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Bubblin' Up: Gut Nose

A certain degree of bluntness can be expected from a guy with an artist name like Gut Nose. Hailing from Queens, New York, Andrew Vagabundo makes a variation on what Actress and Moiré have called "b-boy techno," or what Ron Morelli has called "graffiti techno," a corroded brand of beat music that sits somewhere between hip-hop and dance music. It's a cliché about New York, but Vagabundo's productions do have that city saturation—tough and caked in grit, they evoke images of rats, illicit activity, piss-stained sidewalks, and violence. Read more » 

Dean Blunt Details Upcoming LP for Rough Trade, Streams Track

Following news that he had signed to Rough Trade earlier this year, Dean Blunt has shared further details of his second solo studio album, Black Metal. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Podcast 359: Danny Daze

Danny Daze (a.k.a. Daniel Gomez) has been releasing records since the late '00s, but during the past year, the Miami producer has taken his craft to another level. Recent months have seen him release music via Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic label and Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio imprint, and just last week, Gomez officially joined the esteemed ranks of Kompakt, serving up the label's latest Speicher 12". Simply put, Danny Daze has been busy, especially considering that he's frequently DJing around the globe and also has a new label of his own in the works. Given that, we weren't sure if he'd be able to contribute to the XLR8R podcast series, but he somehow found the time to assemble this exclusive mix. Read more » 

Watch a Video from Mexican Summer Newcomer Andras Fox

Today sees Andras Fox debut on the Mexican Summer label with his five-track Vibrate on Silent EP. To mark the occasion, the Melbourne-based producer has passed along a new video for EP cut "Pontoon." Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Download: Mans O "Freed"

Label: Disboot

"Freed" is the cloudy closing cut from Barcelona producer Mans O's new EP, which landed yesterday via the Disboot label (also based in Barcelona). One of four tracks to appear on the Macaya EP, "Freed" begins with a wash of tremolo synths, which graciously give way to an 8-bit bassline and blip-like percussion. From there, the beat coalesces into an opaque affair, its lush pads blending with wordless vocal chants and miniature rhythmic patterns that seem be absorbed by FX around almost every corner. While "Freed" can be download for free below, the rest of Mans O's new Macaya EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

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Scuba Preps Final Installment of 'Phenix' EP Trilogy

Scuba has revealed the closing installment of his Phenix EP trilogy, which, according to the Hotflush boss, explores a moodier, more atmospheric approach to dance music. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Sad City Preps Return to Phonica's Special Editions Imprint

Glasgow-based producer Gary Caruth (a.k.a Sad City) has revealed the details of his next release—a return to London record store Phonica's Special Editions imprint. Read more » 

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  • 09/09/2014

Check Out a New Mix from Silent Servant

A Southern California-based techno producer and former member of the now defunct Sandwell District collective/label, Silent Servant (a.k.a. Juan Mendez) has shared a new mix. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

SBTRKT Streams New Single, "Higher"

A full stream of "Higher," the latest single from SBTRKT's upcoming sophomore LP for Young Turks, has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

Download Jacques Greene's Edit of The Weeknd

Originally produced in 2011—around the time both artists were first breaking through—Jacques Greene's bootleg edit of The Weeknd's R&B anthem "What You Need" can now be downloaded for free. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2014

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