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Check Out New Mixes from Moiré, John Barera, and Bill Kouligas

New mixes from former Bubblin' Up artist Moiré (pictured above), budding Boston talent John Barera, and PAN label head Bill Kouligas surfaced today. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

DJ Q and Flava D Release Collaborative Single, Prep EP for Local Action

UK garage specialist DJ Q and Rinse/Butterz/Formula affiliate Flava D have today dropped a collaborative single, "PS," which comes ahead of the pair's upcoming EP for Local Action. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

Aphex Twin Reveals First Details of Upcoming 'SYRO' LP

After a blimp donning the Aphex Twin logo was spotted flying over London this weekend and stencils of the logo were reported throughout NYC, it appears the electronic pioneer born Richard D. James will return with a new LP, SYRO, for which he has today shared the first official details. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

Download: Seafloor "4 the Future"

First Listen

The glowing "4 the Future" comes from the upcoming The Noise EP, which budding Brooklyn talent Seafloor plans to drop for free on August 25. With its ravey synths and understated skitter, "4 the Future" lands somewhere between footwork-indebted bass and pop-leaning beatwork, its candy-coated synths and active vocal manipulations leading the charge above the track's 808 rhythms. Seafloor's latest production, and his upcoming free EP, come ahead of a pair of efforts for the growing Infinite Machine label, which plans to deliver a digital EP from the man later this year and a proper 12" release in early 2015. 

Average: 6.8 (43 votes)
 
 

Preview an Upcoming Compilation from Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic Imprint

Last year, Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic imprint launched Metaphysix, a series of compilations each with their own conceptual theme. The forthcoming Correspondence collection will serve as the series' third installment, and reportedly focuses on the musical relationship between Paris and the Ultramajic entity, presenting "ostensibly disparate producers from around the world translating similar musical ideas through cultural barriers." Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

Download: Milo McBride "FLAZ"

Label: Ventura

Born and raised in NYC, Milo McBride is a beatmaker who utilizes a wide array of sonic elements to create his hybrid productions. "FLAZ"—the lead single to the man's upcoming RUINZ EP (expected to drop via Ventura in early September)—is a sleek and efficient first glance into McBride's style, one which utilizes sweeping chords, filtered vocals, sub-bass stabs, and the detailed rattles of metallic percussion throughout its run. Building in patient, measured steps, "FLAZ" becomes more immersive the further one follows its fractured rhythms, as new miniature elements seep into the production, forming a series of hypnotic, interlocking patterns as the track moves toward the end of its three-minute jaunt. 

Average: 8.1 (35 votes)
 
 

Darkside Splits "For Now," Shares New B-Sides

Darkside—the collaboration between Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington—has announced the project will go on hiatus following a final performance in Brooklyn next month. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

Stream the Title Track from Caribou's Upcoming LP, 'Our Love'

Earlier this summer, Dan Snaith revealed plans to release his sixth studio album as Caribou later this year, entitled Our Love. The record is due to drop via Merge/City Slang on October 7, and in the meantime, its title track has been made available to stream. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

Gear: Ikonika Lists Five Essential Pieces from Her Studio Arsenal

Next week, Ikonika (a.k.a. Sara Abdel-Hamid) will release 'Position,' a seven-track effort that features some of the London producer's most purely club-focused work to date. Following her synth-driven and '80s-referencing 2013 LP, 'Aerotropolis,' the new EP marks something of a new direction for Ikonika, particularly in the title track's distorted drums and obvious nods to ballroom. Still, this isn't exactly surprising; after all, the longtime Hyperdub affiliate and Hum + Buzz co-founder has been gradually refining her sound ever since she first appeared on wax in 2008. And while part of that evolution can simply be chalked up to additional experience, both in the club and behind the boards, part of the process can undoubtedly be attributed to changes in her production set-up. Curious about what tools are guiding her workflow these days, we asked Ikonika to detail the five most important pieces from her studio. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

Watch a Live Performance from Todd Terje

A new video of an ambitious, headlining live set from nu-disco figurehead Todd Terje has surfaced online. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2014

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