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Matthew Herbert's 'One Pig' to Be Released This October

As the final installment of musique concrète auteur Matthew Herbert's One Trilogy (which previously included the One One and One Club albums), the artist will release One Pig, a nine-song LP "made entirely from recordings of a modern pig's life cycle from birth to plate," via his own Accidental label. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2011

Bubblin' Up: Swedes Skudge Take Techno Into Darker, Complex Realms

There’s something quite beautiful in the simplicity of the mindset of Skudge, a Sweden-based duo that makes profoundly complex and challenging techno. “We sit in front of the computer and try out different sounds until we find something,” says Elias Landberg, humbly. Read more » 

Download: Ital Tek "Ulysses"

Brighton's Ital Tek just released a four-song EP on his own Atom River imprint, called Whip it Up. Though "Ulysses" won't be found on that record, it's still a solid account of the UK artist's style of "space bass" music—airy, smooth, sophisticated, and deep as can be. Ital Tek's synths twinkle in the distance while his skittering beats and bulbous basslines work out the various sections of the track's massive, undulating backbone. (via Nutriot

Average: 7.9 (48 votes)
 
 

Review: Nicolas Jaar Remixes Vol.1

With Nicolas Jaar’s debut LP, Space Is Only Noise, still standing as one of the year's most provocative and inventive takes on dance music—admittedly, the term is being used loosely here—it was only a matter of time before someone would be tapped to bring his songs just a little closer to the dancefloor. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2011

Review: Virgo Four It's A Crime (Remixes)

Ever since last year's reissue of its 1989 debut album and the subsequent release of the retrospective Resurrection LP, Virgo Four has seen a steady rise in the popularity of its legend. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2011

Listen to Seams' New Single for Pictures Music

Young UK-based producer Seams is getting ready to drop his second record for the Pictures Music label, a two-track 12" featuring "Focus Energy" and "Motive Order," on July 18. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2011

Download: Baobinga "Make Me Feel"

First Listen
Label: Build

Joint Ventures is a 16-track LP that features headlining artist Baobinga collaborating with a slew of bass music's finest producers, including Untold, xxxy, Roska, Hyetal, and others (read all the info here). That record is available now via the Bristol-based Build imprint, who were kind enough to offer us this download of "Make Me Feel" to mark the occasion. Oddly enough, this low-swinging tune is the sole production on Joint Ventures that Baobinga crafted without another artist, but it certainly goes to show why he's a man that high-profile tunesmiths would be eager to work with. The track somehow brings to mind some of Timbaland's finest moments; the slow-grooving rhythms have a definite hip-hop/R&B swagger to them, and the stuttering swell of arpeggiating synths uncannily evokes the super-producer's Justin Timberlake single "My Love." It's that kind of attention to melody and harmony, not to mention the balance between emotive and club-friendly sounds, that puts Baobinga on another tier in the world of bass music. If you're looking for a taste of something a bit harder from the musicmaker, you can download his collaboration with Randomer, "Crom2," after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (51 votes)
 
 

Video: Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team "Bass Face"



Top-notch DJs, in-demand remixers, and currently running one of the most forward-thinking dance music labels out there, Sound Pellegrino label dons Teki Latex and Orgasmic have built quite a reputation for themselves in the two years they've been active. However, the apparent absence of original material from the duo has been a little conspicuous. Enter "Bass Face," the pair's brand-new, debut single. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Martyn to Release New Single Via Brainfeeder

We couldn't have predicted this pairing to save our lives, and yet, Washington, D.C. dubstepper Martyn working with Flying Lotus' beat-centric Brainfeeder label makes an odd sort of sense to us. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Stream Brian Eno's New Album

Legendary electronic music pioneer Brian Eno has released his second LP for the Warp imprint, Drums Between the Bells, today, and has gone ahead and made a stream of the whole album available online. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

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