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Diamond Version Details Debut LP for Mute, Shares New Track

After releasing a five-part EP series via the venerable Mute imprint over the past few years, Diamond Version (a.k.a. Raster-Noton mainstays Alva Noto and Byetone) is now set to release its debut LP for the label on June 2. Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Download: VVV "Present Tense"

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Label: Hush Hush

Hailng from Austin, Texas VVV is the chosen moniker of Shawhin Izaddoost, a producer who can often be found exploring the more tender ends of slow-motion beatwork. Kicking off his forthcoming Separate Planes EP for Seattle's Hush Hush label is "Present Tense," a rain-soaked cut which laces its simple, understated beat with long-winded chords and a syncopated assemblage of gushing vocal chops. Spending little time on an intro, here VVV instead focuses on the track's gradual conclusion, which utilizes the tune's final minute to methodically break down "Present Tense," elongating its dreamy atmosphere and sinking the listener deeper into VVV's chosen textures. "Present Tense" and five other similarly nocturnal efforts will be available on VVV's Separate Planes EP when it drops on April 21. 

Average: 8.5 (59 votes)
 
 

Check Out Anthony Parasole's All-Jeff Mills Mix for Beats in Space

Over the years, Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space WNYU radio program has set a high mark for mixes; nearly every major figure in underground dance music has appeared on the program. That being said, last Tuesday's show with Anthony Parasole offered something special. Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Download a New Mix from Tycho

Fresh off the release his new Awake LP for Ghostly—and having recently offered up a set of Artist Tips for our Gear section—San Francisco producer Tycho has put together a breezy new mix. Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Download: Hotel Lauer "Smend"

After nearly 30 years of being brothers, Phillip Lauer (a.k.a. Lauer, half of Tuff City Kids) and Jacob Lauer formed Hotel Lauer, and will issue the project's first release with the upcoming Brudis EP. "Smend," which is taken from that record, is an animated mesh of club-ready retro pads, thumping percussion, and sounds which seem to reference the duo's '80s upbringing. Sporting a colorful range of activity, the brothers' production executes a plethora of blips and synth loops in a surprisingly cohesive manner, and is careful to do away with any clutter. Before Hotel Lauer's Brudis EP drops on April 21 via Live At Robert Johnson, snippets of the release are available to stream after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (41 votes)
 
 

Matthewdavid Announces New LP for Brainfeeder, Shares Title Track

Leaving label head and consistently unpredictable production force Matthewdavid has announced his sophomore LP, In My World, will see a release this summer via Brainfeeder. Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Ryan Elliot Tapped for 'Panorama Bar' Mix Album; Ostgut Ton to Move Away from the Mix CD Format

Berlin DJ and a resident of Berghain and the Panorama Bar, Ryan Elliot has been enlisted to put together the sixth edition of Ostgut Ton's Panorama Bar mix series. Though the announcement currently comes with few details, it does come with word that the Ostgut Ton label has decided to "move away from the CD format" for the series, revealing that the upcoming mix will appear "in a new form." Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Jerome LOL Announces North American Tour with Oneman, Gives Away New Edit

Following the release of his debut solo EP, Deleted/Fool, LA producer (and former XLR8R podcast contributor) Jerome LOL (a.k.a. Jerome Potter) has kept himself rather busy, spending a lot of time on the DJ circuit and continuing to build the Body High label with co-founder Samo Sound Boy. Next month, Potter will be extending this active streak, as he'll be embarking on a two-week jaunt around North America alongside UK selector and Rinse FM standout Oneman. Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Rick Wilhite Curates New Comp for Rush Hour Featuring Moodymann, DJ Stingray, and More

Amsterdam’s Rush Hour label has announced details of the forthcoming second installment in Rick Wilhite's Vibes New and Rare Music compilation series. Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

Stream Another New Track from Four Tet's Upcoming Percussions 12"s

Earlier this week, Four Tet (a.k.a. Kieran Hebden) surprised everyone with an announcement that his Text label would soon be releasing a new trio of 12"s. One of the three will feature sounds from a largely unknown producer named Taraval, but the other two will contain music from Four Tet himself, operating under the name Percussions. At the time, Hebden also posted a stream of one of the Percussions tunes, "Blatant Water Cannon." Yesterday, he added to the anticipation by sharing a stream of an additional track, "Ascii Bot." Read more » 

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  • 04/17/2014

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