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Ghislain Poirier "La Ronde"

Our man Ghislain Poirier just pounded out another bass-heavy treat. Incorporating the energy of dancehall with the heaviness of dubstep, Poirier has mapped out the new instrumental hip-hop blueprint. …

Printer "Allright"

Using heavily layered synth chords, IDM drums, and soft, ethereal vocals, Printer’s four members ensure that “Allright” sidesteps a downtempo pigeonhole and continues the band’…

Datarock "Fa Fa Fa"

Taken from the EP of the same name, Datarock’s latest single is the best thing to happen to disco since The Rapture’s “House Of Jealous Lovers.” These Norwegian kings of the danceflo…

Dnae Beats "Ganjamon feat. Azeem"

Straight from B-Boy central comes Dnae Beats. After producing tracks for Gift Of Gab, Pigeon John, and San Quinn this San Francisco-based hip-hop head has bestowed “Ganjamon” to the world.…

Justice "D.A.N.C.E."

There’s no disputing that “D.A.N.C.E.” is 2007’s quintessential club banger. Taken from the salivated-over debut full-length †, “D.A.N.C.E.” is proof that Justice i…

Worthy "Irst_Te (Christian Martin Remix)"

“Irst_Te” is more of the heavy-hitting space-tech that dirtybird keeps spouting. With Christian Martin (one-half of the Martin brothers) summoning the drum & bass demons, Worthy’…

Escort "All That She Is"

The 15-member, disco-centric outfit from Brooklyn is a boogie fanatic’s dream. “All That She Is” makes for a spacey, slow-burning return to the heyday of cosmic fever, and any group …

Von Sudenfed "Fledermaus Can't Get Enough"

When Mouse and Mars and The Fall’s Mark E. Smith join forces, the result is an album packed with the grittiest electro, bassiest dubstep, and the most ear-splitting noise we’ve heard in a …

Josh Dahlberg "So Electro"

Michigan-based Josh Dahlberg is a refiner of the Detroit sound. Taking classic techno and adorning it with heavy-metal textures and Kraftwerkian vocals, this breakthrough artist is well on the way to …

Anthony B "Just Can't Live That Way"

Anthony B has released over 12 records–none of which have sounded as clean as Higher Meditation. Produced by Maximum Sound’s Frenchie, “Just Can’t Live That Way” is the live-in…

Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan Pullhair Rubeye

A bad idea is a bad idea-even when it’s borne of the best intentions. So when indie super-couple Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan (of Animal Collective and Múm, respectively) decided to reverse every …

Bola "Waknuts"

Skam must love you, because the label just offered up a snippit from Bola’s forthcoming LP Kroungrine for download. Like Bola’s other post-IDM works, “Waknuts” is more mature electronic bliss from a p…

Odd Nosdam "Fat Hooks"

Many anticon. artists are migrating towards more challenging artistic terrain, but Odd Nosdam is still miles ahead of the pack. Taking influence from melodic drone as much as hip-hop, “Fat Hooks…

Shapes and Sizes "Alone/Alive"

Victoria, BC-based Shapes and Sizes is one of the few art-pop acts that doesn’t need to go out of its way to constantly shake up its songwriting. With all three members democratically pumping ou…

Mochipet "Justin Timberlake Core"

Mochipet has taken the imaginary corpse of Timbaland, shot it full of PCP, brought it back to life, and created “Justin Timberlake Core.” Using enough gnarly rave synths, anarchic kicks, a…

Digitalism "Pogo"

Digitalism may be the new face of electro-pop. “Pogo” is one of the few singles released this year that successfully bridges the gap between the grittiest dance music and post-pop. Taken f…

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