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Download: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs "Move On"

If you're going to go about slanging tracks under the name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, you had better make sure those jams are legit. Really though, if it wasn't for the high caliber of tunes coming from the young UK producer, the whole neon-colored dino motif and hopelessly unbearable moniker would be utterly laughable. But it's tracks like the shining "Move On" that help transform something ridiculous into something uninhibitedly joyous and brilliant. Rhythmic bass rumblings, indiscernible vocal blips, and tropically influenced future-garage beats all create the backbone of this tune, allowing bright synth stabs, uplifting melodies, and all sorts of sonic textures to have their way with your eardrums. File this one under the 'poorly named artists with great music' category. (via FADER

Average: 7.7 (36 votes)
 
 

Download the Free 'Label Love' Compilation Now

A collection of tunes from a decently long list of innovative and unique labels, the Label Love compilation is certainly one of the more worthwhile free downloads to hit the world wide web in recent days. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

Eli Escobar's 'Love Thing' EP Available Now

NY-based DJ/producer Eli Escobar just released a brand-new EP on the Plant label, and its available now through Beatport. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

FACT Compiles List of its 20 Favorite Minimal Wave Songs

Continuing with music publications' unending proclivity for genre corralling and list making, FACT magazine put together a new rundown of its 20 favorite tunes from the vintage sound of minimal wave. In addition to the list of songs and artists, writer Veronica Vasicka includes a brief history of the genre, and writes relatively lengthy and informative blurbs on each of the selections included in the piece. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

Richie Hawtin, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, Aeroplane, The Glitch Mob, and Many More to Play Electric Zoo Festival

The second-annual edition of New York's electronic music festival Electric Zoo is set to go off this coming Labor Day Weekend, September 4 and 5, at Randall's Island Park. Across multiple stages, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

Download: Salem "King Night"

Label: IAMSOUND

Kanye West is going to be kicking himself. One day, not far from now, someone from his entourage will lean over to him, and say, "Kanye, man, we just got this disc of these three white kids from Michigan making crazy weird beats. Shit is even sadder and more ominous than anything you've done." Perplexed at the claim, Kanye will ask to hear said beats, and his friend will pop in Salem's debut album, King Night. After the intro for "King Night," the title track's massive, blown-out bass synth, cinematic choir vocals, and crunk-inspired hip-hop beat will drop. About three minutes later, when the song ends, Kanye will look to his friend with a single tear slowly rolling out from underneath his sunglasses, and say, "Damn, those beats are dope." King Night will be released September 28 via IAMSOUND. (via Stereogum

Average: 8.1 (71 votes)
 
 

Jahdan Blakkamoore Offers Free 'Global' Mixtape

Dutty Artz dancehall vocalist Jahdan Blakkamoore just shared a brand-new mixtape of remixes and previews of tracks from his forthcoming new album for Lustre Kings, Babylon Nightmare. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

Listen to Braiden's Live DJ Set From Sonar

London-based mix-master and RinseFM cohort Braiden was one of many wonderful DJs and producers to grace the stages at last week's Sonar festival, and apparently, he proverbially killed it. If you're like the rest of us North American dwellers who couldn't get out to Barcelona, you're probably wishing you could catch a bit of the magic. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

Download: Leech "I Can't Kick This Feelin' (Moodymann Cover)"

Ecstasy, a blog ran by Honey Owens and her Miracles Club cohorts, just posted this cover of Moodymann's "I Can't Kick This Feelin When it Hits" by blog contributor Leech. The producer was inspired to do his own take on the track after checking out a reggae cover of the song Moodymann's original was built from, Chic's "I Want Your Love." Leech's cover of the expansive old-school techno track is a dubby affair, as it borrows its samples from that reggae version of "I Want Your Love," but stays true to the original's deep grooves, funky bass work, and slow-burning dancefloor vibe. 

Average: 8 (43 votes)
 
 

Podcast 146: Mosca

A big part of Night Slugs' appeal is that the London-based crew tosses so many kinds electronic music into a virtual blender, only to produce something new and fresh in the end. Read more » 

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