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Download: Maths Time Joy "Always"

London producer Maths Time Joy (a.k.a. Tim Worthington) has helmed the second release for Live for the Funk's fledgling Our Sounds series, bringing three bass-heavy cuts from the bosom of bass music. On "Always," the whirring synths, soulful vocals, and percussion—snaps, rimshots, et al—nod to James Blake and Mount Kimbie, but Maths Time Joy flaunts the ability to recast those influences with an able hand. Although it starts out with a slow, broken beat, the tune gathers momentum as it rolls along, tossing out pitched samples in its wake. And if "Always" is your kind of jam, make sure to cop the rest of the Hideaway EP for free, here

Average: 8.3 (118 votes)

Review: Cottam Relapse EP

Label: Aus

Since his string of under-the-radar, vinyl-only singles made a stir a few years back, Cottam has stepped out from underneath his cloak of anonymity to reveal himself, not as a Burial-esque mystery producer but rather as a former DJ who rekindled his love for dance music via a copy of Ableton and an admiration for the slow-motion house of Mark E and The Revenge. (Also, he didn't want to get sued; his original 12"s were rife with potential copyright infractions, which prompted the anonymous angle.) The Relapse EP marks the Preston-based artist's second outing for Aus in as many years, and finds the man folding more bits of techno into his silky, slow-brewing productions while enlisting Cosmin TRG for remix duties. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 11/14/2012

Download a Collaborative Live Set from Bok Bok and Girl Unit

Last week, Night Slugs mavericks Bok Bok and Girl Unit played a special combined set at London's Heaven club, in which they pulled out bespoke versions of "Silo Pass," "Reminder," "Look," "Ensemble," and "Wut." What's more, a recording of the pair's hotly tipped performance is now available to stream and download. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/13/2012

Video: Dubbel Dutch "Self Help Riddim"

Multi-faceted Austin producer Dubbel Dutch has unveiled a sparkly, web 1.0-inspired video for "Self Help Riddim," the title track from his ongoing series of singles set to culminate into an EP sometime next year. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/13/2012

Download: Stumbleine "Honeycomb"

Label: Monotreme

One of the members of UK dubstep trio Swarms has splintered off from the pack to release a solo LP under the moniker Stumbleine. He's offered up "Honeycomb," one of the tracks from his Spiderwebbed LP, which was recently released via London outpost Monotreme. The song unfurls in layers of warmth and easy-going, soft-hitting beauty; quiet hip-hop samples are nestled between clicking rim hits and blunt kicks, while slow-paced synth stabs flicker overhead. After you grab "Honeycomb," you can stream all of Stumbleine's album after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (87 votes)

Stream Legowelt's New LP for Clone

Yesterday, the veteran Dutch producer Legowelt dropped his latest full-length, an analog-driven 12-tracker for Clone entiteld The Parnormal Soul. Now, Legowelt and company have made a full stream of the album available to further entice listeners with its vintage-tinged, space-aged techno sounds. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2012

Listen to George FitzGerald, Ewan Pearson, and Todd Edwards Remix Jessie Ware

Yesterday, UK pop songstress Jessie Ware released three excellent remixes of "No to Love," including versions from fellow Londoner and recent XLR8R podcaster George FitzGerald, London house artist Ewan Pearson, and iconic NY garage maestro Todd Edwards. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2012

Video: Hercules & Love Affair "Release Me"

Leaning toward the minimal side of music videos, this clip for "Release Me" features grainy, security-camera footage of a scantily clad woman dancing in a pile of plastic shipping materials, as Hercules & Love Affair's disco- and house-inspired sounds boast a healthy mix of fresh production aesthetics and vintage vibes. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2012

Download: DJ Funeral "The Killing (VIP Mix)"

While DJ Funeral is releasing his RIP Tribute EP (pictured above) today via LA's Samo Sound Boy-and-Jerome-LOL-run Body High imprint, he's also let go of a VIP mix of a tune from his first EP for the label, "The Killing." For those who celebrate Halloween on a daily basis, "The Killing" should come as a welcome addition to your music library, as it features comically creepy laughter, hellish church bells, and a slamming house rhythm. 

Average: 5.9 (47 votes)

Check Out Mixes from Flying Lotus and Jamie xx

A couple of whopping mixes hit the internet in the last 24 hours or so, including a live DJ set from UK producer extraordinaire Jamie xx and an offering from LA beat maestro Flying Lotus (pictured above). Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/13/2012

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