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Download: LD Nero "Warehouse Dew Pt. 3"

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Label: Pomelo

With nearly two decades of DJing and producing under his belt, LD Nero—a relatively new alias for German techno veteran Alex Cortex—has assuredly felt his share of cold, dripping warehouse dew and rave rain. On his latest effort, a three-tracker titled Warehouse Dew (artwork above), LD Nero channels the heyday of underground raves by crafting old-school vibes that straddle the line between techno and house. "Pt. 3" of the EP is the cut most likely to get sweat puddling on the walls and ceiling, as its forward-moving groove stomps along behind Detroit-style chords and shuffling hi-hats. European record hub Pomelo will be releasing Warehouse Dew digitally on April 23, with a wax release to follow on May 7. Until then, satiate your need for tech-house jams by listening to LD Nero's recent podcast for Pomelo, which you can stream and download after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 5.9 (52 votes)
 
 

Lone Shares Free Mix

Manchester's Matthew Cutler (a.k.a. Lone) is so (so!) close to releasing Galaxy Garden, the producer's fourth proper LP, and has shared a DJ mix to tide us over until it drops on April 30 via R&S. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2012

Download: Rkss "Basement"

With exciting artists like Patten and Vessel on the rise, it seems like the space available for noisily experimental techno alchemists to inhabit continually grows as new head-scratching productions surface. Enter Rkss, a 19-year-old producer from Berlin whose debut record dropped today. The title track from his self-released Basement EP is as strong an introduction as one could hope for; a cavernous bassline bellows underneath clattering organic percussion and a deep, bouncing thump of a kick to make for one seriously dark tune. Rkss follows "Basement" with two lighter but nonetheless strong cuts on his EP, all of which you can stream in full, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (47 votes)
 
 

Night Slugs to Release New Girl Unit EP

At the risk of total Night Slugs overload today, here is another announcement of an exciting record the UK bass hub will soon drop, Girl Unit's third EP. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2012

Download: Reilly Steel "Oh So Nice"

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Label: Top Billin

Today, San Francisco's Reilly Steel is dropping his sophomore EP, Those Happy Days, via Top Billin, the follow-up to his Challenger EP, which RISLabs put out earlier this year. (You may remember the MikeQ remix we posted from that release.) "Oh So Nice" appears on Steel's new EP, along with a remix by 5kinandbone5 and three other originals. Like the rest of the EP, "Oh So Nice" is a dark piece of bass music with a heavy emphasis on crisp, fast-paced percussion. The song begins with sharp synth stabs and a chopped vocal hook before crawling arpeggios in a minor key ease their way into the mix. After snagging the tune, take a look at the EP's artwork and tracklisting, following the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.3 (52 votes)
 
 

Disclosure Preps New EP for Greco-Roman

Brotherly UK duo Disclosure has announced its second release of 2012, a four-song EP titled The Face, which is due out on June 4 through Berlin/London collective Greco-Roman. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2012

Jam City LP to Drop Next Month

Jam City's debut full-length has been in the works for quite some time—talk of the album predates even his stellar XLR8R podcast from last October—but it appears that the much-anticipated LP is finally ready to see the light of day. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2012

Download: Mario "Let Me Love You (Lapalux Bootleg Remix)"

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UK-based producer Lapalux, hot off the release of his latest EP on Brainfeeder, When You're Gone, has passed along this remix of Mario's "Let Me Love You," a song you undoubtedly heard if your radio was on at any point in early 2005. On his version of the tune, Lapalux (a.k.a. Stuart Howard, pictured above) adds a plethora of noises to Ne-Yo's and Scott Storch's uncluttered original, including a multitude of percussion and extra synth lines. Mario's smooth voice has also been totally reconstructed, having been pitched both up and down, chopped into bits, and layered. As an extra bonus, unlike the song's official remix from 2005, Lapalux's bootleg remix does not contain rapped verses by T.I. and Jadakiss. Lapalux will be touring across Europe and Australia in May and June, and you can find his current summer schedule after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (132 votes)
 
 

Review: Urulu Across the Sky

Label: Exploited

At this point in his still-young career, Urulu doesn't seem to be concerned with making any sort of "groundbreaking" music. Instead, the Los Angeles producer appears intent on continuing to dive deeper into his classic house-informed sound, most recently appearing on the dancefloor-focused Exploited imprint for the first time with three soulful, metro-minded house tunes. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2012

Stream Levon Vincent's 'Fabric 63' Mix

As we've previously reported, Levon Vincent is next in line to drop an installment of the long-running Fabric mix series. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2012

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