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Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011

After a five-year hiatus, the Strokes are set to drop their fourth studio album Angles later this month, and they just unveiled the video for the LP’s single “Under Cover of Darkness”.


You can check it out, along with a YouTube stream of the Angels track “You’re So Right”, below. 


Angeles comes out via RCA on March 22 in the US and March 21 in the UK.



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Thursday, Feb 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Seattle radio station 107.7 The End premiered a new TV on the Radio song entitled “Will Do”. The track is from the Brooklyn-based band’s forthcoming LP entitled Nine Types of Light. In a blurb for the debut, The End says the group’s new album will be released on April 12.


You can check out the track and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.


TV on the Radio - Will Do by 1077 The End


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Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011
On this inaugural release for his When In Doubt imprint, Holland's Dave "2562" Huismans allows for a peek at the third LP on the way from him in April 2011.

Dave “2562” Huismans marked a significant step forward for bass music in 2009 on Unbalance, where his marriage of dub techno, inventive drum programming, and hazy UK garage textures improved upon his Aerial by miles and makes for one of the few flawless dubstep-borne full-lengths to date. In fact, driven by stuttering and powerful beats that are more prominent than any other element at work, “Aquatic Family Affair” begins in the same minimal and punchy manner that Unbalance‘s “Flashback” does. It’s reportedly built only of disco samples (as is all of his forthcoming Fever LP), but there’s no semblance of source material on either side here. Instead, Huismans establishes the audio tour suggested by the A-side’s title: the course of a sleek submarine, prowling alien depths. Bubbling synths mimic the scene at 20,000 leagues before the producer peppers his enigmatic “Aquatic” with ugly, detuned vibe loops if only just for a couple of measures. It’s part of a bold evolution for this guy—from hard-edged, early-career Tectonic 12-inch singles to the disembodied breakbeat stuff he’s producing now, Huismans is confusing the hell out of anyone still trying to make sense of today’s oft-splintering, bass-heavy dance music subgenres.


Fever is out April 4 on When In Doubt (tour dates after the jump).



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Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011

Two decades ago, dance music visionary Carl Craig helped marshal in the second wave of Detroit techno by launching the leftfield-leaning label Planet E. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the imprint, Craig is set to release on 22 February a Planet E “best of” digital compilation entitled 20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain’t Dead. The 25-track project will include electronic music classics like Moodymann’s “Dem Young Sconies” and Innerzone Orchestra’s “Bug in the Bassbin”, along with next-generation mindbenders like Recloose’s “Can’t Take It [ft. Dwele]” and a previously unreleased remix by Craig of Kenny Larkin’s “You Are”.


And in conjunction with the digital release, Craig will be hosting on his website craigcarl.net a competition for fans to vote on tracks that should be pressed onto a limited edition Planet E vinyl box set. 


Finally, starting in March Planet E will also began releasing singles from its back catalogue, which will chosen and remixed by, among others, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Mad Mike Banks. First up will be a Luciano remix of Recloose’s “Can’t Take It”.


The tracklisting for the compilation and the dates for Craig’s Planet E tour are listed below.


Scion A/V Presents: Carl Craig Interview from Scion A/V on Vimeo.


Latest tracks by carlcraignet


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Friday, Feb 11, 2011
Whether stuck inside or just looking for some new tunes to brighten up your wintertime.

What a winter we’re having in the Northeast with three major snowstorms and another one last week. At least some new releases along with some holiday gifts (CDs of all things) are keeping all this indoor time interesting. Here’s my picks for a new music listening session whatever the weather may be…



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