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Download: Jack Dixon "Coconuts (Disclosure Remix)"

It's an all-London affair with the burgeoning Disclosure duo flexing some serious remix muscle on Jack Dixon's "Coconuts." Whereas the original is a pretty smooth slice of funky UK sounds, the remix is nothing but 100% silky-smooth goodness. Taking Dixon's percussion and vocal sampling to its utmost potential, the young pair of beatsmiths unleash a gliding chord progression and some quasi-fusion '80s bass to wrap it all up in the warm, R&B-infused fashion we've come to expect given Disclosure's small but impressive discography. 

Average: 8.3 (158 votes)
 
 

Soul Clap Gives Away Free EP by MAM

Just over a year after Boston DJ/production duo Soul Clap shared its second installment of the FreE.P series, we're treated to the third collection, courtesy of Outcross Records boss MAM. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

Download: Gang Colours "Dance Around the Subject (Pedestrian's Dusty Warehouse Remix)"

Label: Brownswood

This lengthy slice of iridescent, rave-friendly music is taken from the remix EP for UK producer Gang Colours' In Your Gut Like a Knife record. Fellow British tunesmith Pedestrian elongates the rubbery "Dance Around the Subject" to make roughly eight minutes of dancefloor brilliance. You can grab the rest of Gang Colours' free remix EP here

Average: 8.3 (86 votes)
 
 

Review: MA1 Elektron EP

London's MA1 is a veteran DJ, someone who came up in the late-'90s/early-'00s garage scene and eventually found his way onto Rinse FM, where he continues to pilot a weekly show. Although he oversees his own Karnival Music label, he hasn't exactly been a prolific producer over the years, which makes his latest offering, the four-song Elektron EP, quite possibly the highest-profile MA1 release to date. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

Video: HTRK "Synthetik"



With the release of its latest LP for the Ghostly imprint, Work (Work, Work) (which you can stream in full here), just over a month behind us, HTRK have released this hauntingly simple video for the album's second single, "Synthetik." Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2011

Download: Ghosting Season "Far End of the Graveyard (Enjoyed Remix)"

What began as an eight-plus minute expedition into meandering, spacious techno, "Far End of the Graveyard" has been reworked by a number of up-and-coming producers on Ghosting Season's (pictured above) recent remix EP. Here, we have a contribution to that release from UK newcomer Enjoyed, whose hybrid combinations of Balearic pop and chilled-out house we first caught wind of a few weeks back. Electing to forgo the elongated structure of the original, Enjoyed quickly moves into a swirling production that leans heavy on the house side of his sonic palette, placing a bouncing combination of kicks and claps alongside an array of heavenly pads and glistening melodies. After peeping Enjoyed's take on "Far End of the Graveyard," you can stream the rest of the EP (which features contributions from Polinski, Nedry, and Relmic Statue), here

Average: 7.4 (31 votes)
 
 

Video: Marcel Dettmann Interview



A month before Berlin native Marcel Dettmann drops his long-awaited second mix album, Conducted, the techno DJ/producer and Berghain resident talks to N.E.W.S.tv for this illuminating video. Read more » 

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  • 10/13/2011

Download: Daniel Klauser "Rootz"

First Listen
Label: Get Flavor

Nascent Chilean producer Daniel Klauser is set to release his debut EP, Rootz, later this month through French label Get Flavor. The title track is a chugging, tropical-flavored house number with shuffling drum patterns, thudding bass, fast-paced, dancehall-style vocals, and a looping, high-pitched sample of what sounds like a flute. In addition to three other originals, the EP also contains remixes by The Phantom, Look Like, and Mantanza

Average: 8 (116 votes)
 
 

Maurice Donovan Releases New 12"

Last we heard from David Kennedy (a.k.a. Pearson Sound) and his Chicago house alter ego, Maurice Donovan, was the "Babeh" b/w "Satisfied" record back at the end of April. Now, a one-sided 12" has dropped under the Donovan moniker for the tune "Call My Name." Read more » 

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  • 10/13/2011

Download: Wheez-ie "Keep Yer Chin Up (Salva Remix)"

First Listen
Label: Embassy

Distal's Embassy imprint is set to drop its eighth release next week, a five-song EP by Houston producer Wheez-ie (who happens to be living in Boston these days, where he's a student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music). Titled Keep Yer Chin Up, the EP features three frantic, juke-leaning originals and a couple of somewhat toned-down, but no less bass-heavy, remixes from DJ Assault and Salva. Here we have the latter, which finds the Frite Nite founder adding some groove while taking the pace down a notch, ultimately winding up with a creative and danceable piece of bass music that owes a lot more to old-school electro than new-school footwork.  

Average: 7.7 (84 votes)
 
 

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