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Download: Dustin Zahn "Insatiable Hunger (Reprise)"

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Minneapolis-raised producer Dustin Zahn is said to have spent the last four years working on Monoliths, the man's debut full-length which appeared via Drumcode just last week. Appearing late in the forceful, 12-track affair, Zahn's "Insatiable Hunger" production has been revisited for this efficient "Reprise" version of the tune. Placing razor-sharp synths and metallic textures atop a chugging rhythmic core, "Insatiable Hunger (Reprise)" is a no-bullshit piece of techno that only reluctantly cools off in its closing few bars. After giving Zahn's "Reprise" a spin below, the producer's entire debut full-length can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (44 votes)
 
 

How to Dress Well Announces New Album, Unveils Second Single

Chicago's injured-R&B troubadour Tom Krell (a.k.a. How to Dress Well) shared his most recent slice of deeply moving music early last month, posting a stream of "Words I Don't Remember" with little other information than a touching quote from the artist and a link to a new website. Almost a month later, the singer/producer has announced the details of his next album, and dropped another of the forthcoming record's singles to stream online. Read more » 

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  • 04/03/2014

Video Premiere: Sau Poler "Isolated"



Back in January, XLR8R spent a lot of time (and words) highlighting Barcelona's electronic music scene, and new talents continue to emerge from the Spanish coastal city. In fairness, Sau Poler hails from Badalona, just outside of Barcelona, but his swirling, pop-infused electronic sounds are on par with those being created by producers who reside inside of Barcelona's official city limits. Last year, he released A Soundless Echo, a six-track EP on Applescal's Atomnation imprint, and now, he's commissioned a video for lead cut "Isolated." Read more » 

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  • 04/03/2014

Martyn Details Upcoming Third Album for Ninja Tune, Shares New Mix

After teasing his next full-length record with digital single "Be My Own Pupil" late last year, Washington, DC-based 3024 label boss Martyn has finally announced his follow up to 2011's excellent Ghost People LP, a 10-track album called The Air Between Words. Read more » 

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  • 04/03/2014

Download: Metome "Take This Love (Julien Mier Remix)"

Following the release of Metome's Objet LP is the Japanese producer's Objet Remix EP, which collects contributions from an array of international producers like Fybe:one, Koetry, and Julien Mier, whose choppy take on the downtempo "Take This Love" is featured here. Opening with stretches of ambient sonics, it isn't long before Mier's signature short, swift-moving style of sampling takes over the production. "Take This Love (Julien Mier Remix)" keeps a calm tone, despite its sudden bursts of nimble sounds and persistent bleeps, serving as a testament to the producer's exceptional attention to detail and immaculate control over his calculated work. 

Average: 8.3 (66 votes)
 
 

Mark Barrott to Release New LP via International Feel, Shares Lead Single

Ibiza-based producer of many monikers Mark Barrott is set to release the Sketches from an Island LP via his own International Feel imprint on June 2—the first full-length under his birth name. Read more » 

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  • 04/03/2014

Simian Mobile Disco and Roman Flügel Share Video for "Hachinoko"

"Hachinoko," the a-side cut from Simian Mobile Disco's recent collaborative 12" with Roman Flügel has received a video treatment. Read more » 

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  • 04/02/2014

Fatima Details New LP Featuring Productions from Floating Points, Knx., Flako, and More

After teasing news of a forthcoming LP in conjunction with her recent live session back in February, the particulars of Fatima's debut artist album have finally arrived. Read more » 

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  • 04/02/2014

Download: FAY "Coda"

Unorthodox LA artist FAY (a.k.a. Fay Davis-Jeffers) has returned with the release of her new Deathwatch LP, offering up abstract tune "Coda" to our Downloads feed. The genre-ambiguous tune is essentially a soundscape texturized by unidentifiable bits of audio that meander autonomously in a wholly unpredictable manner. Groaning, brassy machines swiftly overlap and interlace with the primitive sounds of hammering, erratically plucked strings, hand-slapped drums, and an avalanche of falling droplets. FAY's new Deathwatch LP, which is said to find her "editing and stitching sounds together visually without the help of sequencers or even a grid," can be streamed in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.8 (33 votes)
 
 

Shackleton, Benoit & Sergio, Max Cooper, Deadbeat, Moritz Von Oswald, and More Added to Movement 2014

With the annual Movement gathering set to take over Detroit next month, the festival has unveiled a new set of artists to add to its bill, which already includes names such as Richie Hawtin, Jamie XX, Simian Mobile Disco, and Kevin Saunderson. Read more » 

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  • 04/02/2014

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