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Gear: King Deluxe Announces Julien Mier Remix Contest

Dutch producer Julien Mier (pictured above) and Canadian imprint King Deluxe have launched a remix contest which gives budding producers a chance to rework a track from Mier's recent When Will They Wake Up EP, with the winning tune slated to land on the label's forthcoming remix vinyl. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2012

Video: Matmos "Very Large Green Triangles"



After releasing its The Ganzfeld EP via Thrill Jockey this week, longstanding experimental duo Matmos has shared an awesome-looking music video for "Very Large Green Triangles." Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2012

Listen to Terrence Dixon's New Album for Tresor

Though Terrence Dixon's From the Far Future Pt. 2 LP dropped last week via Berlin club/label Tresor, we still thought you'd like to know that you can listen the 14-track record in full online. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2012

Download: Robert Hood "Better Life (Drvg Cvltvre Remix)"

Last spring, Netherlands-based producer Drvg Cvltvre (a.k.a. Vincent Koreman) released the first part of his Something Borrowed, Something Blue series, which featured edits of tracks by the likes of Jamie xx, Boddika, and Actress. The man has returned with a fresh pack of remixes for the second installment of his series, and this time around he's worked his magic on cuts by a host of artists including Benjamin Damage and Jacques Greene. We snagged his rework of Robert Hood's "Better Life," which finds the Dutch producer adding jangling percussion for a more fluid, '90s IDM-inspired version of the zippy-but-lurching original. Stream and download the whole series in the player after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7 (67 votes)
 
 

Stones Throw Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Documentary

Veteran LA label Stones Throw has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of a feature-length documentary on the label's history and the array of artists that have graced its roster since 1996. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2012

Download: Aaron Lipsett "Know This"

Label: MTDL

Kerri Chandler's MadTech label has unveiled its new digital download imprint, MTDL, which aims to offer free tracks every two weeks (free from the constraints of budgets and promo cycles) from up-and-coming producers who haven't had much previous exposure. The inaugural release comes from a burgeoning artist out of West Ireland named Aaron Lipsett, whose track "Know This" is a woozy number full of plink-plonk percussion and purring bass tones, which eventually collapses into a gentle and breezy house beat. 

Average: 8.3 (91 votes)
 
 

Stream Shelter Point's Debut EP for Hotflush

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Before its release on October 22 via Scuba's Hotflush label, Forever for Now, the debut EP by Nottingham duo Shelter Point, is streaming exclusively on XLR8R. Interestingly enough, the four-track record is a bit more vocal-driven than we've come to expect from the UK outpost, though it does primarily dabble in the same delicate, pop-informed realms of bass music as the likes of Mount Kimbie, or even Darkstar. You can listen to Shelter Point's first offering after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2012

Podcast 269: Daniel Maloso

Many words can be used to describe the Cómeme label, but dull is not one of them. Over the past few years, the Matías Aguayo-led imprint has established itself as a bit of a wild card, a hub that brings together electronic oddballs from across Latin America, all of whom are putting their own unique spin on various strains of house, techno, and disco. One of those artists is Daniel Maloso, and next week, he'll be releasing In and Out, an album which happens to be only the second full-length that Cómeme has ever released. The LP—which can be streamed in full here—finds Maloso experimenting with a myriad of funky sounds, many of them sounding as though they were ripped from the early-'80s disco-punk era. Delivering his proto-house sounds with Cómeme's usual flair, Maloso has shown himself to be as potentially fascinating as the rest of his labelmates. Considering that raves are still coming in for Rebolledo's XLR8R podcast from last year, we figured that we wouldn't regret inviting Maloso to put together his own contribution to the series. Read more » 

Download: Fybe:one "Harmonic Curve (Deft's Footwork Remix)"

First Listen

The UK's Shades of Grey collective has announced its next release, a collection of remixes of tracks from Fybe:one's Harp EP. The London-based producer hand picked 12 artists to remix his record from earlier this year, tapping upstarts like Chesslo Junior, Soosh, and Deft to toy with his productions. The latter beatmaker just offered up a bonus footwork ersion of "Harmonic Curve," which finds him molding the tune around delicate, shuddering percussion and faraway vocal samples. Fybe:one's Harp Remixes doesn't come out until November 5, but you can check out its tracklist and artwork after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (74 votes)
 
 

Review: Ben Klock Fabric 66

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Label: Fabric

Capturing the spirit of an eight-hour DJ set seems like a daunting task, but Ben Klock has so far been fairly good at it. One of the most popular residents at Berghain, he's a master of the esoteric art of the marathon set, a player whose abilities contribute to a larger party wormhole, sucking clubbers up only to spit them out 15 hours later. This kind of playing requires time, something lacking in a one-hour mix CD. Yet Klock's done it before: his Berghain 04 was like one of his DJ sets edited for radio, offering a snapshot of his own distinct aesthetic. And while that mix felt like an approximation of Klock at Berghain, his Fabric 66 feels like the guise he takes outside of Berlin. Perhaps because of this, it's also a more complete picture of his sound as an individual. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2012

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