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L.A based producer/dj Jerome LOL is gearing up for the release of his new EP “Deleted/Fool” next week on the Friends Of Friends label, he made this absolutely amazing mix for XLR8R which will undoubtedly be soundtracking our daily grind here at Discobelle HQ.

“A simple glance at the tracklist reveals that this is not the average XLR8R mix, as it’s safe to say that we’ve never had an artist throwing down tracks from 50 Cent, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, and Usher before. However, what’s truly impressive is that Jerome LOL has managed to utilize these pop-chart anthems in a way that doesn’t seem cheap or ridiculous. There’s absolutely a method to his madness, as the mix reveals a real talent for identifying and blending sounds, irrespective of whatever cultural baggage their source material may carry. Over the course of more than an hour, there’s a continual emphasis on synthesized melodies, unobtrusive (but effective) rhythms, processed vocals, and the oddly beautiful inhumanity of modern production techniques. Even when he digs deep into his archives, there’s something familiar, even comforting, about the music on offer, not to mention a real sense of continuity from one song to the next. Jerome LOL clearly understands the dynamics of today’s pop music, but he’s also quite diligent about tracing its various elements back through history; in this way, he’s something of a musical archaeologist, and perhaps that’s what makes him such a compelling figure. After all, we’re not usually big fans of international pop smashes, but in the context of Jerome LOL, we’ve found that they go down quite smooth.”

XLR8R Podcast 328: Jerome LOL (direct link)

Tensnake

Friday Modcast mix/podcast offering courtesy of Hamburg’s house/disco king Hamburg’s Marco Niemerski AKA Tensnake, who has just finished his new album which will drop later this year. The mix is basically:

“Just a couple of fresh tunes that I like at the moment. Oh, and it also features a new track that just came out on Monday this week. It’s called 58bpm and features Fiora, a singer from Australia now based in Berlin.”

DOWNLOAD: Modcast #151: Tensnake (direct link)

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If you don’t know Smalltown DJ’s, you should be aware that they’re up there amongst the top on our dj list. Always fun, always on point and always ready to rock a party. Check out this latest mix of theirs for the Fool’s Gold Records Foolcast series.

“From the wilds of Calgary come Pete and Mike, the vinyl cowboys known to party connoisseurs the world over as Smalltown DJs. For their contribution to our esteemed Foolcast series, they’ve whipped up a non stop mix of blends ‘n more, just like the good ole days. Enjoy!”

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The third release from freshly started Berlin based label Odd Socks comes courtesy of Berlin based producer/dj James Creed. “Top Pocket EP” is born from a deep appreciation of lazy grooves, crispy sounding percussion and tumbling synth tones with the occasional handclap and soft sung vocals along with piano tones, the EP has already seen support from the likes of Axel Boman, Homework, Round Table Knights etc. and it will first be released as limited 10″ vinyl with a digital version to be released later in this month.

In support of the new release, and in anticipation of their upcoming shows at Hive, Zurich on December 27th and Panorama Bar, Berlin on January 18th, label owners Creed & Stone have supplied magnificent third installment of the Oddcast series.