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You may know Ben Browning as the bassist for the mighty Cut Copy, but with the launch of his solo project in 2012, Browning has begun to cultivate his own unique sound and will release his debut album Turns later this summer. His latest offering “Friends Of Mine” is a welcome addition to Browning’s growing discography, and is the second single off this full-length debut. Twinkling FX and pulsating synths rise and fall under Browning’s dreamy vocals, the end result is a lush pop track that almost seems to move in slow motion.

Turns is out on June 16th via Yellow Year Records but until then listen to “Friends Of Mine” down below.

Turns Tracklist:
01. Back to the start
02. Make it easy
03. Friends of mine
04. Life Dudes (Tripping through Royal Park)
05. You can be there
06. Are you acting?
07. Don’t wait your turn
08. Beaches of love
09. Don’t forget the night
10. Azizam

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Cooper Saver is a true chill bro, and next up in our weekly mix series. A DJ/producer and friend of the blog, Cooper is also the man responsible for the party series Far Away which is known for bringing high quality acts such as Tim Sweeney, Pat Mahoney and Mike Simonetti to intimate spaces around Los Angeles. When he’s not keeping the vibe right in the studio or out playing records, you can catch him the first Wednesday of every month on Dublab for his Far Away radio show, Noon-2pm PST. This particular mix starts out with tracks like Lee Douglas’ remix of “Things Are Looking Up” to keep things blissful, and quickly shifts into a more techno focused sound, perfect to tease the last bits of serotonin from a 5am dancefloor. We think you’re gonna like it.

Here’s what the man himself had to say about it

“rainy days are good for making mixes. it doesn’t rain here very often so I guess that’s why I can never get these done. this mix was recorded live on my setup at home in my apartment the other night. i did it in one take and kept the mistakes. these are mainly a bunch of records that I’ve recently acquired and they make me excited to play out – I hope you enjoy them! ”

Tracklist:

Xosar – Deja Vudu – self released
Perfume Advert – Spectrophilliac – Opal Tapes
Jose Padilla – Whistle Dance – International Feel
Galaxy Toobin’ Gang – Things Are Looking Up (Lee Douglas remix) – Creme Organization
Jamie Paton – Drole Model – Emotional Especial
Auntie Flo – Sun Ritual – Kompakt
Gonno – Obscurant (Call Super mix) – International Feel
Bell Towers – Hyper Realized Self – Public Possession
Fantastic Man – Dream Machine – Love On The Rocks
Luis CL – Inner City – Superconscious Records
Vakula – Different Tone – Firecracker Recordings
Exotic Coco Magic – Holiday Waves – The Legend of Gelert
Hashman Deejay – Samba – Falstaff
Ruf Dug – Joanna (Damn’s Dangerous Dub) – Cosmic Pint Glass
Maurizio Cascella – Old Rose – Wonder Wet Records
Will Flisk – Silent Morning – Common Thread
Jack Pattern – Blackout – Lustpoderosa
Gavin Russom – Brood Queen – LIES
Mutant Beat Dance – Stress – Rush Hour
Silent Servant – Demonstration – Sandwell District
Tornado Wallace – Kangaroo Ground – Beats In Space
Reflec – Pad Acid – Lobster Theremin
Simoncino – Spirit of Transmat – LIES
Move D – To The Disco 77 – Electric Minds
Samo DJ – Flyer edit – Public Possession

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New York based producer Dart Party shares his latest offering “Are You In,” a collaboration between him and r&b artist Govales which fits right in with the changing seasons. A mixture of house and electro, this track won’t be the last of what we hear from Dart Party. “Are You In” is out now via Crazy Heart Records, and is available for purchase on iTunes.

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Norwich based producer Louis La Roche (aka Brett Ewels), has been creating catchy dance pop tunes for years now. Following a brief slowdown within the past year, Louis is back with a funk driven track going by the name “Just Like You”. Soulful vocals rise and fall over retro synths while disco infused guitar work playfully drives the song to a dancefloor friendly vibe. The track is the first single off his debut album ‘To Rest Is To Rust’ which will be available online July 6th, until then you can listen to “Just Like You” below.

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LA-native Thee Mike B teams up with Twin Turbo for his latest EP “Late Nite Acid”, which is exactly that. “Tree House Acid” is a mixture of industrial techno and acid house filled with organic elements like jungle beats and bongos, while his collaborations with Oliver Dollar and Blu Jemz ooze with funk and soul while keeping a classic robotic sound. The term “cosmic farts” comes to mind if that makes any sense to you.

Newcomer TRACE7000 takes a groove driven approach to “Tree House Acid” creating a more dance floor friendly track, while Sage Caswell‘s remake is a hard-hitting techno bomb filled with rapid oscillating synths and mechanical overtones. Last but not least BNR’s very own Madame finishes things off with a his take on “Late At Night,” which is filled with heavy French electro sounds and a pounding bassline.

“Late Nite Acid” will be available online May 4th, until then you can listen below.






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Let’s Play House continues it’s stellar release schedule with a brand new EP by Chocki Hookon appropriately titled Warehouse Jams. The release features two originals and two remixes by LPH’s very own Jacques Renault. “In The Street” is driven by muffled thudding baselines while vintage airy vocal work floats along top, while “Random Madness” features heavy fx and wavey synth work. Renault’s two takes on “In The Street” features more housey piano work, turning the title track into a more dynamic and accessible sound.

The EP is set to be released on April 5th, and is available for pre-order over on Juno.