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  1. NEW MIX: MR BEATNICK DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL 2014 MIX

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    With three sets confirmed for this years Dimension Festival in Croatia, Mr Beatnick puts together this summery, feel good mix for the series including tracks from Galcher Lustwerk, Theo Parrish, Floating Points and Larry Heard amongst others. Open the windows, poor an icy drink, sit back and enjoy!


    Listen to the mix here

  2. RESIDENT ADVISOR REVIEW: VIN SOL ‘WESTERN WAYS EP’

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    San Francisco producer and Soo Wavey chief Vin Sol scores 3/5 from Resident Advisor on his latest release, ‘Western Ways EP’.

    The “Raw” side of the 12″ features ‘Cookies’ and ‘Spoiled Exile’, two tracks of dance floor- ready, mutated house, whilst the “deep” B-side recalls the sound of Chicago, with ‘Pyramids’ and ‘Meltdown’, of which the latter’s percussion is stripped back and melodic.

    Head to Resident Advisor to read the full review.

  3. BEN SUN AND SISTERHOOD FEATURE ON DE AMBASSADE’S ‘ENDED UP AT THE AMBASSADE’

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    Ben Sun and Sisterhood both deliver outstanding interpretations for ‘Ended Up At The Ambassade’, San Soda and Gratt’s collaborative record out today on newly-founded Belgian imprint, Ensemble.

    Belgian producers San Soda and Gratts combine under their De Ambassade moniker for the opener ‘Gebakken Lucht’, which deploys funky bass and sporadic chimes for an original sound, and is complimented by the more chilled and melodic second track, ‘Intiem’, from Ensemble resident Raw Sketches.

    Next up is Ben Sun‘s Sunny Interpretation of ‘Gebakken Lucht’, an upbeat and lively track, and the record is rounded off perfectly by London-duo Sisterhood, whose Cloudy Interpretation of ‘Intiem’ combines a catchy bass hook and intermittent snares to create an uplifting house spin.

    ‘Ended Up At The Ambassade’, with its amusing title and photography, is in many ways a feel-good record and is set to be a great release.

    Order your copy here.

  4. AMIR ALEXANDER: PREVIEW ‘ACID FRENZY’ EP

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    Amir Alexander has teamed up with pioneering DJ Traxx on their split release ‘Acid Frenzy’ EP.

    The record is the first of a collaboration entitled ‘Howard/Loyola Project’ and falls from Anunnaki Cartel, the label founded as a mutation of Vanguard Sound.

    Driven by incessant 303s, the EP is exactly as it says on the tin, with both joint and individually composed tracks from Alexander and Traxx.

    ‘Slow Ride’ is a dark affair courtesy of Alexander, demonstrating his diversity as an artist as he showcases the darker side of his musical palette.

    Preview and preorder the ‘Acid Frenzy’ EP, which is set for release 15th July, at Deejay.

  5. ESA: FORTHCOMING EP ON BUREK IMPRINT

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    After the success of his last EP on Burek ‘Serenity In a Forbidden Place’ last year, South African producer Esa Williams returns to the Croatian house label with the forthcoming ‘E Roots’ EP, set for release on 7th July 2014.

    As a continuation of his solo project away from the impressive Auntie Flo live show, the ‘E Roots’ EP contains four tracks of soulful, introspective house, the highlight of which being Esa‘s collaboration with classically-trained vocalist Henry Bennet in the opening track ‘Time of Planck’.

    Preview and preorder Esa’s ‘E Roots’ EP over at Juno.

  6. JOHANNES VOLK: THE AWAKENED GUARDIANS EP

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    Following on from ‘Beneath the Ice’ in November 2013, German producer Johannes Volk has released ‘The Awakened Guardians’, the next EP on his own label Exploration Records.

    The eighth release by Volk on the label is a three-track EP that builds on the label’s characteristic sound of conceptual futuristic techno. Heavy bass and sinister synth lines combine to create an experimental record that takes you on a journey and epitomises everything great about the German techno scene.

    The EP is available on vinyl at Decks.

    Preview Johannes Volk ‘The Awakened Guardians’ EP:

  7. BLEAK REMIX: MATTHIAS VOGT ‘MAINTAIN’

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    Matthias Vogt’s latest record, ‘Maintain’ is soon to drop on Polytone Records, and in addition to an edit by Vince Watson, Bleak has readied a remix for the flipside.

    Bleak’s reworking of the track is distinctly dancefloor-orientated, with prominent drums which reshape the original with the Swedish producer’s characteristically ‘big room’ sound.

    Matthias Vogt ‘Maintain’ (inc. Bleak and Vince Watson Remixes) is out on Polytone Records on 14th July.

    Stream all three tracks:

  8. SISTERHOOD: ‘TUNNELS’ (BICEP REMIX)

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    Ahead of the record’s release at the end of next month, Bicep have enabled a stream of their remix for Sisterhood, a track which will appear alongside the original in the ‘Tunnels EP’.

    This release will be Sisterhood’s second EP, following the success of their debut, ‘Call Me Ishmael’, which dropped last June on Tief.

    The FeelMyBicep boys offer a stripped-back, moody edit, serving to emphasise the dark edge of the original whilst maintaining their signature dancefloor-ready style with an emphatic bassline and jacking groove.

    Sisterhood ‘Tunnels EP’ is out at the end of July on Tief Music.

    Stream ‘Tunnels’ (Bicep Remix):

  9. STREAM SISTERHOOD ‘TUNNELS EP’

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    Due to drop at the end of next month on Tief Music, Sisterhood have readied a brand new EP entitled ‘Tunnels’.

    The record will be their second release, following their ‘Call Me Ishmael EP’ which dropped last June.

    With glimmers of warm, ambient tones amidst more thumping 4/4 numbers such as opener ‘Doublespeak’, the EP exhbits the duo’s diversity as producers, foraying between both the softer and darker corners of techno.

    ‘Tunnels EP’ can be pre-ordered ahead of its release at Kristina Records.

    Stream Sisterhood ‘Tunnels EP’: