In this month of mad dubstep coverage on XLR8R.com, Croydon, U.K.-based Beni "Benga" Uthman delivers the latest banger. The 21-year old producer is known for mixing electro rhythms with brooding basslines, and here he adds tribal drums and manipulated vocals that enhances the track's suspenseful mood. Photo by Derek Djons.
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Under his Siriusmo guise, Berlin-based wonder-kid Moritz Friedrich has produced for the likes of Boys Noize's label, remixed Simian Mobile Disco, Yelle, and Kool Keith, and contributed to compilations like Shir Khan's Maximize. "All the Girls" has been in the record bags of every cool kid on the block, from A-Trak to that idiot behind the decks at your local dive bar. Bag this one.
Argentina-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Leonardo Martinelli (a.k.a. Tremor) is known for his film scores, TV show soundtracks, and his pairing of traditional folk music with synthesizers, glitchy breaks, and IDM flavors. His skills have earned him a coveted spot on the U.S. tour hosted by Zizek, the weekly Buenos Aires party aimed at bringing its blend of cumbia, hip-hop, reggaeton, and grime to the masses.
Following his debut EP, The Basics, and The Stay Up Project mixtape, Queens-based Bisc 1 readies his first full-length, When Electric Night Falls. Here, the MC and graphic designer takes the listener on a lyrical trip of highs and lows through New York's boroughs, while meticulously crafted beats play below.
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After Field Music announced an indefinite hiatus in 2007, David Brewis found himself with spare time. From that came his School of Language project. As his new one-man outfit, Brewis keeps busy with his laptop, experimenting with the possibilities and limitations of electronic pop music. His debut album, Sea From Shore, recently hit the record store shelves.
The remixes for Panther's recently released 14kt God, are already streaming in, the first of which is this gem from Portland producer Copy. For the new album, Panther mastermind Charlie Salas-Humara explored the territory of singer/songwriter tracks. Here, Copy puts the manic electronic dance elements back into the mix with his sped up, synth-heavy version.
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