[NEW] SBTRKT – Transitions (EP Stream)

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Since his incredible self-titled debut album in 2011, SBTRKT has had his fans eagerly anticipating new music. While his long-awaited follow up is yet to have a set release date, the talented experimental producer provided a stream of a brand new EP today to hold us over.

Appropriately titled Transisitions, SBTRKT’s new EP serves as an instrumental journey that displays his unique attention to the subtleties and nuances of his art. The project will be released in three parts on vinyl and for digital purchase–Part 1 on May 5th, 2 on May 19th and 3 on June 2nd.

As always, you can check out a couple of our favorites above, but we highly recommend heading over to SBTRKT’s website for the full stream with some breath-taking accompanying interactive visuals.

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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Red Bull Sound Select brings an extraordinarily diverse and eclectic lineup this Thursday for their first ever Denver showcase helmed by Shigeto, RUMTUM, Inner Oceans and Kitty Crimes. Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. at our favorite indie venue in Colorado, The Larimer Lounge, the Denver Sound Select showcase treats its listeners to a free night of texturally differing music from Detroit based producer Shigeto offering up a headline set sure to be dripping with his unique partiality to sultry, melodic two-step electronica while being supported by some of Denver’s most innovative and recognizable musicians. The local triumvirate consists of constantly evolving beatsmith RUMTUM, an artist with whom his live show draws its listener directly to its heart with slick, chilled out instrumentation; the haunting, synth-fuled minimal indie-pop of Inner Oceans and M and the Gems frontwoman Maria Kohler entrancing us with her hip-hop project Kitty Crimes providing more than enough fluent cyphers for the entire night. This all-embracing night of music is more than stoking our fire for awesome live shows, while simultaneously heralding the Mile High City as a flourishing music hotbed of all genres, so we wanted to ring it in with you Ninjas. The show is free with an RSVP here, and if that’s too much for you, it will be only $5.00 at the door. Just make sure to arrive early as there are an unlimited number of RSVP’s made available and it will be first come, first serve until capacity. We’ll see you there Denver friends!

In anticipation of their peformances, stream “Miss U” by Shigeto, “Ruby Dime” by RUMTUM, “Ready Your Ghost” from Inner Oceans and a throwback: “Penny Mastered” from Kitty Crimes below.

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Like many artists to emerge through the blogosphere these days, Jr. Hi is a man shrouded in mystery, but one thing we do know about him so far is that he knows how to pick his partners well. After previously collaborating with The Weeknd on his first single “Secrets,” the Neon Gold signee reemerges with a Valentine’s Day treat alongside Childish Gambino. ”Trillion Girls” is an enigmatic, slow burning affair, that steadily builds through a sultry mixture of hazy vocals, trippy synths and pounding drums. Bino helps kick the song off with a deeply provocative verse, rapped in a hushed tone that’s reminiscent of what he heard on Because The Internet. Grab the free download above, and make sure this is a fixture in tonight’s playlist.

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Make no mistake, Little Dragon are back and better than ever, and they aren’t being shy about their return at all. With their fourth studio album, Nabuma Rubberband, set for release on May 13th, the Swedish pop group have unleashed the first taste of what they’ve been cooking over the last three years. “Klapp Klapp” is a torrentially fervent effort that rushes towards the listener and grabs them by the head.  The spastic bassline and rapid drums are balanced out by Yukimi Nagano‘s airy vocals, resulting in a refreshingly boisterous experience. You can see the tracklist for the album below, and make sure to catch the band on tour in the lead-up to the release of Nabuma Rubberband. 

01 Mirror
02 Klapp Klapp
03 Pretty Girls
04 Underbart
05 Cat Rider
06 Paris
07 Lurad
08 Nabuma Rubberband
09 Only One
10 Killing Me
11 Pink Cloud
12 Let Go

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Remaining releatively quiet on the music front, minus a couple remixes, NY artist Theophilus London returns today with a brand new EP for our listening enjoyment. The project, titled Lovers Holiday II, comes just in time for Valentine’s Day and is a continuation from his 2011 EP Lovers Holiday. Carrying the same vibe from the previous collection, fans get a brief taste into the inner workings of the producer/rapper/singer/fashionisto. Featuring 6 new tracks of original material and help from Kanye West, Leon Ware, Blood Orange, and The Force MDS, this is definitely worth the wait and listen. You can grab a free download HERE.

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[NEW] SBTRKT – Hold The Line

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How’s this for a sweet Sunday surprise? Premiered by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC’s Radio 6 earlier today, SBTRKT has revealed the very first single of a series of vinyl 12″ records to be released prior to his next album (presumably called Transitions based off of the SoundCloud tag). Not very much detail was provided beyond that, other than the fact that all of the tracks would be instrumentals, and no timeline was provided for their release. In the meantime, we can at least enjoy his latest offering, which seems to continue the trend we heard from the UK producer in late 2013. “Hold The Line” indulges the listener in rich bass lines and moody, atmospheric synths to create a truly all encompassing experience. 2014 seems primed to be a big year for SBTRKT, and we can’t wait to hear what else has in store for us in the coming months.

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