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Video: M.I.A. "XXXO"

If /\/\/\Y/\ sounded even a fraction as rad as M.I.A. (and the rest of the video) looks in this clip for "XXXO," maybe it wouldn't be one of the most disappointing albums of the year. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Wolf + Lamb: A Brooklyn DJ/producer/promoter/label Collective Disguises its Viciously Deep Beats in Sheep's Clothes

To say that there's a mythology surrounding Wolf + Lamb's parties is a gross understatement. "Eli from Soul Clap always says that [it was] only after they came to one of our parties that they really got what we're about," explains Gadi Mizrahi, one half of the NYC-based promoter/label/producer/DJ duo. Read more » 

Download: Pollyn "Shake it Off (James Pants Remix)"

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Label: Music!

No, this isn't Mariah Carey's Shake it Off, but Pollyn's tune by the same name certainly carries the same sentiment put forth by the pop diva; don't let the bad times get you down. James Pants takes the idea to heart with this revelrous remix taken from the LA-based band's fourth and final remix EP, Shake Out the Other Way. Huge drum beats, uproarious horn stabs, thick synth melodies, and loads of busy percussion all contribute to the hyperactive vibe on Pants' driving production, which could just as easily find its way into a Broadway musical soundtrack as it could motivate you to get your sad self off the couch and out of those sweatpants. You can find more hotly tipped treatments of tracks off Pollyn's debut album, This Little Night, from Nosaj Thing, Exile, and Them Jeans when the Shake EP is released on August 31. 

Average: 8.1 (37 votes)

Matthew Herbert to Release Second Installment of His 'One' Trilogy

Continuing with his long-stretching career working with musique concrète and delivering the second part to his One trilogy, Matthew Herbert is set to change the way you think of the term 'club music.' The producer's new album, entitled One Club, "is a return to Herbert's roots in dance music," says the record's press release. "It is also, in its simplest form, club music made out of a club. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Download: Simian Mobile Disco "Nerve Salad (Edit)"

We're glad to hear James Ford and Jas Shaw are ditching the vocal-pop inclinations showcased on their most recent record for the kind of depraved, mechanical churning that made parts of Simian Mobile Disco's debut, Attack Decay Sustain Release, so insidiously catchy. As the title for "Nerve Salad" might insinuate, SMD's new single sounds something like the random firing of impulses resonating from within a robot programmed to kill (or at least maim). Barren clicks, bleeps, and bloops surround the consistent chug of the song's meticulously rhythms. "Salad" rises and falls in intensity without ever reaching a boiling point, but will likely stand as a bit of downtime when heard within the context of SMD's inaugural mix album for a new series curated by NYC jump-off Fixed. Simian Mobile Disco is Fixed comes out October 12. 

Average: 7.8 (47 votes)

Snag a FABRICLIVE Promo Mix From Cosmin TRG

Romanian producer Cosmin TRG is bringing his next-level garage tunes to the Fabric club's Room One on Friday, August 20, along with Redlight, MJ Cole, Addison Groove, and others. The night is sure to be a doozy, but if you happen to be skeptical or simply can't get your fill of smooth, forward-thinking club music, FABRICLIVE cooked up just what you need. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2010

Azari & III Shares New EP Before Releasing Debut Album

Toronto house fiends and recent XLR8R feature focus Azari & III are preparing their debut full-length for release in early 2011 via Turbo. Before the Canadian label drops that long-awaited disc of dance music, an EP of the record's first single will make its way to retailers. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2010

Download: Disclosure "Linstigator"

Looking back, 2010 might wind up being thought of as the year dubstep got in touch with its feelings. Or perhaps it will just be the year that everyone remembered that the last Burial album was really amazing even though it didn't have any skull-crushing basslines with all the subtlety of a chainsaw. Come to think of it, brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence are so young—15 and 18, respectively—that who knows if they were even listening to dubstep when that Burial record came out in 2007. Well, if the boys, who produce together under the name Disclosure, continue making soulful tracks like "Linstigator," no one is really going to care what tunes they were rocking three years ago. The song's 2-step percussion, soft synths, and melancholy vocal snippets are wise beyond the brothers' years, and have us excited to hear the duo's debut 7", "Offline Dexterity"/"Street Light Chronicle," which is slated for release in early September. (via Pitchfork

Average: 7.7 (69 votes)

Video: Los Rakas feat. Faviola "Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix)"

A few months back we posted a stellar Uproot Andy remix of Los Rakas' "Abrazame," itself a versioning of Gyptian's massive summer jam "Hold Yuh." Now, the Panamanian dancehall duo—who currently call Oakland home—has unveiled a video to accompany the remix. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2010

Rick Wilhite Sends Out 'Vibes' This September

Amsterdam's Rush Hour label just announced it will be releasing a new album of various music handpicked by underground Detroit house legend Rick Wilhite, entitled Vibes New & Rare Music, named after the DJ/producer's 17-year-old record store. The forthcoming compilation serves as a snapshot of the current house scenes in Detroit and Chicago, as it features new tunes from the likes of Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Urban Tribe, and Wilhite contributing a bit of his own music under the name The Godson. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2010

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