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Marcel Dettmann's MDR Label Drops Two New V/A 12"s with Answer Code Request and More

Marcel Dettmann's MDR imprint has released a clutch of exclusive tracks from the Berlin techno stalwart's recent Fabric 77 mix. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

Check Out Body High Producer Motions' Bootleg Remix of Drake

Earlier this year, Motions (formerly half of the now-defunct Grown Folk outfit) issued his solo debut EP, All Gone, via the Body High label, a record which was followed by Moitons' Of Unsound Mind 001 EP, which served as the inaugural release for Skream's imprint of the same name. Now, Motions has resurfaced just before 2014 comes to a close with a bootleg remix of Drake's "How Bout Now," using the tracks' synth-soaked outro as the base for a soaring new rework. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

Vin Sol Announces Upcoming EP for Clone Jack for Daze

West Coast producer and Soo Wavey label co-head (alongside ascendant SF beatmaker Matrixxman) Vin Sol will next land on the Clone Jack for Daze imprint with the four-track Off the Chain EP. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

Download a New Track from Seven Davis Jr.

2014 has been a breakout year for Seven Davis Jr., the fast-rising Los Angeles-based producer/vocalist who in the past 12 months has released on Funkineven's Apron label, dropped an EP on Classic (the title track from which we deemed one of the best tracks of 2014), and collaborated with Doc Daneeka for two songs on the Berlin producer's recent From Mine to Mistress EP for his own Ten Thousand Yen outpost. Even with all that to his name this year, Seven Davis Jr. does not appear ready to settle down, and today has offered a characteristically funky new production, "Get Serious," for free download. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

Appleblim and Second Storey Prepare Second 12" for R&S as ALSO

After debuting their collaborative ALSO project on R&S late last month, Appleblim and Second Storey will again combine forces on a second 12" for the label set to arrive in February of next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

Download a Hudson Mohawke Remix of Four Tet

In the 25 days leading up to Christmas—and in keeping with annual tradition—Glasgow's LuckyMe label and collective has been giving away one free download a day, and today's track on offer is a remix of Four Tet's "Parallel Jalebi" by Warp affiliate Hudson Mohawke. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

Nathan Fake Preps New EP for Cambria Instruments, Streams Track

Earlier this year, Border Community labelmates Nathan Fake and Wesley Matsell inaugurated their own Cambria Instruments label with a two-track 12", and today brought news of a follow-up EP from Fake (flying solo this time). Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

Kai Hugo to Debut on Beats in Space as Palmbomen II

Kai Hugo has assumed his Palmbomen II alias—the solo, gear-oriented counterpart to his Palmbomen project—on an upcoming album for Beats in Space. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Tracks (25 - 1)

Yesterday's installment of our ongoing Best of 2014 series kicked off our countdown of the 50 best tracks of the year, so it only follows that today's chapter would take us all the way to number one. Much like yesterday's selections, our top tunes of 2014 are unquestionably dominated by house, techno, and other flavors of (mostly) four-on-the-floor dance fodder, but it's a testament to the artists involved that many of these tunes are just as enjoyable in the club as they are on headphones at home. Although much of our 2014 soundtrack was backed by the steady pulse of a kick drum, there's a lot of variation within these tunes; more importantly, there's a lot of quality music to be heard. Read more » 

KiNK Readies Debut Record for Pets

Bulgarian producer KiNK will deliver his first proper release for Pets (the label headed by Polish duo Catz 'N Dogz) midway through January. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2014

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