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Review: DJ Koze Reincarnations Part 2

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Label: Pampa

When it comes to remixes, DJ Koze (a.k.a. Stefan Kozalla) doesn't follow a strict formula. In fact, the only sure thing about his reworks is that they will always be of a certain quality, because the German dance music curio is not someone who simply loads up a trademark Koze synth and lackadaisically layers it in before firing the results back to whoever commissioned his services. On the contrary, Kozalla's remixes run the gamut: some are subtle reworkings, some tease out only the slightest elements of an original, and some are wholly unrecognizable, but that's what makes him great. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2014

Stream a Track From Prequel's Debut EP on Rhythm Section

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London-based label and club night Rhythm Section is on the verge of issuing it's third release, a four track effort from Australian newcomer Prequel. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2014

Gear: In the Studio: Surgeon

When it comes to techno, Anthony Child commands a level of respect that few artists can match. Since moving to Birmingham in the late '80s, he's released records as Surgeon via esteemed labels like Downwards, Tresor, and Blueprint, though he most recently issued his first solo record in over three years through Belgian imprint Token. This, coupled with the announcement of a six-part reissue series compiling some of his early material from old DAT tapes, got us thinking about the time in between and how Child has managed to keep his studio an exciting place throughout a 20-year career. Having recently been experimenting with a new modular set-up, the UK producer was more than happy to share some of the ups and downs he's experienced along the way, and during the course of our conversation, he also touched upon the art of live performance and the importance of taking on new challenges. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2014

Download: Youandewan "93"

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Berlin-based producer Youandewan has tried his hand at reshaping a hip-hop classic with "93." A house edit of Bay Area rap crew Souls of Mischief's essential "93 'til Infinity," Youandewan's take on the track lifts the original production's liquid chord progression and muffled bassline, reshaping them to fit within a deep, slightly shuffled house rhythm, on top of which he adds a single layer of airy keys. Smartly not overthought, the former Bubblin Up artist's edit simply locks into the same groove that made Souls of Mischief's original track such a memorable one. Coming with word that the producer will have a new EP ready for the Aus label early next year, Youandewan's "93" edit can be grabbed below. 

Average: 8.9 (102 votes)
 
 

Download a Halloween Mix from Joakim

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With only a few days left before Halloween, singular French producer/DJ Joakim has put together a slew of spooky tracks for his Tropicalloween mix. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2014

Ana Helder Readies New EP for Cómeme

Matias Aguayo's Cómeme label has revealed details of a forthcoming effort from Argentinian DJ/producer Ana Helder. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2014

Firecracker Announces New Album from Linkwood

Edinburgh-based DJ/producer Nick Moore (a.k.a. Linkwood) has announced plans for a new album named Expressions, set to drop via the Firecracker imprint in December. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2014

Stream the Upcoming Debut LP from Les Sins in Full

Before it drops next week, Chaz Bundick's (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) debut LP under his dancefloor-focused Les Sins moniker is now streaming in full. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2014

P. Morris Launches Interactive Site for 'Beloved'

Marking the arrival of his latest effort, the six-track Beloved EP (artwork above), P. Morris has launched an interactive website which pairs users "with a friend, enabling their cameras and offering a chat client to experience Beloved together." Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2014

Roland Tings Announces Upcoming Debut LP for Internasjonal

Melbourne producer Roland Tings (a frequent contributor to XLR8R's Downloads pages) has announced plans to issue his debut long-player via Internasjonal early next year. Read more » 

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  • 10/28/2014

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