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Download: Reilly Steel "Boyfriend (MikeQ & Divoli S'vere Club Mix)"

Label: RISLabs

Today, San Francisco's Reilly Steel is dropping his debut EP, Challenger (artwork above), via the RISLabs imprint, which consists of two original tunes and a handful of remixes, including this one from ballroom house don MikeQ and collaborator Divoli S'vere. The resulting rework is exactly what you'd expect from the NYC producers: Big drums and big rhythms are the focus, while everything else is stripped back except for a few choice vocal samples and some occasional washes of space-age FX. In short, this one is ripe for vogueing dancefloors the world over. Grab it below and then preview the entire EP, which is streaming in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.5 (42 votes)

Review: Murk House Masters

Label: Defected

How does one review an extensive compilation of Murk, one of house music's most prolific duos? It seems like it would be easy, but the sheer breadth of material contained on Defected presents House Masters: Murk is honestly intimidating. Over the past 20 years, the Florida duo's work has maintained a consistent quality as it's developed and grown with the global underground house scene. It's hard to imagine a history of house, much less New York club culture, without the work of Ralph Falcon and Oscar G. Read more » 

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  • 02/14/2012

Video: Ifan Dafydd "Treehouse"

Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd just dropped his first official 12" on Push & Run last month, and he has now brought us a video for its a-side, the moody "Treehouse." Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/14/2012

Download: Schlachthofbronx "Slowine"

Label: Disko B

In two and a half minutes, Schlachthofbronx's "Slowine" manages to create a mesmerizing and imposing sense of weight on the listener. As the title suggests, the track slowly chugs along a shuffling cumbia rhythm, but the song's arrangement is actually dominated by a tremendous, crushing bass growl. A female voice periodically repeats the song title and reminds us of higher frequencies, but it's hard to not stay focused on the low end here. "Slowine" is part of a double a-side release (pictured above) from the Munich duo that features tracks from its upcoming LP, Dirty Dancing, which hits March 30 via Disko B. 

Average: 7 (52 votes)

Video: DVA "Where I Belong"

Longtime Rinse FM presenter and veteran producer DVA has released a music video for a track from his upcoming debut LP, Pretty Ugly, which drops on March 20 via Hyperdub. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/13/2012

Listen to Grimes' 'Visions' LP Now

Not long after our recent feature on Montreal artist Claire Boucher (a.k.a. Grimes) and roughly a week before her latest album drops via 4AD/Arbutus, the experimental pop producer has given NPR the go ahead to stream her Visions LP in full. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2012

Video: Enjoyed "Paws"

Sun-kissed streets, a slight summer breeze, a refreshing ocean swim—these things are no longer just the images that appear in your head whilst listening to "Paws" by Enjoyed, they can now be seen dashing across your screen in the track's new video. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/13/2012

Nguzunguzu and Salva to Tour US

Los Angeles cohorts Nguzunguzu (pictured above) and Salva have announced plans to embark on a joint US tour for the better part of March. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/13/2012

Stream a New Unreleased Track from Ital

Brooklyn-based Ital is preparing to release his debut LP, Hive Mind, on March 6 via Planet Mu, and has dropped an unreleased track in advance of that album, the not-quite-quantized "The Crying Game." Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/13/2012

Download: Minor Sick & Abby Lee Tee "Techno Hearts"

Austrian producers Minor Sick and Abby Lee Tee have teamed up for a collaborative 7" and passed along the b-side, "Techno Hearts," ahead of its release. The tune is a heavenly slice of melodic electronics that exists somewhere between blissed-out house and a more tender side of bass music. The pair weave together an array of patterns throughout the cut's four-plus-minute runtime, layering on more and more detailed percussion as the song takes form. "SundayDay" b/w "Techno Hearts" (artwork above) is set to drop later this month as a 7" only, but you can check out the video for its a-side before then, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (75 votes)

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