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Download: Clu "Aquatic Ambience"

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Label: Moodgadget

The Moodgadget imprint—where artists such as Shigeto and Mux Mool placed their early releases—is set to return this week with the Gems EP, a four-track record from Dublin-based A/V pair Clu. Pulled from that record is "Aquatic Ambience," a beat whose watery textures and lush arrangement are certainly well-matched to its title. One of the EP's shorter efforts, "Aquatic Ambience" begins by building patterns from synthesized vocals and detailed percussion tones. As the track progresses, Clu unravels a number of spiraling arpeggios and a series of re-tuned vocal phrases, all while the track's shuffling rhythmic bed continues to add more interlocking layers. The result is an immersive production that serves as an intriguing preview to Clu's upcoming Moodgadget debut, officially out tomorrow. 

Average: 8.5 (42 votes)
 
 

Preview the Inaugural Release from Istheway with Remixes from MGUN and The Analogue Cops

A recent collaborator of Chicago house veteran Parris Mitchell, rising Italian producer Shinoby will launch his Istheway imprint next month with a four-track 12" featuring reworks from MGUN and The Analogue Cops. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

Beau Wanzer Readies Debut LP

Having released music via the L.I.E.S. label in recent years both solo and as half of Mutant Beat Dance (alongside Traxx), Chicago producer Beau Wanzer has revealed the details of his upcoming first solo full-length record. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

Download: Ténèbre "Psalm Pattern"

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A French producer currently residing in Seoul, South Korea, Ténèbre will issue the second record for his own Ténèbre Audio label next week. Titled "Poison the Machine" b/w "Bright", the upcoming effort is preceded by "Psalm Pattern," a strong-armed bonus track which showcases Ténèbre's knack for crafting heavy-handed techno hybrids. Piling heavy doses of industrial percussion and FX within its bass-heavy, six-minute run, "Psalm Pattern" is as much an electronic production as it is a feat of strength, resulting in a track that is clearly not for the faint of heart. In addition to offering a download of this loaded bonus cut, Ténèbre has also shared a preview stream of his forthcoming 12", which can be heard after jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.6 (30 votes)
 
 

Stream Roman Flügel's 'Happiness is Happening' in Full

After revealing details of a new album earlier this summer, longstanding German producer Roman Flügel has made his forthcoming Happiness is Happening LP available to stream in full. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

Bubblin' Up: Sage Caswell

If he followed in his mother's footsteps, 24-year-old Los Angeles house producer Sage Caswell might never have made it out of the San Fernando Valley. Not that there's anything wrong with the suburbs—it's just that much harder for an artist to carve out a career in dance music when they're removed from the city. Making an impact often requires being in the midst of things, at least to start. Read more » 

Download: Cubby "Hooded (Otik Remix)"

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Serving as the a-side to Brooklyn producer Cubby's (pictured above) recent 12" for Mermaid Ave., "Hooded" has been handed over to London resident Otik for a remix treatment. A somewhat unpredictable effort in its original form, Otik redirects the energy of Cubby's track in order to take "Hooded" down a more ravey path. After its initial intro, a brooding bassline signals a change of speed for Otik's rework, its elongated notes met by a barrage of chopped breaks that keep his version of "Hooded" moving at a breakneck pace. 

Average: 7 (38 votes)
 
 

Preview Vladislav Delay's New 'Visa' LP

Longstanding Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti (a.k.a. Vladislav Delay) has announced plans to release his first ambient album in 10 years this fall. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

Stream Dark Sky's Upcoming Debut LP for Monkeytown

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The trio of Matt Benyayer, Thomas Edwards, and Carlo Anderson (a.k.a. Dark Sky) have covered a lot of sonic ground over the last few years, with their releases for Black Acre, Blunted Robots, Pictures Music, Mister Saturday Night, Tectonic, and 50Weapons seeing the group explore club music's many bass-focused permutations. With imagin, the trio's ambitious debut LP, Dark Sky casts its net even wider, delivering a collection of electronic hybrids whose focus is not always on the dancefloor. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

Hear the First Single from Flying Lotus' Upcoming Album

Earlier this summer, Flying Lotus set off a rush anticipation when he announced plans to issue his fifth full-length album, You're Dead!, via seminal UK label Warp. Over the weekend, the LA producer debuted the forthcoming album's first single, "Moments of Hesitation," on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 6 show. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2014

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