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Video: High Places "Sophia"



Experimental LA duo High Places released its third studio album, Original Colors, yesterday via the Thrill Jockey label, and with it this video for "Sophia." Read more » 

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  • 10/12/2011

Video Premiere: RBMA World Tour in Detroit



In this particularly technical installment of our video premiere series for Red Bull Music Academy World Tour 2011, the travelling musical extravaganza descends on the Motor City to talk with techno, rock, hip-hop, and soul legends about their culturally vibrant hometown and the sounds its residents have created. Read more » 

Download: Sleep ∞ Over "Romantic Streams (Nguzunguzu Remix)"

In recent weeks, the blogosphere has been alight with praise for Austin's Sleep ∞ Over and the dreamy soundscapes that populate her new album, Forever. Along with the praise has, of course, come a bevy of remixes (see here, here, here, and here), most of them tackling "Casual Diamond" or "Romantic Streams," the two standout tracks from the record. For those growing weary of the same sort of airy remix sound, this may be a better option, as bass-exploring LA duo Nguzunguzu (pictured above) takes Sleep ∞ Over's dreamy synth-pop, pitches up the vocals, strips away the instrumental layers, and adds off-kilter percussion until the song is nearly unrecognizable. [via Dis

Average: 7.3 (52 votes)
 
 

Review: Ben UFO Rinse: 16

Label: Rinse

Simply put, Ben UFO (a.k.a. Ben Thomson) is a DJ. Sure, his rise to prominence during the past few years is tied in part to his role as one of the founders of the consistently impressive Hessle Audio label, but most of the praise sent his way can be traced back to one simple fact: the London-based artist is an impeccable selector. As such, it comes as no surprise that Rinse: 16, his first official mix CD, offers a musical journey of the highest quality. Read more » 

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  • 10/12/2011

Video: Ferrer & Hommen "No Difference"



The video for Dennis Ferrer's newest single, "No Difference," is simple and stripped down—much like the track itself—but also compelling and stimulating. Read more » 

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  • 10/12/2011

Download: Call Super "Gabrielle"

German producer Call Super, who shared his track "Timora" with us a couple of months back, has updated the classic "Gabriel" from Chicago house legend Roy Davis Jr. His remix keeps the rolling bassline, but tweaks the original's sound into something darker and stranger by pushing the vocals into the background while adding shimmering synthesizers, acid squelches, and more complex percussion. 

Average: 8.1 (62 votes)
 
 

Maceo Plex Launches New Label, Readies 'High & Sexy' EP

2011 is shaping to be a big year for globetrotting DJ/producer Maceo Plex. He's already got an EP out on Crosstown Rebels, a single coming via No. 19 Music, and now, he's announced that he's starting up his own imprint and releasing another EP. Read more » 

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  • 10/11/2011

Video: Kindness "Cyan"



NYC artist Adam Brainbridge (a.k.a. Kindness) shared this video today for his new single, "Cyan," a sort of subdued disco tune in the vein of Caribou and Arthur Russell. Read more » 

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  • 10/11/2011

Download: Kuei "So Real (Arianna's Juke Edit)"

Label: Hsuan

Before Irish imprint Hsuan drops a fresh EP by label head Arianna (available exclusively through Boomkat) on October 17, we're treated to this edit of "So Real" by roster mate Kuei. Over drifty synth tones and disemboided vocal snippets, the multitasking artist drops a bit of rhythmic madness on his footwork-indebted rework. We noticed this one has been floating around the web for a little while now, but were smitten enough with "So Real (Arianna's Juke Edit)" to give it a proper home as a free download. 

Average: 6.2 (42 votes)
 
 

Oval Readies New Album

Veteran experimental producer Markus Popp (a.k.a. Oval) has a new multimedia album on the way via German imprint Shitkatapult. Entitled OvalDNA and originally conceived as something that would be released before last year's O—which happened to be the first Oval LP in nearly a decade—the record has been expanded into a two-part release. Read more » 

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  • 10/11/2011

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