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Ptaki Announces Debut LP, Streams New Track
The ascendant Warsaw duo have shared details of 'Przelot,' which arrives in May via Transatlantyk.

Featured as an Artist to Watch during our Bubblin’ Up Week earlier this year, Ptaki has made an impression outside of their native Poland for unusual disco edits, counting releases for the likes…

Sónar Adds New Wave of Artists to 2015 Line-Up
17 more acts have been announced for the Spanish festival, including Palms Trax and Floating Points.

Although at least 100 artists have already been rolled out for Barcelona’s 23rd Sónar festival, today the event’s organizers have announced another wave of names. Newly added artists inclu…

Floating Points and James Holden Announce Split 12"
'Marhaba' features two tracks from the producers' Morocco sessions with master singer and guembri player Maâlem Mahmoud Guinia.

Last March, a group of European musicians traveled to Morocco to participate in the fifth Marrakech Biennale, a creative residency which allowed producers such as Floating Points (pictured above), Jam…

Dekmantel Shares 2015 Evening Line-Up
The respected Amsterdam festival expands its Dekmantel by Night program with 35 new artists.

Situated in the Amsterdamse Bos just outside of the city proper, as well as the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall and the Melkweg venue in the city center, this year’s Dekmantel festival is de…

Ableton Publishes Book on Music Creation
'Making Music' presents creative strategies for those who produce music on computers.

Ableton has teamed up with veteran producer/musician Dennis DeSantis to release Making Music—74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, the first published book from the German software ma…

John Barera & Will Martin Announce New EP for Argot, Share Preview
The Boston duo will release '1,2,3 (Feels Right)' via the Chicago imprint next month.

Following behind their excellent debut LP, Graceless, from last fall, Boston’s John Barera (pictured above) and Will Martin have shared details of their next collaborative release, the four-trac…

Nils Frahm Shares New Track to Celebrate "Piano Day"
Officially set to be celebrated on March 29, the talented pianist ushers in his own holiday with a new tune.

“Why does the world need a Piano Day?” asks Berlin-based musician Nils Frahm. “For many reasons, but mostly because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around…

Dego to Release New EP as 2000black; Preview It Now
The 4hero co-founder will deliver 'Make It Hard' via Rush Hour Music this spring.

Veteran UK producer Dennis McFarlane (a.k.a. Dego, pictured above) is best known for pioneering the broken beat genre with his partner in 4hero, Mark Clair; now, the diverse artist has announced a thr…

Walls Announces Third and Final LP
Released on the British and Italian duo's Ecstatic imprint, 'Urals' will be the project's last album.

Walls (a.k.a. Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia) began a three-album cycle in 2010 with a self-titled LP of fleeting drones; in 2011, they followed it with the IDM and krautrock-leaning Coracle. Now, t…

Watch a Gruesome Video from Powell
The London-based producer shares a cautionary clip directed by Trevor Jackson.

Recent XL signee Oscar Powell (a.k.a. Powell) celebrates the release of his “Sylvester Stallone” b/w “Smut” 12″ today with a highly uncomfortable video for the singleR…

Max Cooper and Tom Hodge Announce New Collaborative EP
The cinematic producer has linked up with the London-born pianist for a second time.

UK artist and recent Essential Mix contributor Max Cooper (pictured above) has announced plans to issue his second EP with pianist/film composer Tom Hodge, who together released the Fragmented Self Pt…

Nosaj Thing Details New LP; Hear a Track Now
The Los Angeles-based producer will return to Innovative Leisure for his third album, 'Fated'.

Jason Chung (a.k.a. Nosaj Thing) has been contributing to LA’s electronic landscape for more than six years now, largely being affiliated with the city’s longstanding beat scene centered a…

BNJMN Launches BRACK Label, Preps New EP
The British techno artist has shared details of his new imprint, which will kick off with a solo release next month.

In recent years, Berlin-based English producer Ben Thomas (a.k.a. BNJMN) has consistently crafted his own brand of atmospheric techno tools, releasing with an impressive list of labels including Delsi…

Funkstörung Reunites, Announces New LP
The German IDM duo returns with a self-titled album for the Modeselektor-helmed Monkeytown label.

Nearly a decade has passed since Funkstörung released its last studio album, The Return to Acid Planet, but German producers Christian de Luca and Michael Fakesch have finally emerged with news of a f…

Drew Lustman Announces Upcoming Album for Planet Mu
FaltyDL will take to his real name to deliver a new LP, 'The Crystal Cowboy', in April.

After releasing a follow-up EP to his notable 2014 album as FaltyDL, In the Wild, a few months back, prolific Brooklyn producer Drew Lustman has today shared details of another project which will soon…

Numbers to Reissue Classic DJ Deeon Tracks on Upcoming EP
Chicago's ghetto house icon receives the remaster treatment on 'Deeon Doez Deeon!'.

Raised in Chicago’s Southside, DJ Deeon released a long list of ghetto house classics on the pioneering Dance Mania label over the course of his career, amassing a worldwide following with his r…

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