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Stream the New Tiga Single with Remixes from Martyn, Efdemin, and Mathew Jonson

Sexed-up Montreal techno/electro wizard is releasing another remix single tomorrow, this time for the song "Gentle Giant," which originally appeared on last year's Ciao! album. Seeing the light of day on his own Turbo imprint, the "Gentle Giant" single features some real heavyweights scrambling and reassembling the pieces of the original track. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

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Download: Korallreven "The Truest Faith (CFCF Remix)"

Just this past Friday, we offered another remix of Swedish duo Korallreven, but after coming across this other hazy rework from CFCF (pictured above), we couldn't resist sharing just a bit more of the outfit's Balearic inclinations. The Canadian producer treats his remix of "The Truest Faith" to a large helping of dance-friendly rhythms and bouncing bass synths, but ditches the original's joyous melodies for a vibe far more appropriate for the deadpan crooning. Things do eventually pick up a bit, as CFCF introduces more and more percussive elements, upbeat piano stabs, and background vocal tracks, and slowly build into an understated climax wholly fitting for either artists' repertoire. (via Pitchfork

Average: 7.8 (24 votes)

Download: Black Milk "Welcome (Gotta Go)"

Black Milk set the bar somewhat high for himself when he decided to title his upcoming full-length Album of the Year, from which this track is taken. On "Welcome (Gotta Go)," the Detroit MC/producer delivers a synth-heavy piece of shuffling hip-hop beats full of his infectious flow and a small choir helping out in the background. We couldn't say it's necessarily 'best of' material, but if the rest of Black Milk's album follows suit, he may not disappoint on his claim after all. (via Pitchfork

Average: 7.6 (21 votes)

Kompakt Announces Total 11 Event for August

Venerable German techno imprint Kompakt is now 12 years into its career of releasing, distributing, and selling some of the best in house and techno, and now, along with many its choice DJ and producer affiliates, the label has planned out its 11th edition of the annual Total event. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

Mexicans with Guns, Robot Koch, Mux Mool, Alex B, Free the Robots, and More on New FoF Compilation

For its third installment of the ongoing split-release series, the Friends of Friends label has paired up Texas' masked music maker, Mexicans with Guns, and German beatsmith Robot Koch (pictured above). Each producer contributed three original tracks to Friends of Friends Vol. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

Get Your Hands on Tons of Free Wiley Tracks

FACT tipped us off to this; UK grime stalwart Wiley went off the rails on his Twitter account yesterday, and announced he'd be giving out a ton of his tunes for absolutely free, which has amassed to a bit over 180. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

Deerhunter Preps New Album, Fliers Your Town

Following multiple critically acclaimed albums, Atlanta's Deerhunter finished up the work on its fourth full-length, entitled Halcyon Digest. The new record is available September 28 from 4AD, with a brand-new website sharing bits from the album up now. Preceding the release date as well, Deerhunter is holding a competition of sorts. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

Download: Blackbird Blackbird "Hawaii"

The thing that makes chillwave such an easy genre to poke fun at (aside from the deplorable title, of course) is the ease and frequency with which these youngsters write, record, and share their music. But maybe that's its strong point, too; the songs you're hearing are born of a youthful exuberance that stems from the immediacy of their creation and unveiling. One such producer, San Francisco's Blackbird Blackbird is a high-school student named Mikey S, who's making electronic bedroom-pop that leans heavily on twinkling synth tones, patently reverb-laden coos, and simple, thumping dance beats. "Hawaii" is a fine example of the music maker's knack for catchy melodies and vocal hooks that speak directly to your uncynical, lighthearted inner teen. You can snag a whole lot more of Blackbird Blackbird's material here on his Tumblr page, and buy his new album Summer Heart here. (via Get Off the Coast

Average: 8.3 (43 votes)

Listen to the Boys Noize Remix of the New Chemical Brothers Single

Remixes of "Swoon," the Chemical Brothers' latest single and first from their recently released album, Further have begun to worm their way onto the web. Boys Noize's take on the psychedelic original landed in our inbox today, and while his name often conjures images of punishing electro squall, this remix shows incredible restraint, as the German producer punches up the track a bit with some cutting synths and just enough low-end bump. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

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