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Wolfgang Voigt Pays Tribute to the Roland 303 for Kompakt's 303rd Release

For a label to reach 303 releases is no small feat, and to commemorate this milestone longstanding Cologne-based outpost Kompakt has announced it will dedicate its 303rd release to the iconic Roland TB-303 synth. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Podcast 353: Randomer

Randomer (a.k.a. Rohan Walder) isn't a new artist, but it does feel like the London-based producer is hitting his stride as of late. First surfacing amongst the post-dubstep flurry of the late '00s, he's released tunes for a variety of labels over the years, including Soul Jazz, Tru Thoughts, Numbers, Hemlock, and Turbo. And though his name has long been associated with tough rhythms and inventive percussion, Randomer's sound has gradually drifted toward techno, eventually settling on an aesthetic that infuses raw, warehouse-ready sounds with a distinctly UK flavor. Just this month, he's been on a real hot streak, as his Residents 12" for L.I.E.S. was the label's 50th release (and first from a UK artist), and was quickly followed by Stupid Things I Do, his debut for the similarly esteemed Clone Basement Series. Suddenly, Randomer appears to be at the peak of his powers, so it's rather fortunate that he's also been working on an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Read more » 

Hyperdub Details Third 10th-Anniversary Compilation

In celebration of a decade in operation, the Hyperdub label has been releasing a series of compilations, each of which focus on a different aspect of the label's broad stylistic catalog. The upcoming third edition, 10.3, reportedly follows the "melancholy vapor trail" mapped by longstanding label affiliate Burial's beatless atmospherics, and assembles new material from the likes of Lee Gamble, Fatima Al Qadiri, Dean Blunt, and The Bug alongside older cuts from Laurel Halo, King Midas Sound, and label head Kode9, among others. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Download: Sieren "Prism (Duct Remix)"

First Listen

With appearances on Project: Mooncircle and Finest Ego to his name, Berlin-based producer Sieren (pictured above) will shift his aims more towards the dancefloor on his upcoming The Convoluted Truth EP. Said to find Sieren delivering "five slices of deep, UK bass-inflected experimentation," the upcoming record (which will see a release via the Shades label) is preceded by a remix collection, from which Duct's take on EP cut "Prism" comes to us. On it, Duct refits the original track into a more efficient structure, focusing on rhythmic bass-weight and detailed percussion while filling the production out with subtle atmospherics. Out on August 4, Sieren's upcoming The Convoluted Truth EP can be streamed in full after the jump while the record's accompanying remix collection—which also features reworks from Fybe:one and Manni Dee—can be downloaded for free here.  Read more » 

Average: 9 (31 votes)
 
 

Airhead Preps New Single for Hemlock

Just last week, Rob McAndrews dropped a new solo EP as Airhead for the emergent 1-800-Dinosaur label, which he co-operates alongside James Blake and a handful of others. Now, the UK producer and member of Blake's live band has disclosed details for another 12" under the alias, one that will apparently deviate somewhat from the style of his past releases. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Steffi and Martyn Announce Collaborative EP as Doms & Deykers

Steffi (pictured above) and Martyn have revealed details for an upcoming joint release as Doms & Deykers. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

DJ Sprinkles Plans Brief North American Tour

Deep house auteur Terre Thaemlitz (a.k.a. DJ Sprinkles) will return to North America next month for a short string of dates in the US and Canada. Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2014

Download: Deebs "Wake Forever"

First Listen

Toronto-based producer Deebs is set to drop a helping of new material in September, and has decided to pass along the slow-brewing "Wake Forever" to give a better idea of what to expect from the budding talent's next outing. A track that has served as the opener for Deebs' recent live performances, "Wake Forever" presents a heavenly procession of re-pitched vocals, which stutter and pulse atop outstretched sub-bass notes and a dense procession of skittering half-time rhythms. Topped off by a subtle bell melody, "Wake Forever" is a patient production, and one which leaves the Canadian talent plenty of room to go just about anywhere on his forthcoming record. 

Average: 8 (36 votes)
 
 

Portable Preps Solo EP for Perlon; Preview It Now

South African-born artist and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Alan Abrahams will deliver a new EP under his Portable alias via the Perlon label next month. Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2014

Roman Flügel Shares New Track from Upcoming LP

Longstanding German producer/DJ Roman Flügel is set to add a new LP to his substantial discography in the coming weeks, and today has provided the upcoming effort's first taste with a full stream of album cut "Parade." Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2014

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