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RaveDeep "Wonders"

Bay Area blog-cum-label Mapzzz—which is, incidentally, co-run by XLR8R scribe Glenn Jackson—just released a new batch of tunes as part of its ongoing series of free EPs, this time from …

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Alpines "Cocoon (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)"

If we’ve learned one thing lately, it’s that UK pop duo Alpines has great taste in remixers. First, we heard a shimmering version of “Cocoon” from London’s xxxy, and now …

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Lunice "Guardian"

Taken from his soon-to-be-released EP, One Hunned, “Guardian” finds Montreal beatsmith Lunice layering NES-era videogame melodies and the tiniest of vocal snippets over some laid-back, clap-heavy hip-hop beats. It’s a …

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Sheen Bros. "It's So Hot (The Miracles Club Remix)"

Coming next week from Scion A/V’s oft-reliable singles series is a collaborative tune by Cosmo Baker and 4th Pyramid, who have donned the moniker Sheen Bros. for their joint productions. …

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Beacon "Got Mine"

It can at times seem overwhelming to keep up with the pace that the UK churns out new beatmakers, but it usually proves worth the effort, as, more often than …

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Theme Park "Wax (Halls Remix)"

South Londoner Halls (pictured above) has taken this bubbly indie-pop tune from Theme Park deep down into the dark, desolate cave where we imagine he makes all of his tracks. …

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Chrome Sparks "

A young producer currently calling Ann Arbor, MI home, Jeremy Malvin makes tender, beat-centric pop tunes under the name Chrome Sparks. Some tracks on his recently self-released My <3 EP …

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Slava "Florida"

For this hot-footed track, multifaceted Brooklyn producer Slava chops up bits of Marshall Jefferson’s slow-burning “Mushrooms” tune, and crafts something a lot less deep house-y and a whole lot more …

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Paul Weller "Starlite (Deadboy Remix)"

It’s an odd pairing to say the least: mysterious 2-step kid Deadboy (pictured above) remixing iconic British pop star Paul Weller. And yet the odd couple seems to blend together …

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Solvent "Curtains"

Now, here’s something particularly interesting that just dropped into our inbox: Canadian hardware obsessive and synth-pop veteran Solvent has a brand-new EP ready to drop on September 6 via his …

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Ayshay "WARN-U (Nguzunguzu Remix)"

Yesterday, Brooklyn’s Tri Angle label announced it will release the debut EP by New York-via-Kuwait resident Fatima Al Qadiri, who produces music under the name Ayshay (meaning “whatever” in Arabic). …

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Throwing Snow & Py "Wallow (PhOtOmachine's Underground Haus Mix)"

It really should come as no surprise that most anything coming down the pipeline from burgeoning UK producer Throwing Snow has no trouble getting our attention, but add to that …

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Elephant & Castle "I Will"

Burgeoning Bay Area-based producer Elephant & Castle has just released a new single (artwork above) for the Plug Research imprint, and has passed along the b-side, “I Will,” to help …

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Danny Benedetinni "Chillers"

The Items and Things imprint (collectively run by techno stalwarts Magda, Troy Pierce, and Marc Houle) is set to release a new EP of “disco-tech, techno, and nu-disco with an …

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DJ Wilson "Doutro Mundo"

Earlier in the month, the Swiss imprint Mental Groove released a compilation that focused on underground and unreleased kuduro tracks from an international list of artists, entitled Bazzerk: African Digital …

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Coppertone "Clandestiny"

Floating on a bed of warm, buzzing tones this track comes from Coppertone’s forthcoming 7″, Kill and Release, for the NNA Tapes imprint. Built on a steady beat and delicate …

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Mathieu Santos "Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)"

On this calming rework of “Silly Thoughts” by Mathieu Santos (pictured above), Pittsburgh-based solo producer Alec Koone (a.k.a. Balam Acab) takes apart the sparse elements that make up the indie-pop …

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Lokiboi "Summer Groove"

Claiming Moscow as his hometown and London as his current residence, Lokiboi’s sounds are a little hard to place. For the first minute of “Summer Groove,” it appears the young …

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