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Tresor Announces Reissue of Drexciya Side Project, Transllusion

Longstanding Berlin label Tresor is preparing to re-release material from Transllusion, a solo project from the late James Stinson of legendary electro duo Drexciya. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2014

Max Cooper to Debut Collaborative Skew & Satirist Project on Upcoming EP

Following the release of his debut LP, Human, earlier this year (and a contribution to our Artist Tips series), Max Cooper has unveiled a new collaborative project, Skew & Satirist, which will issue its first effort next month via the Killekill label. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

CHLLNGR Readies New LP for Time No Place, Streams Lead Single

Copenhagen-based artist Steven Jess Borth II (a.k.a. CHLLNGR) has unveiled the details of his forthcoming sophomore LP, Form of Release. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Download: Rival Consoles "Helios"

First Listen
Label: Erased Tapes

An expansive electronic composition, "Helios" is set to close out the a-side of Rival Consoles' upcoming Sonne EP for the Erased Tapes label. Spanning just under five minutes, "Helios" is built on the back of a percussive shuffle, which chugs along as the producer amasses an array of glistening electronic textures. Building slowly at first, the track's buzzing arpeggios and heavenly drones eventually burst upon meeting a procession of live-played drums that enthusiastically march throughout the song's latter half. Rival Consoles' six-track Sonne EP will see its official release on September 15, to be followed later in the month by an Erased Tapes tour, which will find label affiliates Peter Broderick, Greg Haines, Douglas Dare, and Rival Consoles performing along the West Coast across a string of dates; more info can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.5 (78 votes)
 
 

Trouw Announces Line-Up for Final ADE Run

Housed inside an old newspaper factory, over the years Amsterdam club Trouw has become one of our favorite spots on the planet to see DJs and producers perform. As such, Trouw has consistently served as a highlight during our annual trips to the Amsterdam Dance Event festival, which will again take over the Dutch city this October (having shared its initial set of performers last week) With this being Trouw's final year—a closure planned since the club's inception—the Amsterdam institution has now revealed the impressive full line-up for what will be its last run of ADE events. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Luke Solomon Preps New EP for Let's Play House, with a Remix from Benjamin Damage

House veteran Luke Solomon is set to debut on Jacques Renault's Let's Play House label next month with the Things Wot I Done, Vol. I EP. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Flying Lotus Reveals Full Tracklist for 'You're Dead!' LP, Shares New Video Teaser

When it arrived last month, the initial announcement for Flying Lotus' upcoming fifth full-length album came with few details other than its title, You're Dead!, and the fact that the LP would again see the LA beat pioneer releasing via Warp. Now, FlyLo has revealed the full tracklist for his upcoming long-player along with a new teaser video, which presents some of the first audio to surface from the record. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Download: Sleepyhead "All Night"

First Listen

Broke City is a monthly Brooklyn party that has hosted the likes of Machinedrum, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Pictureplane, Jubilee and others over its three-plus-year run. Presided over by resident DJs Dunes, Figgy, and Sleepyhead—who is featured here—the monthly event has put together a new compilation featuring tracks from friends and cohorts such as Shams and HXdB. For his contribution to the Broke City Summer Collection Volume 2 comp, Sleepyhead has put together a deep and luscious house number, "All Night," which glides with a simple skip as it weaves its way around thick chords and whispered vocals. Sleepyhead's new track, and the rest of Broke City's summer collection, can be streamed after the jump and downloaded for free here.  Read more » 

Average: 7.5 (31 votes)
 
 

Download Five Exclusive Edits from Fade to Mind's Kingdom, Kelela, and More

Fade to Mind has dipped into its holdings to make five exclusive edits from its artist collective available for free download. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted: Wolfgang Voigt, Lawrence English, and Others Ponder the State of Ambient Music

In September of 1978, British singer, musician, artist, and record producer Brian Eno penned a short manifesto as an introduction to a new sound he had been exploring. "Over the past three years," he wrote, "I have become interested in the use of music as ambience, and have come to believe that it is possible to produce material that can be used thus without being in any way compromised." The compromise he referred to was the proliferation of Muzak, or any of "the products of the various purveyors of canned music" which Eno felt the need to distance himself from. He did this by coining the term "ambient music," and releasing a series of LPs dedicated to "building up a small but versatile catalogue of environmental music suited to a wide variety of moods and atmospheres." Ambient 1: Music for Airports launched the four-part collection that same year, and it would establish Eno as the godfather of a subtle and exploratory style of composition that he first touched on with 1975's Discreet Music. Read more » 

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