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Watch the Music Video for DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad's 'Space Juke'



Known for his lunchtime videos with indie rock favorites and music videos for the likes of Sufjan Stevens, filmmaker Jon Casey is now pointing his lens at Chicago's juke and footwork community. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2011

Video: Boxcutter "TV Troubles"



The first video to surface on behalf of Boxcutter's forthcoming LP for Planet Mu, The Dissolve (released April 25), is for a quick little production called "TV Troubles." The tune is a strange number from the Irish producer, as it flexes a serious '80s-funk vibe compared to his usual UK bass-inspired sounds, and is paired with a healthy amount of psyched-out VHS footage. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2011

Podcast 182: Canblaster

2010 was a good year for French producer Canblaster (a.k.a. Cédric Steffens), as the Club Cheval resident and former Bubblin' subject debuted with the Jetpack EP and also dropped a string of hyperactive, genre-hopping remixes for the likes of Spoek Mathambo, Drop the Lime, J-Wow, Teki Latex, and others. Read more » 

Check Out Hype Williams' Mix for FACT

Unusual and enigmatic to be sure, Hype Williams skirts direct categorization at every turn of its brief-but-interesting music career, and this brand-new mix the duo just completed for FACT is certainly no different. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2011

Review: Isolée Well Spent Youth

Label: Pampa

Nearly six years after the unlikely crossover success of his last for the Playhouse label, We Are Monster, Rajko Müller's third album as Isolée is coming out on DJ Koze's Pampa Records. "Paloma Triste" opens the album with layers of synths that would sound wistful if they weren't mixed to sound almost unrelated. So far, so good, but it takes an intrusive, out-of-tune bassline—so fumbly it might have been recorded directly from a teenager's practice amp—for the listener to be sure they're in the right place. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2011

Virgo to Release Unheard Recordings Via Rush Hour in March

Following last year's reissue of its classic and sole long-player, pioneering Chicago house duo Virgo (a.k.a. Virgo Four) will drop another record of its vintage recordings, although this new batch is all previously unheard and unreleased material. Rush Hour Recordings will release Resurrection—a 15-track CD or 30-track vinyl box set, featuring songs produced in various home studios in Chicago between 1984 and 1990—on March 1. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2011

Laurent Garnier to Tour North America as L.B.S.

About six months ago, French techno legend Laurent Garnier decided to shelve his typical role as DJ, seeking a new audience relationship by performing live, improvised sets as L.B.S. (Laurent, Benjamin, Stephane) with keyboardist Ben Rippert and Stephane "Scan X" Dri on machines. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2011

Download: Slava "Dreaming Tiger (live version)"

Brooklyn producer Slava (pictured above) put out a record last month on Washington, DC-based Future Times with the songs "Dreaming Tiger" and "World of Spirits," titles indicative of the halcyon soundscapes and sonic spiritual journeys Slava likes create. Recorded during a recent live performance of Slava's, this version of "Dreaming Tiger" adds a significant amount of color to the original's more subtle melodies, launching the track into an even more defined celestial space than the release version. Thankfully, the drums still sound as ancient as the original and the bass swells with analog delight despite an unfortunate bit-rate for the kbps-specific DJ community. If this doesn't inspire you to upgrade to 320, check out the video accompaniment to Slava's performance of "Dreaming Tiger" made by VJ Galina Shevchenco. 

Average: 7.7 (37 votes)
 
 

Carl Craig to Drop Massive Planet E Compilation in February, Tour in March

Detroit techno legend and Planet E label head Carl Craig has announced that the first release from his imprint in 2011 will be a compilation called 20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet. The 25-song release commemorates the two decades Planet E has been releasing music with choice track selections from the likes of Carl Craig himself (also a tune from his Paperclip People moniker), Urban Tribe, Moodymann, 4th Wave, Recloose, and Tres Demented, and among many other producers both new and old. Read more » 

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  • 01/24/2011

Stream Hercules & Love Affair's Forthcoming 'Blue Songs' LP Now

NYC's premiere bastion of the art of classic house and disco, Andy Butler's Hercules & Love Affair outfit, is just about a week from releasing its second full-length offering, an 11-song record called Blue Songs. Before that record drops on January 31 via Moshi Moshi, fans can stream Hercules & Love Affair's new record over on The Guardian, now. Read more » 

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  • 01/24/2011

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