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Myth Syzer "No Worry Guitar by Dream Koala"

The Parisian beatmaker known as Myth Syzer sends his regards from paradise with the track “No Worry Guitar by Dream Koala.” The daydreamy number starts off with an alien and …

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Thavius Beck "Imma Get So"

LA-based producer Thavius Beck sent over the first leak from his forthcoming LP, The Most Beautiful Ugly, which is set for release on September 11 via Plug Research. “Imma Get …

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Shortcircles "Searching for a Reason (Glenn Jackson Remix)"

Oakland producer Shortcircles (a.k.a. Matt Tammariello) has unleashed his new Remember Me EP today, which arrives with a remix from XLR8R contributor and fellow Bay Area beatmaker Glenn Jackson. Jackson’s …

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Elephant & Castle Transitions

Once upon a time, Southern Californian label Plug Research was known in some circles of the electronic music world as a reputable source for discovering the work of promising young …

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Shortcircles "Star Party"

Oakland producer Shortcircles (a.k.a. Matt Tammariello) is the most recent signing to LA’s Plug Research, and to celebrate entering the label’s fold, he has dropped his first release for the …

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Elephant & Castle "I Will"

Burgeoning Bay Area-based producer Elephant & Castle has just released a new single (artwork above) for the Plug Research imprint, and has passed along the b-side, “I Will,” to help …

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Exile "Population Control (Samiyam Remix)"

As a follow-up to his Radio album, which came out earlier in the year, tomorrow LA producer Exile will be releasing AM/FM, a collection of Radio remixes and re-works that …

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Dntel Early Works for Me If It Works for You II

Dntel’s latest release, a behemoth three-disc collection, combines remastered versions of his first two albums for Pthalo with a collection of previously unreleased tracks recorded around the time of 2001’s …

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Milosh "Remember The Good Things"

Written over the course of a year-long trip to the tropical Thai island of Koh Samui, the third long-player from Toronto-based Milosh carries a deep sense of isolation that the …

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Chessie Manifest

Chessie’s Manifest is a survey of introspective junctions (forgive any train metaphors). The electroacoustic duo’s organic offerings such as “Long Bridge,” “Magnolia Cutoff,” and “Alphabet Route” could be turn-of-the-millennia Thrill …

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Chessie "High Line"

Stephen Gardner and Ben Bailes, along with their army of gutiars, drums, synths, organs, and horns, traverse every genre known to man on their fourth full-length under the Chessie moniker. …

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Various Artists Nobody: Revisions Revisions

Given his history in the L.A. underground, Elvin Estela (a.k.a. Nobody) has surprisingly opted to remix very little hip-hop. Even still, this disc sees him successfully place his psychedelic, lo-fi …

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Flying Lotus 1983

Flying Lotus is the great-nephew of the sainted Alice Coltrane. Now that I have your attention, dig what this talented L.A. producer is laying down. 1983 is a rare species …

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Flying Lotus 1983

Flying Lotus is the great-nephew of the sainted Alice Coltrane. Now that I have your attention, dig what this talented L.A. producer is laying down. 1983 is a rare species …

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Life Force Trio Living Room

Stuffing fistfuls of eclectic musical influences into his mouth at once, Ammoncontact’s Carlos Nino has discovered a whole new flavor. Spaced-out jazz, old-school funk, and indeterminate psychedelia resonate beneath the …

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Podcast 1: Plug Research

An exclusive hour-long mix brought to you by Plug Research and XLR8R Magazine. Features tracks from Mia Doi Todd, Headset, Life Force Trio, Thomas Fehlmann, Milosh, Flying Lotus, Nobody, Ammoncontact, …

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Milosh Meme

It’s over… it’s over, begins the first song of Mike Milosh’s new album, his sadness evident from the start. The bittersweet lament of Milosh’s multilayered vocal harmonies are tinged with …

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Damon Aaron Ballast

This is the type of album to get lost in-all gentle strumming, tuneful melodies, and carefully rendered chord progressions. Damon Aaron‘s startlingly powerful yet quietly introspective vocal delivery draws the …

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