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Download: M. Constant "Us Tempenauts"

Label: JASS

East Coast beat hub JASS is unveiling its second release, an EP from Boston-based producer M. Constant. Titled Bugged, it will include seven tracks, including "Us Tempenauts," a woozy bit of head-nodding instrumental hip-hop with hefty and full production. Synth chords drive the song's melody, while a plucked instrument, vocal samples, and various bits of percussion add to the rich arrangement. The Bugged EP will be available on May 15, as will satin photo prints of its cover art (pictured above) designed by Sir Froderick. (The EP can be pre-ordered, both with and without the satin print, here.) After the jump, you can stream the EP's leadoff track, "Chew-Z," and take a look at its tracklisting, which includes a remix of "Us Tempenauts" from label boss Time Wharp.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (110 votes)
 
 

Video: LPZ "1983"



South American production trio LPZ just dropped its new EP, 1983, via London's Body Work label. Ahead of that release, we were already treated to the slow-mo acid house of "Snake & Butterfish", and now we get this bit of classic visuals for the record's jacking title track. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2012

Download: Teen Daze "Treten (Sun Glitters Remix)"

First Listen

Let's take a moment to get nostalgic. Sun Glitters (pictured above) actually takes several on this track, a remix of Teen Daze's "Treten" from his forthcoming All of Us LP. The precedented meeting between the two producers yields a downtempo tune full of melting synth tones, reverb-laden "oohs" and "aahs," and delicate belltones that evoke the feelings of yesteryear. Both artists dabble in the murky waters of The Genre Formerly Known as Chillwave, but the way in which this track dangles the promise of long, sunny days before us makes us ignore the vapidity of genre prejudice. 

Average: 7.3 (45 votes)
 
 

Sinden Readies New Single for Grizzly

LA-via-London producer Sinden is set to drop a three-track single later this month his own Grizzly imprint. The record will be the first release from both Sinden and his label this year, after a busy winter and spring that included the just-completed Grizzly tour in Europe. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2012

Altered Natives Preps New EP For Bosconi

UK producer Altered Natives (a.k.a. Danny Yorke) is preparing a follow-up to his brilliant Tenement Yard Volume Two LP, one of our favorite albums of 2011. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2012

Download: LA Vampires by Octo Octa "Wherever, Boy"

Label: 100% Silk

Much like she did with one-time roster mate Ital, 100% Silk/Not Not Fun label boss Amanda Brown (a.k.a. LA Vampires) has collaborated with Brooklyn's Octo Octa on a forthcoming record of classically minded, DIY dance tunes, called Forever 2K (pictured above). The pair of artists just recently let go of two lively snippets from that 12", a free download of the psychedelic rave cut "Wherever, Boy" and a strange music video (directed by Benjamin Shearn) for the more subdued title track, which you can take a look at after the jump. LA Vampires by Octo Octa's Forever 2K is out on May 15. (via Stereogum)  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (47 votes)
 
 

Review: Dave Aju Heirlooms

San Francisco producer Dave Aju's second full-length is a dense and powerful album, strung together conceptually by the rememberance of Aju's late father, a jazz musician whose left-behind recordings and instruments play a central role on Heirlooms. Nevertheless, the record that takes shape is not solely concerned with sorrow or loss, as Aju spreads his net wide, covering a large range of complex moods along 10 tracks of impeccably crafted abstract house. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2012

George FitzGerald Preps EP for Aus Music

Hot off a steamy collaboration with Py, London's George FitzGerald has announced the release of a new EP, titled Child. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2012

Download: Night Works "I Tried So Hard (Gold Panda Remix)"

Gabriel Stebbings, formerly of British pop outfit Metronomy, won't unveil his debut as Night Works until later this year, but is already garnering attention around the blogosphere with woozy synth-pop teaser "I Tried So Hard." Despite not yet having an official release, a couple of producers have already tried their hand at remixing the song, and here, we have the version crafted by UK beatmaker Gold Panda (pictured above). The remix is a shimmering bit of beatwork that roughens things up with an aggressive synthline, a more driving drum pattern, and lots of textural pop and hiss. The music video for Stebbings' original version can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.6 (48 votes)
 
 

Review: Infinity Ink "Infinity"

Over the past few years, Crosstown Rebels has undeniably been on quite a roll. Rather quickly, its label roster has become populated with a litany of stars, as artists like Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Art Department, and label boss Damian Lazarus have become some of the most in-demand DJs on the planet. Flanked by like-minded imprints such as Visionquest and Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels is at the forefront of a unique brand of house music, one that references the bounce and carefree spirit of disco and '80s funk while offering a cleanly produced, Ibiza-friendly vibe. Love it or hate it—make no mistake, the scene certainly has its detractors—Crosstown Rebels has been wildly successful. The label's latest offering is "Infinity," a new single from UK duo Infinty Ink, and while it's not hard to imagine legions of clubbers collectively losing their shit to this record, that doesn't actually mean the songs within are any good. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2012

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