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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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Download: Korallreven "The Truest Faith (CFCF Remix)"

Just this past Friday, we offered another remix of Swedish duo Korallreven, but after coming across this other hazy rework from CFCF (pictured above), we couldn't resist sharing just a bit more of the outfit's Balearic inclinations. The Canadian producer treats his remix of "The Truest Faith" to a large helping of dance-friendly rhythms and bouncing bass synths, but ditches the original's joyous melodies for a vibe far more appropriate for the deadpan crooning. Things do eventually pick up a bit, as CFCF introduces more and more percussive elements, upbeat piano stabs, and background vocal tracks, and slowly build into an understated climax wholly fitting for either artists' repertoire. (via Pitchfork

Average: 7.8 (24 votes)
 
 

Download: Black Milk "Welcome (Gotta Go)"

Black Milk set the bar somewhat high for himself when he decided to title his upcoming full-length Album of the Year, from which this track is taken. On "Welcome (Gotta Go)," the Detroit MC/producer delivers a synth-heavy piece of shuffling hip-hop beats full of his infectious flow and a small choir helping out in the background. We couldn't say it's necessarily 'best of' material, but if the rest of Black Milk's album follows suit, he may not disappoint on his claim after all. (via Pitchfork

Average: 7.6 (21 votes)
 
 

Kompakt Announces Total 11 Event for August

Venerable German techno imprint Kompakt is now 12 years into its career of releasing, distributing, and selling some of the best in house and techno, and now, along with many its choice DJ and producer affiliates, the label has planned out its 11th edition of the annual Total event. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

Mexicans with Guns, Robot Koch, Mux Mool, Alex B, Free the Robots, and More on New FoF Compilation

For its third installment of the ongoing split-release series, the Friends of Friends label has paired up Texas' masked music maker, Mexicans with Guns, and German beatsmith Robot Koch (pictured above). Each producer contributed three original tracks to Friends of Friends Vol. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

Get Your Hands on Tons of Free Wiley Tracks

FACT tipped us off to this; UK grime stalwart Wiley went off the rails on his Twitter account yesterday, and announced he'd be giving out a ton of his tunes for absolutely free, which has amassed to a bit over 180. Read more » 

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  • 07/09/2010

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