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Video Premiere: Taragana Pyjarama "Girls"



You might remember Danish duo Taragana Pyjarama from this vibrant micro-techno track we offered near the beginning of the month. That tune comes from the outfit's just-released self-titled EP, as does the buoyant dance production "Girls," which is paired with the colorful video piece above. Read more » 

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  • 03/31/2011

Listen to John Talabot's and Beautiful Swimmers' Teengirl Fantasy Remixes

One of our favorite songs from last year, which also just so happened to be on one of our favorite albums of 2010, Teengirl Fantasy's wonderful "Cheaters" tune recently received the official remix treatment from John Talabot and Beautiful Swimmers, and will be released by Spain's Hivern Discs label next month. Read more » 

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  • 03/31/2011

Video: Win Win "Interleave (feat. Alexis Taylor)"



Win Win has got all the elements of a killer collective project—slick production from XXXchange and Chris Devlin, involvement from visual artist/producer Ghostdad, and guest mic spots from Spank Rock’s Naeem Juwan and Gang Gang’s Lizzi Bougatsos. So it’s beyond us why no one’s really making much of a deal about the electro-hip(ster)-hop super-group. In any event, they’ve added another “name” to their ranks, with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor crooning on the outfit’s new “Interleave” track, which was just coupled with the colorful images above. Read more » 

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  • 03/31/2011

Pariah: No outcast, Arthur Cayzer's sample-phonic beats are itching to be heard.

Arthur Cayzer isn't unique among his producer peers for venerating Burial, declaring the influential artist's Untrue to be one of the greatest things he's heard in the last few years. "I'm probably pretty indebted to that album," says the 22-year-old, now living in East London. Read more » 

Download: Auntie Flo "Highlife"

The Huntleys & Palmers party began in 2007 in Glasgow as a boutique hub for forward-thinking dance music, and now, after years of energizing dancefloors—not to mention a move to London—the H&P crew is expanding its operations and launching a proper record label. The first release comes from Auntie Flo, another Glaswegian, albeit one who's originally from Goa, India. His Goan Highlife EP (artwork pictured above) includes two slices of percussion-heavy house music with an upbeat, almost tribal feel. Although "Highlife" doesn't bear many traces of the distinctive guitar melodies that define the African genre of the same name, the tune's incessant drums and occasional bursts of swirling synths still combine to form an infectious listen, which is probably why people like Villalobos and Optimo have been featuring the song in their sets. The song also features an equally fun, dance-filled video, which we've posted below, and folks in London can celebrate its release in person at the Huntleys & Palmers label launch party at Plastic People on April 9. Auntie Flo will be spinning alongside T. Williams and others, while Mim Suleiman will be performing live. Check the flyer with all the details after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (43 votes)
 
 

Jason Forrest to Release 'Everything' This May

Berlin-based audio troublemaker Jason Forrest (a.k.a. DJ Donna Summer, Nightshifters label co-owner) just announced that he'll be releasing his first full-length album under his given name in six years on May 3. Called The Everything, the 11-track record follows his recent Utopia EP (from which we shared this track) for the Deathbomb Arc imprint, and will be released by German label Staatsakt. Read more » 

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  • 03/31/2011

Download: Niva "Boy From the Sun"

Stockholm-based producer/singer Niva just released his debut EP, Feverish Dreams (pictured above), via UK label Something in Construction, and here we have one of those six preciously simplistic synth-pop tunes. The clean-cut production features a straightforward electro-house beat, a few lo-bit synth tones, a slightly funky bassline, and some quietly cooed and slightly warbled vocal hooks—basically, the go-to recipe for upbeat electronic pop music these days. Despite its predictability, Niva's "Boy From the Sun" displays an earnestness from its creator, as the artist crams all of those genre hallmarks into a quick, well-crafted two and a half minutes that never feels a moment too short or the least bit half baked. There's a pretty little music video for the song to boot, which you can check out after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.5 (55 votes)
 
 

Quenum to Release Debut EP for Crosstown Rebels

Swiss techno OG Philippe Quenum (a.k.a. Quenum) is perhaps known best for his and Luciano’s Cadenza Records imprint. However, on April 25, Quenum will have his first outing for London's Crosstown Rebels. Read more » 

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  • 03/30/2011

Download: Tre Mission "Maxin Everything (Mr. Mitch Remix Instrumental)"

Each month, UK grime imprint Butterz offers up a free ZIP file of goodies, usually stuffed with unreleased b-sides and remixes. It was hard to pick a favorite from the recently released April edition, but we settled on this tune from Butterz acolyte Mr. Mitch (pictured above), who you may remember from this post at the end of last year. He recently turned in a remix for Canadian grime MC Tre Mission's "Maxin Everything" tune, which is good in and of itself, but just to keep things interesting, the imprint is now giving away this instrumental of his remix. You can probably tell immediately after hitting the play button that things are a bit slower and a touch more sparkly on Mr. Mitch's instrumental, at least when compared to what we're accustomed to hearing from his high-energy label. Nevertheless, the production quality and audio intensity are very much still intact: The producer's beats punch and crack immensely, the bass vibrates the space between your ears, and the deep synth melodies swirl around your head. It's a refreshing change of pace, but if you're after the usual Butterz goodness, you can grab the rest of the label's free monthly giveaway, here

Average: 6.7 (28 votes)
 
 

Deadbeat Launches Label, Preps New Album

Once an integral force in helping solidify Montreal as an electronic music hub, and now an expat living in Berlin, minimal dub producer Deadbeat (a.k.a. Scott Monteith) was last in XLR8R's pages for an interview he did with fellow expat and techno-inspired producer Scuba. Nearly a year later, it seems that Berlin's musical hotbed has begun to work its way into a new chapter in Deadbeat's already-illustrious career. Read more » 

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  • 03/30/2011

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