Art Department: “Cruel Intentions” (feat. Seth Troxler)

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October 22nd, 2014
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After sharing news of their forthcoming sophomore album “Natural Selection” last month, Art Department, the Canadian duo of Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow, have dropped the record’s first single “Cruel Intentions”, a moody, late-night affair which features vocals from Seth Troxler. The new record, which follows the pair’s acclaimed 2011 debut album “The Drawing Board”, is said to explore a “deeper and more mature and experimental sound that unravels through the duo’s trademark murderous basslines, raw textures, expert production and distinctively melancholy vocals.” “Natural Selection” will drop on November 18th via Johny White’s No.19 Music label.

The “Cruel Intentions” single, backed with remixes by Soul People label boss Fred P and Ibadan Records’ own Jerome Sydenham, will come out on October 27th.

Tiga: “Bugatti” Video

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October 22nd, 2014
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Directed by Helmi.

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Recondite: “Konter”

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October 22nd, 2014
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Berlin-based Bavarian producer Recondite makes a welcome return with “Konter”, a classy new track from his forthcoming third album “Iffy”, the follow-up to last year’s “Hinterland” LP for Ghostly, which will arrive on November 10th on Dixon and Âme’s Innervisions label. According to the ever-excellent Innervisions, the 10-track record sees Recondite attempting to “introduce a wider audience to his basic interests: the feelings and emotions that are hidden in the dark.” Give “Konter” a spin above, and pre-order your copy here.

Banks: “Drowning (Stwo Remix)”

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October 22nd, 2014
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And the Banks remixes just keep on coming. Now, we’ve got our hands on a deliciously smooth remix of “Drowning”, one of the standout tracks from LA’s songstress Banks recent debut “Goddess” album, from in-demand Parisian beatsmith Stwo, who has been turning heads with his futuristic bass productions, a blend of garage bass lines, soulfully pitched vocals and 808-inspired beats. Better yet, you can download this remix of “Drowning” for absolutely free below. And if that’s not enough Stwo goodness for you, make sure to grab his superb tune “With You”, taken from his free-to-download new mixtape “Ninety Two”, which was inspired by Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” album. Let’s ride.

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Todd Terje: “Delorean Dynamite” Video

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October 21st, 2014
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Norwegian disco king Todd Terje takes us for a crazy ride with his new video for his great tune “Delorean Dynamite”, taken from his excellent debut album “It’s Album Time”. The video is also an ad for Frank’s 1981 Delorean DMC-12. Frank was kind enough to let Terje use the Delorean for his live visuals. Eventually, Frank decided it was time to sell his prized automobile, so in return for his generosity, Terje offered his music and Terje’s collaborator, Espen Friberg (the director who made the “Leisure Suit Preben” video) offered to make him a video to help him sell it. Vrooom!

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The Magician: Magic Tape 46

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October 21st, 2014
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Ready for your Tuesday afternoon to get a million times better? Grab your keys and take a magic ride with The Magician’s new “Magic Tape 46″, a 55-minute mix full of unreleased and exclusive house tunes. Download the magic tape for free below, and play it loud.

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Dan Bodan: “A Soft Opening”

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October 21st, 2014
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Berlin-based electronic pop songwriter Dan Bodan is one week away from the release of his debut LP “Soft” for DFA, which is said to be a “rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia.” We’ve already heard the singles “Soft As Rain” and “Jaws Of Life”, and now we’ve got another track from that forthcoming album, the insanely beautiful “A Soft Opening”, which was produced by LA/NY experimental pop duo 18+ and Latisha Faulkner.

Dan Bodan’s new album “Soft”, co-produced with Physical Therapy and Renaissance Man’s Ville Haimala, will drop on October 28th via DFA Records. Also, DFA has teamed up with Canadian cassette label 1080p for a limited-edition cassette version of “Soft”, which is now available to pre-order here.

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A.A.L. (Against All Logic): “You Are The One”

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October 21st, 2014
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A.A.L. (Against All Logic): “You Are The One”

The first edit on Nicolas Jaar’s subscription-only label Other People comes from A.A.L. (Against All Logic) in the form of “You Are The One”, a sublime mid-tempo take on Jocelyn Brown’s “Somebody Else’s Guy” with some seriously funky vibes. Give “You Are The One” a spin or two above and pick up the one-sided 12” here.

U: “The Kids Will Take Care Of Themselves” Video

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October 21st, 2014
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Having previously released a couple EPs on George Fitzgerald’s label ManMakeMusic and on Phantasy Sound as part of BTU, the enigmatic London producer/DJ U returns to Erol Alkan’s imprint with his four-track debut EP called “Heaven In A Heartfelt World”. Here we have the video for the EPs lead track and opener “The Kids Will Take Care Of Themselves”, which you can now watch above. Speaking of the track, U says, “Sometimes it’s not so much about listening to music, but listening to your own ways of listening. It’s much more to do with hearing your own ways of hearing.”

The “Haven In A Heartfelt World” is out now on vinyl via Erol Alkan’s Phantasy imprint, while the digital version will come out on October 27th. Pick up your 12” here.

Sportsman: “Begin Again”

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October 21st, 2014
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Swedes do it better. Stockholm-based musician Per Magnanimous, formerly of The Sonnets, returns under his Sportsman guise with this fragile cover of Taylor Swift’s “Begin Again”, which was produced by fellow Swedish producer and frequent collaborator HNNY. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

In Sportsman’s own words: “I was in my car driving with HNNY. It was winter. We were on an island on the east coast of Sweden. We were listening to this song. I love Taylor and this is my favourite. It’s always being played like a film in front of me. I love that it takes place in a café and the story… Being kind of fucked over and saved by someone new. Johan [Cederberg, HNNY] said it sounds like a Sportsman song. He thought I should make a cover. What’s past is past.”

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