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Grab Luke Vibert's Free Old-School UK Rap Mix

Electronic music's jack-of-all-trades Luke Vibert just dropped a free mix taking us all back to the roots of old-school, hardcore UK rap music. Read more » 

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  • 03/31/2010

Download: Sekta feat. Spoek Mathambo "Peterpan (Doc Daneeka Remix)"

Label: Top Billin

UK bass fanatic Doc Daneeka rounds out this recently released remix EP for Sekta & Spoek Mathambo's "Peterpan," along with Julio Bashmore, Sharkslayer, and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Dubbel Dutch. Doc Daneeka treats Spoek's hyper-sexual vocal workout to one of his bouncing future-riddims—complete with stuttering snare rolls, massive bass drops, and elastic synth sounds all working in tandem to move your hind parts. 

Average: 7.3 (29 votes)
 
 

Jump Style: Julia Galdo's New Spring

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News Reports from Todd P's MTYMX Festival in Monterrey, Mexico

Last week we featured an interview with NYC show promoter Todd P prior to his inaugural MTYMX Festival in Monterrey, Mexico. While XLR8R wasn't able to attend, we were obviously curious about how it all went down. Here's a wrap-up from a few different sources. Read more » 

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  • 03/31/2010

Download: Mantler "Fresh and Fair"

Label: Tomlab

A shuffle of distorted, percussive noise starts off this smooth diddy from Toronto's subtle and smooth crooner Chris Cummings (a.k.a. Mantler). While the singer-songwriter waxes poetic on the pitfalls of love, Jeremy Greenspan (of Junior Boys) provides some slow-grooving beats to serve as the soulful backdrop of "Fresh and Fair." All in all, the song comes off sounding like it could be an actual Junior Boys number, but with Cummings' forlorn baritone traded out for Greenspan's usual falsetto. 

Average: 7.7 (36 votes)
 
 

Download: MyKill "Flashback"

Label: Solid Bump

It takes two minutes for MyKill's "Flashback" to really get moving, but move it does. Funky guitar and piano samples slowly filter into the mix, and hold on tight to the propulsive disco-house beat. The San Francisco DJ/producer fades back and forth between a couple different classic disco samples throughout his clubby track for the Solid Bump compilation Pleasure & Pressure Vol. 2—maintaining a vibe not unlike Mylo's more energetic moments, all the while. 

Average: 8.3 (89 votes)
 
 

Review: Danton Eeprom Yes Is More

Label: Fondation

Working in the oft-arid realms of minimal techno and microhouse, French producer Danton Eeprom imbues them with a sly sensuality that coaxes maximum wigglyness from a sparse sound palette. For his debut album, Eeprom threads male and female vocals (his own and Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster) into a varied sonic tapestry without abandoning the genres with which he's established his lofty rep. He's also brought a brighter and more colorful approach to his tracks, as beat-wise opener "Thanks for Nothing" makes clear. Read more » 

!K7 Announces Upcoming DJ-KiCKS Mixes from James Holden, Kode9

Just in time for your first summer barbecue-turned-dance party comes a pair of DJ mixes courtesy of !K7's illustrious DJ-KiCKS series. Read more » 

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  • 03/30/2010

Stream the New Lali Puna Album Now!

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Lali Puna 's newest album, Our Inventions, on Morr Music, may not be available to buy until next Tuesday, but we've got the exclusive stream of the entire record running right now. Check out the beautiful sounds of Valerie Trebeljahr, Markus Acher, and company below, and see what the six-year break since Faking the Books has yielded.



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  • 03/30/2010

Download: Ricky Blaze "I Feel Free (Kingdom Remix)"

Apparently, just being a hotly tipped DJ/producer isn't enough for Kingdom. Fresh off the release of his Mind Reader EP, the NYC artist has decided to launch his own party with a little help from his pal Dre Skull. They're calling it Club Infinity, and the first one is going down this Saturday at NY's The Studio at Webster Hall. They'll be joined by Jubilee and Cubic Zirconia, and Toronto's Egyptrixx will be performing live to celebrate the release of his new EP on Night Slugs (for which Kingdom contributed a remix). For those who won't be in NY this Saturday, or simply can't wait that long to get the party started, Kingdom has dug into his archives and unearthed this remix of Brooklyn Auto-Tune dancehall whiz kid Ricky Blaze

Average: 6.5 (34 votes)
 
 

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