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Download: Babe Rainbow "Greed (LOL Boys Remix)"

Label: Mishka

"Greed," a tune from Babe Rainbow's 2011 Endless Path EP, has been resurrected for a seven-track remix endeavor set to drop on January 11, courtesy of Mishka (artwork above). To help spread the word, the powers that be are passing around this remix from LA/Montreal duo LOL Boys. Thankfully, the pair of producers morphs the slow-burning hip-hop track into something much more oriented for the dancefloor, delving out big bass drums, stuttering hand claps, and dizzying synths while an army of icy percussion moves in increasingly intricate patterns. (via FADER

Average: 7.8 (37 votes)
 
 

Joy Orbison and Boddika Collaboration Finally Gets a Release Date

It should come as no surprise that the collaboration between Joy Orbison and Instra:mental's Boddika resulted in one of 2011's most inescapable club tunes, "Swims." By the same token, it should also come as no real surprise that the man behind "Sicko Cell," another 2011 track that was hyped and revered long before its release, has made us wait so long to get our hands on a physical copy of his latest output. All that's set to change with the news that Swamp81 has plans to finally drop "Swims" in 12" format later this month. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Ramp Reaches 50 Releases, Preps Compilation

Since its founding back in 2005, the Ramp imprint has consistently been a place for quality productions from the UK and beyond. Between its early releases from the likes of Count Bass D, Zomby, and FaltyDL to its more recent efforts from burgeoning artists such as Teeth and Gerry Read, it is easy to see why Ramp has managed to flourish. And with that, the label has reached its 50th release, a benchmark it is celebrating with the release of a retrospective compilation, Ramp 50 (artwork above). Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Todd Terje, Lindstrøm, and Prins Thomas Share Roxy Music Remixes

The holy trinity of Norwegian disco explorers—Todd Terje, Lindstrøm, and Prins Thomas—have come together on a new 12", which finds the seasoned artists remixing two classic Roxy Music tunes. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Luke Vibert Unearths Unreleased Tracks on New Album as Plug

Ninja Tune has announced plans to release an LP of previously unreleased drum & bass tracks from Luke Vibert's long-dormant Plug moniker. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Download a Bunch of Free Tunes from Butterz

High-energy East London grime label Butterz is known to periodically offer up huge ZIP files of rare and unreleased tracks for free download. Yesterday, that string continued with the release of its Winter ZIP, a massive collection comprising nearly 50 tracks from Terror Danjah, D.O.K., Mr Mitch, Royal-T, and more. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Marc Houle Announces New LP for Items & Things

Berlin-based producer Marc Houle has announced plans to release a new LP, his first since stepping out from under the wing of Richie Hawtin's Minus imprint late last year and launching the collaborative Items & Things label with Magda and Troy Pierce. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Download: Ssaliva "Drugged Out Quest"

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Belgium's François Boulanger (a.k.a. Cupp Cave) is set to release RZA (pictured above), his second EP as Ssaliva, via the Vlek imprint on January 16. The eight-track 10" record follows the multi-faceted producer's debut cassette EP for Matthewdavid's Leaving Records from last February. Featured here, "Drugged Out Quest"—an outtake from the RZA sessions—is a hazy shuffle through a sort of alternate hip-hop universe. These slow, lo-fi beats retain a warm tape sound, with laid-back percussion washed over by ambient, Boards of Canada-esque hums. Ssaliva's forthcoming RZA EP is available to preview and pre-order from Vlek now, here

Average: 7.6 (71 votes)
 
 

Review: Drexciya Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I

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Label: Clone

Drexciya, the mythical aquatic civilization generated by the works of (the sadly deceased) James Stinson and Gerald Donald, was one of the most original concepts to come from Detroit techno. A mixed-media project that springs forth from the interstices between the music, the labels, and the liner notes, Drexciya was more than just a techno production outfit. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

Luciano Readies New Mix CD

Cadenza label head and renowned minimal-house DJ Luciano has announced plans to release a new mix, Vagabundos, later this month. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2012

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