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Themselves & WHY? "Canada"

Anticon broheims and one-time bandmates in cLOUDDEAD, the members of Themselves and WHY?, recently got together to record “Canada,” a plinky pop tune that finds Doseone putting his rapid-fire raps …

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Poirier "Enemies feat. Face T"

Shortening his stage name from Ghislain Poirier to simply Poirier, the dancehall reppin’ Montreal-based producer has shared the opening track off of his freshly released EP, Run the Riddim. Featuring …

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Sally Shapiro "Dying in Africa"

Taken from her recently released sophomore album, My Guilty Pleasure, “Dying in Africa” is a swirling slice of dance-pop. Marked by Shapiro’s pixie-like vocals and just enough Italo bounce to …

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Exclusive: Udachi and Jubilee "Paypur"

XLR8R exclusive! A super-fun club mash-up from the new collaboration between Jubilee of Nightshifters and Udachi of Trouble and Bass (among other things). Its ripsaw synths and cut-up vocals run …

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Junk Culture "West Coast"

“West Coast,” the title track off Junk Culture’s West Coast EP is a lovely, trippy blend of stuttering vocals, live drums, and a classic cut-up hip-hop break. It leaves you …

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Abe Duque and Blake Baxter "Let's Take It Back (King Roc Mix)"

Lauded as a “techno kingpin,” NYC’s Abe Duque has been hard at work proving his title on his latest single with fellow DJ/producer Blake Baxter, the entrancing “Let’s Take It …

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Jamie Jones "Soak"

As a teaser for the new album from U.K. house producer Jamie Jones, Don’t You Remember the Future, we were sent the non-album bonus track “Soak” to pique our interest. …

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Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One "Special"

The sample that opens Del and Tame One’s “Special” makes it abundantly clear that the two insanely gifted MCs are fed up with mainstream hip-hop, and they’re going to tell …

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Alland Byallo "War Zero"

One of San Francisco’s premiere techno and house DJs, Alland Byallo’s star will surely continue to rise with the release of his first full-length Brick By Brick. Here we have …

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ZAZA "Sooner or Later"

Whisked in shoegaze fuzz and drone-pop vapor, the hazy hooks on this song from the New York duo’s Cameo EP slink through your open window like a crawling mist while …

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My Favorite Robot "Modest Goddess (Pan/Tone Remix)"

Distorted bass throbs form the backbone of this remix of Canadian electro duo My Favorite Robot’s latest single. Berlin transplant Pan/Tone adds some excellent, brooding synths and breathy stabs above …

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Boy 8-Bit "Baltic Pine (Radio Edit)"

A stuttering hip-house club beat begins this elegant romp through Baltic melodics and rhythms, which are astoundingly club-friendly. Who knew? South London’s Boy 8-Bit continues to bring the goods here, …

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Bruno Gauthier pour Magda Zagba "It's Love (Rob Mello's No Ears Dub)"

Lady B, French patron of Detroit techno and Chicago house for the past 15 years, has turned a new leaf with a revised “moniker,” his given name Bruno Gauthier. For …

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Pollination "Some Sun (Yppah remix)"

With syrupy gobs of psych bliss drizzling down sand dunes and flowing deep to the belly of a canyon, New Mexico native Nick Noeding Jr. (a.k.a. Pollination) sets the precedent …

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Matias Aguayo "Bo Jack (Vocal) feat. Lady Bumbox"

Matias Aguayo just keeps getting weirder. Here, he vocalizes insanely over deep, demanding kicks, a one-note bass pulse, and some extremely dry snares. In other words, the Chilean native pretends …

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Lokai "Salvador"

Creaking and clanging like a weathered ship drifting through a tar pit somewhere in the Far East, this track from the Austrian duo’s latest effort, Transition, fits together bits and …

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Daniel Haaksman "Pobum Coco"

A rad little piece of cheeky fun from Man Recordings label boss Daniel Haaksman. Great electro drums and handclaps fuse together with a ridiculous Spanish guitar and some whistling. High-energy …

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Gloves "P.Y.X. (Strip Steve Paradise Dub)"

After years spent remixing the likes of Cut Copy and Van She, Australia’s electro funkster Gloves recently gave the world his first original production, “P.Y.X.,” via the Modular-affiliated Bang Gang …

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