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Review: Jim-E Stack Come Between EP

Label: Good Years

The debut EP from New Orleans-by-way-of-San Francisco producer Jim-E Stack took way too long to see the light of day (seriously, we first caught wind of this release back in June of last year), and its impact is slightly dampened because of this. Even so, the three tracks which make up Come Between still make for an engaging effort, one that finds the American newcomer dissecting futuristic UK club music with an intriguing sense for rhythm and an ear for the memorable. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 01/23/2012

Get Physical Dusting Off Roland Clark's Classic "I Get Deep" with New Remixes

While the history of house music grows thicker by the day, certain tunes seemingly refuse to fade into the annals of the past. One such song is "I Get Deep" by Roland Clark (pictured above), which originally dropped back in 2000. The vocal was famously sampled by Fatboy Slim, the song was again given new life in 2007 with the help of a release by DJ Le Roi, and now, that version is being brought back to life with a new batch of remixes on the Get Physical label. Read more » 

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  • 01/23/2012

Download: Applescal "Fab 40"

Dutch producer Applescal (a.k.a. Pascal Terstappen) has offered up another free tune, less than two months after dropping a free EP through the RTFKT collective. This steady techno track starts with a humming bassline, incrementally adding percussion and synth textures until breaking down in a wash of effects, only to re-emerge in a full-force groove. Terstappen is currently working on material for a new album, and while "Fab 40" was crafted during this process, it will not be included on the album or get an official release, so we recommend that you go ahead and grab it now.  

Average: 7.9 (66 votes)
 
 

Schlachthofbronx Announce Forthcoming Sophomore Album

The low-end-obsessed duo known as Schlachthofbronx has officially announced the imminent release of its second full-length effort, Dirty Dancing. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2012

Warp to Release New Clark LP in April; Download New Track Now

Shape-shifting UK producer Clark has announced the imminent arrival of his sixth LP for Warp, a 12-track offering called Iradelphic. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2012

Download: B-Ju "Mia Got a New Haircut"

Hamburg, Germany resident B-Ju returns to the Error Broadcast imprint with Prozac People (artwork above), a forthcoming EP featuring four original tunes and a trio of remixes from Monolithium, eLan, and 813. "Mia Got a New Haircut" kicks off the endeavor with a decade-spanning jaunt through synth-laden G-funk, juke-indebted drum programming, and a slowed-down assemblage of sounds culled from the depths of spacey house music. After giving Prozac People's opening cut a listen below, you can check a preview video for the effort—before it drops January 23—after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (281 votes)
 
 

Commix Announces LP of Previously Unreleased Material, Readies New Full-Length

A lot has changed in the electronic-music landscape since Commix's debut LP, Come to Mind, was unveiled. True, it's only been five years, but of all the drum & bass that could be heard maxing out sound systems in any number of cities across the globe back in 2007, the premiere full-length outing of the London duo has stood the test of time far better than most. Now, Goldie's Metalheadz imprint has announced plans to release a collection of Commix productions culled from around the same period, on Dusted (Selected Works 2003 - 2008). Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/20/2012

Download: DJ Rashad & DJ Manny feat. Brenmar "Stick Up"

First Listen

This gem of late-night footwork comes courtesy of Brenmar, who was enlisted by two of Chicago's finest MPC experts, DJ Rashad and DJ Manny, to put together a song "dedicated to all those who have died for rocking the flyest kicks." In perhaps an unintentional twist of irony, anyone within earshot of this tune is bound to scuff up any sort of new footwear once the beat kicks in with its array of skittering hats, chopped chords, chirping melodies, and is that a reversed kick we hear tucked underneath there? After giving "Stick Up" a listen below, you can follow the jump to find a rather entertaining video of Rashad, Manny, and Brenmar working on this track and others in a bedroom while they smoke blunt after blunt.  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (81 votes)
 
 

Newly Launched Dimensions Festival Announces Line-Up, Including Moodyman, Scuba, Marcell Dettmann, Joy Orbison, and More

The team behind the bass-oriented Outlook Festival, one of Europe's most extensive and extravagant annual electronic music gatherings, has announced plans to launch a new endeavor which focuses on the "deeper end of the electronic spectrum," Dimensions. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2012

Jamie Grind Drops Free EP

Burgeoning London producer Jamie Grind has decided to start the year off with a stroke of generosity, releasing a free EP of four quality tunes simply titled Free Tracks. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/20/2012

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