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R&S Announces Forthcoming Model 500 Single, Teengirl Fantasy LP

Following a strong 2011, Belgian electronic-music mainstay R&S appears determined to also dominate 2012. Last week, it announced a fresh Bullion single, and now, two more exciting releases are on the way from Juan Atkins' Model 500 project and Brooklyn-via-Ohio house duo Teengirl Fantasy (pictured above). Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/17/2012

Matthew Dear Offers New Tune For Download, Confirms Tour Dates

Acclaimed musician and producer Matthew Dear's new EP, Headcage, out today via Ghostly, sees the artist entering the previously unexplored terrain of collaboration. "In The Middle (I Met You There)," from the EP, features Jonny Pierce of New York indie-pop group The Drums on lead vocals, and is available for free download using the widget found after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 01/17/2012

Addison Groove Announces Debut LP for 50Weapons

One of the most exciting producers to toy with elements of juke, acid, and bass music simultaneously, Bristol's Addison Groove has announced that he will soon be releasing his debut LP via Modeselektor's 50Weapons imprint. Read more » 

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  • 01/17/2012

Download: M.E.S.H. "Dusk Balm"

We first introduced you to Berlin-based M.E.S.H. when we shared his brooding "On My Body" cut from last year's Share the Blame EP. This new freebie was lifted from his SoundCloud profile, and finds the artist still working within the realm of spacious, bass-driven club music, albeit with a slyly tropical edge. The unlikely combination of sounds works surprisingly well on "Dusk Balm," and renders us anxious for whatever comes next from the fresh producer. 

Average: 7.9 (56 votes)
 
 

Sounds of the Universe Launches Label, Preps Single from Hieroglyphic Being

The physical brick-and-mortar record store has become an almost endangered species in the modern music landscape, but fortunately for all of us, shops like Sounds of the Universe (pictured above) are still alive and well. Now, the Soul Jazz-associated record store has decided to take the next logical step in its path of connecting music lovers to new sounds, and created its very own label. Read more » 

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  • 01/17/2012

Download: Artifact "Deserted (Graphics Remix)"

Label: Deadplate

The handle of UK producer Graphics (pictured above) is a name you're likely to see more often on this site in the coming months. Today, we're pleased to have another piece of audio from the burgeoning artist, which follows his recent appearance on XLR8R. This particular remix finds Graphics spinning "Deserted," a tune from the forthcoming debut EP by Bristol up-and-comer Artifact, into more propulsive territory than its original form, amassing an array of devastating percussion and rolling a tasteful acid line into the mix. This remix is not set to be featured on Artifact's upcoming Archaic Line EP, but another Graphics remix of the record's title track is. You'll find that, along with the rest of the EP, available to stream in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.6 (42 votes)
 
 

Punch Drunk Announces Forthcoming Tessela 12"

Bristol-based hub for sub-laden floor burners Punch Drunk has announced that its first release of the year will be a 12" from the label's newest signing, Tessela. Read more » 

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  • 01/17/2012

Podcast 230: Gerry Read

Even after dropping a host of well-received tunes in 2011—most notably, a trio of 12"s for Ramp offshoot Fourth Wave—UK producer Gerry Read remains a mysterious figure. We know that he's young—just 20 years old, in fact. Read more » 

Download: Octave One "I Need Release (Alexander Kowalski Remix Dub)"

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Label: 430 West

In the midst of reestablishing itself as a powerhouse group within the classic Detroit lineage, brotherly duo Octave One had announced plans to release a retrospective of sorts (artwork above) on which a number of artists (including the brothers themselves) have been enlisted to remix 11 of Octave One's classic tunes. Here, we have the dub of Alexander Kowlaski's "I Need a Release" rework, a version that pulls back the percussion and funk-tinged vibes of the original back even further and lands the tune in the cold, clean world of rolling modern techno. Not just satisfied to revisit its accomplishments with the remix compilation—which drops February 7—Octave One has plans to embark on a string of live dates over the course of 2012, mostly throughout Europe, but the pair does have one North American show scheduled in San Francisco for this Friday, January 20. You can check out the full details for that here after giving Kowalski's dub a spin below. 

Average: 8 (56 votes)
 
 

Review: Todd Terje It's The Arps

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It's only taken about seven years, but it seems that Todd Terje's back in the fold. The Norwegian producer hit the scene back in 2004 with the now-classic "Eurodans," a recorded which headlined a short string of original releases in the mid '00s. For whatever reason, that was followed by a long dry period during which Terje busied himself with remix and re-edit work. Last year, the silence was broken, as Terje released the well-received Ragysh, his first original release since 2005's Mjøndalen Diskoklubb. Now, the producer is back quickly with It's The Arps, a brand-new EP on Smalltown Supersound that picks up where his last left off. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 01/17/2012

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