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Watch a New Video from Stones Throw Artist Mndsgn

A relatively new artist to the Stones Throw fold, Mndsgn today drops his Yawn Zen LP for the label, and has shared a new video for album cut "TXT (MSGS)" to mark the occasion. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Hear Christopher Willits' Upcoming LP for Ghostly in Full

San Francisco-based electronic musician Christopher Willits has shared a full stream of the audio portion from his forthcoming "visual album" for Ghostly. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

Download: BSN Posse "Soul Rhythm"

Label: Freshmoon

"Soul Rhythm" is the title track from Spanish duo BSN Posse's new EP for the Freshmoon imprint. Described by the label as a slice of "easy-listening footwork," the tune is heavy on late-night vibes, coming flushed with moody keys and effervescent strings. Rhythmically, the track is very much indebted to the Chicago footwork tradition as sharp kicks, skittering hats, and crisp claps are used to fill the space left by the production's widespread arrangement. The BSN Posse's full Soul Rhythm EP is out now. 

Average: 8.4 (46 votes)

Caribou to Stream Live Performance from Dimensions Tomorrow

With his forthcoming Our Love LP a little over a month away from seeing its release, Caribou has revealed plans to stream his live performance from the Dimensions Festival's opening concert tomorrow. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2014

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"

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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 (63 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 » 

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