April 2011

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Posted in: Mixtape

SCB aka Scuba – XLR8R Podcast 193 The blogosphere is unfathomed in size with numerous blogs and websites offering up mixtapes from some of the best emerging and established electronic artists on offer. The quality of these offerings can be wildly inconsistent from one mix to the next, but there is always one series I keep going back to and it never fails to impress, XLR8R. This time SCB or Scuba (Hotflush Recordings) is in the mix and it’s quite literally the best mix I’ve heard this year. Scuba has composed a mix that flows beautifully from start to finish taking in house, electronica, techno with dubby undertones and ... Read more / Preview track
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Exit Festival 2011 – 7th to 10th July Festival Season is upon us and this year I’ve got myself booked in for Glastonbury, Wireless O2 and for the first time Ill be heading to Serbia for Exit Festival. For many years Exit has been a festival that I have longed to attend and finally this year ill be raving for 3 days within those hallowed and picturesque walls. Exit is set within a 18th Century Petrovaradin Fortress which plays host to over 800 performances across 20 different stages with some of the biggest names in rock, dance, indie, Latino, reggae, electronica and chill out in attendance. Check the current lineup ... Read more / Preview track
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Dirtybird 50 EP | New Music Dirtybird was launched in 2004 and between then and now has risen to become one of the most respected and consistent Dance Labels in clubland. Although technically speaking there have been more than 50 releases when you take into account secret releases and remix EP's, this is still a landmark moment and one that should be saluted by anyone who has a genuine love for dance music and its abiding and evolving existence. This release is another solid highlight in Dirtybirds history and if you like your tech-house rolling, full of percussion and groove then this is essential listening. Personal ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Toddla T – Take it Back (Dillon Francis Remix) This is a pure unadulterated peak time monster that is sure to be ragging a few sound systems over the coming months. Dillion Francis has taken Toddla T's rave influenced 'Take it Back' slowed it down Moombahton style, chopped up the main vocal, layered some soaring synths before dropping everything for a crunching in your face riff that is devastingly effective on the dance floor, not for the faint hearted or ponderous of mind. Love it or hate it this will be hard to ... Read more / Preview track
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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble As you may know we are big TEED fans, and it has just been announced that he has signed to Polydor Records and is busying applying the finishing touches to his debut LP which is due for release later this year. Preceding the album will be his 4th EP titled 'Trouble' which is set to be a 'Special Delivery' on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, 7-9pm tomorrow. Trouble will be released on itunes May 2nd, and for a sneak peak see below. TEED - Trouble TEED - Garden TEED - Household Goods You can also catch TEED (Live) at Blah Blah Blah - May 14th. Related Posts Electronic Artist ... Read more / Preview track
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Tom Vek – A Chore / Leisure Seizure Its been five years since we last heard anything from Tom Vek but now he's back with a new single 'A Chore' (Out Now) and album 'Leisure Seizure'(Due in June). A Chore is the lead single from the new LP and we cant recommend it highly enough, Check the video below.... Leisure Seizure - Released June 6th Tracklist 01 Hold Your Hand 02 Aroused 03 A Chore 04 We Do Nothing 05 World of Doubt 06 Seizemic 07 A.P.O.L.O.G.Y 08 Someone Loves You 09 Close Mic’ed 10 On A Plate 11 You Need to Work Your Heart Out 12 Too ... Read more / Preview track
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Digitalism – 2 Hearts Its looking like 2011 is the year that 06/07 is resurrected with Justice, SebastiAn and now Digitalism all announcing well over due LP's, LP's that are no doubt leaving both fans and critics unsure what to expect. Digitalism will release their second album 'I love You Dude' on June 20th preceded by the single 2 Hearts (June 12th). 2 Hearts is a decent enough indie-dance track that blends soaring synths with a solid vocal. However I must confess I was a little disappointed as it sounds like they have taken the superb Pogo from 'Idealism' attempted to recreate that moment and fallen slightly ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Gesaffelstein – Conspiracy Pt.1 (Turbo 099) Gesaffelstein got everyone buzzing with his stomping Variations EP so much so that Turbo declared it to have generated the most feedback any one artist has generated on their label. Pretty impressive when you consider who has released on Turbo since its inception in 1998. His new EP 'Conspiracy Pt1' like Variations is aimed squarely at the dance floor with buzzing synths, sub laden drums and snappy percussion, with enough peaks and troughs to keep even the most stubborn of dancers moving. Again this EP is likely to appeal to many a DJ (us included), however I must confess I was a little ... Read more / Preview track