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Sad City Preps Return to Phonica's Special Editions Imprint

Glasgow-based producer Gary Caruth (a.k.a Sad City) has revealed the details of his next release—a return to London record store Phonica's Special Editions imprint. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/09/2014

Check Out a New Mix from Silent Servant

A Southern California-based techno producer and former member of the now defunct Sandwell District collective/label, Silent Servant (a.k.a. Juan Mendez) has shared a new mix. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

SBTRKT Streams New Single, "Higher"

A full stream of "Higher," the latest single from SBTRKT's upcoming sophomore LP for Young Turks, has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

Download Jacques Greene's Edit of The Weeknd

Originally produced in 2011—around the time both artists were first breaking through—Jacques Greene's bootleg edit of The Weeknd's R&B anthem "What You Need" can now be downloaded for free. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

Listen to Simian Mobile Disco's 'Whorl' LP in Full

Officially out today via Anti-, a full stream of Simian Mobile Disco's Whorl LP is now available. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

Download: True Lust "Paranoia"

First Listen

The project of Denver musician/producer Dillon Morton (with help from collaborator Robert Sands), True Lust concerns itself with the darker and more eccentric ends of interstellar disco. Set to serve as the title track to True Lust's debut LP, "Paranoia" presents a spiraling array of reverb-washed drum machine hits, MIDI piano chords, and heavily effected guitar strums. Underneath it all, one can faintly detect the presence of cavernous synth bass notes, which echo beneath the mesh of spacey sonic layers to give the track its ominous edge. Though no exact release date for True Lust's debut full-length has been shard, the record is said to be forthcoming soon. 

Average: 7.5 (47 votes)
 
 

Stream Call Super's Upcoming Debut LP for Houndstooth

A former Bubblin' Up artist and recent XLR8R podcast contributor, Call Super is set to drop his debut-full length via London's Houndstooth label next week. Before then, the Berlin-based artist's Suzi Ecto LP is now streaming in full. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

Trevino and Marcel Dettmann Remix Dark Sky on Upcoming Single

Dark Sky will return to Modeselektor's Monkeytown label with the "Rainkist" single, which is set to arrive next month and will feature remixes by veteran producer Trevino (a.k.a. Marcus Intalex) and techno stalwart Marcel Dettmann (pictured above). Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

Download: Hal Floyd "All Ventures Overboard"

First Listen
Label: Blankstairs

Growing Portland-based outpost Blankstairs will welcome a new name to its roster of budding talents when Sydney producer Hal Floyd (who has previously been seen releasing material via Chicago net-label Don't Trust Humans) drops his two-track Water Colors EP later this month. Leading off the upcoming digital effort is "All Ventures Overboard," a patiently engrossing production that fits within the "delicate and emotional techno" the artist has spent the last few years crafting. Spanning just over six minutes, the track assembles an array of airy, wistful textures to sit atop its chugging rhythmic base, adding dreamy and heavily processed melodies and increasing layers of tasteful percussion as the tune progresses. Floyd's debut outing for Blankstairs, the Water Colors EP lands on September 30. 

Average: 8.6 (52 votes)
 
 

Review: Ital Endgame

Label: Planet Mu

Daniel Martin-McCormick's experimental music resume is as varied as it is impressive. Membership in the bands Black Eyes and Mi Ami long ago proved the DC-born artist's chops in the fields of hardcore and electronic-infused punk, and in his time he's also offered up abrasive, oddball electro-sleaze as Sex Worker. As Ital, he's been catching our ears with his curveball house since 2011, first via a quickfire series of EPs on 100% Silk and then with two albums during 2012 for Planet Mu, Hive Mind and Dream On. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

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