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PREMIERE: Field Of Dreams - In Our House (Clandestino ‘In Our Dreams’ Remix)
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Leeds imprint @clandestinomusic are back with their sixth release! Out 28th September, 'Various Vibrations' is a v/a EP featuring tasty contributions from the likes of Gallo and Christophe. We're very happy to be premiering a cut from the label heads themselves - Clandestino's remix of 'In Our House' by @fieldofdreams. It kicks off with lush synths, rainforest FX and a thumping kickdrum, before taking us on a swooping psychedelic journey through the heart of the Amazon. Bound to leave a serious impact crater if you drop this one on the dance floor.

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Gallo: The Tropical Hinterhof Mix
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Berlin-based producer Gallo is at the heart of the nu-balearic scene, and after hearing his excellent pair of EPs this year, we had to tap him up for our Monday mix series. Today, Gallo presents his Tropical Hinterhof Mix, the name taken from an ongoing remix series, represented here by his take on 'Find Another Breeze' by J-Walk. Having lived on the ground floor of a dark, cold Neukölln backyard for the last six years, Gallo emphasises his "need to recreate a tropical environment... for music making", hence the name. The mix opens with a pair of Gallo originals - the title track from his 'Sverna' EP which came out last month via Hell Yeah Recordings, and another from his forthcoming release on Clandestino. Loads of other goodness in there from the likes of Khotin and Jansen Jardin.

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PREMIERE: Italia 90 - New Factory
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Snapping at the heels of their recent agit-pop banger 'Tourist Estate', London post-punk outfit @italia-90-1 are already back with a brand new single! 'New Factory' is a raucous splinter of post-punk energy, all razor wire guitars and paint stripper vocals.

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PREMIERE: Monotronique - Big Puncher [Opal Tapes]
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The arcade was very busy on a Friday night, people from all over the city would come to test their luck on the fancy machinery with the promise of a glorious prize just around the corner. One man however, was not here to make use of delicate skill or precision but to throw his weight around in a sultry and overwhelming fashion. He was known as a big puncher and he was here to hit the bag into oblivion. A small crowd of hard types had gathered beside the machine as he approached with a sense of promise and vigour. The fist would bang hard... Monotronique is set to release a ten track album on the ever abstract Opal Tapes, the British label which has amassed a reputation for the odd and obscure. This one is made up of heavy hitting electronics and rugged escapism.

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PREMIERE: Orsery - Discovery Channel (Bawrut Remix) [Slowciety]
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The tv flickered and flashed, it offered a relentless stream of information and provided the world with a focus. This was the discovery channel and it was set to change the world for the better.... perhaps. Watching from an armchair he hardly moved, the beautiful images of far flung places were the soundtrack to a day wasted, he would never travel and never see the glorious sights. His experience was trapped within four walls. This was the risk of media in the digital age... Orsery is set to release a new EP on Slowciety featuring a rather spectacular remix from our brother Bawrut. You know the drill as this one is going to be big.

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PREMIERE: Jayson Wynters - Sherella's Kiss [Batti Batti Records]
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She left a kind scent upon the pillow once she'd left, her long beautiful hair had cast an elegant shadow upon the white sheet. Sherella's kiss was one of delicate wisdome but tread carefully for it could have a poisonous curse. Many men had fallen victim to her wicked play, each had loved her in their own special manner but she cared not for their feelings but for the destruction of a world beyond the heart. This was her game after all and her's to win... Why else had she been there? Jayson Wynters is a serious disc jockey, this much is true after watching him expertly blend an assortment of genre and style at Houghton festival several weeks ago. Turns out he's also a bit of a genius in the studio.

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Jon Sable: The Ransom Note Mix
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Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, @sable-beats made his way over to London a few years ago, via a short stay in NYC. Since then he has released a string of increasingly good 12"s, first on Tief Music and then the excellent In Dust We Trust imprint which he runs alongside fellow Kiwi expats Chaos In The CBD. He's also an ace DJ - as anyone who's caught him live or tuned into the IDWT show on Balamii will be able to attest to - and we're very happy to have him on board for the latest instalment of the Ransom Note Mix series.

