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Listen to the Title Track from Egyptrixx's Upcoming LP

Over the past few weeks, Canadian producer David Psutka has gradually unveiled plans to launch the Halocline Trance label, for which his third full-length record as Egyptrixx will serve as the imprint's inaugural release. Now, the forthcoming LP's title track has been made available to stream in full. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Technics to Launch High-Resolution Download Store

After surprising, and for that matter, disappointing many DJs around the globe with the announcement (back in 2010) that it would discontinue production of its turntables, the Technics camp has revealed another intriguing bit of news, detailing plans to launch a high-resolution music store in January of next year. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Download: Villain "Vantage (Subterranean Dub)"

Label: Futra

Earlier this month, LA producer Villain became the latest producer to step up on local label Futra, delivering his Vantage EP via the label. Across its four tracks, the record sees Villain lacing heavy-handed rhythmic structures with dense sonic atmospheres, such as on the record's closing cut, a "Subterranean Dub" version of the EP's title track. Stretched across six minutes, the dub strips back the original effort's drum pattern, focusing on an industrial half-time step which cuts through a wide-spread array of moody chords and swelling pads. Out now, the rest of Villain's recent Vantage EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.6 (26 votes)

Check Out an Extended DJ Session from Galcher Lustwerk

While in Germany for a string of dates, rising NYC producer/DJ Galcher Lustwerk stopped by Berlin Community Radio to play some records. Now, Lustwerk's two-plus-hour set is available to hear in full. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Jacques Greene Shares New Video for "After Life, After Party"

Earlier this month, NYC-via-Montreal producer Jacques Greene returned to the LuckyMe label with the four-track After Life, After Party EP, the title track from which has now received a video treatment. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Download: S-Ampel "Playing Games"

First Listen

A bonus cut to S-Ampel's forthcoming The Escapist EP for UK label Decay, "Playing Games" is an acutely focused dancefloor cut. An efficient tool of sorts, the track leads with sharp four-on-the-floor rhythms and undulating sub-bass, on top of which the Birmingham producer lays down dubbed chords, wordless vocal murmurs, and light touches of percussion and FX. Before S-Ampel's deep-rooted The Escapist EP lands next week (November 24, to be exact), the upcoming three-track record can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (30 votes)

Jimmy Edgar to Mix 'Fabriclive 79'

Following previous installments from Illum Sphere and Erol Alkan, Ultramajic label head Jimmy Edgar has been tapped to mix the 79th edition of the long-running Fabriclive series. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Hi-Five: Juju & Jordash Select Their Favorite Jazz Tracks

This week, Amsterdam-based duo Juju & Jordash (a.k.a. Gal Aner and Jordan Czamanski) is releasing Clean-Cut, its fourth full-length and the follow-up to 2012's stellar Techno Primitivism. Touted as a "tighter, more honest" affair, the new album once again finds the Israeli-born pair utilizing its impressive hardware arsenal and crafting tracks with a uniquely improvisational approach. Of course, Aner's and Czamanski's ability to work on the fly didn't come from nowhere; the two have been making music together for years, and both have extensive jazz backgrounds. And while this biographical factoid has often been mentioned in articles and conversations relating to Juju & Jordash, the duo has rarely been asked to elaborate on its love of the genre. As such, we took the opportunity to ask Aner and Czamanski to put together a list of some of their favorite jazz tunes for the latest edition of our Hi-Five series. Read more » 

R-Zone Announces Two New EPs, Streams Tracks

R-Zone—the Dutch collective and imprint recently featured on XLR8R as part of our Labels We Love series—will close out 2014 with not one but two new EPs. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Download: Louville "Dawn ‘46"

Label: Bad Taste

The Sheffield-based Bad Taste imprint is in the midst of celebrating its fifth year as a label, and to mark the occasion have released a name-your-price compilation featuring tunes from Walter Ego, Timbah, Tony Quattro, and this clattering electronic affair from Louville. Spanning almost six minutes, "Dawn ‘46" melds somber chords with a smattering of textured percussion layers, most of which fill the production's background with various shakes and clatters while a loose, thumb piano-like melody takes the lead. The second of two fifth anniversary compilations, the Bad Taste outpost's new collection can be grabbed here

Average: 8 (35 votes)

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