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Gear: Novation Introduces Launch Control XL

Novation has announced plans to add another controller to its fast-growing line, the Launch Control XL. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Download: Marco Bernardi "Spacejam (Mr. Ho Pigs in Space Remix)"

Label: Klasse

Serving as the closing track to Marco Bernardi's upcoming Spacejam EP and embellished with a "Pigs in Space Remix" tag, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Austrian producer's Mr. Ho's rework of "Spacejam" has plenty of galactic soundscapes on display. Underneath the remix's long, winding pads and delay-washed synth melodies, Mr. Ho places four-on-the-floor beat and an upswung snare, which give the track a slightly rushed momentum, as if he can't wait to take the dancefloor on a voyage well beyond the stars. This remix and the rest of Marco Bernardi's four-track Spacejam EP are out now in vinyl form, and will be available digitally on July 28. 

Average: 7 (33 votes)

Laurent Garnier Announces Upcoming EP for Hypercolour

Earlier this year, veteran French producer Laurent Garnier (who kicked off our 20 Questions feature series back in March) revived his Garnier alias for a string of EPs across a number of electronic outposts, over the past several months delivering records via Chicago's Still Music label, the Modeselektor-helmed 50Weapons imprint, French label Musique Large, and Motor City Drum Ensemble's eponymous MCDE label. Now, the time-tested producer/DJ has announced he will next land on the Hypercolour imprint with the simply titled BA371 EP. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Bubblin' Up: Mumdance

Mumdance (a.k.a. Jack Adams) has had a prolific streak of late, releasing five singles (three of which, admittedly, have been collaborative) within the last year, along with a freshly issued joint mix album with Bristol bass stalwart Pinch. This amounts to something of a renewed burst of creativity for the London-based producer, who got his start as part of the Mad Decent stable a few years back, only to find eventually himself burnt out from touring and a period of creative stagnation. In response, Adams put himself on an extended hiatus in 2011, using the time off to refocus his artistic vision. "I just wanted to take a step back and take some time to really hone my craft," he explains. "I took a bit of time out and spent all my money on hardware, took two years to sort of sit and learn how to use it properly, and here we are." The technique appears to have worked, as Mumdance re-emerged midway through last year, reinvigorated and with a renewed focus on the grime and hardcore sounds of his youth. Read more » 

Pioneer Debuts the PLX-1000 Turntable

Pioneer has long been at the fore of the CDJ market, with its first model released around 1994. However, since leading turntable manufacturer Technics ended production of its legendary decks, there has been a gap in the market for high-quality wheels of steel. This is all set to change, though, as Pioneer has announced its new PLX-1000 model, which will reportedly hit markets next month. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Unsound Festival Reveals Second Round of Artists

Following its initial line-up announcement last month, Krakow's annual Unsound Festival has unveiled the second round of artists slated to perform at this year's event, which takes place October 12-19. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Download: Rope "Slugface (Club Parison VIP)"

First Listen

Last week saw the launch of Bristol label Parison, whose inaugural effort came in the form of a four-track EP from local producer Rope. One of two original tracks included on the record, "Slugface" (which features the talents of fellow Bristol resident Sentiment) has been reworked into a VIP mix, which does away with the brooding tune's empty spaces in favor of keeping the 135 bpm production and its mechanical percussion pushing forward at a steady roll. Out now with remixes from Klient and Boycott, Rope's full Cotham Warrior/Slugface EP can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.8 (36 votes)

Peter Van Hoesen Preps New EP for Time to Express

Veteran DJ/producer Peter Van Hoesen is set to return to his own Time to Express label in early fall, following the release of his live album Life Performance via Tresor last year. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Check Out Jamie xx's BBC Radio 1 Takeover, with John Talabot and James Blake

Benji B, host of a weekly specialty dance show on BBC Radio 1, was away from the studio yesterday, so fresh off the back of his surprise single for Young Turks, "All Under One Roof Raving," Jamie xx stepped in to host (and called on a formidable roster of guests to accompany him). Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Check Out an Ambient Mix from Sage Caswell Made Entirely of Original Productions

A burgeoning talent prominently featured in our recent LA Story feature—which takes an in-depth look at Los Angeles' resurgent house and techno underground—Sage Caswell has delivered a new mix made up entirely of original ambient compositions. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/16/2014

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