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  1. Single Servings (Premiere): Dream Cop & Outlands – Com Ocean

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    When collaborations between talented musicians are done right, the results can be pretty fantastic. With that in mind, we’re proud to premiere “Com Ocean” which is the debut collaboration by electronic/experimental pop artist Dream Cop (Tommy Davidson) and disco-noir duo Outlands (Mark Arciaga & Melissa Smith). The track opens like a dystopian vision: bleak and populated only by desolate synths and Smith’s brittle, porcelain vocals. With a sharp snap and clattering percussion the vibe grows decidedly more optimistic as the atmospheric jam rolls forward with a tumbling rhythm and a smoky, midnight-lit groove. Without a doubt, “Com Ocean” leaves me eager to hear more from this promising team up. Don’t take my word for it, download this jam and give it a listen.

    Dream Cop & Outlands – Com Ocean

    Find more from Dream Cop on his Bandcamp page. Find more from Outlands on their Bandcamp page.

  2. Single Serving: Two Inch Punch – Love You Up.

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    Y’all remember Two Inch Punch, right? I posted about his f**king beautifully textured, glitchy, dubby tunes just a few weeks ago.  And yeah, I’m still in love.  And I suspect that if you are too then you’ll be happy to hear his latest tune which you can stream below.  The new track has a slow, sleazy groove and some out-of-this-world sonics that you want to reach out and touch with your hands.  Dig it!

    +++ Love You Up. — by +Two Inch Punch-

  3. [Exclusive] Single Servings: Evenings – Beta Thought

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    Evenings (a.k.a. Nathan Broaddus) released one of the best EPs of 2010 – his North Dorm EP – which is quite a feat considering 2010 was essentially the year of the EP.  For my part, I still play North Dorm about once a week, and each time I listen to it I’m floored by how good it is.  It is no exaggeration to say that there is absolutely no one making better, more emotional or more thoughtful electro-pop. Broaddus has an uncanny knack for creating evocative melodies using beautifully textured tones and clever, interesting rhythms that warmly envelope the listener.  And personally, I haven’t felt this engaged by electronica since Four Tet’s Rounds.   So in the mind of this music critic, North Dorm EP is that good.  So you probably can imagine how excited I am to be able to present a Turntable Kitchen exclusive premier of Evenings’ latest cut “Beta Thought.”

    I’m going to let the track speak for itself, but let me just say that I hope you have a good pair of hi-fi headphones because if you throw on a pair of tin cans to give this song room to breathe it will take over your subconscious.  “Beta Thought” was recorded as a one-off, but could show up on a later release.  Read TK’s review of Evenings’ North Dorm EP here, and then download it from bandcamp.

    Evenings – Beta Thought [TK Exclusive]
    Evenings – Babe [from North Dorm EP]

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  4. Single Serving: Two Inch Punch – Various Tracks

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    If you are at all like me, sometimes you want squealing lo-fi guitars, but sometimes you’d rather listen to some glitchy, chopped-up, sample-heavy dub.  And if you are in the mood for the latter, I definitely recommend London’s Two Inch Punch (a.k.a. Ben Ash) who records concise “lovestep” that is perfect for satisfying any dub-craving glitch itch. He described his process as mixing together “weird drum sounds, glitchy basses, smashed up strings & squashed vocals.” And it turns out this is something he does quite well. In fact, the results are so impressive it is hard to believe he just started throwing tracks together this past November.

    “Breaking Hearts” features bright, tone-based melodies, stuttering drum and bass-heavy rhythms accompanied by ghostly and dissected vocal snippets.  The static-filled “Her Heart Moves” follows suit with more distorted vocals and heavy-dubbed out bass.  Anyways, I just found this in my inbox an hour ago – and I’m already a fan.

    +++ Her Heart Moves — by +Two Inch Punch-
    +++ Breaking by +Two Inch Punch-

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