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PREMIERE: G - Live in Japan (Pedro Vian Edit)[MOED]
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The light within the big city was overwhelming as the people rushed under the glow of the polluted haze. From a hotel window she watched with a delicate elegance - gazing out at the chaos and commotion. Billboards flashed a radiant wave of colour and in the distance the sound of a siren could be heard roaring atop the hullabloo of people. In bars people drank themselves silly and danced with a humorous love for life. However, this was not her tale, she was simply here to appear live in Japan. Pedro Vian has announced a new edits EP on the newly launched MOED, a sub label of his imprint Modern Obscure Music. He reworks a beautiful Japanese track to fine effect.

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PREMIERE: Cass. - Albertine [Into The Light]
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She walked along the beach with a soft and gentle pace. Her toes traced footprints in the sand as she left an irreplaceable mark upon a beach which would soon be submerged beneath the great depths of the royal blue water. Her name was Albertine and she was the queen of the island and a real beauty at that. She reigned over every man, woman, child and creature around these parts and they all held her within the very highest of regard. Yet she was sad, so very, very sad... Cass. is set to release a new album on the ever consistent Into The Light Records who have long since been a favourite label at Ransom Note. A collection of post-club bliss and ambient music of the highest calibre.

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PREMIERE: Arnaldo - Unknown Nude [Naturist Recordings]
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There was a mysterious picture which hung in the final corridor of the much acclaimed art gallery. It was beautiful and transcendent in nature which cast a thankful eye to the heavens above. It was an unknown nude, a hidden bust and a delicate portrait of a woman very much in her prime. Once the lights were turned off the museum would be deserted, the painting left in solitary space unwatched and gazed upon by the daily masses. This was her house after all... Arnaldo returns with the third in his Naturist series and this might just be the strongest to date. Deep, intriguing house music with a mysterious nod to what lies beyond.

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LOR: The 'Shine A Light On' Mix
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Following a string of well-received EPs on Cin Cin, Exit Strategy and Get Physical - with support from the likes of John Talabot and Bicep - @lor_belfast is gearing up to release his debut album 'Lunar Orbit Rendezvous', the first offering on his newly minted label LOREC. Out this Friday, the album charts a journey to the moon across 10 tracks of lush, old school electro. LOR has put together this excellent mix for us showcasing some of his biggest musical influences. From Kraftwerk and Japan to Orbital and Squarepusher, get stuck in...

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PREMIERE: Radium Craze - Ballad for a Cruel World (Alexander Arpeggio Remix)
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Following EPs from Analysis Of Time and Frank Butters, the third release on Too Many Squares comes from Radium Craze. Out 14th September, the 'Ballad for a Cruel World' EP plays host to three slo-mo psychedelic dancefloor wormholes. We're very happy to be premiering a remix from none other than Alexander Arpeggio (Eine Welt/Mond Musik/OTTO) who turns the title track into an interstellar slow jam replete with wobbling bass, dub FX and twinkling keys.

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PREMIERE: Gustaaf - Vacashmere [Prongof108]
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The summer was beautiful and long, the orange sky radiated across the desert and the sand rolled deep into the distance upon the dunes. Travelling in the buggy they bounced about amidst the mist as the heat poured with a prominent force from the other worldy sky up above. It was as if they had touched down on Mars and were the first to explore the unchartered territory of a planet far away. Lost in the middle of nowhere they raced on with a vigorous speed... Gustaaf is set to release a sun kissed EP on the newly launched Prongof108 label based in Berlin. Mysterious and intriguing this is a record packed with tropical enthusiasm and dancefloor delight.

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PREMIERE: Kettel - Mukudori [Perennial Series]
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The tall tree which stood by the top end of the lake had begun to lose the delicate white flowers which had grown so prominently and kindly across the summer. The garden of Mukudori was a beautifully enchanting place, one which was untouched by the havoc and chaos of mankind and the strife which came with. Moving between the green spaces the Monks moved back and forth practicing meditation and honest thought. They were but an endless stream of conciousness amidst a troubled world. Kettel is set to re-release an album on the newly launched division of Lapsus Records, Perennial Series. "Myam James Part I" will be released by the imprint for the first time. The album is superb.

