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Listen to a New Mix from Lucrecia Dalt

Following shortly behind her recent 10" release for Nicolas Jaar's Other People imprint, Lucrecia Dalt has turned in an eclectic new mix. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Gear: Mute Collaborates with Dirty Electronics on New Hand-Held Synth

Longstanding UK label Mute has joined forces with Dirty Electronics to create a hand-held synthesizer that will be released alongside a compilation of music featuring tracks from a number of artists associated with each camp. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Doc Daneeka and Seven Davis Jr. Share New Video for "What’s It Gonna Be"

"What's It Gonna Be," the lead single from Doc Daneeka's and Seven Davis Jr.'s forthcoming collaborative EP, has received a video treatment. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Download: Sasquatch "When It Rains (Boxwork Remix)"

First Listen
Label: Young Bloods

Claiming a home base in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the Young Bloods imprint will launch early next month with Vermont-based beatmaker Sasquatch's No Sweat EP. Set to play host to three original productions from the East Coast artist, the record will also offer a handful of remixes from the likes of Distal, Heartbeat(s), AbJo, and others, including the rework featured here from London talent Boxwork. A vibrant beat peppered with live-played drums and percussion in its original form, Boxwork takes "When It Rains" to slightly darker territory, reshaping the track into a dusty affair infused with garage-indebted rhythms. Serving as the Young Bloods label's inaugural release, Sasquatch's No Sweat EP will see its official release on November 11. 

Average: 7.8 (20 votes)
 
 

Watch a Documentary on the Club Music Culture of Colombia's Caribbean Coast

Produced by Native Instruments, a new documentary profiles a number of artists and scenes making waves along Colombia's Caribbean coastline. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Benoit & Sergio Details Return to Culprit

Benoit & Sergio will return to LA-based label Culprit this winter with a new EP, entitled That's the Party Talking. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Move D Preps Second EP of Archival Material for Off Minor

Last year veteran German DJ/producer Move D released a five-track EP of archival material recorded between 1992 and 1996 entitled The KM20 Tapes. Now, word has come that a second volume of tracks produced by Move D in the same time period will arrive next month via Jordan Czamanski's (of Juju & Jordash) Off Minor imprint. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Don't Be Afraid Announces Releases from DJ Bone, Lily, and Jack Murphy

Burgeoning Bristol-based label Don't Be Afraid has announced a trio of releases scheduled to land before the end of the year, with the first arriving next month from San Francisco native Jack Murphy via the DBA Special Editions series. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014

Download: Arandel "Section 12"

First Listen
Label: InFiné

Anonymous production project Arandel is set to return to the InFiné label next month with its second full-length record, Solarispellis. A 12-track expedition through various shades of electronic composition, the album is divided into a variety of sections and movements including "Section 12," a slow-building production that coyly laces a loping four-on-the-floor with gaseous synths, floating melodies, and highly detailed bits of percussion and manipulated electronics. Said to consist of "no MIDI, no digital takes, or quantizing... [only] live recordings through analog synthesizers," Arandel's Solarispellis LP officially arrives on November 24. in the meantime, after grabbing "Section 12" below, those interested in heading on another of Arandel's sonic adventures can check out "Section 11" after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (23 votes)
 
 

Gear: Kuvo: What Is It, How Does It Work, and Is It a Good Idea? (a.k.a. an XLR8R Interview with Pioneer About Its Newest Product)

A few weeks ago, Pioneer DJ took advantage of the sprawling Amsterdam Dance Event to announce the launch of Kuvo, a new, cloud-based social platform and app that enables DJs to automatically broadcast a tracklist of what they're playing in the club. (The system also allows users to log in to Kuvo and follow along in real time, or to check out a particular DJ's playlist after the fact.) Although Pioneer primarily framed the product as a new sharing tool and even claimed that Kuvo could be utilized to help artists get paid royalties when their music is played in the club—check the launch video for a more complete rundown about what the system is supposedly designed for and capable of—many people (ourselves included) were left wondering about exactly how Kuvo would work, what its impact on the club environment (and the larger music industry) would be, and what Pioneer's motives were in introducing this product. In search of answers, we headed down to the company's pop-up space at ADE and spoke with Rik Parkinson from the product development team. His answers may not have satisfied all of our concerns about Kuvo, but they did shed a bit more light on what motivated its creation and how Pioneer hopes to implement it, both now and in the future. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2014
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