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Download: Joe Howe "Zequals"

First Listen

Preparing his first release for French label Sound Pellegrino, Glasgow-based musician Joe Howe (a.k.a. Ben Butler & Mousepad) has shared "Zequels," a frisky cut from his forthcoming EXEP EP. Alternating between segments of automated grinding repetitions and whimsical synth pads, the tune shows off Howe's ability to fuse these dynamic elements into an airy composition of high-spirits and splendid textures. More of Joe Howe's effervescent works can be heard when EXEP drops on April 21. 

Average: 8.5 (37 votes)
 
 

Listen to Prins Thomas' Upcoming Third LP

Norway's disco-inclined Full Pupp co-owner, Prins Thomas, has shared a stream of his forthcoming III album before it's released later this month. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

Rolando to Inaugurate New Label with Three-Track EP

A former member of Detroit's fabled Underground Resistance collective, Rolando has announced the launching of a new imprint, Roland Rocha Records, or R3 for short. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

Kid Smpl Announces New EP, Shares Lead Single

Returning to Hush Hush for his forthcoming Silo Tear EP, Seattle-based producer Kid Smpl is said to combine ambient atmospheres with rough, mechanical textures on his next record. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

Download: Carisma "Talento Matemático"

Label: Cómeme

The Carisma project represents the combined efforts of Buenos Aires DJ/producers Carolina Stegmayer and Ismael Pinkler. Together, the pair recently delivered the Directamente EP for Matias Aguayo's consistently unpredictable and effortlessly fun Cómeme imprint, from which the loose-fitting "Talento Matemático" has been pulled. With a thick drum machine serving as the tune's backbone, "Talento Matemático" begins with a faint sequenced melody and wordless vocal echoes peppered with playful rythmic FX. Appearing to be in no rush, Carisma only begins to unfold the track well past its opening minute, lacing the tune with vintage chords stabs and new layers of charging hats which file in and out of the production as it runs its effortless course. In addition to this download of "Talento Matemático," Carisma has also passed along a video for its similarly vintage-leaning, Latin-tinged "Que Linda Tu Pradera," which can be watched in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (29 votes)
 
 

Download a New Mix from Jacques Greene

With his upcoming Phantom Vibrate EP set to drop via LuckyMe later this month, Jacques Greene has delivered a new mix for free download. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

Listen to Bonobo's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

Longtime Ninja Tune affiliate Bonobo has delivered the latest Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. First aired over the weekend, the two-hour affair—which features tracks from Martyn, Machine Drum, Maya Jane Coles, Mano Le Tough, Dark Sky, Throwing Snow, Dauwd, and Taylor McFerrin, alongside a number of Bonobo's own productions—is now available to hear in full. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

Preview Gerd's Upcoming 12" for DFTD

On the way from the recently inaugurated DFTD, an imprint of longstanding UK label Defected, Still Believe sees veteran DJ/producer and 4Lux boss Gerd using his well-honed house techniques to construct two brand-new, dancefloor-ready pieces, both of which are now available to preview. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

Download: MCFERRDOG "I Wanna See"

First Listen
Label: 1080p

The 1080p tape label is set to continue building its catalog at a speedy pace with the Club Amniotics album on its way later this month from MCFERRDOG, a new alias of burgeoning NYC producer Max McFerren. Pulled from the 10 "fantastical, weird-as-I-wanna-be experiments" featured on the record is "I Wanna See," a particularly emotive piece of uptempo house which bends curiously pitched vocal snippets atop its set of pulsing piano chords and airy pads. Though a bit off-beat, there is something intrinsically catchy and surprisingly uplifting to McFerren's track. Those curious to see where else the stateside producer plans to take his MCERRDOG project will have to wait until April 22, when Club Amniotics drops in both cassette and digital form. In the meantime, a video for "I Wanna See"—featuring an endearingly miniature narrative—can be watched after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (33 votes)
 
 

Daphni Teams Up with Owen Pallett for New 12"; Stream It Now

Daphni, the dancefloor-oriented project of Dan Snaith (a.k.a. Caribou, pictured above), will soon be releasing a new 12" that features a pair of collaborations with composer, violinist, and fellow Canadian Owen Pallett. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2014

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