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Melt! Festival Announces First Round of Acts for 2012

Germany's Melt! festival has announced a first wave of acts, which includes a wide swath of artists of both the electronic and not-so-electronic variety. Read more » 

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  • 02/23/2012

Download: Daniel Dexter "Who Knows Motor City"

Label: Poker Flat

This Saturday, February 25, German record hub Poker Flat will be hosting a showcase of producers at an underground location in London. (Find all the details here.) Label boss Steve Bug, Josh Wink, MANIK, Martin Landsky, and Burnski will be spinning records at the party, as will Berlin-based producer Daniel Dexter, the man responsible for serving up this cut, "Who Knows Motor City." As part of the showcase in London, Poker Flat will be also be reveling in the forthcoming release of its ninth label compilation, Gunslingers and Greenhorns (artwork above), on which this track will appear. "Who Knows Motor City" is a floor-stomping house banger, with hooks and drops tailor made for getting a high-energy response from a late-night crowd. The synth patch used for the main melody sounds like a phased horn from another planet, which gives the tune an almost electro-swing feel.  

Average: 7 (39 votes)

Video: Blondes "Amber"

Brooklyn duo Blondes has released this video for the track "Amber," one of two brand-new cuts from the pair's debut self-titled album, which came out on RVNG earlier this month. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2012

Hyperdub Plans New Releases from King Britt, Hype Williams

Kode9's Hyperdub is looking to keep its long-running hot streak going deep into 2012, as the imprint is prepping releases from two more big names. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2012

Video: Hot City x LOL Boys "Hot Boys"

Earlier this month, Hot City and LOL Boys joined forces on a new collaborative EP. Now, the all-star production team has rolled out a neon video for the record's lead track, "Hot Boys." Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2012

Download: Gremino "Time to Heat it Up"

Gremino's latest EP, Let's Jack (artwork above), doesn't quite "jack" like a mid-tempo, 909-filled Chicago house track does, but the Finnish producer didn't set out to make jackin' Chicago house. He's the newest addition to Kingdom's young imprint, Fade to Mind, and thus we should be more prepared to hear his high-octane, bass-heavy productions, which only offer subtle nods to the jackin' traditions of classic Chicago. "Time to Heat it Up," a non-EP exclusive, subverts the acid-heavy approach of the EP's title track; this is a start-and-stop, sample-laden bomb, one that's mostly devoid of any analog bits. And if we're to listen to the wise, normalizing words of Chuck Roberts ("No one man [or style] owns house... house is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body"), then yes, Gremino, although more a purveyor of "bass" than of straightforward "house," still makes music that brings us to jack. Check out the preview stream of the entire EP, which is out now, after the jump. Read more » 

Average: 5.7 (56 votes)

Video Premiere: Colo "Picture of You"

With less than a month before UK duo Colo drops its debut EP, Midday Sun, the London residents have shared a video for the release's opening track, "Picture of You." Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2012

Download: Neon Jung "Delirium Tremens (Nathan Fake Remix)"

Label: Magic Wire

UK ambient/techno producer Nathan Fake (pictured above) is lending his efforts to the latest release from Neon Jung, supplying this remix of "Delirium Tremens." Fake's version is a touch experimental, with spacey synthesizer noises stretching out over a lo-fi kick drum that ebbs in and out of the production. About halfway through, the percussion drops out altogether, leaving only long synth notes and ambient noise for the song's final four minutes. "Delirium Tremens" is out now via Magic Wire, an imprint headed up by Lone, which has so far only released tunes from Neon Jung (who has also operated under the name Keaver & Brause) and the label boss himself, who has also collaborated with Jung as Kona Triangle.  

Average: 6.9 (88 votes)

Lazer Sword to Release Sophomore LP via Monkeytown; Preview it Now

It took the multinational duo Lazer Sword a very long time to release its self-titled debut album, so it's somewhat of a surprise to discover that Low Limit and Lando Kal will be following that record up less than two years later with its sophomore LP, Memory. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2012

Distal Preps Two Collaborative Releases

Our most recent contributor to the XLR8R podcast series, Atlanta's Distal (a.k.a. Michael Rathbun), has announced two different collaborative efforts that will be ready for release next month. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2012

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