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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

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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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Download: Pantha du Prince "Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix)"

Between remixing Animal Collective's "Peacebone" and getting Panda Bear to lend vocals to his own "Stick to My Side," Pantha du Prince is shaping up to be the envy of AC fanboys and fangirls everywhere. After today, he might want to start watching his back, because some crazed neo-pysch fans are undoubtedly jealous that the German techno producer convinced Animal Collective to remix "Welt Am Draht," the original of which appeared on his Black Noise album. As one might expect, the AC boys crank the "tripped-the-fuck-out" knob on this one, add their own vocals to the mix, and transform the song into a floating journey that's half acid trip and half outer-space adventure. 

Average: 8.2 (28 votes)
 
 

Download: Tycho "From Home (Mux Mool Remix)"

Label: Ghostly

When Tycho dropped the wonderfully ethereal "Coastal Brake" single last year, it definitely made us want to delve deeper into the San Francisco producer's back catalog. Apparently, we weren't alone, because Ghostly has announced that they will be reissuing his 2006 album Past Is Prologue. The new version of the record includes a number of remixes, including this offering from NY's Mux Mool, who injects the dreamy "From Home" with just a touch of hip-hop slap, creating a relaxed head-nodder that's perfect for chilling out in the warm summer sun. Past Is Prologue is out now. 

Average: 8 (38 votes)
 
 

Download: Carlos y Gaby "In the Whirl Emote"

Label: All-City

Carlos y Gaby, the latest artist featured in All-City's ongoing LA-centric 10" series, hooked us up with this cut from their contribution to the Irish label. "In the Whirl Emote" is one of the duo's three jams on LA Series #5, and flexes a particularly stripped-down style of sample-based electronic music. Field recordings of children laughing and playing outdoors are covered by ominous, transient synths and a slow-moving percussion loop, which Carlos y Gaby occasionally play in reverse. It's a mellow and even-keeled piece that only seems to reach any sort of quasi-climax around the time a brief birdsong is made loud enough to overshadow "Whirl"'s other elements, just before it disappears equally as fast. 

Average: 6.5 (27 votes)
 
 

Richie Hawtin Using iPad for Plastikman Live Shows



The guy next to you at the cafe messing around on his iPad? Douchey. Richie Hawtin using a privately developed app to perform with the iPad on his Plastikman tour? Kinda cool. Read more » 

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  • 06/11/2010

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