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Ten Walls this week shared a new single “Sparta,” a track that pays homage to classic house music, with minimal drums and a resounding bass that adds some bravado to the otherwise simply but beautifully executed song.

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DJ Rashad was and still is a legend. Not only was he a Footwork and Juke pioneer but also one of the hardest working DJs and producers I’ve ever met. The dude really never stopped working. He was either globetrotting and spreading the sound of Chicago around the world or in the lab pushing himself to expand his sound further and further. In April 2014 the world lost one of the most inspiring and talented artists of our time. His spirit moves through Teklife, the dancers, his friends and everyone he has touched or influenced.

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with Rashad and even be remixed by him. The tracks were never completely finished and seemed impossible to finish after he passed. Eventually I mustered up enough courage to open the sessions and finish them. It is what Rashad would have wanted me to do.

“Movin’ Forward” is a collection of those collaborations plus two exclusive unreleased Machinedrum tracks that were heavily inspired by Rashad and the Teklife crew. I called it “Movin’ Forward” because I know Rashad wants everyone he touched to keep pushing themselves and follow in his footsteps on the path he had been creating all these years. I’m proud to have known him, shared the stage with him and to have collaborated with him. May his sound and spirit continue to inspire and spread through everyones speakers! Teklife to tha next life!!

R.I.P. DJ RASHAD”

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This is sort of a trifecta as far as collaborations go. After a short period of silence, Australian beatmaker Ta-ku teams up with vocalist JMSN and Soulection producer Sango on “Love Again,” which sees all three artists delving into indie synthpop territory. This single is the first cut from Ta-ku’s upcoming EP “Songs To Make Up To”.

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Little Giants is a UK based band of multi-instrumentalists with a penchant for acoustic and dance music and blending the two. Their latest single “Lately (Love, Love, Love) is a perfect example of their crossover style, with a pulsing Balearic house beat and beautiful acoustic guitar riffs. Take a listen below!

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Zacari is a new project from an enigmatic LA-based artist and “Foggy Windows” is only his second ever release. Even for someone relatively green, Zacari has enlisted some heavy hitters in the production world for this single. Produced by fellow Los Angeles artists NGHTMRE and J-Louis, “Foggy Windows” has a slick jazz influenced house sound with a dash of funk that is ready to energize your weekend.

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File this under BEST. DAY. EVER. It’s been a while since we last heard from Los Angeles noise synth rock band HEALTH, but today they reveal “NEW COKE,” off their forthcoming LP “Death Magic,” due August 7 on Loma Vista.