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Watch a Sci-Fi-Inspired Video from Com Truise

East Coast synth wizard Com Truise (a.k.a. Seth Haley) has followed up his recently released Wave 1 EP for Ghostly with an appropriately galactic video for his equally spacey "Subsonic" single. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

New Kanada Readies 50th Release

Headed by Adam Marshall (pictured above), the New Kanada imprint has issued notable releases from Basic Soul Unit, The Mole, XI, DIVA, and Graze (the collaboration between XI and Marshall) over the years, while also serving as a home for the label head's own productions. Now, New Kanada is preparing to release its 50th record later this month, a two-track 12" that will find Marshall sharing some wax with newcomer Crushfield. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

Four Tet Preps Two 12"s for Text; Stream a New Track Now

Over the past year or two, Four Tet (a.k.a. Kieren Hebden) has maintained a prolific rate of output that would be all but impossible for most artists, yet the UK producer continues to turn out quality offerings, seemingly without a need to slow down or even take a break. Once again speaking via his Twitter account this morning, Hebden has announced three upcoming releases on his Text imprint, including a pair of 12"s from his own Percussions moniker. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

Jackmaster and Oneman Team Up for 'Can U Dance' Summer Festival Tour

Numbers co-head Jackmaster and Rinse affiliate Oneman, two unparalleled DJs in their own rights, have both made a name for themselves based entirely on their skills as a DJ, issuing top-notch mixtapes and bringing their unique selections to dancefloors around the world over the years. And this summer, the two mixmasters will join forces for a tour of six European festivals. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

Prins Thomas Details '10 Years of Full Pupp' Compilation

After sharing a full stream of his upcoming third album weeks before its release, Norwegian space-disco mainstay and Full Pupp co-founder Prins Thomas has revealed the details of 10 Years of Full Pupp, a double-disc compilation arriving late next month. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

Podcast 338: The Range

Although The Range (a.k.a. James Hinton) released a couple of low-profile EPs in 2011 and 2012, it wasn't until last year that the Rhode Island producer really caught fire. The Seneca EP found Hinton impressively dipping his toes into faster tempos, while Nonfiction, his subsequent debut full-length, offered a variety of bass-infused musical explorations. In terms of style, The Range is a difficult project to pin down; strong currents of hip-hop and R&B run through Hinton's work, and there's undoubtedly a certain cleanliness to his productions, but his vision extends beyond what's playing on mainstream radio. Last month, his development continued with the release of the Panasonic EP (another Hinton effort for the Donky Pitch label), but the record ultimately left us wanting a longer look at what The Range had to offer; as such, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Read more » 

Marcel Dettmann Announces New EP for Ostgut Ton

In the wake of last year's II LP, Berlin techno veteran and Berghain mainstay Marcel Dettmann will soon be releasing an EP centered around album cut "Seduction." Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

Gardland Announces New EP for RVNG, Shares Lead Single

Last year's Syndrome Syndrome LP served as an impressive debut for Australian pair Gardland, so much so in fact, that we deemed the duo one of 2013's best new artists. Now, the burgeoning outfit has announced its first official follow-up, the Improvisations EP, which will drop via RVNG later this month. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2014

Download: Steve Murphy "Relax (Route 8's Relaxed Remix)"

First Listen

Having just dropped his Dry Thoughts EP, Lobster Theremin affiliate Route 8 (pictured above) is clearly set on a certain tone with his appropriately titled "Relaxed Remix" of Steve Murphy's "Relax," an laid-back cut of buoyant house. Route 8's minimalist voyage across quiet bleeps and delicate hi-hat taps ethereally skips around a steady set of slowly changing sounds. As with most productions that are this sparse, what little elements available can make or break the atmosphere of a track. Thankfully, the meticulous producer achieves his calm aesthetic with aplomb on this version of Murphy's mellowed-out tune. 

Average: 8.4 (63 votes)
 
 

Download: Joe Howe "Zequals"

First Listen

Preparing his first release for French label Sound Pellegrino, Glasgow-based musician Joe Howe (a.k.a. Ben Butler & Mousepad) has shared "Zequels," a frisky cut from his forthcoming EXEP EP. Alternating between segments of automated grinding repetitions and whimsical synth pads, the tune shows off Howe's ability to fuse these dynamic elements into an airy composition of high-spirits and splendid textures. More of Joe Howe's effervescent works can be heard when EXEP drops on April 21. 

Average: 8.6 (40 votes)
 
 

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