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Download: eLan "2in5four (Low Limit Remix)"

Label: Monkeytown

San Diego, CA producer eLan is having a very busy year. He already released two EPs in 2011 on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown label, and has another EP and a double album, Next2Last, due out later this month. eLan, a member of Shlohmo's WeDidItCollective, sent over this remix from the second disc, a lurching, low-end-heavy production crafted by another West Coaster, Low Limit (a.k.a. the LA-based half of Lazer Sword). 

Average: 7.1 (57 votes)
 
 

MoogFest Adds Terry Riley to Lineup

The massive electronic music extravaganza that's poised to take over Asheville, North Carolina between October 28 and 30, MoogFest, has just announced that minimalist visionary Terry Riley has been added to its enormous lineup. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/05/2011

Listen to the New Martyn Album

Next week, bass-music veteran Martyn will be releasing his highly anticipated sophomore LP, Ghost People. In the meantime, the entire album is streaming online. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2011

Five Minutes at Decibel with Asura

In between running around the entirety of Seattle for this year's Decibel Festival, we managed to find a moment or two to sit down with a few artists and have a quick chat. Here, we nab some face time with LA producer/musician Ryan York (a.k.a. Asura), and talk with the Non Projects associate about his experience at Decibel, his forthcoming projects, and Futura, his nearly year-old monthly night with fellow LA-based producer Teebs. Read more » 

Download: The Album Leaf "D Day (Sister Crayon Remix)"

Apparently, The Album Leaf is still alive and kicking. Although we admittedly lost track of the project's woozy, electronic-leaning soundscapes several years ago, we have no qualms with this remix of "D Day" from Sacramento-based trio Sister Crayon (pictured above). The two groups are about to wrap up a string of joint US tour dates, and elected to remix one another to mark the occasion. "D Day (Sister Crayon Remix)" won't shock anyone, but its gently soaring melodies, plinking laptop percussion, and twee vibe all combine to form a nice piece of ear candy. Sister Crayon's upcoming tour dates can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (63 votes)
 
 

Mathew Jonson to Release New EP on Crosstown Rebels

Berlin-based producer Mathew Jonson has announced that he will be releasing a new EP, Dayz, through Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2011

Download: Samoyed "Maybe Yes (Lukid Remix)"

This piece of astral beat work is taken off the forthcoming Spit EP by Samoyed, which will drop via Astro:Dynamics on October 17. UK producer Lukid warps "Maybe Yes" into a shimmering-but-somber cut that should work quite nicely closing out this forthcoming four-track record. 

Average: 8.3 (93 votes)
 
 

Review: Blawan "What You Do With What You Have" b/w "Vibe Decorum"

Label: R&S

At this point, it's beyond cliché to talk about the merger of dubstep, garage, house, and techno, as we've moved past the point of collision into entirely new hybrid territory. For instance, take "What You Do With What You Have" b/w "Vibe Decorum," the latest release by Jamie Roberts (a.k.a. Blawan). Standing in stark contrast to the material he made even a year ago, Roberts has dropped a veritable manifesto for the new sound of UK dance music in 2011. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2011

Hyperdub to Release to Cooly G 12" Featuring Karizma and Simbad

On November 7, bass hub Hyperdub will release a two-song 12" by UK funky queen Cooly G that features appearances from producers Karizma and Simbad. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2011

Download: Washed Out "You'll See It (Midland Re-Edit)"

First Listen

UK producer Midland has a real knack for transforming dreamy pieces of psychedelic pop music into extended house jams. Remember his ace re-edit of Caribou's "Sun" from last year? Now, he's dissected and reassembled the spacey "You'll See It" from quintessential chillwave act Washed Out. The floating sonic textures from the original remain, but Midland adds a steady, driving pulse throughout, resulting in something a bit more suitable for the dancefloor.  

Average: 8.2 (106 votes)
 
 

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