GDD™ Morning Update: Hudson Mohawke, Eric Prydz, Pussy Riot

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• Download a New Track from Hudson Mohawke
Eric Prydz Wins Essential Mix of the Year
Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina released early from jail

 

Download a New Track from Hudson Mohawke

It’s nearly Christmas, which means that LuckyMe‘s advent calendar of quality free tunes is about to come to an end. We’ve been able to nab some new music from the likes of Jacques Greene and Rustie over the past few weeks of its run, and the latest highlight to appear is a revved-up jam from none other than Hudson Mohawke. Called “Structure,” the Glaswegian DJ/producer’s brand-new cut arrived over the weekend (just after his TNGHT co-producer, Lunice, dropped one of his own), and features loads of the speaker-busting beats, blippy synths, and other club-ready sonics that he’s gradually built his name on. Hudson Mohawke’s tune can be streamed in the player below and downloaded for free here.

(via XLR8R)

 

Eric Prydz Wins Essential Mix of the Year

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Eric Prydz’s Essential Mix has been chosen as the best of 2013.

The two-hour mix from Eric, which included plenty of material from the producer himself, was up against stiff competition from the likes of Machinedrum, Ben UFO and Hot Since 82 plus many more.

Much like last year’s winner Nicolas Jaar, the mix from Prydz was chosen by a panel of dance music experts including Pete Tong who presents the show.

In a new development in the selection of the winner, a ‘super fan’ was also involved in each stage of the selection process.

Listen to Eric Prydz’s Essential Mix here.

(via Mixmag)

 

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina released early from jail

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Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, has been freed from jail.

Three members of the group were convicted of hooliganism in August 2012, after performing a “punk prayer” in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Each member was sentenced to two years imprisonment, though Yekaterina Samutsevich was freed on probation in October following an appeal. Alyokhina was freed today under an amnesty allowing her early release; the third prosecuted member of the group, Nadia Tolokonnikova, is due to be released under the same amnesty.

According to The Guardian, the amnesty may also enable 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling to avoid trial. Russian president Vladimir Putin has stated that the amnesty, passed to mark the 20th anniversary of Russia’s post-Soviet constitution, was not drafted with the Greenpeace activists or Pussy Riot in mind, but Tolokonnikova’s father, speaking to Reuters last week, claimed that the band members’ release was clearly a public-relations move ahead of the Olympics.

(via FACT Mag)

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