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Download: Tourist "Peaks"

First Listen

It's hard to imagine how "Peaks" didn't make it onto Tourist's forthcoming Tonight EP. It's certainly a release-worthy tune; one that exists somewhere between hyperactive, Rustie-style production and the stoney introspection of Mount Kimbie, and delivers a handful of enveloping melodies and chords along the way. It seems we'll all just have to wait until February 18 to hear what other Tourist productions made the cut that "Peaks" somehow didn't, when the record sees a release via the fledging Monday imprint. For now, though, Tourist has offered up his upcoming record's title track as a stream, which you can give a spin after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.8 (73 votes)
 
 

Review: Rick Grant "Crossing"

Label: TAKE

Rick Grant seems to be far from a prolific producer. He first emerged back in 2011, delivering an excellent EP in collaboration with Jack Dixon on George Fitzgerald's then-fledgling ManMakeMusic label, but since then, he's remained all but inactive, at least on the production front. It's a shame, as if that EP and this follow-up—limited to a single track and three accompanying remixes—are anything to go by, he's a talented producer worth keeping an eye on. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 01/30/2013

Check Out Kingdom's 'Clubposite' Mix for Dis Magazine

Today, Los Angeles-based producer and Fade to Mind label head Kingdom dropped a 45-minute set of characteristically low-slung heavy hitters and lovesick, R&B-flavored tunes. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2013

Download: Coma "Hoooooray"

Label: Kompakt

Cologne-based production duo and Kompakt signees Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad (a.k.a. Coma) have sent over the first single from their forthcoming In Technicolor LP, called "Hoooooray." German vocalists Ada and Roosevelt harmonize on a minimalist melody throughout Coma's track, while a glowing synthline, playful handclaps, and garbled sci-fi sounds help bring the production to life. Before the rest of Coma's In Technicolor LP arrives on April 15, you can watch the colorful, animated video for "Hoooooray" by German cartoonist Nils Knoblich, which features three young women who take a zombied man under their wing to a Coma show. Check that piece out after the jump, where you'll also find the artwork and tracklist for Coma's forthcoming album.  Read more » 

Average: 6.6 (95 votes)
 
 

Secret Circuit Preps LP for Beats in Space

Secret Circuit (a.k.a. prolific Los Angeles-based artist Eddie Ruscha, Jr.) has announced plans to release his next LP this spring via Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space label. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2013

Samoyed Preps 12" for Vase, Shares A-Side

Burgeoning Scottish producer Samoyed—who we profiled as one of 2013's rising artists to watch during our recent Bubblin' Up Week—has announced that he will release a new 12" next month via Jacques Greene's Vase label. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2013

Check Out Mixes from George FitzGerald, DJ Haus, and Throwing Snow

Heavyweight UK producers George FitzGerald (pictured above), Throwing Snow, and Unknown to the Unknown label boss DJ Haus have all recently dropped hotly tipped mixes for your listening pleasure. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2013

West Norwood Cassette Library to Release EP from Bobby Champs

It would seem that Brighton up and comer Bobby Champs simply can't stay in one place for long; after releasing EPs via Pictures Music and Hypercolour in 2012 (not to mention a collaborative 12" with A1 Bassline and his SOURCEUNKNWN label), the DJ/producer is ready to kick off his 2013 release schedule with an EP for West Norwood Cassette Library. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2013

Download: Bad Looks "Twist (5kinandbone5 vs. Matrixxman Remix)"

First Listen

Today, San Francisco-based production duo Bad Looks is releasing its Twist EP, a collection of hyperactive house tracks which boasts two original cuts and two remixes by Strict Face and Eras. Not included on the EP, however, is a bonus remix by the confusing pair of West Coasters 5kinandbone5 and Matrixxman (who—in addition to having been a commenter in our recent Welcome to... the Internet feature—is also half of 5kinandbone5). This particular remix stands out amongst the EP's fast-paced, more danceable tunes as a slower, darker, techno-leaning production that never really builds, but instead keeps things at a paranoiac level with creeping percussion and an ever-looming bassline. After giving "Twist (5kinandbone5 vs. Matrixxman Remix)" your undivided attention, be sure to listen to snippets of the rest of the Twist EP, which you'll find after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.1 (60 votes)
 
 

!!! to Release Fifth LP Via Warp

The dance-punk-funk stalwarts of !!! have taken to their website to announce their next album, a nine-track LP cleverly titled THR!!!ER. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2013

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