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30 Jun 2016 // 11:46 AM

Clark - “Mirage Trooper” (Singles Going Steady)

Clark's "Mirage Trooper" is enigmatic, eerily subterranean, and mesmerizing from start to finish.

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29 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

The Invisible: Patience

After four years and a couple brushes with death, the eclectic UK indie trio return with their most fully-realized meeting of the funky and the sublime.

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Dave King Trucking Company: Surrounded by the Night

Dave King hitches seven new melodies to his Trucking Company, a modern jazz supergroup that likes to play it cool to a fault.

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Machinedrum - “Dos Puertas” ft. Kevin Hussein (Singles Going Steady)

An ADHD-addled, dubstep-driven mind spasm, "Dos Puertas" is suffused with inscrutable vocal stammers and split-second blips, muted rhymes and shooting-up-just-to-drop-down crescendoes.

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Lucky Chops - “Buyo” (video) (premiere)

Topped off with a ripping bari sax solo, "Buyo" is the kind of fiercely alive jazz which appeals to almost all music fans, regardless of jazz taste.

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Various Artists: Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions of a Latin American Earth

Venezuela thrived culturally and economically in the '70s, and this compilation reveals the fresh and exciting experimental rock scene at a time when rock music in that country was finding its own sound.

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20 Jun 2016 // 9:29 AM

Ohal: Acid Park

An impressive electronic debut from an up-and-coming artist.

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Plaid: The Digging Remedy

On their new record The Digging Remedy Plaid provide us with one of the most satisfying examples of the Plaid sound yet recorded.

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Bionik - ‘The Way I Be’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Bionik's i>The Way I Be EP is a revitalization and re-exploration of the strobe-light, cymbal-heavy trap that briefly peaked around 2013 before re-entering the underground.

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17 Jun 2016 // 10:35 AM

Lawrence: Yoyogi Park

On the third in a trio of collaborations with artist Stefan Marx, the electronic musician means to evoke the urban Tokyo landmark of the title, but his music is more of the bedroom-and-laptop sort.

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15 Jun 2016 // 12:07 PM

Big Everything - ‘Big Everything Mixtape’ (audio) (premiere)

Big Everything's music springs from the fertile wellspring of New York club culture and incorporates soul, funk, and disco into the electronic mix.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Classixx: Faraway Reach

In Faraway Reach, L.A.-bred dopamine dealers Michael David and Tyler Blake stick to their guns and craft disco-tinged dance-pop that draws equally from '80s new wave and maximalist EDM.

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14 Jun 2016 // 11:00 AM

Factory Floor - “Dial Me In” (Singles Going Steady)

A fresh slab of minimalist dance funk, "Dial Me In" is in a way a throwback to the '80s with its clean, ultra-processed sounds.

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DJ Paypal feat. DJ Earl + DJ Taye - “Dose” (Singles Going Steady)

"Dose" finds DJ Paypal fiddling with one of his most detailed and meticulously crafted beats to date.

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10 Jun 2016 // 9:49 AM

The Avalanches - “Frankie Sinatra” (Singles Going Steady)

The Avalanches' first track in 16 years, "Frankie Sinatra" sounds distinctly like their work, but to simply call it a return to form would be inaccurate.

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9 Jun 2016 // 10:44 AM

Boys Noize: Mayday

In the midst of a conflict between his mainstream ambitions and his established style, Boys Noize creates a hybrid album that actually kind of works.

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:33 AM

Lone: Levitate

In Levitate, Lone finds himself at a healthy middle ground between subterranean ambience and soaring, sweat-soaked club music.

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8 Jun 2016 // 11:22 AM

John Tejada - “Lakewood Drive” (Singles Going Steady)

Like many other electronic/chillwave music out right now, "Lakewood Drive" is too long and one-dimensional for its own good.

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An Anxious Eroticism: The Flesh and Machinery Grooves of Elyas Khan

Elyas Khan's sensuously-disquieting music, in his own words, is a hallucinatory event: it embodies the kind of fear, alarm and agoraphobia we sometimes feel when we've read too many headlines for the day.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:20 AM

Raime: Tooth

Electronic duo Raime follow-up their excellently bleak debut with a sophomore record that promises to resist and counter-attack the derelict world that surrounds them.

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