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Listen to Gingy & Bordello's New EP

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In his review of New Jack Techno, the recently released compilation from Tiga's Turbo label, contributor Andrew Gaerig referenced Gingy & Bordello's "Iron & Water" as a "standout track" from the 10-song record. The same tune both kicks off and names the production duo's new EP, and is paired with two other equally solid cuts of forward-looking techno. Read more » 

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  • 07/02/2012

High Five: FunkinEven

UK producer FunkinEven has been relatively quiet in 2012—he's only released a single 12" on his own Apron Records imprint—but that hasn't diminished the enthusiasm for his vintage-flavored and occasionally acid-drenched creations. Granted, he's experimented with various sounds and styles since first emerging in 2009 with the "Kleer" single on Eglo, but acid has often been one of FunkinEven's calling cards. As such, we thought it might be interesting to pick his brain and see if he could put together a list of some of his favorite acid cuts. Read more » 

Download: Violet "Palmas (Photonz Remix)"

First Listen

Violet is a Portuguese producer and former Red Bull Music Academy participant with a penchant for smooth, Detroit-styled house music. On this remix by newcomers Photonz, however, the dark, sensuous touch of Violet's original "Palmas" is dabbed with a touch of woozy-eyed gravitas that sees strings, pads, and vocoder synths detuning in a wave pool of heat-addled hysteria. The track is anchored assuredly by Photonz's slamming four-by-four beat, which crisply propells the remix through seasick passages, tropical sunrises, and a few closing moments of pure early '90s grooves. "Palmas (Photonz Remix)" is off of a new EP from Violet, called Collective Data, which dropped digitally today by Ukrainian imprint Wicked Bass. Have a listen to a preview of the EP after the jump, and check out the tracklist while you're at it.  Read more » 

Average: 7.9 (77 votes)
 
 

Review: Eprom Metahuman

Label: Rwina

"Honey Badger," the lead track off Metahuman, the debut full-length from Eprom, is articulated, tight, shiny, and round; a morning flight through a Vancouver psilocybin skyscape, a crispy dip into a cascading waterfall of thoughtfully hacked 0s and 1s underscored by a bucephalus bouncing ball of sub-bass. Much nicer than the cutthroat African animal (and YouTube sensation) from which its name derives, the track is a sensational intro to an album that dabbles in various popular flavors of the moment (dubstep, trap, 8-bit) while succumbing to the clichés of none. If these 13 tracks have anything in common besides a love of low end, it's a mostly glossy sheen on the highs—the California sun bouncing off a candy-painted car creeping into the sunset at the end of the world. Read more » 

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  • 07/02/2012

Download: Cc "Gryphon Perc"

First Listen
Label: JASS

On the surface, "Gryphon Perc" by Savannah producer Cc (formerly C Powers) is a standardized exercise in contemporary garage: R&B vocals trace around a skipping beat, soft synths tease out of the rhythm, and bulbous sub-bass supplants the kicks to provide some dancefloor legitimacy. Dig deeper, though, and you'll find a bevy of Hessle-like polyrhythms ricocheting through the tune's skeleton, providing an ideal framework for the track's rather looming and all-consuming sub to take control. The groove of the track is thus very deep, and as "Gryphon Perc" snakes its way through a jungle of percussive tricks, that incessant R&B vocal so common in underground dance music today becomes a desperate, cloyingly sweet marker of the song's evolution from typical to twisted. The Up Wind EP is out now via JASS, and features seven tracks in total, including a remix from fellow Georgia boy Helix. Peep the official video for "K-Share," another jam off of Cc's EP, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.5 (41 votes)
 
 

Download: Barker & Baumecker "Analogical"

Stemming from the techno mecca of Berlin's infamous Berghain establishment, "Analogical" offers a healthy dose of grinding, hissing machine sounds from the world of Ostgut Ton. This collaboration between Barker (a.k.a. Voltek) and Baumecker, sees two experimentalists smelting down elements culled from dub, techno, glitch, and ambient to create a breathing and organic production from the rusting remains of a forgotten factory. Barker & Baumecker's non-release track arrives ahead of a new LP from the duo, called Transsektoral, which will be available on CD and vinyl on September 10. You can check out the artwork and tracklist for that forthcoming record, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.8 (51 votes)
 
 

Theo Parrish Announces New EP

Detroit techno mainstay Theo Parrish is set to release Any Other Styles, a new EP on his own Sound Signature imprint due near the end of July. Read more » 

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  • 06/29/2012

Download: 96Wrld "Clark"

First Listen
Label: Mondayjazz

A massive cascade of bleeps and clicks accompany the onset of a heavy halfstep beat in this track from Lithuaninan producer 96Wrld. "Clark" arrives via Mondayjazz's Workers #1 compilation, and sounds something like a Mario Kart adventure weaving through Moscow's skwee-skewed beat culture, LA's organic hip-hop undergrowth, and the grimey alleys of UK dubstep. Hyper-melodic and full of scissoring hi-hats, the beat serves a secondary role to the percolating arpeggios which rise, crumble, and reform at every angle. The Workers #1 compilation also includes tracks from DZA, Fulgeance, and OL, among others, and will be available digitally on July 2. 

Average: 7.9 (175 votes)
 
 

Video: Disclosure "Control"



Here, the Lawrence brothers (a.k.a. Disclosure) deliver the first music video to come from their recent The Face EP for Greco-Roman, a subtle and muted clip for the vibrant "Control" single. Read more » 

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  • 06/29/2012

Get Free Remixes From Nicolas Jaar, Shlohmo, Groundislava, and More

If LA-based label Friends of Friends is known for anything, it's that every one of its releases features a remix or two (or three, or four...). 2012's FoF records were no different, and now, the electronic record hub has gathered together a handful of those reworked tunes from the first half of the year, offering the collection as a free download. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/29/2012

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