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VHS or Beta New Abum “Diamonds & Death” September 27 +Free MP3 “I Found A Reason”

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VHS or Beta

Diamonds & Death

(September 27, Krian Music Group/Chromosome Records)

Download the “I Found A Reason” MP3

VHS or Beta’s upcoming fourth album, Diamonds & Death, is a journey full of thrilling moments and unexpected turns. The album’s electronic foundation is a byproduct of the many nights VHS OR BETA DJs have manned the decks and remixes they have done in the last few years. The self-produced album travels spectacular heights to gut-wrenching plunges and is an emotional rollercoaster. The songs unfold and mutate in unpredictable ways that will transfix dance floors and bedrooms alike.  The band is offering you the first taste with “I Found A Reason” a pulsating summer anthem with a soaring refrain built on a foundation of rubbery bass, swooning synth and housey piano chords. Download the “I Found A Reason” MP3  HERE.

The anthemic “Breaking Bones” opens Diamonds & Death with a skittering beat, keyboards stabs and a transfixing vocal melody that submerges you into the album and explodes into a guitar-fueled chorus.  The title track transforms from a minimal synth track into a dance floor behemoth.  The album’s quixotic nature juxtaposes dance floor stompers like “Watch Out” with experimental and throbbing psychedelic tracks like “Jellybean”.  Diamonds & Death is an unpredictable journey full of breathtaking epic song-scapes.
The two main creative engines behind VHS OR BETA’s decade-long career, Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy, relocated to Brooklyn from Louisville over the last two years.
Krian Music Group/Chromosome Records will release Diamonds & Death on September 27.
Stay tuned for live dates.

Motor City Drum Ensemble – L.O.V.E. (DJ-Kicks exclusive)

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L.O.V.E. is an exclusive new track from Motor City Drum Ensemble’s lovely DJ-Kicks mix, which also features music from Aphex Twin, Electric Wire Hustle, Mr. Fingers & more. A digital single for L.O.V.E. with an additional Basement L.O.V.E. mix will be released June 20th, with an extra special set of remixes on the way. DJ-Kicks is out July 5th.


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Download :Nas -NASTY (Produced by Salaam Remi) -DIRTY

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The first single from Nas 10th solo album, The Good Life
Download :Nas -NASTY (Produced by Salaam Remi) -DIRTY

Download:I Break Horses – Hearts (Tom Rowlands RAR Mix)

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Download:I Break Horses – Hearts (Tom Rowlands RAR Mix)

Introducing by Bella Union
Allow us to introduce you to the world of I Break Horses, the nom de plume of Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck. Residing in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the duo have quietly been crafting the nine tracks that make up debut album Hearts throughout stolen moments gathered up over the past three years.

Songs were written, committed to tape, destroyed. The task of capturing the sonic density of Lindén’s compositions was painstaking. Balck’s lyrics constantly teasing the senses “Lay your cold hand down on my hardest vein” (‘Cancer’) are at times insular, cold to the touch. It’s only when interpreted by Maria’s effortless croon that a warmth is added, like the first rays of sun on a cold winters morning. A balancing act of light vs. dark that reveals a beauty within the darkness.

Perhaps one would think that the results of such endeavours would be somewhat disjointed, with the influences and experiences of 36 months being thrown into the mix, Hearts could almost come across as erratic, unfocused. Thankfully, it’s quite the opposite.

Although heavily (and openly) influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Jesus & Mary Chain et al – Hearts is far from an exercise in typical shoegaze fayre. Lindén, possibly the most diminutive and unassuming person one could ever wish to meet, is transformed on record to appear 10 ft tall: a shit kicker in high-fidelity. And, perhaps where contemporaries would hypnotize the listener into their world by sheer volume alone, I Break Horses lock firmly onto the very thing that makes each and every one of us ‘tick’. Our pulse. Our Hearts. The common thread that links the nine songs together; always present, always beating – the albums strength and presence guided entirely by it.

Coupled with Lindén’s vocal, a gorgeous Scandinavian croon that’s bathed in an ocean of reverb and tremelo, Hearts is quite the sonic experience. It can’t be cast aside via a few meagre adjectives or genre classifications; you have to live it, live inside it. It will soak you up, embrace you and give back what you put in and so much more.

Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel (EP) [Deluxe] (preview)

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Van Hunt new album ‘What Were You Hoping For?’ September 27; (+free download available now)

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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Van Hunt makes his long awaited return this week with the online premiere of “June,” his first new music in more than three years.  The track is currently available as a free download via The Huffington Post, which you can download by clicking the link below:

Free Download: “June” 

“June” heralds the hugely anticipated release of Hunt’s extraordinary new album, What Were You Hoping For? .  The album – a joint venture between the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunt’s own label, godless-hotspot  – arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on September 27th.

