Our favorite French-Canadian is back! Ghislain Poirier's latest release is the first single off his No Ground Under album, which will arrive Stateside in January of 2008. For "Blazin'", Poirier is joined by Jamaican-born, Montreal-based Face-T, who adds some ragga flavor to the bouncin' leftfield hip-hop beats. Flip to side b for remixes by The Bug and DJ C.
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Jahtari founders Rootah and Disrupt join forces again, for a jam session based on a long-forgotten Wackies riddim. Working together as Jahtari Riddim Force, the guys pile organ melodies, intricate basslines, and hypnotic beats over the track's dubbed-out foundation. Listen carefully–these two like to throw in as many musical surprises as they can, from 8-bit blips to analog tweaks.
Modular welcomes its latest signing, Ghostwood, and clears the party away to make room for the band's somber, thoughtful indie rock. The Sydney, Australia-based foursome delivers an emotional track of brooding melodies and beautiful soundscapes on its forthcoming digital-only EP.
White Girl Lust has been championing club rap for the last year, mixing hip-hop with gritty, bass-heavy dance music and catching the ears of The Rub and Flosstradamus. Taken from the West Coast Bump EP, "Go & Get It" marks the production team's first commercial release and features Spoek of South African group Sweat X.
Bastian Heerhorst's music is as aggressive as his Fukkk Offf moniker. The Hamburg-based artist has been steadily gaining popularity with his throbbing, fast-paced dance music. "The Bottom" appears on Australia-based Pistol Digital, a new company dedicated to showcasing unsigned artists.
North Carolina-born, Brooklyn-based Machinedrum furnishes XLR8R with an unreleased gem just in time for the holidays. The 25-year old producer's take on "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" is definitely one of the more bizarre versions of a classic Christmas tune we've heard, with cut-and-paste bleeps and vocals laid over a rumbling bassline. Pass the Christmas cheer!
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