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Vancouver’s emerging low-end specialist, Rook Milo, has been building out his catalog with smooth jams like his single, “Outland,” and his remix of Drake’s “The Language.” Adding to his repertoire, Rook Milo has teamed up with the local designer, MMVIII, for an EP, and “Bodyroll” serves as the first listen. It’s dark, deep, and emotive – just how we like it. Listen for yourself below and stay tuned for the rest of the EP.


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Straight off of DNB heavyweight Hospital Records, the UK native Metrik delivers “Want my Love” – featuring the anthemic vocals of Elisabeth Troy atop an energetic lead and rolling bassine. With a minimal drop, the vocals soar over the beats creating a sing along anthem and dance floor smasher.

The single just dropped yesterday and has been receiving support across the board – not to mention it’s recent exclusive debut on Annie Macs BBC Radio 1 show. With Metrik’s debut album nearing completion, this is a strong taste of whats to come ahead of release later this year. Listen below and pick it up today on iTunes and Beatport!

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Jungle

It’s easy to get excited about a band like Jungle. Their sound is unlike anything else available at the moment, and that’s not to say it doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever heard before. Their combination of tones and rhythms, though, makes this album an unusual auditory experience, and that’s something I can respect. It’s the funk and soul of our parents time, with their darkened chord progressions and soaring psychedelic vocals initiating their sound into the 21st century. At their core, they’re a collective, a troupe of funkadelic comrades led by members J & T, united by their groovy soundscapes. Continue Reading

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Los Angeles-based collective, RIS Labs, returns after a year hiatus with a vibey new EP from multi-instrumentalist, Give In, who we initially heard on our good bud, Eric Sharp‘s, Sharp Cuts Vol. I released on Win Records last fall. Entitled Slow Moves, Give In’s new release boasts 2 smooth, techy originals balancing incisive stabs with loungy atmospherics, creating a distinct soundscape that toes the light vs. dark line.

The EP also comes along with 2 remixes — one from Eric Sharp and the other from mysterious project, Beati Paoli, who leans far to the light side with sun-soaked synth chords and happy-hearted hum alongs. Listen to the latter remix below and snag Slow Moves next Tuesday, July 15th.

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The young gun, Oliver Heldens, has quickly made a name for himself with his unmistakeable brand hard-hitting house music. With his UK #1, ”Gecko (Overdrive),” and a growing catalog of floor-filler tracks, he’s well on his way to becoming top-tier producer/DJ, and he’s not even old enough to legally drink in the U.S. Oliver Heldens just released a full-length preview of his next single, “Koala,” and it proves to strengthen his distinctive sound, while bringing the energy to move the masses.

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One of the biggest legends in house music – Marc Kinchen aka MK, comes home to Los Angeles this weekend for one of his few US appearances this year… With multiple residencies in Europe, festival touring across the globe, and not to mention his recent main stage performance @ EDC Las Vegas, the anticipation of his return him grace the decks at Exchange this Saturday night is through the roof. Amidst his intercontinental flight back to California, we caught up with the man himself to see how he finds time to even breathe between the studio, the shows, the label and everything else that makes him the icon that he is.

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11 11 rules.  We’ve eagerly anticipated (read: tried hard not to give up on ever hearing) more from the duo that is Guy Gerber and Diddy.  We’ll never forget their groundbreaking first “Tourist Trap“, and of course, the Jamie Jones ‘Miss X’ remix of it.  This little diddy is currently trending its way up the Boomrat charts right up to the top.

Beautiful, haunting electronic music for “demented after hours minds” as Diddy once affectionately stated.  At one point he wanted to name the album Ketamine.  Never do ketamine.  The full length debut is slated for free release this summer.

At once a meeting of two worlds, and yet also a dismissal of those signifiers, 11 11 inverts the recent dialogue between the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, eschewing simple radio friendly factory fare, for darker, richer, deeper soundscapes. 11 11 is not a project aimed at main-stages and masses, but outliers and after-hours.

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Dr. Fresch is proud to announce the release of KDrew – “Last Train To Paradise (Dr. Fresch)”, as the winning remix of Good Game Records’ KDrew – “Last Train To Paradise” official remix competition! Dr. Fresch’s remix is now available for free download through Good Game Records’ SoundCloud. In addition to receiving an official remix release on Good Game Records, Dr. Fresch will also be performing on the main stage at Red Rocks, Colorado on July 18th at Global Dance Festival as a part of the grand prize for winning the competition. It tastes good, and is plenty funky! Check it out below.