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XLR8R Interviews Mute Founder Daniel Miller

If you’ve been paying attention at all this week, you’ve probably noticed that Mute Records recently celebrated its renewed independence with the Short Circuit Festival in London, and we were …

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Thomas Fehlmann Discusses His Relationship With Mute and the Label's Influence

This week has turned out to be Mute week at XLR8R HQ. Yesterday’s chat about the longstanding underground label took place with Moby and today’s features electronic music pioneer and …

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Watch Our Exclusive Interview With Moby Discussing the Influence of Mute Records

XLR8R recently took a trip abroad to take in the festivities that comprised Mute Records’ Short Circuit Festival. While we were there, we sat down for a few words with …

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Casual Fridays: Summer Essentials, Part One

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. With summer “officially” in full swing here is Part One of my Summer Essentials list. A wrap-up of …

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Five Minutes at NXNE With Noah Pred

Last week during a quick trip to Toronto for the city’s 17th annual NXNE Festival, we managed to wrangle a few of our favorite artists to get their take on …

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Five Minutes at NXNE With Grimes

Last week during a quick trip to Toronto for the city’s 17th annual NXNE Festival, we managed to wrangle a few of our favorite artists to get their take on …

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Bubblin' Up: Teeth

Who: Teeth Where: Helsinki, Finland When it comes to second acts in the world of music, success can be hard to come by, but 33-year-old Finn Matti Pentikäinen has managed …

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Bubblin' Up: Jam City

Night Slugs’ newest cook boils up a sweet mix of grime and house elements. You might say London producer Jack Latham—at least musically speaking—is an old soul. The 20-year-old’s instrumental …

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Casual Fridays: Croakies, combs, and clothing care!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Croakies I always break and/or scratch my sunglasses. This is usually due to the fact that I put …

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Bubblin' Up: Jonwayne

Who: Jonwayne Where: La Habra, CA Part of a crew that’s being touted as the second generation of Low End Theory, 20-year-old Jonwayne initially came up as a rapper, but …

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Bubblin' Up: As BNJMN, Ben Thomas makes dreamy, coastal house tracks while everyone else is asleep.

Producer Ben Thomas likes to be cut off from the outside world, making music when no one is around, or even awake. “I like to shut off outside influences as …

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Casual Fridays: Going green with vintage, and going blank again with shoegaze-inspired gear!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Quality Peoples Body Surf tee Ride’s cover for Nowhere is one of the best covers ever made. About …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Floating Points

Amidst the hustle and bustle of this year’s MUTEK festival in Montreal, we snagged a few of our favorite artists for a quick chat about their impressions of the festival, …

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Labels We Love: Mr. INTL

In August of last year, Hercules & Love Affair mastermind Andy Butler (pictured above) unveiled a collaborative single produced by himself and San Francisco DJ Jason Kendig, the vintage house-inspired …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Chancha Vía Circuito

Amidst the hustle and bustle of this year’s MUTEK festival in Montreal, we snagged a few of our favorite artists for a quick chat about their impressions of the festival, …

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Bubblin' Up: Guy Andrews

Who: Guy Andrews Where: Brighton, UK XLR8R has always been partial to new artists, particularly in the Bubblin’ Up section, but 23-year-old Guy Andrews is really taking the newcomer tag …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Four Tet

Amidst the hustle and bustle of this year’s MUTEK festival in Montreal, we snagged a few of our favorite artists for a quick chat about their impressions of the festival, …

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MUTEK 2011 Wrap-Up, Part 2 with Plastikman, Four Tet, Echospace, Chancha Vía Circuito, and More

Last week, XLR8R had the pleasure of running around Montreal and soaking in the sights and sounds of the annual MUTEK festival. We even found the time to snap a …

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