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Four Tet Reveals Details of Forthcoming Fabric Mix

We've known about it for some time, and now producer Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) has finally shared the details of his upcoming Fabriclive release. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/15/2011

Download: Peach Melba "Can't Let Go (Dub of Dub)"

Label: DFA

Last month we tipped you to the imminent release of "Can't Let Go" by Peach Melba, a duo comprised of Amy Douglas and John "Juan" MacLean. With the digital release out now, and a vinyl pressing due to hit shops July 26, the duo has offered up the "Dub of Dub" remix as an introduction. While "Can't Let Go" in its original incarnation resurrects the deep sound of '90s Detroit house (think Chez Damier), the "Dub of Dub" takes an entirely different approach by way of Basic Channel and some seriously cavernous dub-techno. Drenched in reverb, white noise, and echo, "Can't Let Go (Dub of Dub)" rides a precisely quantized rhythm through an immense-but-solitary aquatic environment all while still retaining an early-morning dancefloor sensibility. Here's one to play when the sun's coming up but the party's still going strong. (Via Pitchfork

Average: 7.5 (46 votes)
 
 

Zomby, Amon Tobin, Moby, Julio Bashmore, Martyn, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kyle Hall, Bok Bok, and More to Play Decibel Festival

The Decibel Festival, probably the wildest time you can have in Seattle, has been slowly unveiling the line-up for 2011, and has just released a slew of its main headliners. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/14/2011

Watch an Intruders TV Interview With Claude VonStroke



Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke sat down with the good folks at Intruders TV recently to discuss the inner workings of his imprint and his musical past and future, including the forthcoming release of a new remix LP, Makeovers. Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2011

Download: Urulu "Been Here Before"

Label: Pet Food

This deep, soulful slice of blissful house comes to us from Los Angeles-based producer Urulu, who is set to release his sophomore EP, Goodbyes (artwork above), tomorrow via the Pet Food imprint. And just in time for the summer it seems, as "Been Here Before" sounds like just the right tempo for any number of warm and/or moonlit situations the coming months may bring. Maybe the laid-back bassline and crisp chords are perfect for a lazy afternoon pool party, or maybe the percolating percussion and soulful vocal samples have "late night dance bonanza" written all over them. Really, we could even see this track fitting nicely into an aimless late-night/early-morning-style road trip if the situation should arise. Either way, we're willing to endure a little trial and error to figure out exactly where "Been Here Before" is best fit, 'cause something tells us the payoff is sure to be worth it. 

Average: 8.2 (74 votes)
 
 

Video: How to Dress Well "Decisions"



On this video for gritty R&B crooner How to Dress Well's "Decisions," artist Tom Krell talks a bit about the creation of his beautiful Love Remains LP, and how it compares to the forthcoming Just Once EP, which features orchestral versions of three of its songs along with one new track. He also does a live performance of EP cut "Decisions." Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2011

Jimmy Edgar, FaltyDL, Lando Kal, and More on Sepalcure Remix EP

The New York duo of Praveen Sharma and Travis Stewart (whose Machinedrum project was just featured in XLR8R), Sepalcure, recently announced it will release an EP of remixes this August via Hotflush. Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2011

Line-Ups Announced for Pittsburgh's VIA Festival, Spain's Electromar Festival, and Ukraine's Kazantip Festival

A flurry of festival news has come through the pipeline this week with a host of locations throughout the world tapping an incredible amount of talented artists for their summertime parties. Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2011

Gear: Propellerhead Announces Reason 6, Reason Essentials, and Balance Audio Interface

The Swedish software masterminds over at Propellerhead have officially announced the release of Reason 6, an updated and expanded version of its widely used software, as well as the release of a more compact and streamlined version of the program called Reason Essentials. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 07/14/2011

Stream Soft Metals' Debut LP

The Portland synth-pop duo Soft Metals is still a week away from issuing its debut LP for the Captured Tracks imprint, but you can listen to all 10 tunes that make up the self-titled endeavor now. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/14/2011

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