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Check Out a New Mix From MikeQ Before His European Tour

One of 2011's best new artists and New Jersey's premiere ballroom DJ/producer, MikeQ, is set to launch a tour of Europe, but before that, he's treated his fans to a fresh mix. Read more » 

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  • 01/04/2012

Pinch Offers Up New Mix in Advance of 'Fabriclive 61'

With his mix for Fabric set to drop on January 16, Tectonic label boss Pinch is offering up a different 30-minute mix of house and techno to tide you over until Fabriclive 61 officially sees the light of day, or at least until the release party happens on January 13. Read more » 

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  • 01/04/2012

Download: Bitcode "Bark (Jimmy Edgar Remix)"

Label: Tracy

Barcelona-based DJ and producer Bitcode (pictured above) is set to release a new EP early next month via Spanish imprint Tracy that will feature two originals and three remixes, including this one by Warp alumnus Jimmy Edgar. The original "Bark" is a piece of club-ready electro that emphasizes heavy bass while cool short vocal snippets and synth stabs drive the melody. On his version, Edgar adds considerable flair to the tune by syncopating the bassline and drum pattern, playing with pitch shifting and delay, and chopping the already short and heavily effected vocals into a more complex arrangement that is somehow even more dancefloor-friendly. Check out the artwork and tracklisting for Bitcode's upcoming Some Bass EP after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.8 (50 votes)
 
 

Review: Nightwave Festivus EP

The UK's Nightwave isn't an artist who's shy about goofing around. After all, her latest EP, Festivus, takes its name from an invented holiday that was first introduced to the masses via Seinfeld. That being said, its four tracks, while playful and upbeat, do display some real production chops. Read more » 

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  • 01/04/2012

Club Cheval to Tour US This Month

While many artists slow their touring schedule to a dead halt in the winter months, French tunesmiths Canblaster, Myd, Sam Tiba, and Panteros666 (a.k.a. the Club Cheval posse) will be bringing their varied club-ready sounds across the United States throughout January. Read more » 

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  • 01/04/2012

Download: Larry Gus "The Written Word"

Label: Waaga

The Sacramento-based Waaga label is starting the year off right by delivering 24 Beats, a free record from Greek producer Larry Gus (a.k.a. Panagiotis Melidis). As all of Melidis' biographical information appears to be in Greek, and XLR8R's in-house Greek-to-English translator is still out for the holiday vacation, we know very little about the artist other than that he is currently based in Milan, Italy, and that he appears as a remixer on Yacht's recent DFA single, "I Walked Alone." "The Written Word" is a short and pretty piece of instrumental hip-hop punctuated by some oddly sweet pitched vocal snippets. The song is taken from the expansive 24 Beats, which can be downloaded in its entirety on Waaga's Facebook page for the price of a simple "like."  

Average: 8.1 (50 votes)
 
 

Studio Disbands, Dissolves Record Label

Swedish Balearic psych-pop duo Studio, together since 2001, has disbanded and also put an end to its record label, Information, according to group member Dan Lissvik's website. Read more » 

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  • 01/03/2012

Check Out Helix's New Mix for LuckyMe

With a single already prepped to drop via Night Slugs, fresh-faced DJ/producer Helix seems poised to stake his claim on 2012's dancefloors, and this new mix he just turned in to LuckyMe only further solidifies the notion. Read more » 

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  • 01/03/2012

Video: CHLLNGR "Change"



Copenhagen-based tunesmith CHLLNGR will soon release a new EP via recently minted Los Angeles imprint Time No Place, which will feature the tune from this video, "Change," among other spacey jams. Read more » 

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  • 01/03/2012

Ifan Dafydd to Release First Official Single

Though you may have already heard the music of Welsh artist Ifan Dafydd (possibly here or here), those tracks were bootleg remixes of sorts, borrowing heavily from the music of Usher and Amy Winehouse. The tunes—which some people mistakenly thought were the work of James Blake operating under an alias—were certainly an exciting introduction to the up-and-coming producer, but it won't be until the end of this month that Dafydd drops his first real single. Read more » 

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  • 01/03/2012

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