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Max Styler – Secrets ft. CXLOE (Original Mix)

As if signing to Dim Mak three years ago at just 18 years old wasn’t a large enough feat for the bedroom producer turned full-fledged phenom Max Styler, now he’s arrived with yet another captivating reminder of why any electronic music enthusiast should be keeping tabs on him.In his latest musical venture “Secrets,” Styler taps CXLOE, the […]

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Becko releases punk-infused EP, ‘Reborn’

Becko’s latest EP, Reborn, is immediately ear-catching with nostalgia-inducing pop-punk vocals and a well-pieced signature sound.Many of dance music’s fans grew up on punk rock, and singer/producer Becko — having previously been in metal band Hopes Die Hard — modernizes those punk roots in an electronic manner. With grungy vocals reminiscent of I See Stars’ and dance beats similar […]

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Four Tet shares contemplative new track ‘Scientists’ off forthcoming album

The energy is palpable, as Four Tet‘s new album, New Energy, will see the light of day this September. In what was unsurprisingly anti-climactic, Kieran Hebden announced the record on his social media on Sept. 12. The following day, the artist coyly dropped the album’s fourth single, “Scientists.”“Scientists” is a slightly more laid-back affair than previous swirling numbers “SW9 […]

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Giraffage releases unconventional dance tune ‘Maybes’ ahead of new album

San Francisco’s bedroom-based producer Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage, has an album on the way. In a recent interview with NPR, the producer explained he barely left his room throughout recording. “So, basically, I didn’t go outside,” he said of the two years he spent making his debut record, Too Real (out Oct. 20 […]

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Jamie xx officially releases celestial reworking of The xx’s ‘On Hold’

Just last week, the xx stopped by BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge and revived Justin Timberlake‘s ten-year old seminal pop hit “My Love.” Now, the trio’s Jamie xx has opened up his own production vault and shared a dreamy remix of the xx’s own “On Hold,” off their latest album I See You.The remix itself was first unveiled during […]

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Jamie xx officially releases celestial reworking of The xx’s ‘On Hold’

Just last week, the xx stopped by BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge and revived Justin Timberlake‘s ten-year old seminal pop hit “My Love.” Now, the trio’s Jamie xx has opened up his own production vault and shared a dreamy remix of the xx’s own “On Hold,” off their latest album I See You.The remix itself was first unveiled during […]

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ODESZA’s ‘A Moment Apart’ is evocative, organic, and profoundly resilient [Album Review]

Tomorrow marks the exact three-year mark since ODESZA released their second LP, In Return. Today, September 8, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have stepped out of the woodwork for their third full-length album, A Moment Apart, out on their Foreign Family Collective imprint.The relentless touring that followed ODESZA’s sophomore LP gave way to rainy Seattle studio sessions in the winter of 2016, with finishing […]

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Stream ODESZA’s euphoric third studio album, ‘A Moment Apart’

Five years ago, ODESZA‘s tender arrangements took the indie-electro airwaves by storm. Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight crafted a euphoric utopia previously unearthed amongst their contemporaries. Their debut, Summer’s Gone, and it’s classic tracks like “How Did I Get Here” and “IPlayYouListen” breathed life into a market largely over-saturated with stark similarities. In an act that has since […]

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MUST WATCH: The xx put an electronic spin on Justin Timberlake’s ‘My Love’ and it’s delightful

At the end of August, Romy Madley Croft of the indie seminal boundary pushing outfit the xx shared in an interview that the group had plans to release “their techno tunes.”While the world patiently awaits that day, we can still see a subtle gravitation towards a more electronic approach from the group in their live performance endeavors. Perhaps […]

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Classixx – Possessive (Original Mix)

Nu-disco duo Classixx have returned with a brand new track steeped in funk just in time to celebrate the summer as it comes to a close. On SoundCloud, they wrote of the production, “For the final days of summer, we’re giving out a new track to extend the pool party,” continuing, “We made this for fun with […]

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Maya Jane Coles offers expansive 24-track showcase with ‘Take Flight’ [Album Review]

