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Premiere: Hear Rough Year's "Arch" in Full
The sprawling 11-minute single is streaming in full.

Rough Year is a young trans artist from Philadelphia who crafts haunting compositions characterised by themes of dispossession, alienation and forced assimilation. Following on from the politically charged Mongreal EP, Rough …

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Powel Crash Landing On Laputa EP
The latest from All Day I Dream provides more tranquil vibes for blissed-out revelers.

You’ve got to admire All Day I Dream’s consistency. In its three and a half years of existence,  Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge’s label has perfected the kind of hazy, …

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XLR8R Podcast 397: Function - Decibel 2015 Festival Edition
As the Decibel festival approaches, XLR8R presents this exclusive set from the Ostgut Ton artist.

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Alpha Recording System Tease MODEL 9000 Rotary Mixer
The new tabletop mixer features four channels, each with its own three-band isolator.
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Watch Ableton's Short Documentary on Battles
The film gives an intimate look inside the band's live set up, its production methods, and how the new album was recorded.
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In the Studio: Lucy
The Stroboscopic Artefacts label head opens up about his production techniques—and his innate need to create.

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Random Rab "39 Circles (CloZee Remix)"

Opening with slightly frayed strings and a fragile melody, CloZee makes her intentions clear early, keeping in with the haunting vibe of Random Rab’s original, the French producer twists the laid …

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LooseWomen "Slides"

Following on from its debut release—Kollaps’ GTi001—vinyl-only UK label Grade 10 will drop the latest release from LooseWomen on August 10. GTi002 is a three-track EP that explores the sound of the …

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Count Counsellor "AKidOutThere"

Quality Time Recordings is a new LA-based imprint that kicked off its catalogue last week with London-based artist Count Counsellor’s debut EP, & The Childhood Heroes—which was co-produced and co-written with Fred, Red Bull …

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all day I dream
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Powel Crash Landing On Laputa EP
The latest from All Day I Dream provides more tranquil vibes for blissed-out revelers.

You’ve got to admire All Day I Dream’s consistency. In its three and a half years of existence,  Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge’s label has perfected the kind of hazy, …

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Event Review: Sacred Ground Festival
XLR8R makes the trip to Brüssow for the first edition of Frank Wiedemann and RY X's gathering.

“The goal is only that we all return home after Sacred Ground full in heart and lungs from the time together,” says the festival mission statement. It’s a beautiful Saturday …

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David Scuba Low Toro EP
The Superfreq label cofounder comes through with a fine new release, complete with a pair of stellar remixes.

David Scuba—Mr C’s long-term partner in crime, Superfreq co-founder and NYC-hailing DJ don—brings a slice of intricate, interwoven polyrhythms in his latest EP, Low Toro, eschewing formulaic trends for an …

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