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Download: Curses "Hungry For Love"

Label: Institubes

We all know Luca Venezia as bass heavyweight Drop the Lime, but with his Curses moniker, he explores entirely different territory–the early '90s. On "Hungry for Love," Venezia unfolds a strange mutation of house music that seems to defy rhythm itself, yet is entirely irresistible when it comes to dancing. Add a few shades of electro, dubstep, and grime, and you have... well, we're not really sure what it is, but it's catchy as hell and we love it. 


Average: 7.7 (38 votes)

Download: Panther "Violence, Diamonds"

Here's another track from those crazy guys in Panther. Charlie Salas-Humara and drummer Joe Kelly let the drums and vocals rip on this one, from their forthcoming and highly anticipated 14 KT God. Listen closely for a few political references as well, a new direction for Humara and his ever-evolving songwriting.  

Average: 7.5 (19 votes)

Download: Act "Ping Pong"

Label: Everloving

That French Touch sound the whole world is loving right now definitely came from somewhere, and Everloving Records' compilation B.I.P.P.P. strives to show fans where. The compilation spans the years between 1979 and 1985, showcasing artists, like Act, whose sound left a mark on dance music and is still present on dancefloors and in studios today. Tune in for the original take on robot-rock. 

Average: 6.7 (19 votes)

Download: Nicolay & Kay "Tight Eyes feat. Oh No & The Luv Bugz"

One is a producer from the Netherlands, the other is a rapper with  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (32 votes)

Download: Torae "Click feat. Skyzoo"

Label: Soulspazm

After working with the producers like DJ Clark Kent, Illmind, and DJ Babu, Torae is ready to release his debut album, Daily Conversation, and the New York-based artist has gathered a sampling of some of hip-hop's finest for the occasion. 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Khrysis, and Marco Polo enhance the thoughtful lyrics and watertight production here, and none other than the legendary DJ Premier produced the album's lead single, "Get it Done." Just another day in the life of Torae. 

Average: 7.5 (18 votes)

Download: Samiyam "Moon Shoes"

Label: Unreleased

Sam Baker, known to fans as Samiyam, has made leaps and bounds as an artist, considering the fact that he doesn't even have an album out yet. He performs with Flying Lotus, also his mentor, under the FLYamSAM name, has gained the attention of heavyweight DJs like Benji B and Andrew Meza, and none other than Daedelus has given this youngster his seal of approval. "Moon Shoes" is a bangin' unreleased track Baker recently made that is hopefully a hint of the instrumental EP rumored to drop in the near future. 

Average: 7.5 (38 votes)

Download: Del The Funky Homosapien "Bubble Pop"

Though the album date has been pushed back from its original release date, none of the anticipation for Del The Funky Homosapien's The 11th Hour has dwindled. Indie hip-hop fans from L.A. to Roanoke are eager to hear the next batch of lyrical twists and turns from the Hieroglyphics member, and if this track is any indication, the new album will be worth the lengthy wait for it. 

Average: 7.2 (27 votes)

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