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Download: Oscar McClure "Weeds"

Label: Leaving

This cut from Oscar McClure's forthcoming album for matthewdavid's Leaving label, Compost (that's the artwork up top), may be a short piece, but it wastes no time getting to the point. After a quick moment of harsh scratching noise, "Weeds" settles on a thick rhythm that sounds like it emanates from the rumbling core of an industrial power plant. The beat's elements themselves seem like purely organic sounds deconstructed and reformed into a vignette of otherworldly beat music, much more of which will be available when McClure's full-length is released July 27 with an album of remixes from the likes of Teebs, Baths, Asura, and matthewdavid. 

Average: 8.2 (27 votes)
 
 

Treasure Island Music Festival Announces LCD Soundsystem, Holy Fuck, Four Tet, and More for 2010 Lineup

Off the coast of San Francisco, Treasure Island Music Festival is set to take over the naval base for a congregation of music performers and fans this October 16 and 17. Among the artists performing this year are Four Tet (pictured above), LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Die Antwoord, Holy Fuck, Kruder & Dorfmeister (performing live), Little Dragon, and many other well-known indie and electronic acts. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

Download a Free Podcast From The Blessings

LuckyMe cohorts Dom Sum and Fine Art (a.k.a. The Blessings) are about a month from releasing their debut EP, Galaxy High, for Amsterdam-based label Nod Navigators. But before that six-track release officially drops, the duo shared this beat-heavy mix for the second installment of the label's podcast series. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

Download: Juj "Memories "

One of the beat-making youngsters from the Shlohmo-led WEDIDIT collective, Juj, shared this short ditty on the crew's blog before this past weekend. Because of its brief length, "Memories" feels more like an interim tune than a fully developed track, but that doesn't mean it's not full of excellently sampled melodies, nod-worthy beat work, and enough atmosphere to lose yourself in, if only for two minutes. But Juj uses his time wisely, allowing each precious element its own moment to shine while constantly working them into a calming groove. 

Average: 8.3 (62 votes)
 
 

Stream Mount Kimbie's Debut Album on FACT Now

One album we haven't been able to pry loose from our office's various music-listening devices, Mount Kimbie's Crooks & Lovers, is still a week from seeing its proper release, but for the remainder of that time, you can stream the highly anticipated album in full, exclusively through FACT. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

Thomas Hildebrand Readies New EP for Microcosm

This August, from New York-based label Microcosm, techno minimalist Thomas Hildebrand will release his debut EP of pared-down, experimentally hypnotic dance tunes. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

Watch Skream's New, Quasi-NSFW Music Video



We shared the behind-the-scenes, making-of video for Skream's music video for new single "Listenin' to the Records on My Wall" last week, and now we have the finished product. The oddly Biblical piece uses the story of Adam & Eve as its focal point, showing both the creation of the two people and the world around them via well-produced and impressive-looking special effects. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

Busy Signal Shares 'D.O.B.' Tomorrow

More than seven years into his career and two years after the release of his last album, Loaded, Jamaica-based dancehall MC Busy Signal has finished work on another album for the VP label. Entitled D.O.B., the new record is said to represent "the rebirth of Busy Signal," and is set to be released tomorrow, July 13. Read more » 

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  • 07/12/2010

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

Videogames: The month's wrap-up of the best from Mario to Red Dead Redemption



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