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All words: Toni Tileva
In this column, I cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know].

1. Debian Blak–Push It [feat. Kate Sproule]

Leeds-based producer Debian Blak is following firmly in the [big shoes] and footsteps of fellow Leeds bass purveyors Submotion Orchestra and Nightmares on Wax. With the release of his new EP Six Months From Mars, he continues to be at the vanguard of the post-dubstep bass movement.

 
2. ENiGMA Dubz–Keep It On The Low
Call it future garage, call it atmospheric dubstep, call it Burial-esque, but recognize good dub when you hear it. The Birmingham-based producer James Vine has been incredibly prolific and making big reverberations throughout the  community.3. The xx–Fiction [Maya Jane Coles Remix]
Yes, I clearly can’t stop talking about Maya Jane Coles, but how could I be faulted for recognizing her as a Musical Midas. This is a very timely and characteristically Minimalist-Maya remix coinciding with the release of the xx’ new video for Fiction.

4. A Tribe Called Red–The Road
A Tribe Called Red recently brought their “Electric Pow Wow” to DC. While the list of offenders who “borrow” freely from “native” music only to throw on top of some slap-dash electronica to sell to the yoga/new age set runs long, it is incredibly refreshing to find a group of Native American musicians paying homage to their roots with aplomb and respect. Truly thunderous.
5. Ugly Heroes–God’s Day Off
Emcees Verbal Kent and Red Pill and producer Apollo Brown are blue-collar rap trio Ugly Heroes and they rap about jobs, friendships, relationships, and day-to-day stuff–shocking, right? A lot of relatable-to material here.
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