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Palms Trax Previews Upcoming EP for Lobster Theremin

After learning yesterday about the launch of Lobster Theremin's new Black Label series of releases, the imprint has now announced plans to drop a four-track effort from Palms Trax next month. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2014

Bok Bok Details Upcoming EP for Night Slugs

Last month, Bok Bok dropped the Kelela-featuring single "Melba's Call," a stuttering and futuristic tune released via his own Night Slugs label. Now, Bok Bok has announced plans to follow up that 10" with a proper EP titled Your Charizmatic Self, which will serve as the London producer's first multi-track work since 2011's Southside EP. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2014

Download a New Mix from Braiden

Back in 2012, Braiden delivered an excellent edition of the XLR8R podcast. At the time, he was living in London, DJing regularly on Rinse FM, and had only a single 12" and a handful of remixes in his discography. Since then, things have changed quite a bit, as he now resides in Berlin, holds down a weekly slot on NTS Radio, and has added a 12" on Rush Hour to his repertoire. Though he continues to maintain a fairly low profile, there's no question that the man is busy, and today, he's put together a new mix for the Juno Plus podcast series. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2014

Download: Weber "L.M.P."

First Listen
Label: Holger

Leipzig-based producer Philipp Weber—who also serves as half of the Webermichelson duo—will be releasing a solo mini-album via the Holger label on May 19. Plainly titled Eins, or "one" in German, the mini-album is explained by Weber to be "like speaking a language without knowing its grammar [and] still trying to find the right words." Lifted from his forthcoming album, the somber "L.M.P" track precisely mirrors Weber's description, as skittering, harshly plucked strings and propelling synth waves are erratically mixed with squeaking and distorted field recordings of miscellaneous objects. The results make for an eerily writhing and contorted tune.  

Average: 8.3 (25 votes)
 
 

Check Out an 18-Mintue Remix from Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer

Pulled from a new remix collection, minimal stalwart Ricardo Villalobos (pictured above) and frequent studio partner Max Loderbauer have extended Wolfgang Haffner's "Melodia del Viento" into an 18-minute excursion through techno abstraction. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2014

Plaid Launches Interactive Web App for New Track

After announcing the forthcoming release of its seventh studio album last month, Veteran London production duo Plaid has launched an interactive web app to tease album cut "Tether." Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Check Out DJ Rashad's and DJ Spinn's Remix for 7 Days of Funk

There are a lot of similarities between Snoop Dogg and Dâm Funk, which makes their pairing such a natural one. Last year, they released 7 Days of Funk, an ode to Angeleno funk filled with classic vibes and old-school soul. Now, out of nowhere, Chicago footwork mavens DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, alongside Bay Area upstart Taso, have jumped into the equation, operating together as Teklife to deliver a sped-up and frenetic remix of Snoop Dogg's and Dâm Funk's "Do My Thang." Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Lobster Theremin Announces New Black Label Series

Though it only has a discography of five records, London label Lobster Theremin has quickly carved out a niche for itself. It's sound is noisy and abrasive, with rugged hardware-centric tones provided by the likes of Palm Trax, Steve Murphy, and Snow Bone. Now, however, the label is diversifying by starting a more techno-focused offshoot imprint called the Black Label series. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Prins Thomas Launches New Imprint, Previews First Release

Following his recent contribution to our Locals Only feature, Norwegian producer Prins Thomas has launched a new imprint called Rett I Fletta—the third label to be added to his catalog, alongside Full Pupp and budding offshoot Internasjonal. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Download: Noah Pred "Devil's Quadrant (Tomas Jirku Instrumental Remix)"

First Listen

Late last year, Thoughtless label head Noah Pred released Third Culture, an ambitious LP which incorporated a number of collaborative works. This week, Pred has followed up that album with Third Culture Remixed, a collection of reworks which enlists the likes of Lando, Steven Tang, and Tomas Jirku, among others. Here, we have the instrumental version of Jirku's take on "Devil's Quadrant," which raps bubbling synth sequences and light acid melodies around low-reaching bass and a solid techno backbone. The non-instrumental version of Jirku's refix can be found on the 10-track Third Culture Remixed collection, out now via Pred's Thoughtless imprint. 

Average: 8.4 (24 votes)
 
 

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