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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

Cop the New, Free Jeremiah Jae Mixtape

Chicago-based beat maker and wordsmith Jeremiah Jae just hooked up the world with a new mixtape available for free download. Eating Donuts & Other Refined Foods features jams made by Jae himself, along with a whole mess of productions from J. Dilla, Madlib, Projek, and Flying Lotus, and the guy's cool-tempered, raspy cadence. Read more » 

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  • 06/14/2010

Orbital to Release New Single This Week

Between the return of Underworld and now this announcement, it appears using the word "electronica" might not be so passé anymore. Iconic UK DJ/production duo Orbital has confirmed it will be releasing its first new material in six years. Via iTunes digital download and limited-edition 12", Orbital is set to unleash the double a-side single "Don't Stop Me" b/w "The Gun is Good" just in time for Father's Day, June 20. Read more » 

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  • 06/14/2010

Dennis Kane and Liquid Liquid's Sal P to Release Debut as Visitors

From the minds of two New York dance music icons, Dennis "Citizen" Kane (pictured above) and Salvatore Principato of Liquid Liquid fame, comes the brand-new musical endeavor Visitors. Read more » 

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  • 06/14/2010

Stream the New Oneohtrix Point Never Album


It was only a few months ago that XLR8R was singing the praises of Brooklyn-based synth and drone wizard Oneohtrix Point Never (a.k.a. Daniel Lopatin), and, although we're anything but tired of his double-disc collection Rifts, we're ecstatic that next week he'll be dropping a proper new album on the Editions Mego label. Read more » 

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  • 06/14/2010

Bubblin': Space Dimension Controller

Who: Space Dimension Controller
Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland


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