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Download: Tapes "Find Y.O.U."

First Listen

Stateside newcomer Tapes is set to drop his Finding LP next month. Serving as out first preview, the virtually un-Googleable artist has passed along "Find Y.O.U.," a melody-rich beat which will appear on the forthcoming effort. Built around a set of skittering drums, ""Find Y.O.U." breezes through its musical movements, landing on sparkling keys, delicate melodies, and occasionally burying Craig David's "Feel Me In" beneath the glossy, skittering production. Tapes' Finding album will see a release on August 15 as a free-to-download collection. 

Average: 7.2 (49 votes)
 
 

Huxley Streams New Track from Upcoming EP for Aus

Michael Dodman (a.k.a. Huxley) will drop The Machine EP via Will Saul's Aus label on Monday, but before then the UK DJ/producer has shared a full stream of "Machina," a vocal-led cut set to appear on the upcoming effort. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio Detail Upcoming Split EP for Machine

In what's shaping up to be an annual tradition, Ben Sims (pictured above) and Kirk Degiorgio are set to return to Machine imprint—the label which the pair co-founded as a continuation of their London-based parties by the same name—once again with the Machine 03 EP. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Download a Plastikman Track Recorded Live at Sónar

Following the release of the recent LP under his Plastikman moniker (a record which can be streamed in full here), techno stalwart Richie Hawtin has elected to offer a live version of album cut "EXhale" for free download. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Download: Synthek & Audiolouis "Broken Pad"

Label: Natch

Earlier this month, Natch label founders Synthek and Audiolouis issued their debut full-length together, Unwise. Featured here, Broken Pad" is one of 12 dense techno expeditions to appear on the record. Beginning with a pulsing pattern of kick drums, the track gradually builds into a thick sonic atmosphere—glacial pads meet sci-fi textures, which are pushed to the background by sheets of machine-made hiss and growing layers of dubbed percussion rattles. The Berlin pair's Unwise LP is out now, with an extensive remix series set to appear down the line featuring reworks from Sleeparchive, Zadig, Neel, Tadeo, Ness and Polar Inertia. 

Average: 7.7 (33 votes)
 
 

Stream DJ Haus' and DJ Q's New EP as Trumpet and Badman

The duo of DJ Haus and DJ Q debuted as Trumpet & Badman last summer, with four Jersey-swung, organ-fueled house numbers on the Love Keeps Changing EP. Now the pair is set to return with another collection of summer dancefloor tunes on the simply titled EP 2. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Check Out a New Mix from Brackles

London-based DJ/producer Brackles (a.k.a. Rob Kemp) has been tapped for the latest edition of the i AM podcast series. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Download: Lokiboi "Midnight Tempo"

First Listen

London-via-Moscow beatmaker Lokiboi has appeared in XLR8R's Downloads section quite a bit over the past few years, but he's never quite sounded like he does on "Midnight Tempo." Here, Lokiboi hovers just above 100 bpm, lacing a shuffling four-on-the-floor beat with a mellow procession of chopped chords and murmured vocals—presumably the producer's own. Sweetening the package, "Midnight Tempo" comes with a touch of vintage sensibilities, as Lokiboi utilizes alternating patterns of bright organ melodies and airy MIDI horns to top off the soulful house outing. 

Average: 7.1 (64 votes)
 
 

Lusine Shares New Stop-Motion Video for "Arterial"

Seattle producer Lusine (a.k.a. Jeff McIlwain) has shared a detailed stop-motion video for "Arterial," the title cut from his upcoming EP for Ghostly. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Hear a Track from Starfoxxx's Upcoming Debut LP for Donky Pitch

This week, the Donky Pitch label revealed details of its next release, the debut full-length from Chicago producer David Beltran (a.k.a. Starfoxxx). Now, a stream of the LP's first full track, "Our Bodies," has leaked. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

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