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Podcast 219: Jam City

Although the goings-on of the various members of the venerable Night Slugs crew are frequently documented on XLR8R, it's been awhile since one of its artists put together an exclusive mix for our podcast series. Jam City (a.k.a. Jack Latham) is one of the youngest members of the Night Slugs stable, yet the London-based producer has already made quite a ripple in the bass-music pool with his Waterworx and Magic Drops EPs, not to mention his refix of Endgames' "Ecstasy." He's currently putting the finishing touches on his much-anticipated debut album, which is slated for release in early 2012, but took a break from that to assemble this podcast. Read more » 

Download: Body Language "Falling Out (Honey Soundsystem Remix)"

Here, Brooklyn-based band Body Language has its smoothly funky pop tune "Falling Out" transformed into a sparse dancefloor cut by San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem. The DJ/production crew wraps synthetic strings, understated vocal melodies, roomy drum-machine rhythms, and other tasteful sounds around a deep bassline that propels the tune across its six minutes--making for a fine piece of late-night/early-morning house. 

Average: 7 (50 votes)
 
 

Review: Various Artists Fac. Dance

Label: Strut

Does the world really need another Factory records compilation? At this point, the Mancunian label has been the subject of more than its fair share of nostalgic rehashing. That being said, the label's catalog runs deep, with an influence that's had a lasting effect on both sides of the Atlantic (and beyond). Nowhere was this influence more felt than on the post-disco '80s dancefloor, where Factory's cutting-edge singles stood out from the rest with their unique production (guided by the likes of Martin Hannett, Bemusic, DoJo, and Arthur Baker), cool aesthetics, and smart lyrics. Fac. Dance, the latest compilation to honor the label, assembles 24 of these cuts to make an essential release for anyone interested in the fertile moment between disco and house. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 10/11/2011

Check Out Appleblim's FACT Mix

Yesterday, UK bass experimentalist and Apple Pips label boss Appleblim delivered the 290th DJ mix for FACT, and it's a doozy. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/11/2011

Download: Wolfhaus "Crossed"

Label: Top Billin'

Finland’s Wolfhaus is affiliated with the party-starting Top Billin crew, but the duo's moody output is a different look for the normally upbeat label. Take "Crossed," a dour piece of bass music wrapped a fog of spacey atmospherics and featuring a staggered rhythm that alternates between ricocheting blasts of kick drums and a steady, dubbed-out groove. The track kicks off Wolfhaus' new mixtape, Dubbed & Screwed Vol.1, which you can stream and download after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (43 votes)
 
 

Listen to Martyn's Resident Advisor Podcast

Martyn-related excitement is already at a fever pitch this week, as his much-anticipated sophomore album, Ghost People, is finally dropping on Brainfeeder. (In case you missed it, the entire LP is still streaming here.) Yet the shape-shifting producer has elected to turn up the heat even further, assembling a brand-new mix for Resident Advisor. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/10/2011

Listen to M83's 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming' LP Now

Whatever it is that you're currently doing, stop it right now and go listen to the brand-new M83 album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/10/2011

Burial and Massive Attack Collaborate on 12"; Stream the A-Side Now

Elusive UK dubstep demigod Burial just unveiled his latest work set to see the light of day, a collaborative 12" with trip-hop veterans Massive Attack. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/10/2011

Balam Acab Announces First Tour

The music of Balam Acab has an undeniable bedroom quality, yet youthful producer Alec Koone is finally ready to take his thoughtful sounds to the live stage. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/10/2011

Download: Remarc "RIP (Phillip D. Kick's Footwork Jungle Edit)"

This skittering footwork edit of old-school jungle tune "R.I.P." by Remarc comes to us courtesy of Phillip D. Kick, the now-defunct pseudonym of UK tunesmith Om Unit. The project, which started as a secret "experiment" before uncontrollably rising to a place of notoriety (both good and bad) among jungle fans around the world (read the whole story here), has just been laid to rest after the release of Footwork Jungle Vol. 3, a four-track offering of breakneck rhythms and basslines. You can nab one of those here, and stream the whole thing after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.9 (73 votes)
 
 

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