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Planet Mu to Release New Tropics EP in July

One of the more warm and tender producers to grace Planet Mu's extensive roster, England's Chris Ward (a.k.a. Tropics), will soon release a new EP via the UK label, preceding a full-length album scheduled to drop this fall. Read more » 

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  • 06/10/2011

Casual Fridays: Going green with vintage, and going blank again with shoegaze-inspired gear!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men's and women's must-haves. Read more » 

Gear: A wrap-up of the best in gaming

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  • 06/10/2011

FaltyDL to Drop New 12" Via All City

Hot on the heels of his second LP for Planet Mu, the excellent You Stand Uncertain, comes a brand-new 12" single (pictured above) by Brooklyn producer FaltyDL. Read more » 

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  • 06/10/2011

Brennan Green and Andy Butler to Collaborate on New Kid Creole Album

No wave-affiliated, tropical-funk veteran Kid Creole apparently has a new album in the works for the patently nostalgic Strut imprint, which is scheduled to drop on September 13. Read more » 

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  • 06/10/2011

Five Minutes at MUTEK with Floating Points

Amidst the hustle and bustle of this year's MUTEK festival in Montreal, we snagged a few of our favorite artists for a quick chat about their impressions of the festival, the city, and, of course, some chatter about their music. Here, London producer and Eglo Records boss Floating Points breaks down his musical evolution, discusses his big-band aspirations, and sounds off on the myth of good poutine. Read more » 

Download: The Miracles Club "Light of Love (The Whendays Ecstasy Remix)"

This thumping tech-house offering from Swedish production duo The Whendays is apparently a remix of "Light of Love" by Portland-based house revivalists The Miracles Club (pictured above), though we can't exactly suss out how. Maybe the ghostly vocal samples that call out from beyond the discordant groove of bass, synth, and percussion loops are cut from singer Honey Owens' original performance, but beyond that, this sounds like an entirely original track with its own kind of woozy bounce. And it's pretty damn good, so we're okay with that. 

Average: 8.3 (397 votes)
 
 

Review: Justice Civilization EP

Hated It
Label: Ed Banger

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  • 06/10/2011

Watch Trouble & Bass Interview Canblaster



Parisian party-starter Canblaster meets up with NYC club lovers The Captain and Star Eyes of Trouble & Bass for this informative little video interview. Read more » 

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  • 06/10/2011

Download: Grown Folk "U Know The Time"

Montreal producers Drew Kim and Brendan Neal (a.k.a. Grown Folk)—who you may remember from a tune we posted about two months back—have decided to give away another gem, this one an admittedly "ravey" track of their own creation. Hailing from a city becoming more and more renowned as a hotbed for up-and-coming bass music acts, this duo continues the steadily growing tradition of quality house-flavored sounds arising from the area. "U Know The Time" is one for the club, a production built around a progression of '90s house stabs and driven by an uptempo, straight-forward rhythm. In short, labeling this track "ravey" is categorically perfect, as the song's flowing chords and playful melodies dance wonderfully with the cut-up classic house vocal snippets. Grab this rave throwback below and be on the lookout for future works from Grown Folk. 

Average: 7.6 (57 votes)
 
 

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