Maya Jane Coles has always been an outlier in the house music world. While firmly planted in underground culture, the British producer has consistently proven a brazen non-conformist, as exemplified by her various side projects like Nocturnal Sunshine and She Is Danger. The latest evidence to support the claim is Coles’ new album, Take Flight, […]

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LCD Soundsystem share pulsating instrumental track

LCD Soundsystem’s highly anticipated comeback record, American Dream, is officially out this Friday, Sept. 1.To garner up excitement — as if James Murphy & co. really needed anymore — the band’s shared a pulsating instrumental dance track. Coming in hot at near 14 minutes long, “pulse (v.1)” is a stand alone epic for the entourage, […]

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Big Gigantic releases 15-track ‘Brighter Future’ remix album, feat. Kasbo, Kill The Zo, Sweaterbeats and more

Exactly one year has passed since Big Gigantic released their LP Brighter Future, which has been lauded as the pinnacle of the Boulder-based duo’s career.On Aug. 30, the jamtronica/hip-hop infused act, comprised of saxophonist Dom Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, surprised fans with a brand new 15-track remix compilation. On it, fans can expect to hear plenty super […]

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Maceo Plex has released his elusive edit of The Smiths’ classic ‘How Soon Is Now’

In June, Maceo Plex veered away from the progressive and techno style which has defined his career with the release of Solar. Favoring narrative-driven, rock-inspired electronica to pounding club kicks, Erik Estornel’s sophomore album marked a significant artistic evolution and acted as the launchpad for his new Lone Romantic imprint.For his first release since the LP, the artist has […]

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Maceo Plex has released his elusive edit of The Smiths’ classic ‘How Soon Is Now’

In June, Maceo Plex veered away from the progressive and techno style which has defined his career with the release of Solar. Favoring narrative-driven, rock-inspired electronica to pounding club kicks, Erik Estornel’s sophomore album marked a significant artistic evolution and acted as the launchpad for his new Lone Romantic imprint.For his first release since the LP, the artist has […]

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ODESZA put out a whimsical 11th episode of NO.SLEEP

ODESZA are proven masterminds of euphoria, seamlessly shepherding their crowds into ecstatic states with each new single and live show with a skill that not many possess. They showcase their ability once more by way of their latest NO.SLEEP mix — a rare and surprise treat given the last episode of the series had been […]

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Four Tet shares mysterious track dating back to last year’s ‘Randoms’ compilation

Looks can be deceiving. Sounds, on the other hand, are pretty straightforward. So stands Four Tet‘s latest Spotify mystery. Just last week, Kieran Hebdan uploaded a new track to his pinned Spotify playlist named with various emoji and unknown symbols. While it’s not clear what the track is named on first glance, it’s clear after […]

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WDL – Cashmere (Moods Remix)

Boogie Angst patron Moods has quickly become a solid exporter of soulful indie dance from the Netherlands.With the first single from his much-anticipated debut album just around the corner, the Dutch producer flips WDL‘s album jewel “Cashmere” into the blissful terrain we’ve come to expect from both his remixes and original material. With Roads’ vocals perfectly […]

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Anaphase delivers mind-bending ‘Cortex’ EP for John Monkman’s Beesemyer Music

Anaphase is a new duo out of London crafting cerebral, left-field electronica. Pulling influences from IDM, techno, and glitch and combining them with poignant vocals, they’ve created a signature sound that is best described as emphatically haunting.After joining John Monkerman’s burgeoning Beesemyer Music imprint with the beautiful “Disconnect,” they’ve returned with a brand new Cortex EP for the label. […]

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Watch Gorillaz perform ‘Empire Ants’ live for the first time in seven years at Outside Lands

A Gorillaz show always lives up to the hype. Riding the success of their latest album Humanz, they continue to prove this notion even further with their fiery headlining set at Outside Lands’ tenth anniversary in San Francisco. They brought out an impressive array of collaborators as per usual, one of which was none other than Yukimi Nagano of […]

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