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Strange Magic: Klimek Expounds on the Themes that Influenced his Latest Album.

Polish-born, Berlin-based sound artist Sebastian Meissner is in the midst of a hyper-creative multiple-personality crisis. Only rarely has he been himself for the past decade, choosing names like aUTOkoNTRasT, Bizz …

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Slug Life: London Bassheads L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok Slither Between Genres While Keeping it Deceptively Simple

At the bottom of the flyer for last October’s edition of Night Slugs, the London club night run by Alex “Bok Bok” Sushon and James “L-Vis 1990″ Connolly, it simply …

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Five Star: Lindstrøm & Christabelle discuss their favorite musical duets of all time.

Ashford & Simpson “Solid” Stripped-to-the-bone drum machines, ice-cold chorus guitars, and digital-analog synths. As an album, the selection is pretty, uh, solid, too. The breakdown on “The Closest to Love” …

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Inbox: Scuba

Paul Rose, experimental dub producer known as Scuba, hangs tough with XLR8R in this week’s Inbox. Rose (also founder of Hotflush Recordings) remembers early rock aspirations, dishes up some killer …

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Glasser: Getting crafty with a dream-pop pump-organ princess.

The creative impulses of Cameron Mesirow, the woman behind Glasser’s dream-like folk-pop visions, are irrepressible, even when she’s under the weather. She intended to be in the studio on the …

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Inbox: Vitalic

This time around, Inbox chews the fat with French electro-house DJ and producer, Pascal Arbez (a.k.a Vitalic). The curious Frenchman ponders the power of the rumor mill, envisions a flash-mob …

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Guest Reviews: Tyondai Braxton

As the son of out-jazz composer Anthony Braxton, a member of acclaimed post-rock super-group Battles, and a renowned solo artist, Tyondai Braxton is certainly one of the biggest names in …

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Inbox: Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett, the indie-pop musician formerly known as Final Fantasy, pays a visit to XLR8R’s Inbox this week. The talented Canadian seeks alternative poutines, feels groovy, plays crowd-pleasing renditions of …

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Inbox: Eskmo

XLR8R’s Inbox brings it home this week with San Francisco-based creative bass producer and Ancestor Media founder, Brendan Angelides (a.k.a. Eskmo). Angelides takes us to the top of his playlist, …

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