House, hip-hop, and funk converge on this track from Brooklyn DJ/producer Nickodemus, whose year will include both the release of a second solo album, Sun People, and the 10th anniversary of his famed Turntables on the Hudson party. So the man has cause for celebration, and does so with this track, an uplifting, horn-drenched number featuring the vocals of seven-member jazz-funk outfit The Real Live Show. Sun People is out June 16 (digital) and August 18 (CD).
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"I am a Car" was previously available for download at the Audion site for the low price of your email address, but for those who hold fast to their anonymity, the man also known as Matthew Dear is giving the track away at XLR8R too. It's typical Audion far, with minimal beats, whispering synths, and gentle helpings of static.
Norwegian disco dons Lindstrom & Prins Thomas already announced the release of their second collaborative album, and here is the first single off the release. With all the musical textures, sweeping melodies, and intricate rhythms on this track (and, presumably, the others on the album), it's little wonder the boys didn't linger over the title and instead chose to simply dub the new record as II. Bag it on May 26.
Fresh off the recently released Bersa Discos #5 is this track from Mexico's Toy Selectah, who's flaunted his remixing skills more than once on XLR8R.com. For this track, he's taken Tzochitl Soundsystem's “Hay Guey” and turned it into an accordion-drenched tropical number wrapped in cumbia rhythms.
Jahcoozi member Robot Koch recently took time to start his own label, Robots Don't Sleep, and prep its inaugural release, an EP he's calling Aftershocks. The name is fitting, as the release is a dubstep-heavy affair with plenty of fractured breaks and beats. Welsh producer Stagga got ahold of the title track and prepped this remix, also on the new release. Aftershocks is out now. Photo by Lars Borges.
United as Seeland, former Broadcast and Plone members Tim Felton and Billy Bainbridge weave vintage electronics, studio experimentation, and a myriad of other musical influences into their songs. The duo released their debut album, Tomorrow Today on LOAF not long ago, which includes this delightfully paranoid lullaby of a track.
Birmingham, U.K.-based Raffertie is finally, after numerous bootleg remixes, set to unleash some of his own productions onto the club masses, in the form of a new single, "Antisocial." Besides several remixes, the single also features two original cuts of brooding, paranoid synth lines wrapped over wobbly, wonky basslines. Here is the title track off the single. "Antisocial" is out June 8.
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