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Matthew Dear’s “Wrong With Us” Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

It's been several years since Matthew Dear released a piece of music under his own name (as opposed to one of his many aliases). The timing couldn't be more perfect for the pensive "Wrong With Us," which arrives at a moment of mass reflection.

“'Wrong With Us' came about in a frenzied session with Simian Mobile Disco at their studio in the English countryside,” Dear says. “We started with some modular synths and went from there adding vocals, drums and other odd ends. In the end, we finished four songs in four days, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. It's a reflection on the state of the world we live in today.”

The track is exclusive to Matthew Dear's DJ-Kicks, which lands 27th January 2017. "Wrong With Us" is available now digitally, along with pre-orders for the DJ-Kicks album.

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Video: Maceo Plex DJ-Kicks Interview

One of Maceo Plex's stated goal with his DJ-Kicks mix was to take a forward-looking approach to the music and selection, rather than getting mired in retro-ism. That emphasis on the future seems to have extended to this video interview, which sees the DJ / producer speaking about his contribution to the DJ-Kicks series amidst some incredible 3D visuals from The Butchers. Maceo Plex's DJ-Kicks is out this week. Grab a free track, see tour dates, and order the album at http://www.dj-kicks.com/maceoplex
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Maya Jane Coles Video Interview

Maya Jane Coles' DJ-Kicks is out this week, and she's still on an incredible run! In the short time since we last touted her accomplishments, she's been named one of five Best New Artists for April by Spin Magazine, and been honored as Artist of the Year by Beatport's staff. All in a month's work, we suppose. We managed to grab some time out of Maya's insane schedule to speak in London about the mix, and her philosophy on making music. Check out the video (directed by Giorgio Gremigni) below, and below that you can grab an exclusive new Maya production from the mix. The whole mix is available from fine retailers worldwide.
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MAYA JANE COLES DJ-KICKS

Maya Jane Coles DJ-KicksMaya Jane Coles never intended to be a DJ, let alone one of the most exciting new names in house music when she first started producing hip-hop in her bedroom aged 15.

By her own admission, the 24-year-old Londoner despised … read more...

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Maya Jane Coles Gets Her DJ-Kicks

To say Maya Jane Coles had a big year in 2011 would be an incredible understatement. In the space of twelve months, the 24 year old East Londoner went from a hotly tipped favorite of house music connoisseurs to, well, pretty much taking over the world. It is our extreme pleasure to announce that her first commercially available DJ mix is coming this year, in the form of a DJ-Kicks mix in April. (Tracklist & more info after the jump)
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MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE DJ-KICKS

Danilo was always incredibly young with things. He started producing at the age of eleven—“way
too early” as he jokes—having his first release out just five years later: Inverse Cinematics’ “Slow Swing”, released on Pulver Records in 2002, and ended … read more...

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