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The xx gets remixed, new music by Gavin Turek, a gorgeous tune by Burial and more

The xx: On Hold (Jamie xx Remix) The incredibly talented Jamie xx has taken the lead single from The xx’s latest album I See You and reworked it into a six-minute techno jam that’s made for the dance floor. With minimal vocals included, the “On Hold” remix seems to sample Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy” and certainly creates an ’80s rave party vibe. Björk: the gate …

Premiere: “Bubblegum” by CAPYAC feat. KD Kinetic

An electropop track that colorfully highlights women's frustration with male aggression

For every empty electronic track out there doing little more than moving bodies on a dance floor, one’s like “Bubblegum” exists for those paying closer attention—for people who want to dance but know if they tune in a bit more, something of value is being conveyed. This single’s the latest release from Austin-based duo CAPYAC and features the vocals of KD Kinetic. As she explains, …

Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years

The Amsterdam-based record label talks about reaching a decade of selectors

Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists. The friends and family atmosphere of the Amsterdam weekender has been preserved—despite its growing reputation—since the inaugural festival in 2013, thanks to years of hard …