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Tim Hecker, Powell, and Luke Abbott Complete Semibreve Festival 2015
The 5th edition of Semibreve will run between October 30 and November 1 in Braga, Portugal.

Semibreve has completed its 2015 lineup, adding Time Hecker, Powell, and Luke Abbott to its already bulging roster. Taking place on the centenary Theatro Circo, the cutting-edge GNRation and Casa Rolão, …

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RoBOt Festival Announces Fifth Wave of Names
Jozef Van Wissem, Dam Funk​, Biosphere​ and more added to this year's event

roBOt Festival has announced 10 new names to play at this year’s event, with with live-sets, DJ sets, a film-show and two guests on the RBMA stage. The artists added with this announcement …

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Upcoming Events

Fri 04

Outlook Festival 2015

Fort Punta Christo - Pula, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
Fri 04

Movin Roots Showcase

TBA Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY, US

Podcasts

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Podcast 402: System of Survival
In the run-up to an appearance at Decibel, a pair of Barcelona-based Italians work their house-music magic.

Gear

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Panasonic Announces Relaunch of Technics Turntable
The audio electronics manufacturer also announced a new grand class audio amplifier and a new model of headphones.
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In the Studio: Maxxi Soundsystem
Bristol-based Sam Watts gives XLR8R a tour of his analog-heavy cave and discusses his ever-changing production methods
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Watch Pioneer DJ's Teaser Video For New "Battle" Mixer and Rekordbox Update
The minute-long video gives viewers a mysterious look into the new mixer, to go along with the release of Rekordbox 3.3.0

Downloads

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Ténèbre "Construction Random”

Paul Tenebre (aka Ténèbre) is a French producer whose heavy and brooding techno sound is a unique reflection of the bustling metropolis where he has taken up residency, Seoul. Releasing …

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Lone "Minor Suns (Lance Neptune Remix)"

Having previously featured his starry-eyed song “Pink Violet” as a free XLR8R download around this time last year, Maryland-based producer Lance Neptune has returned with a remix of Lone’s track “Minor …

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Nate Connelly "10 Zero"

Kicking off with soft soundscapes and dripping vocals that amble in the distance, “Zero 10″ by Nate Connelly lingers beautifully until building into a thumping and steep, downtempo ballad. After …

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Reviews

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Various Artists: Total 15
The 2015 edition of Kompakt's annual bounty of tunes is one of the label's best installments in years.

Another year, another installment of Kompakt’s Total compilations series, and by now we generally know what to expect—a beyond-solid collection of cuts from the label’s old guard and new jacks, brimming …

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Various Artists µ20
One of electronic music's most adventurous labels, Planet Mu, celebrates 20 years of singular sounds.

Planet Mu has never been easy to categorize. For the past 20 years, the label has continually taken risks on new styles of electronic music, developing sounds that stray from …

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Nuage Neida
The Russian producer's pan-genre approach brims with fluid grace.

You could call the mid-to-late-’00s a gilded era for beat experimentation. It’s as if the seeds planted in the ’90s by labels like Mo’ Wax, Ninja Tune and Ubiquity, and …

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