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Alexander Nut to Release EP From Mau'lin on Ho_Tep

In addition to the Eglo imprint he runs alongside Floating Points, Alexander Nut helms his very own Ho_Tep label. Two releases deep, Ho_Tep’s EPs have come from as equally eclectic a mix as what Eglo has put out—one from Throwing Snow and the other from Letherette—the former charting darker, techier sides of dubstep and the latter crafting short Dilla-nodding beats infused with jazz and funk. The third outing from Ho_Tep will feature yet another stand-alone, this one from London producer Mau'lin (pictured above), an artist who boasts as healthy a career in sound graffiti installations as proper 12" releases. Read more » 

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  • 03/09/2011

Watch the Video for Matthewdavid's "International"



Yesterday, card-carrying Brainfeeder member Matthewdavid released his four-track EP, International, a little somethin’-somethin’ to tide people over until his Brainfeeder debut full-length, Outmind, comes out mid-April. Although it's in line with the analog spirit of Matthewdavid's cassette-obsessed aesthetic the VHS-inspired music video for the EP's title track is somewhat less inviting than Matthewdavid's usual analog love affair. Read more » 

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  • 03/09/2011

Kate Simko, Billy Dalessandro on New Thoughtless Album

Toronto's Thoughtless Music imprint may not have quite put Canada on the map as an internationally recognized techno outpost, but over the course of 50 releases, they’ve done their darnedest to help the cause. Read more » 

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  • 03/09/2011

Download: Bikini "American Mourning (Win Win Remix)"

First Listen

Here, we have a small portion of a new remix EP that will be released via The India Trading Company on April 5 on behalf of Brooklyn duo Bikini (pictured above). Win Win, the new production outfit helmed by DJ/tunesmith XXXchange, delivers its version of "American Mourning" for the RIPDJS remix EP, which sports the same kind of synth-laden, quasi-tropical vibes we've been enjoying in Win Win's own tunes. It's a sparkling, bubbling, and lighthearted slice of pop-friendly dance music, and will surely sit nicely amongst other versions of Bikini's jams from the other producers on the 11-song record, a list that includes Teen Daze, CFCF, and Dreamboat. You can check out the full list of tracks and the artwork for the RIPDJS remix EP after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.3 (53 votes)
 
 

Of Norway to Release New Single in April

The Norwegian DJ/production duo of Lil' Wolf and Chris Lynch (a.k.a. Of Norway) has been hard at work plotting its next offering of esoteric, motorik dance tunes, and has just announced the forthcoming release of its new double-a-side single on April 6 via Connaisseur Recordings. Read more » 

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  • 03/09/2011

Download: Ital "One Hit"

Label: 100% Silk

From the very first release on Not Not Fun's brand-new dance 12" imprint, 100% Silk, comes this entrancing, handcrafted slow-burner by Daniel Martin-McCormick's latest solo moniker, Ital. Like his recent drum-machine- and synth-heavy work with Mi Ami, "One Hit" relies solely on analog music equipment to flesh out its vintage-inspired groove, which in turn lends it an air of old-school authenticity. And while Martin-McCormick's new project isn't exactly pushing the kinds of Euro-informed disco sounds its name might suggest, the beat is about as motorik as it gets, and effectively provides "One Hit" with a solid backbone so the ambient elements can float about without ever losing the necessary dancefloor vibe. You can check out the two other tracks on Ital's "Ital's Theme" 12" (pictured above) if you pick up the limited-edition record, here. (via Altered Zones

Average: 7 (35 votes)
 
 

Nab a Free Breaks Compilation From Numero Group

Following its first compilation in the Eccentric Breaks & Beats series, the vintage-obsessed crate diggers of Chicago's Numero Group have compiled a second installment of dusty and rare loops with the help of Parallel Thought's Adam Calman, which is now available for absolutely free. Read more » 

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  • 03/08/2011

Julio Bashmore to Release 'Father Father' EP In April

In the case that your Julio Bashmore appetite hasn't been satiated by his already-prolific 2011 release schedule, you're in for another treat come April 18, via the newly minted Futureboogie Recordings. Read more » 

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  • 03/08/2011

Download: Young Athletes League "Glossed Over"

First Listen
Label: Ceremony

At the end of the month, new Brooklyn-based imprint Ceremony will celebrate its first release with an EP from UK production duo Young Athletes League. Scheduled to drop on March 29, We Only Feed Ourselves will feature the below track, in addition to the record's title track and "Monaco Sunglasses." "Glossed Over" is a lesson in processing and layering, as the singer's voice is pulled and bent into something resembling a soft accordion, nearly making his vocals indistinguishable from the slight backdrop of synthesizers. Another element that seems to melt over the course of the song is a noticeable guitar riff at the beginning that quickly becomes cushioned by bass and snare, leaving a straight-ahead house rhythm as the only predictable thing going on here. 

Average: 8.4 (50 votes)
 
 

Kevin Saunderson to Release "The Sound" Remixes, Tour With Derrick May

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Detroit techno icon Kevin Saunderson spoke out against the illegal sampling of his classic '87 track "The Sound," and gave away the fraudulent production for free. Now, the veteran DJ/producer continues to take back his music with a brand-new remix record released on his own label. Read more » 

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  • 03/08/2011

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