The UK's BURNS has found a kindred spirit in "First Move" remixer Fred Falke. No stranger to burning down the house, Falke smooths out BURNS' punchy electro-house beats with his trademark warm pad-synths and funky bass and guitar work, while leaving the bouncing energy of the original intact—a formula that promises to ignite any willing dance party.
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Bringing together four masterminds from the hip-hop world, Oakland resident Jern Eye joins up with Mistah FAB, Zion I's Zumbi and producer Jake One on this soul-infected cut from Eye's forthcoming offering, Vision. With beats as raw as the hood he hails from, "Get Right" should have no problem becoming the latest bass-blasting anthem for the '09 fall season.
The teaming of UK electro-house heads Clavertron and Itchy Feet has birthed something perfectly fitting for the Chicago-based Potty Mouth label, a hyperactive and foul-mouthed club pleaser they've dubbed "Dwarf Porn." On his remix, New Zealand's Magik Johnson has paired his own bass-heavy dance beats with the "weird night gone worse" vocal assault, making a track that sounds something like Major Lazer presents The Streets.
Schlachthofbronx hooked up XLR8R, and all those who peruse its website, with this new jam hand picked off their forthcoming eponymous debut album. "Mad Instrument" is an upbeat exhibition of the Munich outfit's capacity for dousing below-the-equator beats with high-octane German precision. Shlachthofbronx is available in stores Sept. 18.
Borrowing equally from dissonant, late-'90s DC punk and more contemporary takes on sprawling indie rock, Tempo No Tempo's "The Rat (Part One)" bounces between tense rhythms and the pitter-patter of relaxed backbeats before resting permanently in tapestries of delayed guitar and crashing cymbals. The trio may wear their influences on their collective sleeve, but it's refreshing to hear this stripped-down and visceral sound coming from the fertile San Francisco underground.
Chunky handclaps, a marimba-like melody line, and some deep, deep kicks are what make this recent collaboration between Tiefschwarz and Seth Troxler really move. Though Troxler's spoken vocals are a bit dubious, Tiefschwarz's production skills are in top form, bringing much more funkiness to his grooves than in recent productions.
Another taste from Vitalic's latest album, the upcoming Flashmob—from which we shared a minimix preview of earlier this month,—"See the Sea (Red)" is distorted, melodic French electro served straight up. If this track is any indication, the seasoned French producer hasn't lost his knack for rave-appropriate soundscapes that never forget the importance of the almighty beat.
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