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Download: Synthek & Audiolouis "Broken Pad"

Label: Natch

Earlier this month, Natch label founders Synthek and Audiolouis issued their debut full-length together, Unwise. Featured here, Broken Pad" is one of 12 dense techno expeditions to appear on the record. Beginning with a pulsing pattern of kick drums, the track gradually builds into a thick sonic atmosphere—glacial pads meet sci-fi textures, which are pushed to the background by sheets of machine-made hiss and growing layers of dubbed percussion rattles. The Berlin pair's Unwise LP is out now, with an extensive remix series set to appear down the line featuring reworks from Sleeparchive, Zadig, Neel, Tadeo, Ness and Polar Inertia. 

Average: 7.7 (33 votes)
 
 

Stream DJ Haus' and DJ Q's New EP as Trumpet and Badman

The duo of DJ Haus and DJ Q debuted as Trumpet & Badman last summer, with four Jersey-swung, organ-fueled house numbers on the Love Keeps Changing EP. Now the pair is set to return with another collection of summer dancefloor tunes on the simply titled EP 2. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/18/2014

Check Out a New Mix from Brackles

London-based DJ/producer Brackles (a.k.a. Rob Kemp) has been tapped for the latest edition of the i AM podcast series. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/18/2014

Download: Lokiboi "Midnight Tempo"

First Listen

London-via-Moscow beatmaker Lokiboi has appeared in XLR8R's Downloads section quite a bit over the past few years, but he's never quite sounded like he does on "Midnight Tempo." Here, Lokiboi hovers just above 100 bpm, lacing a shuffling four-on-the-floor beat with a mellow procession of chopped chords and murmured vocals—presumably the producer's own. Sweetening the package, "Midnight Tempo" comes with a touch of vintage sensibilities, as Lokiboi utilizes alternating patterns of bright organ melodies and airy MIDI horns to top off the soulful house outing. 

Average: 7.1 (64 votes)
 
 

Lusine Shares New Stop-Motion Video for "Arterial"

Seattle producer Lusine (a.k.a. Jeff McIlwain) has shared a detailed stop-motion video for "Arterial," the title cut from his upcoming EP for Ghostly. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/17/2014

Hear a Track from Starfoxxx's Upcoming Debut LP for Donky Pitch

This week, the Donky Pitch label revealed details of its next release, the debut full-length from Chicago producer David Beltran (a.k.a. Starfoxxx). Now, a stream of the LP's first full track, "Our Bodies," has leaked. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Watch a Spacey New Video from Pixelord

Prolific Russian producer Pixelord is set to release his next EP, Polygon Fane, later this month via the Infinite Machine label. Before then, the Moscow artist has let loose a spacey new video for EP cut "Answer." Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Call Super Readies Debut LP for Houndstooth

After releasing the debut full-length from Throwing Snow, Mosaic, earlier this year, the Houndstooth label has revealed plans to issue the debut album from another rising producer, Call Super, in September. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Download: Give In "Saw Palmetto"

Label: RIS Labs

After initially launching from San Francisco in 2010, the Rock It Science Laboratories imprint (or RIS Labs, for short) has reemerged as a Los Angeles-based label/collective, with Give In's Slow Moves EP serving at the outpost's latest effort. The alias of LA producer/sound engineer George Cochrane, the Give In project concerns itself with detailed melodic house, of which "Saw Palmetto" is a fine example. Serving as one of two original cuts which appear on Slow Moves, the track relies on intricate percussion to initially build its momentum before Cochrane adds layers of crystalline chords, tweaked synth lines, and jazzy vocal chops to the procession. Out now, Give In's entire Slow Moves EP can be streamed via the player provided after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.2 (33 votes)
 
 

Shlohmo Gives Away 'No More' EP with Jeremih

No More, the collaborative EP from LA beatmaker Shlohmo and R&B crooner Jeremih, is now available to download for free. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/17/2014

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