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The Brown Acid "Bastard Kids (Ikonika Remix)"

The wacky digi-punk sounds found on the original track “Bastard Kids,” by Belgian outfit The Brown Acid, are just about completely removed on this remix by Ikonika. Her incongruous version …

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Free the Robots "Orion's Belt Buckle"

LA’s Free the Robots has slowly been crafting one of the more unique sounds to come out of the West Coast beat scene, pairing futuristic basslines that could fit into …

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Aloe Blacc "I Need a Dollar"

Yes, we know that this is the theme song to that goofy new show on HBO where the most witty and attractive “hipsters” on the planet hustle their way through …

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Jose James "Code (Produced by Flying Lotus)"

Nu-jazz crooner Jose James continues to soothe with his smokey intonations on this track from his latest album, Black Magic. There’s something of the late Marvin Gaye in James’ voice …

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Take "Soul Particles"

Taken from the second of All City’s set of 10 collaborative 10″ releases highlighting acts from LA’s burgeoning beat scene, Take’s “Soul Particles” begins with a soulful disco sample, then …

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Ms. Thing & Psycho Tanbad "Bonify"

Here’s the latest in buzz-worthy NSFW internet drama. Dancehall MCs Ms. Thing and Psycho Tanbad have rallied their vocal skills atop of Brooklyn producer Dre Skull’s Smoke Machine riddim, which …

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dOP "Lighthouse (Youandewan Dub)"

This subdued piece of techno comes to us from the new Youandewan EP, Sub-Rosa, who crafted this dub of the original track by dOP. The Leeds-based producer’s sparse, reverberated percussion …

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DJ Orion "Ritmo de Juventud (Orion Edit)"

Texas has long been a hotbed for DJs and producers messing about with cumbia and other Latin rhythms, and DJ Orion has carved himself a niche right in the thick …

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DJ Mujava "Mugwanti/Sgwejegweje (Schlachthofbronx Remix)"

Our favorite global-bass-loving Germans, Schlachthofbronx, have offered up this back-to-basics remix of the latest tune by DJ Mujava, whose contribution to the forthcoming Ayobaness: The Sound of South African House …

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Light Asylum "Knights and Week-ends"

Brooklyn’s Light Asylum just might be one of the biggest secrets in electronic music right now, but that is going to change soon. With an unstoppable sound that is as …

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Daedelus "Order of the Golden Dawn feat. Laura Darling"

Taken from Daedelus’ upcoming album, Righteous Fists of Harmony, “Order of the Golden Dawn” is a lovely slice of lounge-y music, featuring bossa nova instrumentation over a chunky hip-hop beat. …

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The Seven Fields of Aphelion "Grown"

The Seven Fields of Aphelion has crafted a perfect album for ambient daydreaming with Periphery, and “Grown” is no exception: it expresses an intense wistfulness, opening with piano lines on …

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10-20 "majik"

The UK’s 10-20 cuts straight to the chase on its new track, “majik.” Within five seconds, a fully formed beat jumps into the forefront, flanked by ephemeral sonics and swirling …

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Wish "trippelette"

Known as one of the founding members of the Shinkoyo music collective as well as a resident at Brooklyn’s Paris London West Nile performance space, Zeljko McMullen (pronounced ‘zhel-ko’) has …

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Kings Go Forth "Don't Take My Shadow Extended (A Tom Moulton Mix)"

Milwaukee’s Kings Go Forth are undoubtedly the contemporary band most deserving of a Tom Moulton mix: the group’s powerful soul sound, led by three lead vocalists, recalls the heady days …

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B. Bravo "Swing My Way (Remix)"

San Francisco’s B. Bravo has been keeping busy lately with the recent unveiling of his Computa Love EP for Frite Nite, not to mention his recent acceptance, along with the …

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Lobisomem "Plasma Is For Lovers"

After relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn, Brad Loving, who produces instrumental electronic tunes under the name Lobisomem, composed and recorded the varying elements which make up his upcoming Brightest Solids …

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DJ Deeon "Freak Like Me (Brenmar Mix)"

It’s a tall order to remix this classic ghetto-house track from Chicago’s DJ Deeon, but if anyone is up to the task, it is Brenmar (pictured above) from Brooklyn outfit …

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