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Marble Announces Forthcoming EP From Canblaster

The Parisian party wunderkind Canblaster has been tapped by the still-fresh Marble imprint to deliver the label's sixth release in the just over three months since its founding. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Download: Miracle Fortress "Raw Spectacle (Pantha du Prince Remix)"

Montreal's Miracle Fortress (pictured above) makes perfectly pleasant pop music, with songs that combine the seaside breeziness of the Beach Boys with the radio-friendly synth-pop stylings of Bronski Beat and other like-minded '80s groups. We're not complaining about any of those things, but it all adds up to a formula that isn't exactly what XLR8R tends to cover. Enter German producer Pantha du Prince, who has applied his trademark melodic techno approach to "Raw Spectacle," giving the track just enough dancefloor oomph to land in our downloads section. The remix keeps the song's woozy vocals largely intact, but Pantha du Prince dials down the synths and inserts a steady techno pulse, creating a sort of Balearic pop tune that is undeniably pleasing to the ear. The original "Raw Spectacle" first appeared on the Was I The Wave? full-length, which came out a couple of months back, and those looking for even more Miracle Fortress music will be happy to know that he's made two non-album cuts available for free download, which you can grab after the jump.  Read more » 

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Stream the New James Blake Single

It was only last week when we announced that James Blake was readying a single for Untold's Hemlock imprint (artwork above), and today both sides of the forthcoming release have found their way to the world wide web for all to stream. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Roots Manuva to Release New Album This Fall

Witness the fitness of a man that just won't stop: Rodney Smith (a.k.a. Roots Manuva), one of the UK's most well-respected MCs, has just announced his latest studio album, 4everevolution. Moving through a kaleidoscope of styles, the new album promises to touch on everything from pop-locking funk joints to sultry ballads crooned by the man himself. He won't be doing it all on his own, though. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Stream the New Caribou and Jacques Greene Remixes of Radiohead Now

You may recall us recently telling you about Caribou and Jacques Greene taking on some Radiohead tracks for remixing. Well, we're pleased to announce that you can hear them right now, a few days before they are officially released on July 4. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Dopplereffekt, AGF, Lone, and More to Play FON Festival in Northern England

The Northern England Lake District is such an idyllic place that folks like Wordsworth and Coleridge would go there to pen some of history's finest literature and poetry. So it's maybe a little jarring to think that its pastoral environs will soon house the not-so-peaceful sounds of some of the electronic music world's most inventive artists at this year's Full of Noises festival. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Modeselektor to Feature Thom Yorke on New Album and Tour North America

Irreverent German production duo Modeselektor has announced the October 4 release of Monkeytown, its latest LP and first in four years, on its own Monkeytown Records. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Stream a New Ras G Reworking of Sun Ra

Afrofuturist leftfield beats producer and Poobah Records co-founder Ras G has been pretty busy in the past couple months. Always seeming to release a steady stream of material, it's obvious he's not showing any signs of stopping, especially with the just-announced imminent release of his new album, Down 2 Earth. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Listen to Tracks from Nguzunguzu's 'Timesup EP,' the Debut Release on Fade to Mind

Last week, we broke down all the details of Kingdom's new Fade to Mind label and the young imprint's first release, the Timesup EP from LA duo Nguzunguzu. The five-track EP officially drops next Tuesday, July 5, but you can listen to a couple of selections right now. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2011

Casual Fridays: Summer Essentials, Part Two

Summer Essentials, Part 2

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men's and women's must-haves. (Click here to see last week's Summer Essentials, Part 1) Read more » 

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