Bastian Heerhorst's Fukkk Offf moniker might sound off-putting, but the Hamburg-based artist has been steadily gaining popularity with his throbbing, fast-paced dance music. "The Bottom" appears on Australia-based Pistol Digital, a new company dedicated to showcasing unsigned artists.
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Having recently made a move from Rawkus Records to Duck Down, Chicago/New Jersey hip-hop team Kidz in the Hall have whetted fans' appetites for their forthcoming sophomore LP (slated for a March 2008 release) with the Detention mixtape. The tape, mixed by Mick Boogie, was available online for a limited time, but we've furnished you with a track from it here, to give you a glimpse into what the future of Kidz may sound like.
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Fifteen years, multiple monikers (Cosmos, Jedi Knights), and several remix jobs (for the likes of Prince and Jamiroquai) later, Tom Middleton has only just approached making a debut solo album. Lifetracks was created in collaboration with visual artists Nick Hillel and Ben Mason and will be an audiovisual album that Middleton has been toying with since the late-'90s. Influences from that period of dance music, from the grandiose house beats to shades of Aphex Twin and Air, appear throughout the album.
Imperial Teen's Will Schwarz and Tussle's Tomo Yasuda are already known in Europe as the duo Hey Willpower. Now, the U.S. will become acquainted with the electro-pop team, with the Stateside release of their debut, P.D.A.. This re-vamped version of the album features a new track sequence, all-new artwork, and a cover of Architecture in Helsinki's well-known track, "Heart it Races." Fans of laid-back dance music, take note.
The Los Angeles-based dublab crew first released its Freeways compilation in 2001, and now, having grown into a heavily-trafficked website and production company, the collective is once again giving fans a chance to hear the sounds that originally put dublab on the map. The re-release of Freeways sees the compilation in digital format for the first time ever. Sample a slice of dublab history with this track by L.A.-based jazz-funk duo Ammoncontact.
Kap10Kurt first released material on John Selway's MemoryBoy imprint in 2003. Since then, the Switzerland-born, New York-based producer has enjoyed spots on many label compilations, from Plantmusic's The Sound of Young New York series to Kitsuné samplers, as well as making a few remixes–alongside fellow Europeans Booka Shade and Digitalism–for Dave Gahan's Hourglass album. "Dangerseekers" finds the producer rolling out the usual tech-heavy beats and epic synthesizer progressions.
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