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Download Pioneer's New rekordbox™ Software For Free

After innovating the DJ game with its, um, pioneering CDJ turntables, Pioneer is set to change the way DJs organize the tunes on their harddrives with rekordbox™. The software is pretty much like iTunes for beat heads, as it provides DJ-specific info and capabilities like BPM, waveform analysis, cue points, beat grids, and looping, among other perks, in addition to organizing your music files by artist, track, and album name. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

Review: LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening

Label: DFA-Virgin

Maybe it's a function of getting older, maybe it's because This Is Happening was partially recorded in sunny Los Angeles, but it appears that James Murphy has lost some of his affinity for the dancefloor. That's not to say that the third—and supposedly final—LCD Soundsystem album doesn't have its uptempo moments or occasionally pilfer from disco's rich sound palette. Read more » 

Surgeon Contributes to Fabric Mix Series

Veteran UK DJ/producer Anthony Child has been innovating techno under the name Surgeon since the early '90s, releasing albums and singles on Tresor, Downwards, and his own labels Counterbalance and Dynamic Tension. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

Download: Petrona Martinez "Aroro (Nate Mars Remix)"

NY's dub-minded bass DJ/producer Nate Mars worked out the South-of-the-Equator sonics heard on this of remix of "Aroro," originally done by oft-sampled Colombian vocalist Petrona Martinez. Amazingly, the singer didn't really start her music career until 2002 at the age of 63 (she made her money collecting sand for brick making prior to then), but continues to sing and perform now moving into her seventies. Mars' track places Martinez's vocals in the middle of spacey synths, tropical percussion sounds complimenting the 3/3 beat, and a rolling bassline that comes and goes—leaving the aging singer's words and melody relatively untouched. (via Ghetto Bassquake

Average: 7.8 (29 votes)
 
 

Watch the New Rainbow Arabia Video, It's Bonkers



The musical love child of husband and wife Daniel and Tiffany Preston, Rainbow Arabia recently bestowed a new, totally rad music video on the world for the song "Holiday in Congo." Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

Aeroplane Set to Drop Debut Album in September

Following the Belgian duo's seemingly endless string of remixes (for the likes of Grace Jones, Lindstrøm, and MGMT) and sparse grouping of singles, Aeroplane has finally announced the release of its debut full-length, entitled, ironically enough, We Can't Fly. The LP will reach retailers September 6 in the UK via Wall of Sound, without a label set for the US release. To mark the announcement, Aeroplane and Wall of Sound have offered the duo's "Essential Mix" for BBC Radio 1—which was recorded live back at the end of April, and features the title track from their forthcoming debut album—for free download here. Check out a Aeroplane's massive European and US tour schedule after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

Get Brackles' Take on the New Track From Trouble & Bass' Supra1

Just earlier this morning, we posted the latest heat from L-Vis 1990: a remix of Polish duo Supra1's track for Trouble & Bass, "Still Believe." Now, we just caught wind of FACT posting another remix of the single, this time from Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

A-Trak's Dirty South Dance 2 Is Free and Available Now

As world-famous, globe-trotting DJs go, you have to admit that A-Trak is among the least hateable. Earlier today, the Fool's Gold boss cached a little more goodwill by releasing his new Dirty South Dance 2 mixtape as a free download. He first unveiled the news on his website, but the files can be downloaded via Bandcamp or the little widget we've posted after the jump. Also, make sure to peep the album artwork and full tracklist while you're at it. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

Stream Carl Craig's Hot Chip Remix

It's no secret that Hot Chip loves techno. The UK geek-pop outfit's latest album is absolutely soaked in the genre's kind of churning dance grooves, so they must be totally ecstatic that the Don of Detroit, Carl Craig, snagged the elements of "One Life Stand" and transformed the song into an epic techno number. Craig's remix is a 10-minute affair that relies almost completely on one rumbling bass line, a hi-hat-heavy beat, and sparse bits of synth tones scattered throughout. Singer Alexis Taylor's inimitable voice doesn't make an appearance until six minutes in, and only does a quick lap before letting Craig's instrumental retake the spotlight. You can listen to Craig's remix wizardry after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

Sebastien Grainger and Josh Reichmann Get 'Bad'

Canadians Sebastien Grainger (of Death From Above 1979) and Josh Reichmann (of Tangiers) have left their respective duos to explore new sonic territories in the realm of musical partnerships. As Bad Tits (we'll excuse the moniker if you will), Grainger and Reichmann delve deeper into the garage-y post-punk inclinations of their former projects, and experiment a bit more with electronics. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

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