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Download: Remote "Alcyone (Matt Walsh Remix)"

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Matt Walsh (pictured above) is a London DJ/producer who serves as the driving force behind the Clouded Vision label. Next month, Walsh is set to issue The Clouded Vision Experiment Level 2, the second in a compilation series that will gather new and exclusive material from the label's catalog for a triple-vinyl package and an accompanying mix CD stitched together by the label head himself. Featured in the collection is Walsh's remix of Remote's "Alcyone," the title track of the French duo's 2013 EP for the label. On his rework, Walsh focuses on an uncomplicated drum-machine beat, which pulses underneath spacey processions of analog synths and gently tweaked acid melodies. Furthermore, Walsh takes two separate breaks during the course of his remix, cutting out the track's rhythmic elements in order to further highlight the depth of Remote's original synth work. The full The Clouded Vision Experiment Level 2 compilation/mix CD will see its official release on August 11. 

Average: 7.6 (22 votes)
 
 

Watch a New Video for Fatima's "Rest in Peace"

Fatima has shared a video for "Rest in Peace," taken from her debut album for Eglo, Yellow Memories, which dropped in May. Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2014

Preview an Upcoming "Made for the Car" EP from Galcher Lustwerk

NYC producer Galcher Lustwerk appears to be putting together a new EP intended for soundtracking one's time spent behind the wheel, sharing a preview of a seven-track "made for the care" EP entitled D.W.B.. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Ghostly Artists Soundtrack Upcoming Videogame; Hear New Tracks from Shigeto, Matthew Dear, and More

The Ghostly artist roster has been tapped to soundtrack Hohokum, an upcoming videogame which makes it possible for players to "take on the role of a flying, colorful kite-like being." Naturally, cuts from Shigeto, Tycho, Matthew Dear, and others are included in the collection, which will see a digital and vinyl release in the coming weeks. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Henning Baer Preps Split EP with Milton Bradley

Berlin techno mainstays Henning Baer (pictured above) and Milton Bradley will release a split EP via their collaborative K209 label in September. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Vereker Releases New 12" via Berceuse Heroique

Continuing its streak of recent activity, the Berceuse Heroique label—which issued a new outing from MGUN and a collaborative effort from Horespower Productions and Beneath in recent weeks—has released a new 12" from NYC transplant Vereker. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Download: REKchampa "7713GHv2"

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The jacking, frenetic rhythms of "7713GHv2" will lead off the forthcoming All I Have cassette from rising Stateside talent REKchampa. One of six new productions included on the tape (which will be limited to just 50 copies), "7713GHv2" is lined with an appropriate amount of hiss that peaks out from behind the thick chords and restless percussion REKchampa utilizes during the course of the tune. Set to appear via Atlanta's fledgling Harsh Riddims label, the soul-washed All I Have cassette will see its official release on August 20. 

Average: 7.4 (31 votes)
 
 

Leon Vynehall Shares Mesmerizing New Video, Announces North American Tour

Following the release of his surprise 12" for Clone's Royal Oak series earlier this month, Leon Vynehall has shared a mesmerizing new video for a-side cut "Butterflies," along with news of an upcoming North American tour. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2014

Download: GL "Won't You See (Gerd Janson Dub Mix)"

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Melbourne-based duo GL (pictured above) will soon drop its Love Hexagon EP, a collection of glossy, funk-striped pop tracks that will serve as the pair's debut outing. Appearing ahead of the release is this dub mix of "Won't You See"—Love Hexagon's lead single—from Running Back label boss Gerd Janson. In his hands, the song is stripped of most of extremities, being refitted around a steady drum machine pulse, which comes highlighted by percussion hits that come bathed in heavy digital reverb. Holding on to its simply infectious groove for the remix's entire four minutes, Janson renders the track a dub by throwing coy snippets of spacey vocals atop the mix. GL's full Love Hexagon EP can be expected to arrive in September via the Plastic World label. 

Average: 7.8 (37 votes)
 
 

Trainwreck: DJ Slugo Recounts the Time He Found Himself in the Middle of a Hotel Room Brawl

DJ Slugo was one of the key players in Dance Mania's mid-1990s heyday. He's possibly best known for "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Hoe Too," but Slugo also authored countless other hits, including "Smoke-N-Ride," "A Blunt," and "Freaky Ride," all of which exemplify how well his inimitable, quintessentially ghetto house touch still stands up today. Considering the heavy interest in that period as of late, it makes sense that Slugo would turn up again to school the younger generation as he has on 'King Of Ghetto House,' his latest EP (although its appearance on Nicolas Jaar's Other People label is certainly a surprise). Beyond its compositions, much of ghetto house's appeal stems from its raw, slice-of-life sensibility, and it would follow that a forefather like Slugo has had his share of moments—positive and negative—to draw from. As such, he seemed like an obvious candidate for our 'Trainwreck' series, and once we got him talking, he shared this fairly ridiculous story of cowardice and bravery. Read more » 

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