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Basic Soul Unit Teams Up with Dekmantel to Issue New LP
'Under the Same Sky' is set to drop on October 16.

In addition to being one of the most beloved festivals in all of Europe, Dekmantel has a superb catalog of music that they have been releasing since 2009. To bolster …

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Robert Hood Releases Triple LP Reissue of Minimal Nation
The deluxe white vinyl will also come with a free CD and includes unreleased material.

1994’s Minimal Nation is one of Robert Hood’s many landmark releases in the techno genre, and now it will be given a deluxe 3 x LP (white vinyl / CD inside) make …

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Podcasts

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

Gear

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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
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Native Instruments Launches Stems
The open file format officially launches today with Beatport, Juno, and Bleep, among others, now selling the files.

Downloads

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Cassini "Threatless"

Olly Stork (a.k.a. Cassini), who makes up one half of the duo 2ndSun, has released his sophomore effort via the interstellar imprint Tessier-Ashpool Records. Naming his latest EP Fermi, after …

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Roscius "Petrol"

Roscius combines live performance, vocal loops, and production intricacies to make engrossing sounds that are as innovative as they are emotional. After impressing us with his first release, WMD#1, Roscius is back …

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Ishivu "Gryning (Matt Karmil Remix)"

UK DJ and producer Matt Karmil has had a busy year since XLR8R put the spotlight on him as an artist to watch in a Bubblin’ Up article in May of 2014. …

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Reviews

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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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Offshore Off Peak
Big Dada releases the late Ewan Robertson’s final work.

Indie labels are often tight-knit families of musical miscreants united through their love of a certain underground sentiment—and with the posthumous release of Ewan Robertson’s final set of work as …

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