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Space Dimension Controller to Release New EP on R&S

You know we love Space Dimension Controller. We've featured him in our Bubblin' section, we exclusively hosted his inaugural live set from Sonar, and have basically sang the praises of the Belfast-based DJ/producer as best we could, so you can bet we're going slightly gaga over his forthcoming EP for R&S. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/01/2010

Download: Terror Danjah "Undeniable feat. D Double E"

Label: Hyperdub

News of Terror Danjah's forthcoming full-length album for Hyperdub was pretty big in and of itself, but now we've got a taste of the massive tunes to back that hype up. Danjah's production work is in top form on his shuffling grime beat for "Undeniable," and D Double E of Newham Generals adds the tongue-twisting flows of a seasoned pro. While "Undeniable" starts out with a sort of melodic lament, it quickly changes gears into the steady groove of a head-knocking club tune with only a short return to that sullen melody toward the track's end. It's certainly impressive that Danjah can nimbly straddle such disparate vibes, so much so that we can't help but wonder what other sounds he'll coalesce once Undeniable drops on November 2. 

Average: 6.2 (25 votes)

Arp: A Tussle Alum and Krautrock Aficionado Keeps Moving Forward

The conversation comes in intense waves, along with the roar of rush-hour traffic and pedestrian squawks near Manhattan's Madison Square Park, where Alexis Georgopolous, the composer/songwriter/sound mixer/producer who calls himself Arp, has stopped for a bite to eat and a long-distance chat about his life and work. The background is busy and chaotic, but Georgopolous' focus on the music he makes remains steady and razor-sharp.


Download: Walls "Gaberdine (Nathan Fake Long Mix)"

Label: Kompakt

London duo Walls is one of those acts that kind of snuck by XLR8R. We really enjoyed their self-titled debut full-length when it dropped earlier this year, but then we kind of forgot to, you know... write about it. Whoops. Well, at least now we have a chance to redeem ourselves, as Sam Willis (who also does time in Allez-Allez) and Allessio Natalizia (a.k.a. Banjo or Freakout) are set to release a new EP, Gaberdine Remixe, on October 18. The pair's Balearic-tinged psychedelia and low-key electronic pop proclivities have always been a bit odd for Kompakt, but this Nathan Fake re-work does add some crunchy techno thump to the original's laidback feel. The EP also offers an ambient Nathan Fake remix along with a few other re-works. 

Average: 8.2 (28 votes)

Download: Eskmo "Come Back (Lorn Remix)"

Label: Ninja Tune

The much-anticipated debut album from Bay Area beat manipulator Eskmo is set to drop on October 19, but before it sees the light of day, this Lorn (pictured above) remix of his song "Come Back" has shaken loose. The Milwaukee-based Brainfeeder member has dropped Eskmo's vocals way into the background, and fully cranked the "menace" knob on his mixing console. The beats don't so much bang as they do lurch, as though the song is some kind of boogeyman that crawled out of the netherworld and wants to eat your ass up. Yes, it's a bit scary, but fun scary, like watching a good horror flick. Grab some popcorn and turn it up. 

Average: 8.2 (140 votes)

Austria's Elevate Festival Shares Free MP3s From Girl Unit, DJ Spinn, and Altered Natives in New Podcast

It's a little less than a month until Graz, Austria's Elevate Festival gets underway, but in the meantime, the folks running the whole thing will be giving out free MP3s through a podcast series on their website. Tunes from the likes of Girl Unit, Walls, Altered Natives, Chrissy Murderbot, and Elektro Guzzi, among many others, will eventually surface in the coming weeks. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/30/2010

Download: The Count & Sinden "Addicted to You (Lone Remix)"

Label: Domino

Man, are we loving the new rave-leaning sound that Lone's been working with lately. Nottingham-based producer Matt Cutler (pictured above) has switched out the slowed-down, hazy beatscapes of his notable Ecstasy & Friends and Lemurian albums for a quicker-paced dance sound, which he's now releasing on his own label, Magic Wire. We're happy to see the style also remains within his musical canon when it comes to remixes. Lone's re-work of The Count & Sinden's "Addicted to You" is full of heavy percussion, '90s-rave synths, soulfully tweaked vocal samples, and a steady four-on-the-floor beat. The whole thing is brimming with an unbridled energy and glowing enthusiasm that is simultaneously naive and self-aware in its 'I'm just dancing with my eyes closed, but isn't it so much fun?' motif. We sincerely hope Lone's dance party never stops. The "Addicted to You" single will be released on November 9, and The Count & Sinden's Mega Mega Mega album is out now. 

Average: 8.2 (46 votes)

Marc Houle Releases New Album on Minus

Berlin-based electronic minimalist Marc Houle just released his follow-up to 2006's Bay of Figs via Minus, entitled Drift. Houle's eight-track LP is said to include bits of tweaked analog synths, plenty of playfully esoteric sounds, and loads of vocal elements—all helping to flesh out his intense techno soundscapes. Read more » 

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  • 09/30/2010

Detroit Producer/DJ Aaron-Carl Dies After Battle With Cancer

News has come in that Aaron-Carl Ragland, better known as Aaron-Carl, has passed away after a short battle with cancer. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/30/2010

Listen to a Brand-New Brian Eno Song

It was the news heard 'round the blogosphere: Brian Eno is going to release a new album via Warp. We're sure just about everyone is still dying to hear what that record will sound like, so rejoice, we've got the first leak from it right here. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/30/2010

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