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CANT is the baby of Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. It is a Terrible Records Family affair as George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow helps out on the album and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes plays in the live rendition of CANT. “Dreams Come True” is out 9.13.2011 on Terrible Records/Warp Records. It is a collection of tunes that are a totally different and refreshing listen compared to the verbose and intricate music of Grizzly Bear. The music feels like if Vincent Gallo’s music was remixed by his Warp Records label mates. Once again Warp Records wins me over. This album will be in heavy rotation this Fall for me #AutumnalTones

Listen to “Believe” a slowburner of a tune full of dirty bass and “Answer” with its swarming dark R’n’B vibes.

CANT – Believe (taken from Dreams Come True – Terrible Records / Warp Records) by Warp Records

CANT – Answer (taken from Dreams Come True – Terrible Records / Warp Records) by Warp Records

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Rustie : All Nite

Rustie is going to flip the entire electronic music scene on its head with his album “Glass Sword”. It is pure hypersonic bliss that is set to shoot all of our minds and feet into hyperdrive. Listen to the lightspeed boogie track that is “All Nite” off of “Glass Sword” which is out on Warp Records, 10.11.2011

Rustie – All Nite (taken from Glass Swords) by Rustie

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Music Video : Leno Lovecraft “Princess”

Here is some sugary yet smooth synthpop via Leno Lovecraft’s EP out on the Parisian label Maman Records now.

Leno Lovecraft EP #1 by Maman_Records

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Jamie XX : BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Ah 2 hours of Jamie xx digging deep into his musical roots and influences, all in hopes of us dancing just a little bit. He throws in a fair amount of deep House tracks and some serious disco. Take note of a little teaser of his upcoming remix of Radiohead’s “Bloom” at the very end. Enjoy!

Jamie xx Essential Mix by Young Turks

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COLT+RANE presents “IN CAHOOTS” @ Ella Lounge, NYC – 8.25.2011


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Chew the Fat! @ Cable – London, UK – 8.27.2011 Twitter Contest

This weekend in London Chew the Fat! presents a massive line up of some of the acts in UK dance and bass music including a showcase of the French, Young Gunz crew. Asian Dan shall be giving away 2 tix to this massive party via twitter. All you have to do is follow @ASIANDAN and RT the following:

“RT to win 2 tix to @ChewTheFat @CableLondon this Sat with @djzinc @mjcole @MrFrenchFries @greenmoney @gunzareyoung”

More info about the party here

Check out a an exclusive Fat Club Mix by Piu Piu who will be DJing Saturday as well.

The Fat! Club Mix 023 – Piu Piu by Fat! Records

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LOL Boys “Bubbles”

LOL bass, LOL dance, LOL tropical, LOL step, LOL in da club…..LOL Boys. Only can this duo of LOL bring such a blurred vision of what “dance music” is into the world. It is everything and nothing at the same time but it will surely make you move to da groove. Also: “This release is also inspired by Jerome’s pet named Bubbles who is 17years old and is blind :’( ”

Download the 9 track “Bubbles” for free via Coco Bass

Download: LOL Boys “Bubbles”

Also check out the LOL Boys’ April Fools Day Mini Mix that the dudes put together for the blog a few months ago.

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The Rapture : In The Grace Of Your Love / White Out Sessions Live!

From this stream I can say that The Rapture are onto something fresh and exciting with their upcoming album “In the Grace of Your Love”. An endeavor that was lead by producer Phillipe Zdar who was a big plus in helping The Rapture keep one foot in the past and one in the future. Stream the entire album now via the DFA Records’ “White Out Sessions”.

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Lunice : Glow

As Lunice prepares to unleash “One Hunned” on LuckyME here is the first track off the EP, “Glow” featuring a video of Lunice paying tribute to the fallen #SWAG with his amazing footwork.

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Asian Dan Q&A : Cloud Boat

Cloud Boat first caught my ear with their tune “Lions on the Beach” which is finally getting its release on R&S Records this fall. Sam & Tom were kind enough to answer some questions about themselves and their music in hopes of painting a clearer picture of Cloud Boat, but I think their blurry and reverb soaked sounds are all you need to understand them.

RS1105 – Cloud Boat by R & S Records

Asian Dan Q&A : Cloud Boat

1. Who is Cloud Boat? How would you describe your music?

We’re Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke, and we live in North London. Describing music with words is always difficult, even more so when it’s our own. We just try to make emotional music without constraints in a way that feels right.

2. What is your first musical memories?

Sam – My earliest memories include an assortment of children’s TV themes, video game soundtracks and 70s/80s compilation tapes in my Mum’s car. I’d say beginning to listen to and be involved with classical music were the first instances that began to shape who I feel am musically today.

Tom – One is my dad singing Irish songs at parties when I was young, it never embarrased or annoyed me and I always listened intently. Another being me and my sister recording ourselves trying to harmonise nursery rhymes and singing songs in weird accents onto tape with an old knackered stereo that I still have. We’ve both recently realised that we were really fucking weird.
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