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Polargeist "Home From the Can (Tensnake Remix)"

Little information is available about Polargeist other than it’s the musical output of two guys from Germany. Here, the a-side from their first 12″ is remixed by fellow Deutschlander Tensnake. …

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Mux Mool "Lady Linda"

Be it dirty, sampled breaks or shimmery, electronic loops, the mark of a great hip-hop producer usually lies more in the bang-and-slap than notable melodies. Yet Brian Lindgren (a.k.a. Mux …

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Pavel Ambiont "Error Asking Thread to Dub"

When the Unsound Festival kicks off in New York next week, many people will flock to see heavy hitters like Carl Craig and Vladislav Delay or buzzworthy up-and-comers like Untold. …

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Rimer London "Intercity"

Crafty producers have been churning out upbeat, analog-synth-powered dance tunes for decades now, but the infectious nature of a good arpeggio is practically undeniable, especially when paired with a solid …

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BFlecha "Ceja De Carnival"

Sounding something like a lush combination of Hudson Mohawke’s stuttering productions and Top 40 radio’s sugary hooks, “Ceja De Carnival,” from Spain’s BFlecha, is a surprisingly brilliant original track to …

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Lali Puna "Remember"

The first taste of Lali Puna’s first album in over five years comes in the understated electronic pop of “Remember.” Per usual, singer Valerie Trebeljahr’s soft-spoken voice provides an ideal …

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Son Lux "Weapons III (Polyphonic Remix)"

One of numerous remixes on the upcoming Weapons EP by classically trained singer/composer Ryan Lott (a.k.a. Son Lux), Polyphonic’s version of “Weapons III” utilizes tumbling synth melodies and droning atmosphere …

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Blondes "You Mean So Much to Me (Acid Redux Cut)"

Brooklyn duo Blondes spent much of the past year perking up ears with their lo-fi, hands-on approach to synth-driven dance music and techno, and now the boys are getting ready …

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Caribou "Odessa"

Ontario native Dan Snaith has gone through plenty of transformations over the years, including changing the name of his long-running project Manitoba to Caribou. Yet Snaith’s ability to craft engaging …

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Golden Ages "Everything Will Be Alright"

Philadelphia’s Golden Ages is another one of these bedroom producers whose actual identity is shrouded in mystery. Yet although we’re not sure what his mom calls him, we do know …

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Helsinki 78-82 "Cruising"

If the steady stream of club heaters is any indication, the Top Billin collective appear to have Finland’s party scene on lock. The latest offering comes from Helsinki 78-82, a …

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Joy Orbison "BRKLN CLLN (Michna's Brooklyn Bridge Remix)"

It’s nice to see New York’s Michna taking a stab at remixing a Joy Orbison track that’s not “Hyph Mngo.” That song’s breakout has threatened to completely overshadow the producer’s …

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Dosh "Subtractions"

Characterizing Martin Dosh’s music has never been easy. Take “Subtractions,” which features scatting vocals, arpeggiating bass synths, stabbing string sections, and an entire roll call of percussive instruments. It could …

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Scaffolding "D-Tron (Michael Fakesch Remix)"

The beginning of Michael Fakesch’s remix of “D-Tron” sounds like the revving of some over-sized futuristic train engine, and once the motor starts running the track happily chugs along. The …

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Thomas Fehlmann "In the Wind"

Electronic producer extraordinaire Thomas Fehlmann moves easily between many genres, but is perhaps best known for his serene ambient works. “In the Wind” hums with warm synth washes, delayed bells, …

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Poirier "Marathon"

The latest in DJ/producer Poirier’s series of EP releases for Ninja Tune, all of which are leading up to his forthcoming full-length album Running High, Low Cieling is said to …

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Dibiase & P.U.D.G.E "Smoke it Over"

Kicking off a set of collaborative 10″ releases highlighting acts from LA’s beat scene, a series oddly enough curated by the Irish All City label, Dibiase and P.U.D.G.E’s joint production, …

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Javelin "Me Thing Drawing Me"

On today’s episode of XLR8R TV, Brooklyn cut-and-paste duo Javelin added another chapter to our ongoing Tune in an Afternoon series. Using some thrift-store cassettes they picked up while on …

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