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Waveform: FaltyDL, Bok Bok/Jackmaster, and How to Dress Well

New this week from the depths of the electronic underground comes a new record from Brooklyn's FaltyDL, a hot potato back-to-back mix from Bok Bok and Jackmaster, plus a tearjerking dancefloor heater for the price of free.

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Rainbow Arabia: Boys and Diamonds

Rainbow Arabia continue their globe-trotting through out their debut full-length, stopping for West African high-life guitar, Middle Eastern rai synths, Jamaican dance hall patois and techno’s familiar percussion sounds.

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Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise

Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground

To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground - 2/16/11

Despite frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could prepare Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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Waveform: New Highlights from the Electronic Underground

Electronic music is atomizing and reinventing itself like few other musical sounds, partly because these avenues of distribution are so widely embraced and promoted by the electronic music community.

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CIAfrica: DJ /rupture Presents CIAfrica

Internationally renowned DJ/producer/music writer Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture, offers his latest mix album, presenting Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's hip-hop crew CIAfrica.

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Lazer Sword: Lazer Sword

Made up of DJs Low Limit and Lando Kal, Lazer Sword have carved themselves a reliable niche of crunchy bass and synthesizer interpretations of hip-hop music, somewhere between Daft Punk’s French electro and crunk.

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Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner

Lucky Shiner (the affectionate nickname for Gold Panda’s grandmother) is Gold Panda’s first full-length LP, and succeeds with an arresting and astonishing collection of sounds, imaginary places, heartache, and celebration.

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Brackles: Songs for Endless Cities

For a snapshot of Brackles’ influences and prediction for the future of UK bass music, this mix CD for !K7 is awfully convincing.

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Busy Signal: D.O.B.

By utilizing his unique vocal dexterity to traverse a variety of musical genres, Busy's Signal's D.O.B. is strong argument for his unique talent for aligning word, power, and sound.

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Pull Up the Sound: The Story Behind M.I.A.'s Innovative Producer

Like many pop-artists through the years, M.I.A.’s career has been built alongside forward-thinking producers and musicians, but few have had such a complex relationship as M.I.A. and Diplo.

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