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Robert Hood Plans Another Floorplan EP

The inimitable Robert Hood is prepping a new release as Floorplan, an alias that he revived last summer with the celebrated Sanctified EP after a decade-long hiatus. Read more » 

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  • 05/09/2012

Download: Dubbel Dutch "No Futuro"

Austin, TX producer Dubbel Dutch has often drawn from the palettes of dancehall, reggaeton, and kuduro in his productions. His latest work, "No Futuro," takes those influences to a new level, incorporating a boisterous tropical beat with his crisp production, conga-led rhythms, and suggestive sampling. The producer is currently bringing these rambunctious beats to Europe on a May tour with Brenmar, Lazer Sword, LOL Boys, and more—check out those dates after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.3 (75 votes)

DJ Rashad Readies New Album

As reported last month, Chicago footwork maestro DJ Rashad will soon be releasing a new LP entitled TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi (artwork above). Read more » 

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  • 05/09/2012

Download: Bambooman "Belgium"

It may not be a new production trick, but it's still hard to find fault with sampled baby vocals. UK beatmaker Bambooman has certainly put them to good use on "Belgium," as the snipped and clipped vocal bits succeed at being simultaneously creepy and compelling, particularly when paired with the song's clicky rhythms and warbling synth melodies. The song appears on the recently released Sound Healers Vol 2 (artwork above), a 14-track collection compiled by Bambooman himself that also includes a selection from Soosh. Preview the entire compilation after the jump, or simply head to Sound Healers' Bandcamp to stream (or purchase) the LP.  Read more » 

Average: 7.5 (50 votes)

Video: Giraffage & XXYYXX "Even Though"

This kaleidoscopic piece from Irish filmmakers Feel Good Lost, which was apparently inspired by fellow Vis-Ed-featured artist Leif Podhajsky, was crafted for the effervescent "Even Though" from producers Giraffage and XXYYXX. Read more » 

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  • 05/09/2012

High Five: Jimmy Edgar

Though the flamboyant 29-year-old artist is currently based in Berlin, Jimmy Edgar is probably best known for his strong Detroit roots, which have been fully apparent in all of his work since Warp released his first record in 2004. Fast forward through eight years and two full-length albums, and not a whole lot has changed; Edgar's recent LP for Hotflush, Majenta, reps the vintage vibes of stripped-down Motor City techno and electro as strongly as ever. We thought it'd be cool to find out exactly which classic cuts inspired his record's era-specific sound. Read more » 

Download: FAY "Let It Go"

First Listen

This unusual bit of avant pop is arguably the most straightforward cut from the upcoming debut record from FAY (a.k.a. Fay Davis-Jeffers), who also serves as the frontwoman of experimental indie project Pit Er Pat. The song's vocal hook, "Hands off my cookies boys," is rapped/sung over heavy bass and a hyphy-like drum beat to create a strangely engrossing bit of not-quite-hip-hop. The tune incorporates rapid-paced bongo and pitched cowbell in its percussive musings, and is punctuated by a series of single synth notes and vocal bits pitched into chords. The song will appear with nine other tunes of an even more experimental nature on Fay's upcoming record, DIN, which is set to be released on June 12 through Time No Place. The artwork for that album is above, while its complete tracklist and a streaming version of the tune "What's The Use" can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7 (45 votes)

Review: Sweatson Klank Elevate Me EP

Take, one of the Los Angeles beat scene's earliest producers of note, has re-emerged with a new handle, Sweatson Klank, along with an updated style which he displays across five tracks for his first EP under the new name. Read more » 

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  • 05/09/2012

KMS Celebrates 25 Years with a Comprehensive Compilation

2012 marks a quarter century since Kevin Saunderson launched his seminal KMS imprint back in 1987. To celebrate the influence and accomplishments of the storied label, KMS will be releasing an enormous compilation that spans the entire lifetime of the imprint, and essentially, the genre of techno itself. Read more » 

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  • 05/09/2012

Download: OH91 "Yellow"

There must be something in the drinking water in Bristol, because the crop of hot young producers from the city seems to be endless. 20-year-old producer OH91 (a.k.a. Omari Champagnie) is the latest to catch our ears, and his tune "Yellow" is a slice of uptempo, melodic house with simple synth stabs and a chopped female vocal sample. The song may not be groundbreaking, but it is a well-made bit of bouncy, late-night tech-house that teems with potential. For more information and another free track from OH91, take a look at this recent interview. (via Get Some

Average: 7.1 (91 votes)

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