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Download a Track from Scientist's Upcoming Release on Tectonic

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We already hipped you to the details on Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space!, the upcoming album on which legendary dub producer Scientist (pictured above) mixes his own version of 12 unreleased tracks from dubstep heavyweights like Kode 9, Guido, Shackleton, and Mala. Thanks to the label behind the project, Pinch's Tectonic imprint, we've gotten our hands on an exclusive download of a track from the record, Scientist's dub of King Midas Sound, entitled "U Dub." Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Matthewdavid and Jonwayne to Host Live Dublab Broadcast This Saturday

As part of the Sounds of Symmetry Proton Drive fundraiser for LA-based music collective and internet radio station dublab, Leaving Records label head Matthewdavid and California MC/producer Jonwayne will be hosting a remote broadcast from their front yard (the view from which is pictured above), which you can listen to/watch live on dublab.com starting 3 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, November 13. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Watch a Short Documentary on London's Underground Electronic Music Scene With Roska, Scratcha DVA, and More



We recently got passed along this short documentary from Jamie Whitby and Rachel Lob-levyt covering the state of London's underground electronic music scene. Interviews with Roska, Scratcha DVA, Blackdown, Mark Fisher, and Lisa Blanning cover a breadth of topics including the past, present, and future of the scene as well as how the internet has changed the way their music gets heard and shared. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Video: Chromeo "Hot Mess"



This new Chromeo video will appeal to fans of the following: old cop shows, reverse sexual harassment, synchronized swimming, the girls from Robert Palmer's classic "Addicted to Love" and "Simply Irresistible" videos, topless dudes, man boobs, and hairy shoulders. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Red Bull Music Academy's Culture Clash Event Comes to the US

It's a somewhat novel idea: Host an event that pits a wide array of hometown heroes from the music scene against each other, and have the audience vote for their favorites. Red Bull Music Academy is bringing such an event, called Culture Clash, stateside for its first jump-off in the US on December 2 at Exchange LA. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Art-rock icons and Roxy Music founders Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry go head to head with new albums on the horizon.

They started together in Roxy Music, the legendary art-rock band that featured Bryan Ferry on vocals and Brian Eno on tape reels, keyboards, and effects. They've pursued solo careers across the years in parallel, and now they're dropping parallel solo records (Eno's Small Craft on a Milk Sea [Warp] and Ferry's Olympia [Astralwerks]) that are as vital as ever. Below we examine the Brian/Bryan parallels and divergences since their mid-'70s heyday. Read more » 

Zed Bias Readies New Album for Tru Thoughts in 2011

Less than a month after the release of Manchester-based dubstep producer Dave Jones' Make a Change album, which dropped under his Maddslinky name (you can read our review of it here and stream it here), we get word of another LP coming from the prolific artist, to be released under Jones' equally seminal Zed Bias moniker. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Download: The Countach "My Oasis (Dance Club Version)"

Label: Strut

On November 22, DJ/producer Leo Zero will release the first installment of a new mix series to be released on Strut, called Disconnect. The central theme for these mix albums is DJs exploring the "darker side" of their expansive libraries of music, and that's precisely what Zero does with his selections—tunes that range from Brian Eno & John Cale to Can to Basement 5. Here, we have another example of moody dance music from the forthcoming mix, an old-school Balearic jam circa 1990 from Italy's The Countach. "My Oasis" isn't exactly "dark," as the song pushes a high-flying female chorus and neon guitar licks next to its pulsing four-on-the-floor, but there are certainly some serious vibes mixed into the toned-down Miami Beach-disco motif. You can check out what other tracks make it onto Zero's Disconnect mix after the jump. Read more » 

Average: 7.4 (20 votes)
 
 

Riva Starr to Release Single Under New Starr Traxx Alter Ego

Riva Starr has been busy taking over the house music world lately, but not too busy to start his own label, Snatch! Records, and create a new alter ego, Starr Traxx, whose first single will be released later this month. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Download: Milt Mortez "Pluto"

Label: Top Billin

Canadian DJ/producer Milt Mortez has been wowing his fellow mixmasters—and the club-goers that love them—with this excitable dancefloor smasher since it first appeared on Discobelle's Turned On Vol. 1 compilation earlier this year. Late last month, Finnish party-tune hub Top Billin dropped the cut, alongside three other Mortez productions, on the Pluto EP, which you can stream the entirety of here. "Pluto" is massive and overwhelming on all fronts; the beats thump with a spritely bounce despite their low-end heaviness, the myriad synths swell and squeal in your ears from all directions, and the unexpected vocal drops are often cut short to make room for another jaunt of booming dance rhythms. 

Average: 7.9 (38 votes)
 
 

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