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Hear Two New Tracks from The Bug's Upcoming 'Angels & Demons' LP

Next month, UK producer Kevin Martin will return to the Ninja Tune label with Angles & Demons, his first full-length record as The Bug since London Zoo dropped in 2008. Having already shared a pair of productions from the forthcoming effort, Martin has now let loose two new LP cuts featuring vocalist Liz Harris (of Grouper) and London MC Manga, respectively. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2014

Actress Shares Details of Surprise New EP

London-based techno abstractionist Actress (a.k.a. Darren Cunningham) has revealed details for a surprise 12", which will reportedly see a release via his own Werkdiscs label within the next week. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2014

Gear: Artist Tips: Dusky Details Five Techniques for Producing Precise, Club-Ready Tracks

When introducing Dusky's XLR8R podcast last year, we commented on how it, along with the pair's own music, is "clean, well mannered, and, most importantly, effective." Being effective is what the UK duo of Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman does so well, which helps explain how the pair has become one of the most in-demand electronic acts around. Releases for Aus, Anjunadeep, and Dogmatik, not to mention the just released 'Love Taking Over' EP on the duo's own 17 Steps imprint, have seen Dusky striking a key balance between club functionality and hooky pop inclinations. In hopes of learning a few of the pair's production secrets, we invited Dusky to put together the latest edition of our 'Artist Tips' series, and the duo complied by breaking down the process of building punchy tools that leave space for character. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2014

Stream Juan Atkins' New Remix of Wild Beasts

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Released via Domino earlier this year, tracks from Wild Beasts' Present Tense LP have already received remix treatments from Lone, Factory Floor, and The Field. Now, veteran Detroit innovator Juan Atkins can be added to the list. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2014

Download: Clara Moto "In My Dream (Ferdinand Remix)"

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Label: Infiné

Budding producer Ferdinand takes a clean and simple route to remixing "In My Dream," a track pulled from Clara Moto's Blue Distance LP, which landed last year via Infiné. This week, Moto's robot-pop tune has been revived for a new remix EP, which includes a "Violin Version" of the track, along with remixes by Thomas Müller, Vendredi, and this elongated rework from Ferdinand. Spanning just over eight minutes, Ferdinand's contribution is simple but effective, lacing a miniature house beat with percussive rhodes chords, swelling organ ambience, and soft touches of the original's dreamy vocals. 

Average: 7.9 (70 votes)
 
 

Gear: Watch Mathew Jonson Talk Synths, Drum Machines, and Production in New Video

A veteran producer and the driving force behind the Wagon Repair imprint, Mathew Jonson has opened up the doors to his enviable studio space in a new video. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2014

Donky Pitch Readies Debut LP from Starfoxxx

Following recent LPs from The Range and Lockah, the Donky Pitch label will release the debut full-length from Chicago producer Starfoxxx in August. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2014

Download: bRUNA "Closer (Lost Twin Remix)"

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Label: spa.RK

On his remix of bRUNA's "Closer," Brighton-based producer Lost Twin tones down the summer-soaked vibes of the Barcelona resident's original. In its new form, "Closer"—a cut pulled from bRUNA's 2013 Thence album for hometown label spa.RK—the track is reimagined as a stoney piece of understated boom-bap, its radiant synth lines subdued by hazy textures and lo-fi filtering. Lost Twin's purple-streaked remix of bRUNA is set to appear alongside additional remixes from Henry Saiz, Alizzz, and more on the Thence Remixes 12", out this month via spa.RK. 

Average: 8.4 (50 votes)
 
 

Anenon Announces Upcoming Sophomore LP for Non Projects

Los Angeles producer and saxophonist Brian Allen Simon (a.k.a. Anenon) has revealed the details of Sagrada, his forthcoming sophomore LP for his own Non Projects label. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2014

Matrixxman Returns to Delft on Split 12"

The exploits of prolific San Francisco producer—and recent XLR8R podcast contributor—Matrixxman are set to continue next month, as the Stateside artist has announced plans to return to the Delft imprint with a split 12" alongside Delft label head LA-4A. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2014

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