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The Juan Maclean "Accusations (Gavin Russom Remix)"

Leave it to Gavin Russom (a.k.a. Black Meteoric Star) to have one good idea and stick to it. On his version of “Accusations,” one of many stellar tracks from The …

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Au Revoir Simone "Take Me As I Am (Max Cooper Remix)"

UK producer Max Cooper (pictured above) is known for his dancefloor-oriented techno—check his recent rework of Abe Cooper and Blake Baxter for proof of that—but this remix of Brooklyn’s Au …

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railcars "Cathedral With No Eyes (White Rainbow Remix)"

The original of “Cathedral With No Eyes” sounds a bit like Rob Barber (from High Places and the Urxed) channeling Primal Scream at their most apocalyptic and noisy. How Adam …

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DOOM "Gazillion-Ear (Madvillainz Remix feat. Kanye West as Khan)"

The Madvillainz Beat Crew might remain an anonymous cast of producers, but their remix of “Gazzillion-Ear” is anything but shadowy—the dusty, warm beats of J Dilla’s original production are transformed …

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Jinder "Youth Blood (Boboes Kaelstigen Remix)"

It seems the world’s current vampire craze hasn’t limited itself to film and television. Swedish electro-pop songstress Josefine Jinder has used the iconography to make the backdrop of “Youth Blood,” …

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Rainer Weichhold "Infernal"

German house and techno producer Rainer Weichhold throws a bit of a twist into his repertoire with his latest single, “Infernal.” The veteran DJ seems to try something new—making techno …

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Kid606 "Samhain California (C.L.A.W.S. Remix)"

Kid606’s latest EP is a medley of sorts, featuring odds and ends from the Kid himself as well as remixes from Tigerbeat6 cohorts Eats Tapes and Baltimore weirdo Cex, among …

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Alex Smoke "Lux+ (Automaton UK Remix)"

The first single from Alex Smoke’s upcoming third album sounds a bit like Thom Yorke doing gloomy microhouse—ultra-processed cyborg vocals, dry percussion, and some foreboding orchestral strains ride over a …

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Seven Fields of Aphelion "Mountain Mary"

Seven Fields of Aphelion might be a member of psychedelic freak-pop outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow, but on “Mountain Mary,” she channels a more gentle soundscape filled with tiny bells, …

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Shlohmo "Hot Box the Cockpit"

With a sound that brings to mind the more herky-jerky moments of Nosaj Thing’s productions and the vinyl-ripped ambiance prevalent in much of Flying Lotus’ material, “Hot Box the Cockpit” …

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Anthony Collins "Another Lonely Night"

Seeing as how Anthony Collins was raised both stateside (NY) and overseas (France), it’s no surprise the prolific producer’s music embraces the kind of house and techno that both cultures …

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Skinnerbox12092009
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Skinnerbox "King of Diamonds"

Creating space techno from a jazz perspective is not a common approach, but somehow the duo of Skinnerbox manage to do just that on “King of Diamonds,” utilizing a 7/8 …

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Fort Knox Five "What Make Ya Dance feat. Rootz (Kraak & Smaak's Dutch Oven Remix)"

To commemorate their recent tour together, Washington DC’s Fort Knox Five and Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak have worked out a remix swap—each group taking a stab at one of …

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Gucci Mane "Danger's Not A Stranger (Diplo Remix)"

Taken from an official Gucci Mane mixtape in the works over at the Diplo-run Mad Decent camp, his remix of “Danger’s Not a Stranger” doesn’t sound quite like something the …

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Numan "Skull Crusher"

Beginning with atmospheric, echo-chamber synths and machine-like secondary percussive flourishes, Numan’s “Skull Crusher” explodes into glitched-out, distorted synth stabs, buzzing bass, and a crisp dubstep beat. At only 18, the …

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Liars "Scissor"

The first track on Liars’ forthcoming fifth album, Sisterworld, beguiles the listener—coaxing us into a soft bed of vocal melodies and quiet orchestral arrangements that, at the risk of sounding …

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Muhsinah "Lose My Fuse"

Future-soul songstress Muhsinah gets the full Flying Lotus production treatment on “Lose My Fuse,” a shuffling slice filled with wobbling beats, disembodied vocals, and some truly bizarre flourishes, like sexual …

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Nite Funk "Am I Gonna Make It"

For the latest installment of our XLR8R TV series Tune in an Afternoon, we traveled to Los Angeles and paired the unique talents of Dam-Funk and Nite Jewel. If you …

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