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Powell "Atomic Tricks"

Many producers at work in the Ableton-centric realm of electronic music tend to favor ‘soundcraft’ over ‘songcraft’, which is all well and good, but a balance of the two certainly …

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Tessela "Push"

Although the All City imprint first caught our attention with its impressive series of 10″ releases highlighting the varied talents of the Los Angeles music scene, the Irish label has …

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Crewdson "Cascade"

Crewdson is a fresh UK producer soon to be inducted into the Hall of Precious Electronic Sounds, particularly following the release of his debut LP, Gravity. Our first glimpse of …

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Empresarios "Cumbia (Nickodemus Remix)"

After dropping the Sabor Tropical album earlier this year, DC outfit Empresarios has been getting into the remix game, enlisting a slew of producers to rework the group’s material for …

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Sigha "HF029A1"

The increasingly prolific UK producer known as Sigha will soon be able to say he’s released two EPs on two labels in under a month. After dropping The Politics of …

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Drifter "Please Stay"

23-year-old Helsinki producer Drifter isn’t exactly a newbie when it comes to crafting his style of slow, gloomy beat music, but his first-ever EP under that moniker won’t be available …

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HxdB "Mustard (Cure Rerub)"

How can you speculate on the future of something as inherently futuristic as bass music? Since its inception, the subgenre’s parallel relationship with new developments in technology has always placed …

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Nyx "Letting Go"

Continuing with its recent record label endeavors, Rebel Magazine will launch its first-ever compilation series, called Heretic, which tastefully spans the realms of bass music, beat music, and other club-friendly …

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Zanshin "You I I You"

Austrian electronic imprint Affine will release the debut EP by fellow countryman Zanshin, a six-track record of subversively unique compositions called The Humdrum Conundrum. Like on “You I I You,” …

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Roly & The Rio Rhythm Band "Carnival da Casa (Hackman Remix)"

At this point, it feels like just about every permutation of UK funky has been tried at least once, but it appears that the London-based Shifting Peaks label may have …

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Buck UK "Once"

Great things keep coming from Cut, the Edinburgh-based, digital imprint of DFRNT’s Echodub label. Earlier this month we tipped you to Essáy’s excellent “Love & Air.” Now the label is …

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RareBit "Blue Blood Baskets"

The latest signing to Southern California’s hub for heartstring-tugging electronics and inventive beats, Non Projects, is a Pacific Northwest transplant named Justin Hopkins, who makes intricately woven sound tapestries that …

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Comma "Mezcal Hologram (Om Unit Remix)"

Last month XLR8R shared Comma’s “Ken Griffey Jr.” in advance of his now-released Colortronics on Frite Nite. To celebrate the drop of the EP yesterday, Comma has offered up another …

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Samiyam "Cushion"

Chances are that if you cared to know about the next album from LA beatmaker Samiyam, you’re already aware that it’ll be released next month by Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. …

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High Powered Boys "Crash"

As the freshly minted Marble imprint continues to steamroll through 2011, the world was recently treated to its third release, a two-track single by Surkin and Bobmo (a.k.a. High Powered …

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Mr. Beatnick "Casio Romance (BNJMN Remix)"

Multi-facted DJ/producer/writer Mr. Beatnick (pictured above) has a new EP dropping soon from the Don’t Be Afraid label, called Synthetes. Although it’s not among the original tracks on that record, …

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Nocow "Moonlight Flit"

Even as the internet continues to circumvent borders and make seemingly any kind of music available with a few simple keystrokes, certain corners of the globe remain veritable musical question …

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Distal "Android Tourism (LDFD Remix)"

Atlanta producer Distal is nothing if not prolific, as the man’s name has been popping up on a litany of remixes and releases over the past year. This week, he’s …

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