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Download: Brackles "Blo"

Blunted Robots cohort and bass music patron Brackles is a month from releasing his first mix album, which also happens to be the inaugural volume of the new !K7/Cool in Pool series, Songs for Endless Cities. For the new mix, the DJ/producer crafted this exclusive track to mesh into his upbeat blend of UK funky, future-garage, and other next-level productions. "Blo" is a smooth, even-keeled number that flexes a patently shuffling house beat, some tastefully energetic synth tones, bits of soulful vocal sampling, and one hell of a bubbling bassline. If this brand-new production from Brackles is a sign of what to expect on his forthcoming mix, we're pretty sure we've got our summer's party music sorted. (via FACT

Average: 7.1 (26 votes)
 
 

Video: Toddla T "Sky Surfing"



Sheffield bass prodigy Toddla T has a new video for his song "Sky Surfing," a track voiced by Jamaican dancehall MC Wayne Marshall. True to form, the tune is pretty manic, as is the Douster remix we recently offered for download, but the video might be even crazier. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/30/2010

Matthew Dear and Ghostly Create a New Way to Buy Music



For those of us still reeling from our first viewing of Inception, the word "totem" can only mean one thing. We won't reiterate that here, so as to avoid a spoiler possibility, but now it's time that we make room in our minds for totem to mean something else entirely. In the weeks leading up to the release of Matthew Dear's new full-length album, Black City, the consistently innovative Ghostly label has teamed with NY-based design team Boym Partners to produce what they are calling "a proposal, an entreaty to listeners everywhere to reconsider our relationship to music in the digital era." Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2010

Download: Global Warning "071110"

First Listen

Greg Zifcak (one half of rave-ready weirdos Eats Tapes) and Andre Ferreria (a.k.a. Bobby Browser) are the Bay Area's Global Warning, the latest addition to a budding crop of hardware-rocking, old-school-obsessed production outfits hell bent on filling our dance parties with the sounds of Roland's finest vintage gear. The unstoppable house rhythms and undulating bass melodies of Warning's "071110" are lifted off a compilation entitled Pacific Housing Authority, a DIY release which serves as a sort of introduction for this crew of producers from up and down the West Coast. XLR8R faves like The Miracles Club and C.L.A.W.S. are included in the bunch, along with fresh faces Finesse and Prints, among others. You can stream the entire compilation here, but if you want a physical copy, you'll have to catch the Authority on tour through August. 

Average: 7.3 (40 votes)
 
 

Watch the ZZK Crew Jam on the Take-Away Show



Earlier this year, the folks from La Blogotheque made a stop in Buenos Aires, and while they were there, filmed this lengthy clip with the city's ZZK collective for their ongoing series of Take-Away Shows. Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2010

Download: Andreya Triana "Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)"

First Listen
Label: Ninja Tune

Seeing as how the silken-voiced Andreya Triana got her first taste of widespread exposure lending her sultry croon to Flying Lotus' "Tea Leaf Dancers," from the Reset EP, it makes perfect sense that this remix of her brand-new single, "Lost Where I Belong," sounds like it was ripped straight from FlyLo's own discography. The warm, glittering tune even starts midway through a thick melody, like producer Steven Ellison had placed it within one of his interconnected, shapeshifting opuses, and the busy basslines, orchestral arrangements, and shuffling beat work are pure Cosmogramma. But as the bulk of the instrumental drifts away, it's apparent that Triana's wounded psalm inspired Ellison's brilliant production, as he leaves her voice and some subtle harp flourishes to finish the song alone. 

Average: 8.3 (159 votes)
 
 

Cop a Brand-New FABRICLIVE Promo Mix From Mosca

As you all should know by now, we dig on some Mosca. We've had the UK-based DJ/producer hook us up with a podcast, swooned over his Four Tet remix, and spread the good word of his Square One EP for Night Slugs, so excuse us while we gush a bit more over this excellent tunesmith and the awesome mix he just hooked the internet up with. Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2010

Rinse FM's 16th Birthday Party Will Be Totally Nuts

The online UK dance/bass music radio station Rinse FM just recently had good reason to celebrate, as the taste-making massive climbed the status ladder from 'pirate radio station' up to 'officially licensed FM broadcaster.' Now, possibly an even bigger reason for the music hub to party is on its way; Rinse is turning 16. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2010

Download: Dâm-Funk "A(nother) Day at the Carnival (Sahy Uhns' Cosmic Songbird Remix)"

Label: Proximal

Earlier this month, we were pretty stoked to catch a completely new (and mastered this time) jam from the prolific Dâm-Funk (he just delivered this sweet modern funk mix, too—seriously, does he ever stop?), "A Day at the Carnival," and now we're being treated to a remix of the upbeat instrumental from Proximal co-conspirator Sahy Uhns (pictured above). The young beatsmith transformed Dâm's retro-minded boogie tune into something a bit more late-'00s, full of crunchy, crackling textures in the stereo peripherals, some Ableton-plug-in wizardry, and slow-grooving hip-hop beats that scream beat scene. You can snag more like-minded tunes from Sahy Uhns and his Proximal cohorts on the Proximity One: Narrative of a City compilation, which is out now. (via FADER

Average: 7.9 (45 votes)
 
 

Planet Mu Release Wrap-Up: DJ Nate, DJ Rashad, DJ Roc, Solar Bears, Tropics, and More

A lot of wonderfully innovative and interesting things have been brewing over in the Planet Mu camp lately. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/29/2010

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