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Gear: Watch Tin Man Build a Beat Live

A new video sees acid enthusiast Tin Man (who recently issued his Ode LP via Absurd's Acid Test sub-label) building a beat live out of an array of hardware. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Download: Eric Sharp "We Own the Nite (Hernene Remix)"

Label: RIS Labs

Earlier this week, LA-based producer and RIS Labs label head Eric Sharp issued his Wait Just Wait EP, a five-track digital EP which includes the remix featured here from Hernene, an artist familiar to the RIS Labs fold. Where Sharp's original "We Own the Nite" is a more dark and driving endeavor, Hernene elects to rework the tune into a bass-loaded club track, one which focuses on a set of classic house piano chords which bounce atop an active, rounded bassline and a floating procession of moody chords. Sharp's Wait Just Wait EP is out now with additional remixes from Give In and Tenova joining the record's two original productions. 

Average: 7.9 (54 votes)

Egyptrixx Details Upcoming LP for Halocline Trance

After announcing the launch of his Halocline Trance label earlier this month, David Psutka has now detailed his upcoming third LP as Egyptrixx, which will serve as the new imprint's inaugural release when it arrives early next year. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Clark Shares New Video for "Winter Linn"

Pulled from his XLR8R-Pick'd self-titled LP for Warp, Clark has shared a new video for "Winter Linn." Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Download: Cosmo Lopez "Spirals (My Panda Shall Fly Refix)"

First Listen
Label: Loungin

After appearing as a remixer in our Downloads section last week, Cosmo Lopez finds himself on the opposite side of the arrangement here with prolific London producer My Panda Shall Fly's (pictured above) refix of "Spirals," the title track for Lopez's upcoming EP for the Loungin' label. A member of the Paraguayan trio LPZ, Spirals will serve as Lopez's debut solo release when it lands on November 17, offering a electro-indebted original track alongside remixes from Benjamin Brunn, LPZ members P Lopez & Lion, and My Panda Shall Fly, whose choppy take on "Spirals" adds new low-end and a more energetic rhythmic base to Lopez's production. 

Average: 7.9 (42 votes)

Krystal Klear Readies Next Release for Cold Tonic, Streams New Track

First Listen

Manchester-based DJ/producer Krystal Klear has revealed details of his latest single for Cold Tonic, the label he inaugurated earlier this year. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/13/2014

Review: Anthony Parasole My Block

Label: Ostgut Ton

A typical Anthony Parasole record has a casual relationship with euphoria. That's not to say that they don't carry a certain euphoric quality, but in the three years that Parasole has put out music, it's become clear that it's the rough, rambling terrain leading up to the moment of release—and not the moment itself—that gives his imposing house/techno hybrids their pulse. On My Block, Parasole's debut EP for Ostgut Ton and his fourth solo release, the layers of his production creep onto each other with a genuine disregard for tension and release. As such, the terrain of My Block's three tracks is relatively flat, trading steep gradients for steady inclines and creating a ruthlessly hypnotic experience in the process. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Physical Therapy Shares Collection of Unreleased Material for Free Download

Physical Therapy has shared a collection of edits and "other scraps" for free download. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

20 Questions: Machinedrum Talks New York vs. Berlin, Steve Reich, and Staying Motivated

On just about any given day since, say, 2009, chances are XLR8R has published the name Machinedrum somewhere. And that's not just because we're constantly keeping tabs on what the American DJ/producer born Travis Stewart is up to, it's because he's always doing something. The man is unquestionably one of the hardest-working artists in electronic music right now; if he's not on tour or gearing up for the next Machinedrum release, he's working on one of his many side projects, collaborating with Jimmy Edgar on the Ultramajic label, or, more likely than not, writing the bass- and beat-loaded tracks that will eventually make his next album. Oh yeah, he's also regularly doing interviews like this one, in which he answers our 20 questions about his favorite cities, how he stays motivated and inspired, what happened when he first met Jimmy Edgar, the most important record in his collection, how he organized his year-long run of Vapor City releases (including the brand-new Vapor City Archives record, which drops next week via Ninja Tune), and many other topics. Read more » 

Download: Chris & Antanas "Hold It Down"

First Listen

Producers Chris Woodward and Antanas Antanelis are set to combine their talents for the first time as Chris & Antanas on the upcoming Afrikaan Donce EP for the UK-based NDV label. Ahead of the record's release the pair has sent along bonus cut "Hold It Down" as a preview of sorts. Infused with smoky, basement vibes, the track is a low-swung piece of house, heavy on soul and rich with percussion. Set to appear on December 1, Chris & Antanas' Afrikaan Donce EP will present two original efforts from the pair alongside remixes from Mr. G and Manchester producer Oli Furness; in the meantime, the upcoming record can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (61 votes)

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