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Review: Maceo Plex Sweating Tears EP

Perhaps better known for the sparse and inhuman minimal techno of his Maetrik project, Eric Estornel has nonetheless done a lot towards re-inventing himself under the name of Maceo Plex. Standing in contrast to earlier forays, his new moniker explores the moody and tightly wound world of vocal tech-house. Sweating Tears, his latest EP, continues in a vein similar to his last four releases, but offers mixed results.

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  • Filed under: review
  • 09/15/2011

Brian Eno Announces New EP, Stream Title Track

Electronic music legend Brian Eno has announced the release of a new EP, again in collaboration with poet Rick Holland and culled from the session's which produced the pair's previous outing, Drums Between the Bells. Read more » 

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  • 09/15/2011

Download: Sahy Uhns "Anticipation of the Night"

Label: Proximal

Before Southern California producer and Proximal label head Carl Madison Burgin (a.k.a. Sahy Uhns) drops his debut LP, the haughtily titled An Intolerant Disdain of Underlings (pictured above), on October 18, we're treated to an example of the kinds of hard-edged, boom-bap-addled electronic productions available therein. "Anticipation of the Night," which is named after a 1958 film by Stan Brakhage, is a gritty, twisted track that seems unable to stay in one place for longer than a handful of seconds. Thankfully, each new direction Sahy Uhns takes us in is as tantalizing as the one that came before it. 

Average: 8.1 (55 votes)
 
 

Video: Mount Kimbie "Carbonated"



The longevity of relevance Mount Kimbie's Crooks and Lovers LP has enjoyed speaks volumes about the work of the UK duo. But after a slew of non-stop international performances in support of the album over the last year, the pair is ready to at last say farewell to their heralded debut full-length with one last video. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2011

Download: The Juan MacLean "Everybody Get Close"

Label: DFA

Word has it that DFA stalwart The Juan MacLean will soon release a digital-only compilation of b-sides, remixes, and rarities called Everybody Get Close on November 8 via the aforementioned label. Along with said news came this funky, vocoder-led tune from the disco and house patron, which oddly enough sounds unlike anything we've heard from the NYC artist before. Download the title track here, and check out the artwork and full tracklist for The Juan MacLean's forthcoming release after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.4 (31 votes)
 
 

Rebolledo Shares New Mix, Announces Tour Dates

Mexican DJ/producer Rebolledo has just released a promo mix in anticipation of a string of tour dates and his forthcoming album, Super Vato, which is out on October 24 via Cómeme. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2011

Joker Reveals Details of 'The Vision' LP, Shares New Video

We've known it was coming for some time, but now we've received more concrete details on UK dubstepper Joker's debut LP, The Vision (pictured above). Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2011

XLR8R x Beatport: Roska

The Beatport sales charts are often dominated by the latest international club smashes, but its vault of music runs deep and covers a wide variety of artists and sounds, which is why XLR8R has been asked to curate a special two-week series of Beatport charts by some of our favorite DJs and producers. Today's chart was assembled by London-based DJ/producer Roska, whose 10 selections prove that UK funky is alive and kicking. Read more » 

Baltimore's DJ Spen & Karizma to Be Featured on Next 'House Masters'

Defected has just announced that influential Baltimore house duo DJ Spen & Karizma (previously featured on XLR8R, here) will be the next artists in the spotlight on its venerable House Masters compilation series. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2011

Download: Rasmus Folk "Sylvia Kristel"

Definitely one of the stranger music projects to hit the scene in recent years, London's Endless House Foundation presents not only damn good retro-tinged electro-acoustic music, but also an entire Ballardian narrative about an eccentric millionaire and his doomed five-story nightclub. Now, the Foundation is back with The Folk/Scnhnaffs EP a six-track split release from two of its most notorious producers, Rasmus Folk and Walter Schnaffs. From that record we have "Sylvia Kristel," a dark and muddy ode to Folk's one-time affair with Dutch soft-core porn actress Sylvia Kristel. Bathed in the warm hiss of analog tape, the track moves with a motorik lurch through a ghostly forest of emotive synth leads, rising bass tones, and bizarre vocals. Look for The Folk/Scnhnaffs EP when it drops in late September. 

Average: 8.2 (25 votes)
 
 

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