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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 » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 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)
 
 

Video: Walls "Sunporch"



UK duo Walls dropped its sophomore album at the end of last month via Kompakt, and has just followed up the release of Coracle with this clip of digitally tweaked footage for lead single "Sunporch." Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2011

Download: AK Kids & 1000 Names "Pop Girl"

Edinburgh-based eclectic bass producers AK Kids will soon be releasing a series of collaborative EPs on Rotterdam-based label Lowriders Collective. Kicking things off is the GassAKu EP, which features guest spots from 1000 Names, Argyle Pimps, Slugabed, and Coco Bryce. As a teaser for the release, the label slipped us the mind-warping "Pop Girl," a collaborative track from AK Kids and 1000 Names. The tune features an insane broken rhythm that broaches on sounding like a tasteful trainwreck, and twists through bizarre synthesizer modulations, moebius strip-like melodies, and ghostly vocal samples. The GassAKu EP comes out on October 7 as both a limited-edition vinyl 10" and digital download. 

Average: 7.7 (38 votes)
 
 

Review: Gui Boratto III

Label: Kompakt

Do you like Gui Boratto? If so, then you're going to like III, as the Brazilian producer hasn't modified his musical formulas much on his third album. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2011

Listen to Plaid's Exclusive Rdio Playlist

Continuing with our celebratory playlist curation on behalf of social music service Rdio's first birthday, we've got some track selections from seminal IDM duo Plaid. Read more » 

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