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Underground Resistance's Mike Banks and Jeff Mills to Share 'Something' this Saturday

Two members of the veteran Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance have come together on a new project, which will be exhibited this Saturday, June 19 at 10 Critics in Detroit. Entitled Something in the Sky, the show is an audio/visual performance dreamt up by Jeff Mills (pictured above) based around the sights, sounds, and emotions surrounding the idea of UFO encounters. Read more » 

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  • 06/18/2010

DD/MM/YYYY and FaltyDL Kick off NXNE Fest

Toronto is undoubtedly abuzz this week, and while a good portion of that buzz can be attributed to its many diverse neighbo(u)rhoods flaunting their national pride during World Cup, there's much to be said for the city's NXNE festival, which takes over 50 venues for seven days, with music, film, and all sorts of music-related goings on. Read more » 

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  • 06/18/2010

Download: 8Bitch "G41 (Rustie Remix)"

Rustie's remix of "G41," the new single by UK producer 8Bitch, starts off with very little fanfare. A booming kick and loud-cracking snare work out a beat over some slowly oscillating sound effects and subtle synth tones for almost a minute before the initial bass synth chimes in. It all paves the way for the flourish of crystalline melodies and rhythmic space-noise elements to take the spotlight moments later. You couldn't really call this club-ready, even if the beat does knock, and there's really no hook to hum along to. Still, Rustie (pictured above) keeps his remix interesting by subverting tendencies to make the track overtly accessible, and instead relying on his penchant for making uniquely danceable, wonky tunes. 

Average: 7.3 (56 votes)
 
 

Cassettes Won't Listen Introduces Animal Collective to Cannibal Ox on New Mixtape

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First The Grey Album, then Girl Talk, and now this. Bi-coastal producer Jason Drake (a.k.a. Cassettes Won't Listen) prepared this meeting of seemingly disparate musical entities between studio sessions for his forthcoming new full-length album, and is now unleashing Animal Ox, a meeting of Animal Collective and Cannibal Ox. Whether this is a "hipster's wet dream" or not, the basis for the idea has interesting roots. Read more » 

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  • 06/18/2010

Brackles to Release Debut Mix Album

No matter what title is currently most popular for his music (future-garage, post-dubstep, whatever-you-call-it), UK tune maker and Blunted Robots co-owner Brackles is constantly at work making and releasing those kind of forward-thinking jams we've all come to crave. Read more » 

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  • 06/18/2010

Download: Alexis "Lonely Sea"

Oakland-based vocalist Alexis Blair Penney (or just Alexis) teamed up with Nick Weiss of Bubblin' production duo Teengirl Fantasy for this classically minded house ballad. "Lonely Sea" focuses on a few strong points: a catchy synth loop, a bulbous bass rhythm, a simple disco-house beat, and an intimate vocal performance—all filtered through '90s-dance sensibilities. It's a welcoming and immediately lovable tune, so much so that once its three minutes are up, you're likely to find yourself scrolling the web in hopes of finding the extended mix. (via FADER via Big Stereo

Average: 8.1 (33 votes)
 
 

Tiefschwarz Unveil 'More' Sweets on New Mini-Album

Not even a month ago, the Brothers Black released their first album in five years, Tiefschwarz's Chocolate, on their own imprint, Souvenir. We're still hosting a full stream of that album here, which should hopefully tide you over until the playful German house/techno duo give us More Chocolate. Read more » 

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  • 06/18/2010

Download: Teen Daze "Saviour"

We've posted a small handful of tunes from Canadian producer Teen Daze as of late, but this easily the most straightforward we've heard of his hazy, electronic pop tunes. Hell, you can even make out most of what dude is singing on "Saviour," as his soft voice reaches higher above the thick fog of melody floating over the top of this track. Even the production is a bit more pristine this time around; you can actually make out the shape of the bouncing bassline, the drum sounds have a high-enough frequency to stand apart from the rest of the production, and the layers of synths just sound a bit more crisp than before. If he follows the same trajectory, Teen Daze may eventually move himself from psuedo-chillwave territory into the realms harboring fellow '80s-philes like M83. (via Pitchfork

Average: 7.5 (22 votes)
 
 

P.U.D.G.E to Release Debut Album on Ramp

Idiot Box is the debut full-length album coming from producer P.U.D.G.E and UK label Ramp. Read more » 

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  • 06/17/2010

Pre-Decibel Concerts with Matmos and John Tejada Coming Soon

Before the massive electronic music festival known as Decibel overtakes the city of Seattle this September, the folks organizing the whole shebang are putting on a couple of one-off concerts about town. Read more » 

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  • 06/17/2010

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