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Dublab Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Seven Davis Jr, Anenon, Suzanne Kraft, and More

Forward-thinking online radio station Dublab is set to celebrate 15 years of broadcasting with a one-day event in Los Angeles this weekend. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2014

Download: Helel Arc "Kami"

Label: Permalnk

Though he recently decided to begin operating under the name Crescent Bae, the Stateside producer formerly known as Helel Arc is one of 13 beatmakers to contribute to Opaq Glitter, the inaugural compilation from freshly launched French imprint Permalnk. Appearing alongside a number of adventurous electronic hybrids on the collection is Helel Arc's "Kami," a slithering beat which manages to marry together a number of frantic rhythmic elements with stoney, side-chained chords and freeform synth lines—all of which sits atop a bubbling cauldron of analog beeps and miniature digital glitches. Out now as a name-your-price download (as well as a "USB Bag with pure DIY random content") via Bandcamp, Permalnk's full Opaq Glitter compilation can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.4 (29 votes)
 
 

Dark Entries Preps Second 'Bay Area Retrograde' Compilation

San Francisco's Dark Entries label—an imprint we profiled in the first edition of our freshly launched Get Familiar series—will release the second installment of its Bay Area Retrograde (BART) compilation next month. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2014

The Juan MacLean Shares New Video for "A Simple Design"

Pulled from the outfit's recent In a Dream LP for DFA, The Juan MacLean's "A Simple Design" single has received a video treatment. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2014

Stream a New Remix from Vin Sol and Matrixxman

First Listen

Soo Wavey, the label co-operated by Vin Sol and Matrixxman (pictured above), has always served primarily as a platform for the two West Coast producers' own projects. That's set to change, however, with a forthcoming EP from a new affiliate. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2014

Download: Conrank "Gunspitter"

First Listen
Label: Saturate

A UK producer now based in Shanghai, China, Conrank will join the, well, ranks of the beat-focused Saturate label next week with his 7-track Exhale Therapy EP. Amongst the collection of new productions is "Gunspitter" a G-funk-laced effort which wraps bright chord stabs and gliding synth melodies around the track's titular vocal sample and an ever-evolving set of booming rhythms. Set to drop on September 30 via Saturate, Conrank's Exhale Therapy EP—which features a collaboration with turntable maven DJ Shadow on its title track—can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.2 (32 votes)
 
 

Mixpak and Man Team Up for Various Artists EP featuring Dre Skull, Murlo, Poirier, and More

Global music hubs Mixpak and Man have teamed up on an eclectic, club-geared compilation. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2014

Get Familiar: Giegling

In the rapidly evolving world of electronic music, it's all but impossible to keep track of every new artist, label, party, and genre. At the same time, certain names will inevitably pop up again and again at the XLR8R office, some of which we've only given passing mention to on the site. In an effort to get our readers up to speed with some of the things—both new and old—that we've been digging lately, we recently launched a new feature series called 'Get Familiar,' which aims to shine a spotlight on subjects we think are worthy of a little more attention. When putting together this particular edition, we honestly had no idea that the folks at Resident Advisor were planning a similar feature that would appear just two days before our article was scheduled for publishing. The RA piece is well worth a read, but we've put together our own take, and we'd like to think that Giegling is good enough to warrant the extra attention.

Giegling is a lot of things, but it began as a club and venue in Weimar, an East German city rich in culture and history. After the club's first owners abandoned it, a group of friends took the spot over, and with the help of a borrowed soundsystem, began hosting their own parties. Shortly thereafter, these friends began pressing their own records, and Giegling the record label was born. But Giegling is more than just a record label—it's a collective, a tightly knit group of friends and musicians (including Prince of Denmark, Matthias Reiling of Session Victim, and Vril, amongst others) who, over the course of five years, have developed their own idiosyncratic sound: a dusty, emotive, and soulful take on minimal house and dubby techno that is slowly but surely making its mark around the globe. Read more » 

Download: Kito Jempere "A Mirage Seen at Buffalo"

First Listen

Increasingly active Russian producer Kito Jempere has put together a collection of "unreleased demos and live takes" for Cassette Store Day, set to take place on Saturday, September 27. In anticipation, the burgeoning talent has passed along "A Mirage Seen at Buffalo," a synth-streaked cut from the forthcoming tape. Spanning over seven minutes, the "demo" (though it certainly doesn't sound unfinished) is a methodical expedition, one soaked in steely techno tones and led by a particularly entrancing motif which jumps octaves as the track steadily shuffles along. Officially out on Saturday, the rest of Jempere's forthcoming cassette can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (36 votes)
 
 

Download a Compilation from NTS Radio's Moxie, with Ikonika, Kowton, and More

NTS Radio broadcaster Alice Moxom (a.k.a. Moxie, pictured above) has curated a new compilation—her first to be presented as an official release—which is now available for streaming and free download. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/26/2014

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