mikeladd
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Mike Ladd "Trouble Shot"

Though by no means his debut album (he’s released nearly ten, along with a couple literary magazines), Nostalgialator is a first of sorts for Boston-born, Paris-based Mike Ladd. This latest …

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ticklah
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Ticklah "Want Not"

And you thought only Madlib was in the midst of a musical identity crisis. Ticklah, co-producer of Easy Star’s Dub Side of the Moon release, keyboard player for Antibalas, and …

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Chris Schlarb "Section I"

Twilight and Ghost Stories is an aptly eerie title for Long Beach, CA-based Chris Schlarb’s debut solo album. Sound clips–contributed by the likes of Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean, Asthmatic Kitty …

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Flying Lotus "Dance Floor Stalker"

When Steven Ellison–known to his fanbase as Flying Lotus–signed to Warp Records earlier this year, he made it known that he wanted to be seen as an artist capable of …

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bushtetras
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Bush Tetras "Too Many Creeps"

ROIR’s latest in reissued ’80s virtuosos comes in the form of New York’s funk masters Bush Tetras. “Too Many Creeps” will remind any listener that punk-funk basslines are the key …

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sugarandgold
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Sugar & Gold "Workout"

Somewhere in between the lush grooves of Escort and Cameo (if a way younger Eno jumped in the mix) is where the San Francisco-based quintet Sugar & Gold hones in …

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greyskul
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Grayskul "Scarecrow"

Perhaps one of Seattle’s most interesting hip-hop groups to surface over the past few years, Grayskul has returned with Bloody Radio. The LP’s single “Scarecrow” mashes sinister samples with a …

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jahcoozi
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Jahcoozi feat. M.Sayyid "Hitech (Rustie Remix)"

Berlin-based trio Jahcoozi has always breathed excitement into the nu-dub genre, and “Hitech” is no exception. Now, Glasgow’s youngest electro-superhero Rustie serves up a glitchy remix full of intricate electronic …

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danceeee
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Justice feat. Spank Rock and Mos Def "D.A.N.C.E."

“D.A.N.C.E.” may be one of the most overplayed tracks of the year, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring this remix to our MP3 section. Benny Blanco chops …

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Oh Astro "Snow Queen"

If you thought that the Illegal Art imprint was merely a stomping ground for Girl Talk’s party tunes, think again. The label’s latest release comes from experimental electro-pop duo Oh …

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pimpsofjoytime
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Pimps Of Joytime "Street Sound"

With a name like Pimps of Joytime, it’s hard to know what to expect from this Brooklyn-based trio. Despite its somewhat misleading title, the band creates funky Latin-soul that meshes …

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wendel
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Wendel Patrick "My CD Has A Scratch II feat. Salim"

Wendel Patrick is a hip-hop producer that could easily make any fan of Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, or Madlib flip out. Composing all of his beatscapes without the use of …

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kilncoverart
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KILN "Fyrepond"

Michigan-based band KILN may refuse to perform in a live setting, but don’t let that distract from the trio’s ability to compose profoundly complex and textured post-IDM. Rooted in a …

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earmint
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Earmint "Thank You Thank You"

Radiohead isn’t the only band to be giving away full-length albums. Self-motivated DIY man and hip-hop artist Earmint created an album of 10 tracks he is distributing for free through …

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kimhiorthoy
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Kim Hiorthøy "I Thought We Could Eat Friends"

One of Norway’s favorite sons, Kim Hiorthøy, takes a step away from his usual folktronica territory to dabble in the world of electro. My Last Day (Smalltown Supersound), is Hiorthøy’s …

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spitzer
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Spitzer "Avida Dollars"

Somewhere between glitchy, hyperactive club bangers and Berlin minimalism sits the two-man brother act Spitzer. Though somewhat mysterious (they don’t show their face in their artwork and are, at present, …

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battleoflandandsea
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The Battle of Land and Sea "The Beautiful Ones"

“The Beautiful Ones,” from L.A.-based duo The Battle of Land and Sea, is the kind of mournful, acoustic lullaby that hip emo kids enjoy crying over. The layered vocal harmonies …

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Brad Laner "Out Cold"

Medicine member Brad Laner, whose solo debut was released this passed Tuesday on Hometapes, has been commissioned to score the soundtrack for Eric Green’s upcoming shoegaze documentary, Beautiful Noise. Here …

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