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Kompakt due to release new TB-303 inspired EP
Two Fresh‘s Blimpus EP is out now on SMOG Records
Leon Vynehall Shares Mesmerizing New Video, Announces North American Tour
Ghostly Artists Soundtrack Upcoming Videogame; Hear New Tracks from Shigeto, Matthew Dear, and More

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After paying their dues behind-the-scenes in the underground, the impassioned and well-intentioned Desert Hearts (DH) crew has recently been gaining the clout that they deserve, yet they still remain as humble and focused as ever. Known for their vibe-heavy, community-oriented gatherings where the House, Techno, and love doesn’t stop, Desert Hearts is now widening its musical footprint as a record label with its first successful release from one of the DH masterminds, Mikey Lion, and his friend, Jonjo Williams. The pair have offered up a funky, groove-driven 2-track EP that highlights Wu-Tang Clan and James Brown influences in a modern dance floor-ready manner. Enjoy below and the EP can be purchased on Beatport.

Check out the official video after the jump as a bonus!
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After releasing his outstanding single, “Questions,” and performing at The Hudson Project earlier this month, the NYC transplant, Panic Bomber, continues to build upon his budding career as he readies a slew of releases across house-related genres, while focusing on a new hybrid DJ/live performance incorporating live production. As a collaborator with our own Troy Kurtz on the Kurtz & Bomber project, and resident for the famed Slap & Tickle party in Miami, this dance music aficionado flexes his refined taste for a captivating hour of deep grooves on this week’s guest mix. Keep an eye on Panic Bomber as he makes his ascent in the dance music world.

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• “Living legend” Green Velvet delivers an intense, long over-due Essential Mix
• Boys Noize and Chilly Gonzales release the first single for their collaborative project, Octave Minds
J Dilla‘s MPC and Moog Synthesizer to Be Displayed in the Smithsonian

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The BMKLTSCH RCRDS boss, Mike Mago, has delivered this new collaboration with Dragonette entitled “Outlines.” With support from artists such as The Magician, Tensnake, Josh Wink, and more, Mago has been seeing his international recognition grow with each of his well-received releases. This latest production takes on a stripped down four-on-the-floor vibe with a punchy bassline and synth chords that accent the radio-friendly Dragonette vocals.