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Review: John Tejada & Justin Maxwell Our Gigantic Mistake EP

Label: Palette

After nearly two decades entrenched in the techno world's top tiers, LA-based producer John Tejada has amassed an eclectic catalog, one that includes more than his fair share of dancefloor smashes, with tunes like "Sweat (On the Walls)" moving beyond techno and permeating the larger dance-music consciousness. Unfortunately, Our Gigantic Mistake doesn't contain one of these groundbreaking future classics, and, to be frank, it doesn't measure up to Tejada's previous works with Justin Maxwell, namely 2004's Madness and the pair's most recent collaboration, last year's Not That, But This EP. Nonetheless, Our Gigantic Mistake boasts the archetypal flawless production and flashes of brilliance we've come to expect from John Tejada, who released the EP on his own Palette Recordings. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 03/23/2012

Check Out a Podcast From Okzharp

London's Okzharp, one of the three producers who make up the venerable UK outfit LV, recently dropped an hour-long mix of South African house, UK funky, and other assorted bits online. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 03/23/2012

Download: Anna Love "NGAT"

Label: Freshmore

Texas bass hub Freshmore is set to drop its next release, a six-song EP from Austin-based beatmaker Anna Love. Ghost Champagne (artwork above) will be her debut release, and contains two originals, including "NGAT," and four remixes. Freshmore label boss Sines will be providing one of those remixes, as will Cosmic Revenge, Tom Richman, and LDFD. On the original "NGAT," Anna Love delivers a lush piece of bass music that features a pretty female vocal hook, smooth synth pads, and a subtle, electro-sounding bass tone. Ghost Champagne will be released on April 2, but a streaming preview is available now, and can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (78 votes)
 
 

Pantha du Prince and Stephan Arby Ready Collaborative LP

Veteran explorer of wintry electronics Pantha du Prince (pictured above) has teamed up with experimental producer Stephan Arby (of the '90s German outfit Workshop) for the forthcoming, self-titled album Ursprung. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 03/22/2012

Listen to Photek's 'DJ-Kicks' Mix

There has been quite a bit of hullabaloo on XLR8R leading up to the release of drum & bass veteran Photek's contribution to the DJ-Kicks mix series, so you could say we're entirely pleased to be able to share that hour-long DJ set with you today. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 03/22/2012

Download: Arclight "Barrel of a Gun"

First Listen

After kicking off his new Vase imprint with the Concealer EP, Jacques Greene has enlisted mysterious avant-pop outfit Arclight to provide the second installment of tunes for the young label. The three-song Holographic EP (artwork above) will be released on April 2, and eschews overt dancefloor vibes in favor of woozy electronic soundscapes and indie-pop vocal stylings. "Barrel of a Gun" won't be on the record, but its hypnotic melodies and tender vocals certainly embody what the EP is all about. Those in search of more exact details should check after the jump, where a streaming preview has been posted along with the complete Holographic tracklist.  Read more » 

Average: 6.7 (70 votes)
 
 

Stream Dream Continuum's Debut EP

Earlier this year, we discovered the news that prolific NYC-based producer Machinedrum would be teaming up with the UK's Om Unit in an effort to "find the sweet spot between mid-'90s euphoric jungle and footwork." The collaborative project, known as Dream Continuum, will be releasing its first EP, titled Reworkz (artwork above), via Planet Mu next week, but has preemptively shared the music for your listening pleasure. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 03/22/2012

Download: Pixelord "Quartz Boy (i11even Remix)"

St. Petersburg producer i11even has been tapped to remix Pixelord's "Quartz Boy," which originally appeared on the latter's 2010 debut EP for Error Broadcast, Lucid Freaks Pt. 1. The i11even version stretches out Pixelord's shuffling original production into a glitchy piece of off-kilter house and fills it to the brim with ringing, burping synths. This tune is part of a recently released retrospective remix album called Pixelord Remixed, in which the Moscow producer's prolific output from the past few years has been re-envisioned by a variety of producers. You can stream the whole thing over on Hyperboloid's Bandcamp, here

Average: 7.7 (68 votes)
 
 

Nicolas Jaar's Clown & Sunset Aesthetics to Release Compilation in "Prism" Format

Despite its widespread use, the MP3 is still a long way from having a complete monopoly when it comes to music formats. Vinyl sales are actually increasing, CD use still abounds, and even the once-forgotten cassette tape has found itself a niche market. Now, the ever-progressive Nicolas Jaar and his Clown & Sunset Aesthetics collective are debuting yet another new format, one which has been dubbed the "prism." Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 03/22/2012

Tomas Barfod Announces Details of New LP

Last month, it was announced that Tomas Barfod, best known as the drummer of Danish outfit WhoMadeWho, would be releasing both a new solo EP and LP in the months ahead. The EP, Broken Glass, came out yesterday via the Friends of Friends label, and now, the details of his latest full-length have been revealed as well. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 03/22/2012

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