ATrak04302010
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A-Trak "Trizzy Turnt Up"

If you’re into Roscoe Dash and Soulja Boy’s “All the Way Turnt Up”—and who isn’t, judging by the way it’s been booming from cars for months now—you’ll truly appreciate A-Trak’s …

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Caltrop "Good to See You"

The German-born DJ/producer Christoph Caominh (a.k.a. Caltrop) may release his music on the practically un-Googleable Portland-based Nude Photo Music label, but he calls the Bay Area home. His latest track …

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Chateau Marmont "Nibiru"

If there was any doubt in your mind that motorik space-disco was alive and well, Parisian quartet Chateau Marmont will certainly assuage such notions. The title track from the group’s …

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Memory Tapes "Green Knight (Visions of Trees Remix)"

Looks like another candidate for “chillwave” act of the moment has come into view. London-based duo Visions of Trees has harnessed the blissful, reverb-soaked sonics necessary to put themselves in …

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Filterwolf "Nocturne (Bodycode a.k.a. Portable Remix)"

Here, Munich’s Filterwolf gets the remix treatment from Berlin’s Bodycode (a.k.a. Portable), and while the original contains some interesting convergences of deep house and more electro sounds, the rework overtakes …

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Funki Porcini "This Aint the Way to Live"

One of Ninja Tune’s original star producers, Funki Porcini (a.k.a. James Braddell), returns with his fifth album for the label, and with a first single like “This Aint the Way …

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Natalie Storm & FootSteps "Play Di Ting (The Heatwave Refix)"

Natalie Storm, who we recently profiled and also voiced last year’s XLR8R podcast from The Heatwave, is the most scorching new diva in funky and dancehall, and here she warms …

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Mwëslee "Pacifico"

There is a whole lot going on in Spanish producer Mwëslee’s track “Pacifico.” Aside from the slow-rolling breakbeat and the wobbly synths that make up most of the music, the …

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Late "Bittersweet"

One has to expect that a certain amount of imitation will follow the creation of a sound that so perfectly defines a specific genre, so Burial can’t be too bent …

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Holy Ghost! "Say My Name"

While the song title may remind us of late-’90s R&B, Holy Ghost!’s new track “Say My Name” is a pure disco ballad. Shimmering piano and synth washes seep through thick …

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Jose James "Blackmagic (Produced by Flying Lotus)"

FlyLo fanatics around the globe are freaking about the appearance of his new Cosmogramma album next week, but folks are seriously sleeping on the fact that he produced several tracks …

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Shlohmo "My Neck My Back"

Of all the young sprouts in the West Coast’s increasingly dense network of blunted bedroom beatmakers, few have seen their named bandied about in 2010 as frequently as Shlohmo. Hounded …

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Walls "Hang Four (Banjo or Freakout Remix)"

Releasing this collaboration between Sam Willis (of Allez-Allez) and Allessio Natalizia (a.k.a. Banjo or Freakout) is an interesting move for Kompakt, as Walls’ music straddles the fine line between slow-motion …

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Diamond K & Al Ripken Jr. "Hands in the Air (Bok Bok Remix)"

A nu-Baltimore track is always going to be ripe for remixes from all sonic perspectives, and Diamond K and Al Ripken Jr.’s “Hands in the Air” is no exception. Here, …

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Do While "Balloon Clouds/Balloons (Alternate Master)"

John Somers, operating under the Do While moniker, has created a gorgeous soundtrack to a summer reverie, if these takes of “Balloon Clouds/Balloons” are any indication. These two tracks flow …

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Dan Curtin "Other (Lost in You Mix)"

Cleveland native turned Berlin resident Dan Curtin shared this alternate mix of his soulful tech-house number “Other,” the original of which can be found on his recently released Lifeblood album. …

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Shigeto "Baker Blunt Basics"

A wealth of percussive sounds and samples are minced into a finely prepared dish of beat music on Shigeto’s “Baker Blunt Basics.” The track, taken from the Michigan producer’s latest …

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Teebs & Jackhigh "Clutch"

The pairing of Southern California beat maker Teebs with the UK’s Jackhigh has yielded some decidedly mellow sounds, as heard on this track from their collaborative seven-song EP, The Tropics. …

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