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Download: Fat Ray and Black Milk "Get Focus feat. Phat Kat and Elzhi"

Detroit, historically, has had two great Read more » 

Average: 6.7 (22 votes)
 
 

Download: Spectrum Meets Captain Memphis "Take Your Time"

Label: Birdman

"Take Your Time" is considered one of Spectrum's ultra-rare songs, and thanks to a collaboration that happened in Mississippi with Jim Dickinson, a.k.a. Captain Memphis, the track will be in wide circulation as part of the duo's Indian Giver album. The release also features a fuzzy rendition of a Mudhoney song, a new Spectrum number, and contributions from the Tate County Singers. 

Average: 6 (17 votes)
 
 

Download: Odd Nosdam "Forever Heavy (Shoegangster/JB Remix)"

Label: anticon.

DJ, producer, and visual artist Odd Nosdam Read more » 

Average: 7.6 (58 votes)
 
 

Download: Strategy "Lower Marclay (Excerpt)"

Paul Dickow has long been a key player in Portland's electronic and experimental music communities, having played the drums for punk group Emergency and ambient outfit Nudge, released albums on labels like Kranky, and remixed a wide array of genres under his Strategy moniker. Music for Lamping, out now via Audio Dregs, collects Dickow's downtempo and ambient compositions from the last six years. In his own words, the disc "is a totally solid counterpoint to the pop/dance stuff [he has] become known for." 

Average: 7.2 (27 votes)
 
 

Download: Arc Lab "I Wish I Could Tell You"

Label: n5MD

Medard Fischer was initially motivated by architecture to begin the Arc Lab project and wrote songs as "musings on the interplay between structurally defined space and musical expression," by his own admission. On Fischer's third full-length, The Goodbye Radio, the aim might be less esoteric but the songs are more focused. The tracks put layers of warm synths and drifting beats under an echoing fog of Fischer's melancholy vocals. Walking the line between IDM and indie-pop like Figurine, Arc Lab splits Fischer's personality between aural architect and laptop troubadour. Wyatt Williams 

Average: 7.8 (79 votes)
 
 

Download: ii "oho"

Melbourne-based ii's cleverly titled MySpace page suggests that this duo's debut album, landlakes, draws its name from a combination of Timberland and Justin Timberlake, but ii isn't writing a club banger anytime soon. Rather, the two-member outfit's songs fit closer with the quiet, atmospheric sound collages of Growing or Cloudland Canyon, mixing complex rhythms with field recordings, guitar-loop trickery, and modular synthesis. Jon Tjhia and Alex Nosek still find a way to wring out some memorable melodies from the tracks, and make some unlikely and refreshingly abstract pop at the same time. Wyatt Williams 

Average: 7.7 (73 votes)
 
 

Download: Junk Science and The Boys & Girls Club "Hey! (The Sequel)"

Baje One and DJ Snafu, who collective make Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (49 votes)
 
 

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