.k.a. Paul Lynch), a Boxed co-founder, stands as one of the most consistently inventive and forward-thinking of these figures, but he actually began honing his craft well before grime was hit with this recent swell of critical popularity. Since 2010, he's released records on labels such as Numbers, Unknown to the Unknown, and Local Action, and he also heads up the archival Grimetapes website. Now, he's put together his debut album, Palm Tree Fire. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Watch a Video for "New Haven," from FaltyDL's Recent Album

FaltyDL has unveiled a new video for "New Haven," taken from his recent full-length, Into the Wild. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Gear: Are the Days of the Mastering Engineer Numbered? Taking a Closer Look at LANDR

The premise of LANDR, from Montreal-based startup MixGenius, mirrors that of many other services in our newly remodeled digital lives: remove the middleman and replace him with a host of multifaceted computer algorithms to do the job better, faster, and cheaper. LANDR is an attempt to apply this very model to the realm of music production—specifically, the mastering process. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

Clone Announces Roy Davis Jr. Reissue

Dutch intstitution Clone has announced that it will re-release house pioneer Roy Davis Jr.'s Roy's Chicago Basement Traxx via its Jack for Daze series. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2014

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