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Dre Skull "I Want You (AC Slater remix)"

Apparently the robot baby from Daft Punk’s “Technologic” has found itself a full-fledged singing career, as it croons the chorus for Dre Skull’s latest single, the shimmering club ballad “I …

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Rival Consoles "1985"

The UK’s Rival Consoles reminds us of another time in electronic music, when Ableton wasn’t an option and hardware was an absolute necessity. Taken from his debut full-length album, the …

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Redshape "Garage GT"

Analog enigma Redshape is finally presenting his long-awaited first full-length on the fledgling Delsin label. The Dance Paradox is a collection of dark, atmospheric techno that is certain to be …

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Casey Foubert & James McAlister "Bad Moth"

Culled from the third installment of Asthmatic Kitty’s Library Catalog Music series, “Big Moth” is a jamming example of a hi-tech take on the old school hip-hop breaks aesthetic, replete …

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Codes in the Clouds "Don't Go Awash in This Digital Landscape"

After a weekend filled with Indian summer sunshine, we here in San Francisco were greeted with a grey autumn Monday morning, the kind of weather perfectly soundtracked by the cinematic …

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Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen "Selfish Gene"

The musical chameleon known as Jimi Tenor has paired up with Fela Kuti’s oft-remixed former drummer Tony Allen for a quirky, slow-grooving take on the afro-jazz sound that Allen is …

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C.L.A.W.S. "You (I'm Tired of) Ah Ah"

Few artists bring the druggy sounds of Berlin’s underground to San Francisco quite like C.L.A.W.S., and on his latest EP, I’ve Got Problems, the man born Brian D. Hock drops …

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Lokai "Salvador"

Emerging out of the hiss, a bright, four-note phrase repeated as lackadaisical percussion beats a lazy tattoo while low-frequency, almost bong-like gurgles simmer beneath it all. With secondary percussive elements, …

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Magnum 38 "Slave"

It takes something special to make interesting electro-house in today’s jam-packed, ever-evolving electronic music environment, but Berlin’s Magnum 38 has managed to do so in a big way. His latest …

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BD1982 "Space Boots"

BD1982 brings it with a chopped-and-sliced dubstep tune powered by trancey synths, dusty-sounding beats, and samples of an equally old-school vintage. Philly’s Starkey and Dev79 have been putting out excellent …

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Toecutter "Best Party Ever (Flight Facilities Remix)"

Wow! Australia’s Toecutter incorporates a Kool And The Gang sample into a filter-house track par excellence, then Flight Facilities reverse the process, using the original source material and pumping it …

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Salem "Frost"

Mysterious trio Salem unveiled a new 7-inch today on Portland’s Audraglint imprint, and while we’re still a bit unsure about the group’s self-proclaimed “goth juke” tag, “Frost” contains all the …

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Boys Noize "Starter"

Boys Noize, a.k.a. Alex Ridha, is coming out with his second album, Power, on October 6. “Starter” continues to follow the sonic path that Ridha has paved for himself, uniting …

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David Daniell & Douglas McCombs "F# Song (Edit)"

A lovely piece of guitar-based experimentation here from two veterans of the scene. Sometimes evoking a more organic, raw version of Polwechsel & Fennesz’s collaborations, “F# Song” is a meandering …

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900x "The Black Beach"

After 10 years of pounding out that sweet pop charm, the Asthmatic Kitty stable veers off the pop battlefield into “Hub City”—that’s Lubbock, Texas—for its Library Catalog series, and this …

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Jern Eye "Get Right feat. Mistah FAB, Zumbi, and Jake One"

Bringing together four masterminds from the hip-hop world, Oakland resident Jern Eye joins up with Mistah FAB, Zion I’s Zumbi and producer Jake One on this soul-infected cut from Eye’s …

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BURNS "First Move (Fred Falke Remix)"

The UK’s BURNS has found a kindred spirit in “First Move” remixer Fred Falke. No stranger to burning down the house, Falke smooths out BURNS’ punchy electro-house beats with his …

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Calvertron vs. Itchy Feet "Dwarf Porn (Magik Johnson Remix)"

The teaming of UK electro-house heads Clavertron and Itchy Feet has birthed something perfectly fitting for the Chicago-based Potty Mouth label, a hyperactive and foul-mouthed club pleaser they’ve dubbed “Dwarf …

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