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RBMA to Launch Video Game Music Documentary Series Featuring Flying Lotus, Kode9, and More; Watch the Trailer Now

Ahead of the Red Bull Music Academy's fast-approaching 2014 session in Tokyo, Japan, the academy has unveiled plans to launch Diggin' in the Carts, a documentary series that will "explore the secret history of Japanese video game music." Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Todd Osborn Preps New EP for Running Back; Hear a Track Now

Todd Osborn has kept himself rather busy this year: he's issued records for FaltyDL's Blueberry imprint, Running Back's "official unofficial" bonus beats sublabel, and delivered a 7" as Superstructure earlier this month, while still having a 12" for the Acoustic Division imprint on the way next week. Adding to his recent flurry of activity, the Michigan-based producer has revealed plans to return again to Gerd Janson's Running Back outpost with the Put Your Weight on It EP. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

DJ Spoko to Release Debut LP via Lit City Trax

South African DJ/producer and pioneer of the "Bacardi house" sound, DJ Spoko will release his debut LP via Lit City Trax next month. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Download: Blâme "Haunted"

First Listen
Label: [Re]sources

French producer Blâme (who also serves as half of the CDBL duo) will debut on the Parisian [Re]sources label next week with the three-track Paranoid EP, a record said to showcase the artist's "flair for techno breaks, acid basslines, and instrumental grime." Pulled from the record is "Haunted," a track whose heavy-handed percussion tones are laced with a dubwise roll, leaving them to chug between thick layers of clouded chord stabs and streaks of acid manipulations. Out on September 1, Blâme's complete Paranoid EP can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.8 (12 votes)
 
 

Hear a Track from Maxmillion Dunbar's New EP for The Trilogy Tapes

Originally announced back in January, Maxmillion Dunbar's Drizzling Glass EP for The Trilogy Tapes label will (after some unexpected delays) see its official release next week. To reintroduce the effort, the imprint is now streaming EP cut "Jubilee" in full. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Cooly G Announces Upcoming LP for Hyperdub

Cooly G has revealed plans to return to the Hyperdub label in October with Wait 'Til Night, the London producer's sophomore long-player. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Torn Hawk Announces New LP, Streams Lead Track

Torn Hawk (the sonic persona of Luke Wyatt) has shared details of a new full-length album, due out later this year. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Download: Pak0 "Colors"

First Listen

Hailing from the North Russian city of Arkhangelsk, Pak0 is set to drop his "Legacy" b/w "Work It Out" 12" via fledgling Moscow label Capital Bass next week. Ahead of the release, Pak0 has sent along "Colors," a garage-indebted workout that is propelled by shuffling rhythms and a series of rounded bass notes which jump around the beat. From there, the Russian beatmaker adds a handful of subtle vocal touches and grainy, droning textures which help give this club-aimed track a bit of an experimental bent. Before Pak0's "Legacy" b/w "Work It Out" 12" lands on September 1, the forthcoming effort can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (12 votes)
 
 

Frank & Tony Announce Debut Album, Share Previews

Francis Harris (a.k.a. Adultnapper) and Anthony Collins are preparing their debut full-length as Frank & Tony for Scissor & Thread, which also serves as a platform for likeminded house producers Bob Moses and Black Light Smoke. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Gear: Ask the Experts: Om Unit

Earlier this summer, XLR8R launched the Ask the Experts series as a way of letting our audience directly solicit production advice from established artists. Our first edition featured Modeselektor, while round two is being handled by bass manipulator Om Unit (a.k.a. Jim Coles). A key contributor to the UK's embrace of juke and footwork sounds in recent years, he was also one of the first producers to seriously experiment with combining those distinctly American rhythms with jungle and drum & bass. Coles' willingness to try new things doesn't stop there, as he's also been one of the innovators of the slow/fast sound, which he recently celebrated by putting together the Cosmology compilation for his own Cosmic Bridge label. With all of this low-end-centric knowledge rattling around in Om Unit's brain, we knew that XLR8R readers would jump at the chance to throw questions his way, and while he couldn't respond to all of inquires we received, he's selected a few that caught his attention and provided some very thoughtful answers. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014
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