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Decibel 2011 Wrap-Up, Part 1

For those of us on the West Coast, Decibel Festival is a big deal. With a deserved reputation for gathering an immense roster—which includes some of the most established names …

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High Five: Scuba

Until recently, it seemed that Hotflush label boss Paul Rose (a.k.a. Scuba) was content to quietly put together a solid 2011, dropping the “Loss” b/w “Futureunknown” single (as SCB) and …

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Listen to Gui Boratto's Exclusive Rdio Playlist

For the latest installment of XLR8R’s ongoing Rdio playlist series, we are graced with a handful of track selections from Brazilian house/techno auteur Gui Boratto. The producer’s playlist follows not …

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Listen to The Rapture's Exclusive Rdio Playlist

Continuing with our celebratory playlist curation on behalf of the first birthday for social music service Rdio, we shoulder-tapped pre-eminent NYC dance-punkers The Rapture to hook us up with a …

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Festival Wrap-Up: XLR8R in Residence at Incubate 2011

A few months back, the Netherlands’ Incubate Festival invited XLR8R to curate three nights of parties during its week-long run. Last weekend, those parties—all of which featured almost unbelievably stacked …

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Listen to Plaid's Exclusive Rdio Playlist

Continuing with our celebratory playlist curation on behalf of social music service Rdio’s first birthday, we’ve got some track selections from seminal IDM duo Plaid. The Warp-signed outfit is merely …

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New Forms Festival 2011 Wrap-Up

This past weekend, XLR8R attended the annual New Forms Festival in Vancouver, Canada. Here’s what we saw… Now in its 11th year as an organization, the New Forms Festival set …

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B2B: Ital & Magic Touch

Daniel Martin-McCormick and Damon Palermo could both easily be counted among the busiest, hardest-working artists active today. The guys might be best known for their work in the shapeshifting Mi …

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Listen to Toddla T's Exclusive Rdio Playlist

Social music service Rdio had its first birthday just last month, and we’ve decided to help them to continue celebrating throughout September with a series of exclusive playlists from some …

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Bubblin' Up: Samo Sound Boy

Samo Sound Boy loves living in LA, although he can’t quite put his finger on what makes the city so special. “It’s really unstructured. It’s wild, and it feels strangely …

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XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of August

As you may have noticed, we like to collate the amount of traffic and numbers of downloads the tracks posted on XLR8R generate, and then make a list of the …

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