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Emika "Drop the Other (Scuba's Vulpine Remix)"

The onslaught of sultry and atmospheric dubstep-esque tunes coming from the other side of the Atlantic shows no signs of abating—not that we here at XLR8R are complaining. Here, Hotflush …

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Majeure "The Dresden Codex"

As one half of prog-horror instrumentalists Zombi, drummer A.E. Paterra knows his way around propulsive rhythms and analog synths, not to mention epic songwriting. Here, the Pittsburgh musician uses the …

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Golden Bug "Assassin"

With a slice of cut-up and tweaked electro in hand, French producer Golden Bug has joined the Bang Gang ranks with the release of his Assassin 12-inch. The title track, …

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Headman feat. Dieter Meier "Gimme (In Flagranti Remix)"

Swiss dancefloor stylist Headman teams up with Yello’s Deiter Meier for a grooving, sample-filled post-disco number. Then, Brooklyn’s In Flagranti bring up the melodic Italo synths, give the kicks some …

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Bonjay "Gimmee Gimmee"

The Toronto duo of Bonjay certainly know how to make dancehall, but they also know how to make it extremely weird—”Gimmee Gimmee” sometimes features more than three different vocal phrases …

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Erik Hassle "Hurtful (Zombie Disco Squad Dub)"

Sometimes, a remix sounds so little like the original that it’s a bad thing, and sometimes, the opposite is true. Zombie Disco Squad’s remix of Swedish pop wunderkind Erik Hassle …

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CLP feat. RQM "Designer (Lazer Sword Remix)"

The boys of Lazer Sword bring their bass-driven blap sound to CLP’s collaboration with RQM, glitching it into a sharp, angular piece of hip-hop. RQM’s vocals and intelligent rhymes smooth …

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James Pants "Thin Moon"

There is an elegance to James Pants’ compositions that rides beneath their funkiness. On “Thin Moon,” the first single from his upcoming album, a spacey ’80s synth loop is coupled …

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Bot'Ox "Blue Steel (Azari & III Remix)"

Parisian label head and Italo patron Cosmo Vitelli and Tekel’s Julien Briffaz are the automobile-obsessed Bot’Ox, whose leftfield new-wave disco offers some of the coldest productions in recent memory. On …

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Roche "Space Blue Pt. 1"

The Bay Area’s Roche was being as straightforward as possible when naming his new song “Space Blue Pt. 1.” Released on Solos, the label he co-founded, Roche’s cosmically soulful offering …

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Toro Y Moi "Blessa"

Chillwave, glo-fi, haze-pop… You can tag whatever name you want onto the warped, fuzzy sounds of Toro Y Moi, but it doesn’t change that the South Carolinan producer utilizes just …

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Radioclit "Secousse (Riva Starr Remix)"

Fresh off their highly-touted debut album with singer Esau Mwamwaya as The Very Best, Radioclit keep the ball rolling with a reissue of their Secousse EP. The record comes complete …

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Deepchild "Wannado (Gravious Remix)"

Scottish dance experimentalist Gravious produces tracks that quickly and confidently coalesce the choice elements of some of dubstep’s heavy hitters—Burial’s tweaked and sampled vocal snippets, Zomby’s booming and wonky bass, …

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Malente & Dex feat. New Kidz "Lions (Douster Remix)"

Here, France’s Douster takes a dancehall-tinged house track and emphasizes the dancehall elements to such an extent that it is essentially un-housed. But while Malente & Dex’s original definitely sizzles, …

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Kasper Bjørke "Young Again (Edit)"

What begins as a slow-motion disco track becomes a different monster when guest vocalist Jacob Bellens pipes in with his rich, resigned baritone. Suddenly, the piece carries a palpable emotional …

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Drop the Lime "Devil's Eyes (Diplo's B-Live Mix)"

What started as an exclusive track produced by NYC’s Drop the Lime for Bacardi’s B-Live campaign has been handed over to remixers Classixx, Kanji, and, now, Philly’s don of decent …

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Pink Skull "Oh, Monorail"

Philly’s Pink Skull has just come out with a second full-length, titled Endless Bummer. Featuring an admirable array of different sounds and textures, the album is perhaps best represented by …

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Alcides "Violeta (El Remolón Remix)"

Buenos Aires cumbia mastermind El Remolón rubs up against a Latin classic, transforming it into a glitchy, delay-driven piece of hallucinogenic dance music. The vocals of Alcides are chopped significantly, …

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