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Download: Jacques Greene "Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)"

Label: LuckyMe

In recent months, Montreal producer (and recent XLR8R feature subject) Jacques Greene has put out a a couple of white-hot releases for the LuckyMe and Night Slugs imprints. On Greene's "Tell Me," taken from his The Look EP for LuckyMe, he delicately shapes analog synths around an alluring woman's desire to "tell me what you like." His drums provide an interesting tension to the ease and fluidity of the track's recurring vocals and melody, as they stutter and just barely avoid faltering. It may come as no surprise then that Night Slugs labelmate and R&B sample wizard Kingdom decided to put his own stamp on this sensuous tune. Honoring the original with a less manipulative "edit," Kingdom opts mostly for a relentless, hype-inducing drum roll before he pitch-shifts the vocal into a helium-powered, space-diva stratosphere. (via RCRD LBL

Average: 8.4 (110 votes)

Illegal Sampling Motivates Kevin Saunderson to Speak Out

In a press release titled "From the Desk of Kevin Saunderson," the Detroit techno icon (pictured above) spelled out his concerns over an illegal sampling of his 1987 classic, "The Sound," which was produced with Santonio Echols and released under the artist name Reese & Santonio. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/21/2011

Video Premiere: Salva "Weeeird Science"

Fresh off the release of his debut full-length, Complex Housing, newly minted LA resident Salva has released the album's first video, and it's a wild one. Read more » 

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  • 02/21/2011

Justin K. Broadrick Assembles a FACT Mix

Just last week, we posted a new song from Justin K. Broadrick's Pale Sketcher project and remarked that the dude is almost impossibly prolific. Apparently, we weren't kidding, as this morning FACT magazine unveiled a new mix from the post-metal demigod. Read more » 

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  • 02/21/2011

Bubblin': Ghostpoet

Who: Ghostpoet
Where: London, UK

When it comes to quality hip-hop, the UK's record is spotty at best, but that hasn't stopped 24-year-old Obaro Ejimiwe from getting into the game. Read more » 

Review: Jay Haze Love = Evolution

Label: Contexterrior

It goes without saying that for the past 10 years, Jay Haze has been one of the most interesting and engaging techno producers around, dealing with sounds as diverse as new classical, African and Latin American musics, and, of course, the minimal house genre. His dynamism and enthusiasm will be sorely missed, as Love = Evolution will be his final album, and will also mark the shutdown of his Tuning Spork and Contexterrior imprints. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 02/21/2011

Download: RSD "Righteous Dubstep Remix"

Bristol's Rob Smith (a.k.a. RSD) delivers this remix from Reggae Roast's recently released Righteous EP (artwork above). The London-based label has made a name for itself connecting the dots between traditional reggae music and the exploding styles of the UK bass scene, and this, its fifth release, is set to continue that reputation. The organ and horns of the original track (featuring the production of Evergreen, Landlord, and Ruckspin) are replaced with their dubbed-out counterparts, letting MC Danman's uplifting lyrics take the lead when present. As the track progresses, it seems to float like a lazy river, the beat acting as the constant rhythmic anchor of the remix while Smith manages to bathe almost every element, save the kick drum and bass, in gloriously vast delay and reverb trails. The Righteous EP features this remix as well as the original, a dub from Nucleus Roots, and another remix courtesy of Dark Arx. It is available now in both 12" vinyl and digital format. 

Average: 8 (44 votes)

Download: Wolfram feat. Haddaway "Thing Called Love (Legowelt Remix)"

From the onset, this MP3 clears up two pieces of information we weren't 100% sure about until today—first of all, Haddaway is still alive (really could have guessed either way on that one), and secondly, the electronic music community is in the midst of fully embracing it's guilty-pleasure past. Here we have a remix from Dutch producer Legowelt, who sends Wolfram's original track soaring to the heights of its Euro-disco potential. Haddaway delivers a trademark vocal performance that could easily have fit into any of his '90s hits but also feels appropriate amongst the lazery arpeggios and pulsating drums of this more modern (albeit retro-inspired) production. The original "Thing Called Love" can be found on Wolfram's forthcoming LP, which features collaborations with the likes of Holy Ghost!, Hercules and Love Affair, and Patrick Cowley-associated disco singer Paul Parker. (via Discobelle

Average: 8.3 (139 votes)

Oneman Drops New Mix for LuckyMe

In the realm of hot mixes, Oneman's reputation certainly proceeds him. Hailed as a DJ's DJ (not to say he doesn't also know how to rock the regular non-DJ folk too), Oneman has become a celebrated Rinse FM jock and unleashed a barrage of killer mixes along the way, including the closing chapter of last year's XLR8R podcast series with an impressive set. Read more » 

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  • 02/18/2011

50Weapons to Release New Benjamin Damage and Doc Daneeka Collaborative Single

The Modeselektor-run 50Weapons imprint (a sub-label of the duo's other imprint, Monkeytown) has announced the release of its ninth single, a collaborative effort between two burgeoning UK producers, Benjamin Damage and Doc Daneeka. Read more » 

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  • 02/18/2011

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