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Floex & Tom Hodge: The 'Monday Is Okay' Mix
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After a chance meeting at Berlin Festival 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge (of Piano Interrupted) began a long-lasting collaboration that finally resulted in this year's 'A Portrait of John Doe', an album recorded with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Described as a response to today's "unceasing pursuit of efficiency, singularity and uniqueness", the album blurs the lines between classical, jazz and experimental electronic music. Ahead of the duo's live tour in November, Floex has put together this great Monday Mix for us. Featuring music from the likes of Matthew Dear, Alex Smoke and Olaf Stuut, dig in above...

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PREMIERE: Nachtbraker - Randy [Quartet Series]
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There was a hustle in the arena as the people began to fill each seat with a purpose. It was a randy evening and there was an eager sense of expectation in the air. The curtains hung ominously across the large sprawling stage, it would appear to be far too grand for a man of little known professionalism and hype. However, he could dance. He could move with effortless precision and skill which would wow an audience ten times over, this was but small change to a dancer of the night who had earnt his stripes amidst much rougher circumstances. Nachtbraker is a producer who has moved from strength to strength across the last few years. His delicate attention to detail lends itself well to the superbly crafted club focussed music he has released previously. However, his new album sees him travel across a far wider spectrum than that of which we have seen previously.

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PREMIERE: Dawn Again & Rothmans - Fern World (Eddie C's Red Room Remix)[Roam Recordings]
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The forest was crowded during the winter. The plants fought for the shadowy warmth of the deep marsh and it was a world in which the fern reigned supreme. The deep green treetops provided shelter and cover for the wet, damp forest floor which was alive and bubbling amidst the cold dew of the morning. In the distance the sound of a crow could be heard, coarse and loud upon the smooth ease of the morning air and the daylight glow. It was not somewhere you'd like to find yourself lost amidst the bitter cold... Dawn Again & Rothman's are set to release a new EP on Roam Recordings, a flavoursome affair with fine style and finesse. Oh, and it comes with a gracious remix for the red room by Eddie C.

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Christian S: The Ransom Note Mix
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Christian S is a mysterious force to be reckoned with - the well established disc jockey and trend setter has been a key player in the Cómeme crew for many years and has released a fine assortment of oddball dance music. His style is wild and wide ranging - this is a no holds barred contest and no genre or style is off limits. His adaptive take on dj'ing and production has allowed him to merge and manipulate worlds and in turn he has been supported by a wide number of promoters and clubs across the world. Appearances at the likes of Panoramabar, Salon Des Amatuers, De School and beyond have rendered him a consistent presence. We are delighted to welcome him as part of The Ransom Note mix series, this one is big.

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PREMIERE: Autre - Frigo [ESP Institute]
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The cold chill was creeping in under the cover of darkness and dispute. The gondola travelled slowly down the gentle river and moved with the utmost precision, the ripples flickered beneath the glow of the moonlight. Frigo would soon arrive at his destination - it had felt as though he had been travelling for a lifetime between the rocky mountains. This was to be the end for him but he wasn't afraid of what might lie amidst the great beyond - his time had come. Autre has released a charming two track EP on ESP Institute, the longstanding imprint run by Lovefingers. The EP blurs the lines between abstract experimental and electronic, a beautiful crossover between worlds.

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PREMIERE: BufoBufo - Bufotenin [Tone Dropout]
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London-based imprint Tone Dropout return with the sixth entry in their v/a compilation series! Out next week, 'Tone Dropout Vol. 6' is home to sizzling rave bangers from label family DJPC and Dawl as well as newcomers like Craig Bratley. Our pick comes from @bufobufo-1 who's previously released on labels including Ritual Poison and Ecstasy Garage Disco. His track 'Bufotenin' is a bleep-tastic breakbeat stomper with soulful, drifting vocals and a breezy synth melody.

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