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Missing Linkx

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

Missing Linkx

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

Barely conscious Beatdown, like Theo on Tramadol. Ace.

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KASSEM MOSSE

2d (Original Mix)

KASSEM MOSSE

2d (Original Mix)

Oh boy, this is deadly. Sinister and seriously squashed 100bpm styles.

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MIDNIGHTOPERA

Untitled 3 (Original Mix)

MIDNIGHTOPERA

Untitled 3 (Original Mix)

Ethereal "wrong-speed" vibes, totally sublime.

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Nicolas Jaar

Space Is Only Noise If You Can See

Nicolas Jaar

Space Is Only Noise If You Can See

A potent highlight from one of the albums of the year (so far).

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KOWTON

Drunk On Sunday

KOWTON

Drunk On Sunday

Inflating a fat-assed subbass under clinically crisp percussion and lights-out synth wipes.

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John Roberts

Pruned

John Roberts

Pruned

Elegantly enigmatic old-meets-nu skool House refinement.

156

MAAYAN NIDAM

Better Stop

MAAYAN NIDAM

Better Stop

Trampled and filtered slow-house from the revered Wolf & Lamb label.

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SOUL CENTER

Marmelade

SOUL CENTER

Marmelade

Masterfully concentrated downbeat minimalism from Thomas Brinkmann.

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LOWLOW

Flow

LOWLOW

Flow

Doing the dumpy jack, pure 9am styles.

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Quest

Smooth Skin

Quest

Smooth Skin

Luscious beatdown oddity from the Antisocial Ents don.

156

1000NAMES

Before Sunrise

1000NAMES

Before Sunrise

A few shades away from Balkan disco, but with a slow, modern twist.

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JAMES KUMO

Koma

JAMES KUMO

Koma

Killer, condensed drag Techno.

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DBRIDGE

Decayed

DBRIDGE

Decayed

Chilling quasi-speed crushment taken from the excellent 'Mosaics' compilation.

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ANDY STOTT

Love Nothing

ANDY STOTT

Love Nothing

Slow and humid midnight thumper...

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Baby, go slow”

These 14 tracks identify a seam of bullet-timed grooves spread between House, Dubstep and Techno, all in thrall to that physical drag effect; kinda like dancing in a wind tunnel or those odd dreams where you're being chased by Techno viking through a swamp of molasses (or is that just us?). Recent years have seen the dancefloor pace plummet as producers continue to strive to skew conventions with energy-efficient engineering; dropping the tempo to up the groove. You can feel it in the after-effects of DJ Screw mixes, from W*tch House to Footwork to the implosive harnessing of halfstep and the sensuality of Detroit Beatdown. Here, that sense of malleable tension is stretched from Nicolas Jaar's squashed and sultry 'Space Is Only Noise...' to dBridge's quasi-speed 'Decayed' through the technoid deferment of James Kumo's anomalous 'Koma' and the deadly downstroke of Kassem Mosse's '2d'...

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On 22 Feb 18:43 Daniel Miller said:

“Best 14 Tracks in a while.”

The is my favorite 14 Tracks since the Actress comp.
Too much fun.
It's as if you guys were reading my mind.
More of this all around.

On 23 Feb 11:44 Poke said:

“Great mix”

Another great mix. Thanks for this. Just to note the Kassem Mosse track is 'Demo Drums Ripping Demos', not '2D'

On 23 Feb 13:41 Matix said:

“Play all...”

...another great selection, but why can't you incorporate a "play all" button?

On 23 Feb 19:06 Merquin said:

“Ace Smack House selection..”

Nice werk fellas. Would've included a Nochexxx and something by Vindicatrix but you can't please...yadayada.

On 23 Feb 19:32 Alan Lucas said:
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“Good stuff.”

That James Kumo track was pretty great. Love getting turned on to new stuff by you guys.

On 23 Feb 20:39 abdul said:

“1000 wins”

1000names for the win. they just get better and better.

On 24 Feb 16:54 Lara said:
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“spot on”

I don't know how you guys always know what I'm doing in my studio...but seriously, this was one of my favorite selections from you in a while. Thanks.

On 05 Mar 04:24 Chandima Silva said:
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bloody good. 'good' cannot describe it..... masterpieces they are.