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Raffertie Preps Second EP for Ninja Tune

While Raffertie's debut artist album is still a ways off, the UK producer and Super label head has announced the release of his second EP for Ninja Tune, Mass Appeal. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2012

Download: Giraffage "With You"

San Francisco producer Giraffage, who impressed us last year with his debut LP, Comfort, returns with another ebullient slice of electronic pop. "With You" is a track rooted in big, atmospheric pads and familiar, hip-hop-flavored 808 percussion. A female voice floats about the three-and-a-half-minute song, bringing balance to the production as it alternates between bass-driven surges and bass-less breakdowns. Giraffage's latest output keeps him comfortably in line with other contemporary West Coast beatmakers crafting pleasantly ambient and sample-laden instrumentals, such as Shlohmo or Baths

Average: 8.1 (117 votes)
 
 

Marcel Dettmann Readies New Single

Following a jolt of output towards the tail end of last year with a single for 50 Weapons and the release of his long-anticipated mix CD, Conducted, techno auteur Marcel Dettmann has announced plans to release a new single, "Landscape," later this month. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2012

DVA Shares Details of Debut Full-Length for Hyperdub

Longtime Rinse FM DJ and prolific pusher of UK riddims, Scratcha DVA, has announced the details of his forthcoming debut LP, which is slated for release in a few months' time on a familiar home for his tunes, Hyperdub. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2012

Download: GB (Gifted and Blessed) "7 in 24"

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Label: All-City

Los Angeles's Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker has recorded under the GB (Gifted and Blessed) moniker for nearly a decade now, releasing a handful of LPs and EPs and collaborating with a variety of artists, including Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, J*DaVeY, and more. For his latest musical salvo, the prolific and genre-hopping producer has prepped a 12" (artwork above) to be released on January 17 via All-City, his second for the Dublin-based imprint. "7 in 24," its a-side, brims with retro-minded electro tendencies, including sparse percussion and a ringing chorus of synths. "7 in 24" b/w "Dogon" is available for pre-order here

Average: 7.3 (43 votes)
 
 

Review: Pinch Fabriclive 61

Label: Fabric

The first sound heard on the latest mix album in the Fabriclive series—a 22-track, cyclical assault of UK-centric club productions delivered by Bristol figurehead Pinch—is a perfectly rounded drop of sub frequencies taken from the middle of "Venom" by burgeoning American producer Distal. Nothing could better define the overall slant of this impeccably arranged, methodically conceived, and outrightly visceral mix album. Fabriclive 61 starts midway through "Venom" so that it can play on seamless repeat, as the whole thing ends with the tune's first half. It's a great idea, really, but what happens in between that clever trick is what's most important. Across his hour-plus mix, Pinch displays a wide and eclectic snapshot of so-called bass music circa now—bringing together seasoned pros like Roska and Shed's EQD project with newcomers such as OM Unit and F, all of who are some of the most exciting artists currently working within the continuum. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2012

Hessle Preps New Single From Objekt, Previews Both Tracks

By now, Hessle Audio surely needs no introduction, so let's just say it behooves fans of forward-thinking bass music to pay attention when the UK imprint announces that it will be adding another two tracks to its discography. And with that, we'd like to pass on the news that Objekt is set to join the Hessle family with a new single scheduled to drop in the coming weeks. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2012

Download: Sines "Money Girl (Nah Like Remix)"

Label: Freshmore

Earlier in the month, Sines' original version of "Money Girl" (from the forthcoming EP of the same name) graced our downloads section, and now, we've gotten our hands on a remix of the tune from budding producer Nah Like. Here, the Belgian takes the grizzly hip-hop beat into more propulsive territory, layering juke-indebted drums, adding even more bass than originally allocated, and throwing in a drastic drop midway through—all of which renders the song just that much more appropriate for the dancefloor. Along with Nah Like's remix, Sines has also tapped Montreal's HGLDT and London's Pedro 123 to turn in their own reworks of "Money Girl." All three versions can be found on a freshly released free remix EP, which you can stream/download after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.7 (40 votes)
 
 

Watch Grimes Perform "Genesis" for Yours Truly



As we draw ever closer to the release of Grimes' Visions LP on February 21, the Canadian songstress generously continues to provide more glimpses into her icily sweet electro-pop world. This time around, San Francisco-based blog/video production team Yours Truly serves as the chosen outlet, capturing an intimate solo performance of the lovingly bouncy tune "Genesis." Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2012

Download: Shigeto "Huron River Drive"

Label: Ghostly

Following our first sneak peak into Shigeto's forthcoming Lineage "mini-abum," we're treated to an even jazzier and deeper production from the talented artist. "Huron River Drive" puts shuffling rhythms and subdued Rhodes melodies at the forefront, filling out the remaining space with warm bass tones and sparkling ambient sounds. We anticipate much more of the same well-developed, future-jazz experimentations from Shigeto when his new record drops on January 30. (via Pitchfork

Average: 8.3 (116 votes)
 
 

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