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The third installment of METAPHYSIX off Jimmy Edgar‘s label and collective ULTRAMAJIC, brings us some of the best dance tunes we’ve heard all year. The 5 tracks off the electro-funk techno label range from the industrial pounding beats of Crystal Bandito’s “Eekwalk”, to the hard-hitting hyper-techno track “Move” from the always innovative Aden.

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The Alexanders, or known separately as Alex Metric and Yuksek are back with a new funky tune going by the name “Pwoin Pwoin Pwoin”, and that’s exactly what it sounds like. Building synth work sprinkled with some intergalactic woogs and woggles, all over a 4/4 house beat. Set to be released off of Yuksek’s imprint Partyfine on August 25th, “Pwoin Pwoin Pwoin” is a great addition to the already stellar discography of the young label.

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Discobelle mix series alum Kiwi, released a brand new EP off Duke Dumont’s mysterious imprint Blase Boys Club and to say we’re excited is an understatement.  The title track “The Mara” is full of bleeps and bloops slowly rising and falling over a mid tempo house beat, heavy high hats and creepy synth work complete the tune making it perfect for 4am dancefloors anywhere. Following that is a smart and funky disco beat burner “Gerenuk” coming in with some serious 2009 bloghaus feels (yeah I said it don’t judge me). Last comes the Duke Dumont edit of “The Mara” which is a stripped down less strange version of the original, but still groovy none the less.

Make sure to check out Kiwi’s lovely mix for us as well

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Fast rising producer ZHU’s huge hit “Faded” has gotten the official remix treatment from some serious heavy hitters including The Magician, Taches and more. The EP comprised of five different remixes is a solid mix spanning across multiple genres seamlessly. From Amtrac’s club friendly tech house re-work to ODESZA’s slow and smooth R&B infused concoction, this package takes the already superb original to unusual and interesting places.

‘Faded (The Remixes)’ EP Track List:
1. Faded (The Magician Remix)
2. Faded (Odesza Remix)
3. Faded (Amtrac Remix)
4. Faded (Lido Remix)
5. Faded (Taches Remix)

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Bixel Boy’s new track “Empire” seems to be appropriately titled since that’s what these two have created this past year. With a packed tour schedule and a slew of solid releases, the boys have skyrocketed to popularity and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Their second release on Sweat It Out! and their first original track of 2014, “Empire” is a triumphant bass driven electro house tune that blurs the lines between big-room and underground. The end result is a complex yet accessible track perfect for the mainstage and the 4am dance floor all at once. Keep an eye out for the full release of the Empire EP on June 27th.

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Anna Lunoe does it again with a brand new hard-hitting techno bomb appropriately named “Bass Drum Dealer (B.D.D). Like most of Anna’s tracks this tune is a well crafted dance floor killer complete with her silky smooth vocal work and infectious lyrics. Released on the Nest the song is available for free download, it doesn’t get much better than that.