11 Mar
San Fran & Bristol producers team up for dirtybird's latest

Those rambunctious rabble-rousers over at dirtybird records are at it again, creating some masterful music aimed at dancefloor bedlam. San Fran’s Justin Martin teams up with Bristol’s finest, Eats Everything, on a two-track EP titled Hello Mr. Jello, due March 31st on dirtybird. We were big fans of both Justin Martin’s Jungle Mix Winter 2012 drum & bass [...]


24 Feb
Five-tracks of club heaters with Pharrell, Sean Paul & more

Diplo’s club-oriented side project, Major Lazer, has posted its entire latest EP Apocalypse Soon for listening over at Soundcloud. Gone is co-producer Switch, who with Diplo helped define the group with a slew of releases over the past couple years — including 2011′s Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. As can be expected, Apocalypse Soon is rife [...]


Baltimore producer Blaqstarr — one of the DJs who put the Bmore sound on the map, but best known for his work behind the board (M.I.A.’s ”World Town” and “The Turn”, and the smash track with Rye Rye “Shake It to The Ground”) — has just opened up the vault to Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s sub-label. From deep [...]


Sampha — perhaps best known as the soulful vocalist for UK producer SBTRKT — has decided to share some early work with the world. The EP, titled Sundanza, was originally available in 2010 only as a limited pressing on Young Turks — but Sampha decided today to let listeners delve deeper into his early catalogue. The tracks [...]


You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, [...]


21 May
Fade to Mind label boss teases tracks from upcoming EP

Bicoastal Los Angeles/New York producer/DJ and Fade to Mind label boss Kingdom drops this Vertical XL mix for LOGO in anticipation for his forthcoming Vertical XL EP. The EP is the Night Slugs regular’s 5th — “a personal body of work” made during his first years living in Los Angeles, molded with elements of grime, jungle [...]


7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning [...]


10 Apr
The industrial shoegaze sounds of London

Binary’s EP Amber came out right before the vernal equinox on March 18, released through their own imprint, Echoplex Records. The music on this, their latest, engages as it builds. The confessional symbolism on the first track (and their first single) “You Need the Blue Key” establishes the London-based band’s place in the universe of industrial shoegaze — [...]

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