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Download Daedelus' 'Five Years of FoF' Mix

Home to artists such as Shlohmo, LOL Boys, Groundislava, Salva, and others over the years, 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of Los Angeles imprint Friends of Friends. To mark the occasion, the label is said to have a compilation in the works (as well as a pair of anniversary shows in LA and Seattle next month), but first, the label has tapped LA beatmaker Daedelus—who recently announced his forthcoming The Light Brigade LP for Brainfeeder—to put together a label-spanning Five Years of FoF mix. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Stream the New Single from SOPHIE's QT Project

Shortly following the release of "Lemonade" b/w "Hard" on Numbers, UK producer SOPHIE has teamed up with PC Music head A. G. Cook to form QT, a collaboration which today has dropped a new single via XL. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Download: Djedjotronic "Rotten"

First Listen
Label: Boysnoize

Landing somewhere between space-age electro and steely techno, "Rotten" is one of five tracks set to appear on Djedjotronic's forthcoming Drum Program EP. Built around industrial percussion tones and crisp drum machine hits, the track is acutely focused on its rhythmic content, looking only to a few icy, atmospheric touches and a sequence of looping bleeps to provide any sort of outright musical components. As it turns out, that's really all "Rotten" needs, as its rhythmic patterns frequently shift and evolve throughout the effort's four-plus minute run, making for an effective dancefloor tool. "Rotten" and the rest of Djedjotronic's Drum Program EP are set to arrive on September 1. 

Average: 8.3 (42 votes)
 
 

Miles Whittaker, Cabaret Voltaire, and the Venue That Stole the Spotlight: Berlin Atonal's Five Most Memorable Moments

Berlin Atonal, which wrapped up a five-day run in the German capital during the early hours of Monday morning, was ostensibly a music festival, but it was much more than that. Art and food also played a big role, but Atonal wasn't really about those things either. Read more » 

Kompakt Details Latest 'Pop Ambient' Compilation

Kompakt has detailed the next installment in its long-running Pop Ambient series, which brings together experimental and ambient offerings from the Cologne-based outpost. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Podcast 357: Basement Jaxx

Quiet isn't a word that many people would use to describe Basement Jaxx, but in recent years, the lively UK duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe has maintained a relatively low profile. Still, even though the outfit responsible for international smash hits like "Where's Your Head At?" and "Red Alert" may have stepped out of the spotlight a bit, the pair hasn't exactly mellowed with age. This week, Basement Jaxx is releasing its seventh studio album, Junto; as expected, it's a madcap, genre-hopping effort that finds Buxton and Ratcliffe delivering another batch of shuffling house rhythms, soulful vocal turns, and oddball pop experiments. That being said, as inventive as Basement Jaxx's productions have been over the years, the duo first made its name in the DJ booth. (Basement Jaxx was actually the name of the pair's mid-'90s club night; it was followed by another party called Rooty, whose name was later used as the title of the group's second LP.) Curious to see if the boys' DJ chops were intact, we invited them to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Read more » 

Download a New Mix from George FitzGerald

Ahead of the release of his debut album for Domino subsidiary Double Six, Berlin-based producer George FitzGerald has delivered the latest installment in FACT's longstanding mix series. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Download: Daisuke Tanabe "Origami"

First Listen
Label: Ki

Daisuke Tanabe is set to return to German label Ki with his Floating Underwater LP next month. Spanning 15 tracks, the record shows off the Japanese producer's (and former RBMA participant's) knack for crafting genre-defying beats. On "Origami"—a cut pulled from the first half of Floating Underwater—Tanabe sews together an off-kilter array of hi-fi percussion and fuzzy chords with a disjointed bass synth. The resulting concoction is pleasantly reminiscent of Uprock Narratives-era Prefuse 73—burnt with a touch of soul, the track can be unpredictable, though its spastic, miniature movements never venture too far off the map. An alluring taste of Tabane's forthcoming full-length, "Origami" can be download below before Floating Underwater officially drops on September 15. 

Average: 8.4 (37 votes)
 
 

Pomelo Announces 20th-Anniversary Release, with Tin Man, Elektro Guzzi, and More

Viennese label Pomelo will issue a duo of 20th-anniversary 12"s this fall. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Watch the Second Visual Single from Christopher Willits' Upcoming LP

Before it arrives next week, a new single from Christopher Willits' upcoming LP for Ghostly has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

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