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Stream the New Al Tourettes & Appleblim EP on Aus Music

The UK's dubstep (or is it post-dubstep? can someone please name this genre already?) scene is absolutely bursting with quality music at the moment, and XLR8R is loving every minute of it. The latest slice of low-end heaven to catch our attention is the Lipsmacker EP from Al Tourettes & Appleblim. Read more » 

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  • 06/15/2010

diskJokke Shares Free Summer Mix, Remixes Coldplay Side-Project

Producer Joakim Dyrdahl (a.k.a. diskJokke) is hard at work getting people excited for the release of his second full-length, En Fin Tid. He's been remixing all over the place, including "Ev Vill Hest" from fellow Norse musicians Casiokids and now a new jam from Coldplay side-project Apparatjik. The busy music maker also just shared a mix of acid-tinged Bealeric beachfront tunes for utilization at your next summery extravaganza, as well as a remix of his own tune, En Fin Tid's "1987," by Banjo or Freakout. Read more » 

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  • 06/15/2010

Scuba, Mount Kimbie, Monolake, MJ Cole, and More Celebrate Two Years of Sub:Stance

Hotflush label head and XLR8R person of interest Scuba has brought together some exciting names from the UK's vast electronic music scene to ring in two years of his forward-thinking house/techno/bass music party, Sub:Stance. Read more » 

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  • 06/15/2010

Podcast 144: Pictureplane—Fusion of the Masculine and Feminine Energy Mix

Pictureplane (a.k.a. Travis Egedy) isn't exactly easy to pin down. The Denver-based artist has been lumped in with the chillwave crowd, even though his debut latest album, Dark Rift, often sounded more like a rough-around-the-edges take on '80s dance pop, early '90s rave, and modern UK bass music. Read more » 

Review: The Sight Below It All Falls Apart

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Despite lulls in popularity, dub-techno has never really left us; after all, Fluxion, Echospace, Andy Stott, and Bvdub continue to release records full of the atmospheric, crackling beatscapes pioneered by Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus. But while Fluxion and Wolfgang Voigt are still drowning listeners in oceans of loop-based ambience, finding a producer who can combine the emotional resonance of Stars of the Lid with the techno prowess of a Kompakt record is a more difficult task, and one which illuminates what can be considered a gap in current electronic music. Read more » 

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  • 06/15/2010

Download: Kingdom "Pathfinder"

Label: Scion A/V

Lifted off Rob Wonder's Scion Radio 17 Host EP, No Static at All, "Pathfinder" by Brooklyn's Kingdom sounds completely sure of which route to take, especially in regards to moving dancefloors with its futuristic slant on the classic house sound. The track has about three essential parts guiding listeners through its five-and-a-half minutes. Each section boasts its own infectious, rave-friendly melodies and deep bass grooves, and never wear out their welcome. In fact, it seems the more times we listen to this jam, the more rhythmic layers of percussion and sound effects we uncover and immediately fall for. You can snag the rest of this EP, which includes tracks from Bok Bok, Kastle, and Rob Wonder himself, here. (via Pitchfork

Average: 6.9 (28 votes)
 
 

Another New Autechre Album is Available for Download Now

Earlier in the year, Sean Booth and Rob Brown released their first full-length since 2008's Quaristice, Oversteps, and now only months after that album, another 10 tracks have been culled from Autechre's hard drives and released. The new record, which is more like a mini-album compared to the duo's recent track-list lengths, is called Move of Ten, and is available now for digital download before it is physically released July 12. Read more » 

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  • 06/15/2010

Download: Dark Sky "Night Light"

Label: Pictures

"Night Light" by London's Dark Sky—a group of three producers, two-thirds of which comes from the Boogaloo Crew—starts off completely unassuming. Quiet melodies and spacey textures percolate in the distance for a while until a smash of distorted bass synth, bouncing drum sounds, and clambering synth melodies introduce you to what "Light" is really about: hard-hitting bass music tastefully mixed with delicately constructed atmosphere and texture. Check out the rest of Dark Sky's Frames EP when it drops July 12 on Pictures. 

Average: 8.3 (67 votes)
 
 

Yale Fox Maximizes DJ Profits, Nightclub Douchery

Most people are aware of the famous Frank Zappa quote, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And while, obviously, we still give it our best shot, we like to keep the sentiment in mind when describing the various intangibles of our favorite tunes. However, upon discovering this article on the New York Times' Freakonomics blog, we'd like to add to Zappa's point "Histographing about DJing is like being a douche." Read more » 

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  • 06/14/2010

New DJ Mix Available From Amon Tobin for Free Download

Bay Area sound designer and tune maker Amon Tobin has been hard at work crafting his upcoming solo album and the next collaborative record from his Two Fingers project with Doubleclick, not to mention the "Fine Objects" single he just finished up with Eskmo and the short-film score he composed for The Gift. Read more » 

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  • 06/14/2010

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