“‘June’ was written to mirror a person’s complicated moodiness,” Hunt says. “Some people are called pessimists because of their persistent dourness – but I think they are optimists.  Sorely disappointed optimists.  The song is my attempt to make one, in particular, smile.”

Hunt will unveil a series of new tracks each month leading up to release of What Were You Hoping For? with free downloads available at a range of blogs and music websites.  Among them will be the album’s first single, “Eyes Like Pearls,” which will impact multi-format radio outlets nationwide later this summer.  In addition, free downloads will be available at Hunt’s newly relaunched official website,

Furthermore, the Los Angeles-based Hunt and his crack band plan to hit the road in the weeks surrounding the album’s release, marking his first national tour since 2008.  A full itinerary will be announced shortly.

Van Hunt first fell in thrall to the power of music from an early age, taking inspiration from a remarkable range of musicians and composers, spanning J.S. Bach to David Bowie, Thelonious Monk to Curtis Mayfield, Iggy Pop to The Isley Brothers.  The Dayton, Ohio-born musician soon made his way to Atlanta, where he drew acclaim for his creative production efforts and crafty songwriting, featured on recordings by such diverse artists as Dionne Farris, Joi, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer.  His own self-titled debut album arrived in 2004, instantly establishing Hunt as a distinctive and original talent with its idiosyncratic melding of R&B, neo-soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll.  The equally inventive On The Jungle Floor followed two years later, highlighted by the single, “Character” as well as by a surprising cover of Iggy Pop & James Williamson’s Kill City classic, “No Sense Of Crime.”

In 2007, Hunt received a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals,” honoring  “Family Affair,” a collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone found on the 2006 Sly & The Family Stone tribute album, Different Strokes For Different Folks.  Hunt had previously received a 2005 “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” Grammy nomination for his breakthrough hit single, “Dust.”

Hunt’s third album, Popular, was slated for 2008 but remains officially unreleased.  Nevertheless, the album has become an underground sensation, a classic lost album hailed by LA Weekly as “a left-field stunner” for its “trippy fusion of funk grooves, punk guitar and soul vocals.”  In 2009, Hunt liberated a collection of B-sides, demos, remixes, and other rarities on the self-released collection, Use In Case Of Emergency (Rare Items From The Vault).

A charismatic and engaging live performer, Hunt also attracted critical praise touring both as headliner as well as alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Dave Matthews Band.

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BeatauCue – Falcon Punch EP 4th July on Kitsuné(free download minimix)

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BeatauCue‘Falcon Punch’
Release date: 04th July 2011

Intricate, imaginative and downright filthy is the BeatauCue mission statement, and man do the nail it
with aplomb! This new EP contains 6 tracks that are ready made to destroy the most fierce of electro floors –
these guys aren’t messing about.
Acclaimed by electro lovers and DJs from all around the world, the young duo has managed to impose their style with the release of two EPs on Kitsuné, namely Cha Cha Cha in Spring 2010 and Disque Oh ! in early 2011. When you know it all started as a game between the two friends, their dazzling rise is even more impressive.
Falcon Punch, a six original tracks EP including “H.O.W.L”,a collaboration with the Japanese DJ Shinichi Osawa a.k.a Mondo Grosso, is another proof that there is no age for talent! With an even more energetic sound and loads of turbine, they definitely seem to be on the road to maturity.

Dowload  BeatauCue – Falcon Punch EP minimix

Tracklisting :

01 – Folder
02 – Falcon Punch
03 – Cytise
04 – Tearing
05 – H.O.W.L (feat. Shinichi Osawa)
06 – Close

Release dates :
• 27th June – beatport exclusive
• 4th July – all digitals plaforms

ON TOUR17/06 : Hive Club, Zurich (Switzerland)
18/06 : D! Club, Lausanne (Switzerland)
22/06 : Safari Party, Saint-Brieuc (France)
25/06 : Solidays, Paris (France)
30/06 : Social Club – “Falcon Punch” Release Party, Paris (France)
09/07 : Terres Du Son Festival, Tour (France)
20/07 : Paleo Festival, Nyon (Switzerland)
22/07 : Art Sonic Festival, Briouze (France)
26/08 : Epipapu festival, La Chatre (France)
27/08 : Cabaret Vert festival, Charleville-Mézières (France)
24/09 : Festival Electro Alternativ, Toulouse (France)
13/10 – 29/10 : North American Tour
12/11 : Les Indisciplinés festival, Lorient (France)
24/11 : Magazine Club, Lille (France)