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Dizzee Rascal Premieres 'Dirtee' New Video



"Dirtee Disco" is the new single from grime stalwart-turned-club MC Dizzee Rascal's forthcoming release, Tongue 'n Cheek Dirtee Deluxe Edition. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2010

Tommy Boy Hooks Up 'The Love Triangle' DJ Mix With a Slew of Texan Obscurities

Music lover, video maker, and Texas native Tommy Boy put together a lengthy mixtape based around his admiration for what he calls the "love triangle" between Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The tunes were initially mixed at the behest of Vice UK. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2010

Chromeo to Headline North American Summer Tour With Holy Ghost!

Montreal-New York funky R&B duo Chromeo is set to bring its special style of intricate synth work and club-ready dance beats on a tour of North America this summer. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2010

Download: Mock & Toof "Suppress Your Feelings"

Though you may know Londoners Mock & Toof better for their nu-disco remixes, "Suppress Your Feelings" throws those funky sounds out the window with grace and aplomb. Like a low-key Morgan Geist track, the piece features lush synths, distorted guitar bits, and a plodding beat that rides behind plaintive vocals somewhat reminiscent of the Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan. Though the lyrical content is rather depressing, "Suppress Your Feelings" has a regal flair made for gray days walking around Camden Town. Taken from the duo's debut full-length, Tuning Echoes, which comes out this week. 

Average: 8.1 (25 votes)
 
 

Download Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's FACT Mix

It's true: We're not the only electronic-music pub that's diggin' Ariel Pink's new record. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2010

Brett Johnson Makes You Bump

Brett Johnson might be from Dallas, Texas, but his latest EP, Things That Go Bump In the Night (Part 1) shows that he isn't your typical southern gentleman. Nimble beats, wonky bass, and a lot of attitude are evident on the record's four tracks, and with endorsements from Mark Henning, Ernesto Ferreyra, and Lauhaus rolling in, Johnson's sounds will be brought to many more ears in the coming months.

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  • 05/24/2010

The Crêpes: Fredrik Lindson Discusses Some of the Records that Influenced His Pop Side-Project with Studio's Dan Lissvik

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Download: Jimmy Edgar "Hot, Raw, Sex"

Label: K7!

Mix a bit of Jamie Principle with some Shalamar-style '80s synth-funk and you might have the first single from Jimmy Edgar's upcoming album, XXX. "Hot, Raw, Sex" features a nice main melodic loop, cutting synth stabs, and a bass that's funky and deep enough to really get asses shaking. The vocoded vocal line is somewhat cheesy, but in the way that makes the listener smile, and with a killer synth break in the middle of the track, this small sin is easily forgiven. XXX will be released digitally on July 27, with physical copies due to appear on September 14. 

Average: 6.9 (364 votes)
 
 

The Field, Delorean, Boy 8-Bit to Play Barcelona's Primavera Sound

If you happen to be in Europe, it would probably be a smart idea to head to Barcelona next weekend for the Primavera Sound festival. Along with big names like The Pixies and Lee "Scratch" Perry, the festival is also hosting some XLR8R favorites like Beach House, Moderat, Major Lazer, Tortoise, The Field, Delorean, Boy 8-Bit, Ganglians, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Liquid Liquid, and many others. Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2010

Chateau Marmont Release Second EP

Parisian synth-pop newcomers Chateau Marmont will see their second EP, Nibiru, come out on Institubes at the end of May. After a busy year remixing everyone from Ladyhawke to La Roux, the quartet toughened their sound to create a slightly darker, more dancefloor-friendly record. And with remixes from Gavin Russom and Oneohtrix Point Never on the way, it's certain that the group will be heard in the club this summer. Check the tracklisting and the first single after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 05/24/2010

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