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DJ Rafael "Hard Hat Area"

A member of Portland’s Miracles Club outfit, DJ Rafael is breaking out on his own with the Hard Hat Traxx EP. Leading the charge is “Hard Hat Area,” an appropriately …

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Headaches "Stagest"

Fledgling Brooklyn label Connect has sent over a number of exclusive downloads lately—namely, three different tracks from co-founder Rioux—and is now offering brand-new single from another artist, fellow NYC resident …

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Boy in a Movie "Haunte?d"

Taking on a variety of influences—which, unsurprisingly, includes film scores—British producer Boy in a Movie crafts a shadowy, loosely flowing hip-hop beat in the cinematic “Haunte?d.” Boy in a Movie …

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Branko "Broken (feat. JSTJR)"

Following last year’s Time Out EP, Portugese DJ/producer Branko (a.k.a. one-fourth of Buraka Som Sistema) is set to drop his Control EP on April 7, treating us to the colorful …

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Rayko "Time & Space (Cosmic Club Version)"

Spanish space-disco stalwart Rayko will return to the Nang label with his Rebirth LP later this spring, and has shared the appropriately galactic cut “Time & Space (Cosmic Club Version)” …

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Magic Fades & Soul Ipsum "Dumb Wrist .obj"

Described as an “ultra late-night and streetlit collab,” Portland producers Magic Fades’ and Soul Ipsum’s Zirconia Reign casette is set to touch down via Vancouver’s 1080p label on April 8. …

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Maguett "Milk Shake"

Early next week, Moscow producer Dmitry Drozdov (a.k.a. Maguett) will issue a new album via Russian label Fuselab, a nine-song excursion into dark soundscapes and warped beats called Mediawind. Kicking …

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Philip Grass "All I Need (Devonwho Remix)"

The original version of Philip Grass’ intimate “All I Need” appeared on XLR8R last month, but now that the Portalnd outfit’s Find EP has seen its full release via Dropping …

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Steve Huerta "Off the Plate (Huerta's Wash & Dry Mix)"

“Off the Plate,” the title track from LA producer Steve Huerta’s upcoming EP for London’s Newington label, is a strong-armed piece of organ-fueled house. Featured here is Huerta’s “Wash & …

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Hominidæ "Pax Pacis"

Following the release of his Summon EP in late February, North Carolina-based newcomer Hominidæ is returing to Ambassadeurs’ Lost Tribe imprint for his second record, called Boscages, sharing EP cut …

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Old Money "Mothership (Lamin Fofana Remix)"

NYC-by-way-of-Jamaica-and-Guyana duo Old Money will release its first EP for the global-minded Dutty Artz label this Friday, March 28. In addition to housing a couple of pan-Atlantic productions from the …

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Rioux "Lucifer"

Rioux is no stranger to XLR8R’s Downloads feed, having been featured twice in the past couple months for his “Trails” and “Maze1″ singles, and the Brooklyn-based producer returns once again …

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Trees "Rootwork (DJ F Restructure)"

Ann Arbor resident Charles Trees (or simply Trees, pictured above) crafts tangled hybrids that tie together sections of hip-hop, jazz, and electronics into adventurous formations. Over the years, his work …

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Jonas Reinhardt "Virgo Cluster (The Beat Broker Remix)"

San Francisco is repping hard on this download. Pulled from SF label Voltaire’s VIARE 12″ compilation (out today, artwork above), longtime Bay Area producer The Beat Broker takes on the …

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Albert Swarm "Restraints"

Today, Finnish producer Albert Swarm returns to Brooklyn’s Ceremony imprint with The Cage EP. Appearing in the middle of the dark-tinted, three-track effort is “Restraints,” a production which maps a …

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Lumumba "Coltan"

With the ambitious goal of “breaking barriers and pushing the envelope for soul music” in mind, Lumumba is set to drop its Tantalum EP via French outpost B.YRSLF Division, sharing …

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DJ Earl & Heavee "Sex a Pill"

As Teklife affiliate DJ Earl prepares his next EP for the All Roads imprint, we’re treated to a smooth-flowing cut of Chicago footwork. Created with with the help of fellow …

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Barrio Lindo "Yaguareté Abá"

An instrument maker by trade, Barrio Lindo’s “strong bond to the native tribes of his Argentinian home” can be heard throughout his compositions, which draw sounds from handmade instrumentation, and …

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