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Hear The Juan MacLean's Upcoming LP in Full

Before The Juan MacLean's third album lands next week via longstanding label home DFA, the nine-track LP is now streaming in full. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Download: Erdbeerschnitzel "Treat"

German producer Erdbeerschnitzel has quietly built up an impressive discography over the past few years, most recently turning in four soul-burnt efforts on The Ample Waters EP, his second outing in as many years for the Delsin label. Now, the man has joined the ranks of Cologne's Rote Liebe collective, and to spread the word has shared a new track, "Treat." Again, a production bathed in soulful tones, "Treat" places down-pitched vocals and an array of murky textures atop a series of skipping rhythms, which hold steady as the track slowly evolves into a dense mass of hazy chords and cavernous FX. Erdbeerschnitzel's latest tune can be downloaded below, while his recent EP for Delsin can be streamed in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.8 (31 votes)

Les Sins Shares New Video, Announces Fall Tour

Last month, Bay Area-based producer/songwriter Chaz Bundick (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) announced plans to issue his debut LP as Les Sins later in the year via his newly launched Company label. Now, a video for the record's lead single, "Bother," has surfaced along with dates for Les Sins' upcoming North American tour. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Download: Timoka "Borogoves"

First Listen
Label: Holger

Hailing from Switzerland, adventurous producer and visual artist Benjamin Kilchhofer (a.k.a. Timoka) is set to deliver his second outing for the fledgling Holger imprint later this month. Serving as our first taste is "Borogoves," a collage-like track that threads together off-kilter bell melodies, reversed chords, and a series of unconventional vocal chops, underneath which clunking percussion and a steady kick help give the track its rhythmic cohesion. "Borogoves" will be joined by 10 other such electronic assemblages on September 22 when Timoka's Tulgey mini-LP drops via Holger, a label for which Kilchhofer also (together with type designer Reymund Schröder) serves as the resident cover designer. In the meantime, a grainy preview video for Timoka's upcoming record can be watched after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (36 votes)

Barnt Announces Debut Album

Barnt has announced that he will release his debut full-length later this year via Magazine, the self-described conceptual imprint he co-heads alongside Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Bubblin' Up: Gut Nose

A certain degree of bluntness can be expected from a guy with an artist name like Gut Nose. Hailing from Queens, New York, Andrew Vagabundo makes a variation on what Actress and Moiré have called "b-boy techno," or what Ron Morelli has called "graffiti techno," a corroded brand of beat music that sits somewhere between hip-hop and dance music. It's a cliché about New York, but Vagabundo's productions do have that city saturation—tough and caked in grit, they evoke images of rats, illicit activity, piss-stained sidewalks, and violence. Read more » 

Dean Blunt Details Upcoming LP for Rough Trade, Streams Track

Following news that he had signed to Rough Trade earlier this year, Dean Blunt has shared further details of his second solo studio album, Black Metal. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Podcast 359: Danny Daze

Danny Daze (a.k.a. Daniel Gomez) has been releasing records since the late '00s, but during the past year, the Miami producer has taken his craft to another level. Recent months have seen him release music via Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic label and Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio imprint, and just last week, Gomez officially joined the esteemed ranks of Kompakt, serving up the label's latest Speicher 12". Simply put, Danny Daze has been busy, especially considering that he's frequently DJing around the globe and also has a new label of his own in the works. Given that, we weren't sure if he'd be able to contribute to the XLR8R podcast series, but he somehow found the time to assemble this exclusive mix. Read more » 

Watch a Video from Mexican Summer Newcomer Andras Fox

Today sees Andras Fox debut on the Mexican Summer label with his five-track Vibrate on Silent EP. To mark the occasion, the Melbourne-based producer has passed along a new video for EP cut "Pontoon." Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Download: Mans O "Freed"

Label: Disboot

"Freed" is the cloudy closing cut from Barcelona producer Mans O's new EP, which landed yesterday via the Disboot label (also based in Barcelona). One of four tracks to appear on the Macaya EP, "Freed" begins with a wash of tremolo synths, which graciously give way to an 8-bit bassline and blip-like percussion. From there, the beat coalesces into an opaque affair, its lush pads blending with wordless vocal chants and miniature rhythmic patterns that seem be absorbed by FX around almost every corner. While "Freed" can be download for free below, the rest of Mans O's new Macaya EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (35 votes)

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