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Download: The Bloody Beetroots "Awesome feat. The Cool Kids"

Label: Dim Mak

On the latest leak from their forthcoming debut album Romborama, Italian rave-aholics The Bloody Beetroots have morphed their sound just slightly to fit the verses from Chicago alt-rappers The Cool Kids. A sinister hip-hop beat drives "Awesome" while percussive synths and Chuck and Mikey's style-centric rhymes hang on for the ride. 

Average: 7.8 (72 votes)
 
 

Download: Johnson & Jonson "Radical 2"

Label: Tres

The Tres stable has been owning the hip-hop landscape as of late and this exclusive, never-heard-before instrumental joint from the Blu & Mainframe alliance is no joke. A hash of old-school hip-hop, funk, and bass amplitude, let's just say that Johnson & Jonson are about to blow this party up. 

Average: 6 (25 votes)
 
 

Download: Exclusive: Digital Manges "Manges (Sharkslayer Dub)"

Originally crafted by Austrailan trio Digital Manges, this buzzing, Greek-language bass tune has been assaulting eardrums courtesy of globetrotting DJs like Diplo, Sinden, Laidback Luke, and Drop the Lime. Now Sharkslayer of Helsinki DJ crew Top Billin' (who recently showed XLR8R around their hometown) has passed along his hyperactive take on the track for exclusive download. Proceed with caution—this one sounds like Sharkslayer turned up the insanity knob all the way up. 

Average: 7.7 (50 votes)
 
 

Download: Sensual Harassment "Daddy Long Legs"

Take Junior Boys' arpeggiating synths, The Rapture's disco-funk basslines, and Daft Punk's vocoded guitar from "Robot Rock" and you've got "Daddy Long Legs," one of two new singles from Brooklyn's Sensual Harassment. The propulsive track builds slowly before introducing a reverberated vocal chant and distorted synth that ushers back in the song's initial groove. The dancefloor has just found a new hero.  

Average: 7.7 (131 votes)
 
 

Download: Martin Eyerer, Namito, and Stephan Hinz "Seven Lives (Butch Remix)"

What at first sounds like a new song by African likembé group Konono N°1 is in fact a remix from German tech-house producer Butch, an artist recently featured in XLR8R. Butch's re-work of the collaborative track "Seven Lives" by Martin Eyerer, Namito, and Stephan Hinz is a subtle-but-strong tech-house experience that relies heavily on it's repetitive percussion loop and the occasional dip into a bath of filtered synths. The track was pulled from Namito's new Eleven Remixed EP—go here to check out the rest, including remixes from Marc Romboy, Daniele Papini, and more. 

Average: 7.1 (47 votes)
 
 

Download: Pollination "Sinister Skies (Zoomzip Remix)"

On this remix of "Sinister Skies," the opening track from noisy beat-smith Pollination's forthcoming Inca Orange EP, Southern California's Zoomzip brings the tempo down with a style reminiscent of the kaleidoscopic tracks found in Boards of Canada's catalog. A head-nodding beat and floating flute loop act as the centerpiece for Zoomzip's hazy remix, while indiscernible field recordings fill the gaps in the rhythm. 

Average: 7.8 (273 votes)
 
 

Download: Kid Koala Presents The Slew "You Turn Me Cold"

A few days ago we debuted a track from the tour-only album, 100%, by Canadian mix-master Kid Koala and members of retro-rock outfit Wolfmother. Dubbed The Slew, this touring performance is a beat-heavy amalgamation of crunching guitars and by-the-book hip-hop. Our second installment of The Slew's debut, "You Turn Me Cold," sounds like a kid playing around with his dad's Led Zepplin records, but in a way that rules and won't get you grounded. 

Average: 7.7 (51 votes)
 
 

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