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Lando Kal to Drop New 12" via Hotflush

It would appear that Berlin-based producer Antaeus Roy (a.k.a. Lando Kal, one half of Lazer Sword) has been quite busy these past few months. In addition to preparing his outfit's forthcoming second album and getting ready to drop live knowledge at SXSW tomorrow night, he's also releasing a new single via the illustrious Hotflush label next month. Read more » 

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  • 03/16/2012

Download: Man Without Country "Puppets (Error Operator Remix)"

Here, London up-and-comer Error Operator (pictured above) has tried his hand at reworking fellow UK outfit Man Without Country, warping the group's "Puppets" tune into something much more XLR8R-friendly. Error Operator strips the original track's live drums in favor of an array of percussion patterns and club-ready kicks and snares, on top of which he drizzles spacey vibraphones and a host of slippery chords. Touches of Man Without Country's vocals come through drenched in effects processing, nonetheless giving the production some pleasant refrains between the instrumental sections of bubbling beat work. 

Average: 7.3 (75 votes)

Rinse Preps Debut Brackles Album

Blunted Robots honcho and Rinse FM resident Brackles, who just delivered this excellent mix of classic UK garage, has announced that his debut artist album will soon arrive, courtesy of Rinse. Read more » 

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  • 03/16/2012

Redshape, Thomas Fehlmann, and More to Contribute to Juan Atkins Remix Series

Berlin's Tresor label is approaching its 250th release, and to celebrate, the label has planned a reissue series of Juan Atkins (pictured above) tunes made under his moniker from the mid-to-late-'90s, Infiniti. Read more » 

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  • 03/16/2012

Download: Mo Kolours "Mini Culcha (Beautiful Swimmers Remix)"

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Label: One Handed

Genre-melding producer Mo Kolours (pictured above, kind of) is days away from releasing a new EP—and coinciding 12"—via the One Handed Music imprint. EP2: Bannana Wine will serve as the second part of a planned trilogy of releases for the label, and, along with seven original Mo Kolours tunes, this remix from DC outfit Beautiful Swimmers is set to close out the endeavor. The duo's moniker is not too far off from describing this rework, as "Mini Culcha" gets dipped into pleasantly water-logged territory thanks to an array of spiraling filters and generous layers of underwater percussion. After giving the Beafitul Swimmers' take on the tune a spin, you can check out the full tracklist for Mo Kolours' upcoming EP, which is set to drop on March 19, following the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.8 (84 votes)

Review: Tevo Howard Monument EP


In recent years, Chicago producer Tevo Howard has been something of a machine, reliably turning out a new batch of high-quality house productions every few months. On his latest offering, the Monument EP, he even sounds like a machine, albeit in the best way possible. The three-track effort finds Howard crafting workmanlike house tunes that carry some real emotional heft—not to mention some dancefloor punch—despite their stripped-down nature. Read more » 

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  • 03/16/2012

Idjut Boys Readies Debut LP, New Single

Idjut Boys, the long-running collaborative effort between London residents Daniel Tyler and Conrad McConnell, has announced plans to release its first proper album, Cellar Door, after almost 20 years of DJing and producing. Read more » 

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  • 03/16/2012

Download: Tokimonsta "Fame Boozer's Lullaby (feat. Rucyl)"

Out of the goodness of her heart, Jennifer Lee (a.k.a Tokimonsta) offered up this woozy beat for free on her SoundCloud a short while back. As one might imagine, this freebie ran out of downloads pretty fast, but has nonetheless been making its way around the world wide web ever since. "Fame Boozer's Lullaby" features a soulful appearance from Philadelphia vocalist Rucyl, and is a lopsided, stoney endeavor that comes out a little more on the mellower side of the production spectrum than what we're used to hearing from Lee. But with its intoxicating spiral of sound and beautiful layers of haze, we're certainly not going to complain. (via FACT

Average: 7.5 (99 votes)

Video: Hot Chip "Flutes"

Fans of Hot Chip's inventive take on house-infused, indie-tinged pop—not to mention being dizzy—are in luck, as the UK outfit's new video for "Flutes," the first single to leak from the group's recently announced fifth LP, In Our Heads, has plenty to offer in both categories. Read more » 

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  • 03/15/2012

Walton Returns to Hyperdub on Upcoming 12"

Next month, rising Manchester-based producer Walton will return to the same label that is home to his debut EP, with a new three-track 12" for Hyperdub. Read more » 

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  • 03/15/2012

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