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Listen to a Mix of Rare Chinese Funk, Soul, and Jazz from Honey Soundsystem's Bezier for Beats in Space

San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem crew has been keeping very busy in 2014. Just this week, the collective—who we profiled back in January as part of Bubblin' Up Week—issued its new Spring Mix, while crew member Jackie House teamed up with fellow SF producer Dr. Sleep on "Predatory Landscape," a Patrick Cowley-sampling tune that was offered up as a free giveaway in our Downloads section. As if that wasn't enough, this week's episode of Beats in Space featured a special "Chinese Disco Mix" from Bezier (a.k.a. Robot Hustle a.k.a. Robert Yang). Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Preview Newcomer Keita Sano's Upcoming 12" for Mister Saturday Night

Hailing from Okayama, Japan, fledgling producer Keita Sano is set to release his techno-imbued People Are Changing EP via Brooklyn's Mister Saturday Night label later this month, and has shared previews of its three rugged tracks ahead of time. Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Stream the Nostalgic New EP from Conspicuously Named Producer Luke Warm

For whatever myriad of reasons, artists sometimes can't or don't want to reveal their true identities on certain releases. This is often done by simply leaving zero clues (except maybe the music itself) in the related aliases, titles, artwork, and press releases for their record. (For example: Junior Boys producer Matt Didemus did this for his early work as DIVA.) Other times, it's all but spelled out for fans that their favorite DJ/producer is being coyly anonymous, such as the forthcoming EP for FaltyDL's Blueberry label from an acid-obsessed veteran calling himself Luke Warm. Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Fifth Wall Preps New EP from Alis with Ital and Matrixxman Remixes

Formerly known as Subeena, Berlin-via-London producer Sabina Plamenova (pictured above) will release her next EP via Brooklyn's Fifth Wall label under current moniker Alis. Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Download: Howson's Groove "Shake Up (Arkist Remix)"

First Listen

Originally set to drop in late March, the new effort from London pair Howson's Groove will now see a release next week. Closing the duo's upcoming four-track Body & Soul EP is this remix from Bristol producer Arkist (pictured above), who scoops out the sleeker elements from the original track in order to shape his rework into a rawer bit of low-swung, jazzy house. In addition to Arkist's effort, "Shake Up" and the rest of Howson's Groove's forthcoming Body & Soul EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.7 (75 votes)
 
 

Flava D Readies New EP for Champion's Formula Label, Shares Title Track

Part of grime's new school, Rinse and Butterz affiliate Flava D has announced that her next record will actually arrive via Formula, the growing label operated by fellow London DJ/producer Champion. Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Watch the Sleazy New Video for Todd Terje's "Leisure Suit Preben"

Todd Terje has been all over the internet this week. Following the release of his debut full-length, It's Album Time, various press outlets—ourselves included—have been essentially lining up to say how wonderful it is. Today, the Norwegian producer has stoked the flames even further by issuing an entertaining new video for album cut "Leisure Suit Preben." Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Download: Know V.A. "Donkey Kong (Rabit Remix)"

Amsterdam duo Know V.A. (a.k.a. Marijn Brussaard & Feico De Muinck Keizer) recently released its O Horizon EP via Lowriders Collective, and has now passed along its acerbic-yet-alluring album closer. The Houston-based grime producer Rabit seems to care less how rhythms can work together on his version of "Donkey Kong," and focuses more on how individual trajectories can foster an uncanny and captivating sonic landscape. His production continues the original's minimalist approach, adding to the mix a shrill and quivering synth that quite nearly overpowers the simple beat bouncing underneath. The erratic tempo of "Donkey Kong (Rabit Remix)" is further complicated by disjointed clicks and taps that circulate until the track concludes unexpectedly with a continuous hum of white noise.  

Average: 8.1 (42 votes)
 
 

Stream West Norwood Cassette Library's 'Missing You' EP

Exclusive

"It’s soul time down at the Cassette Library," the accompanying press release to West Norwood Cassette Library's forthcoming Missing You EP boasts. Before its release next month, though, XLR8R readers can get a better idea of what exactly "soul time" at WNCL really sounds like, as London DJ/producer/label head Bob Bhamra's latest effort is now available to stream in full. Read more » 

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  • 04/11/2014

Watch a New Documentary on the Rise and Fall of UKG's Golden Era

The result of a partnership between Dazed and BBC's Channel 4, the new Brandy & Coke documentary chronicles the rise and fall of UK garage's golden era. Read more » 

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  • 04/10/2014

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