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Labels We Love: Future Times

Future Times began simply with a 7″ from Maxmillion Dunbar, the solo alias of DC-area DJ/producer Andrew Field-Pickering. After putting out the “Outrageous Soulz” b/w “Dreamerzzz” single himself towards the …

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Five Minutes at Sónar with Nguzunguzu

The 2012 edition of Sónar certainly kept us busy—check our review for proof—but we did find time to sit down and chat with a couple of our favorite artists during …

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Bubblin' Up: Kevin McPhee

Kevin McPhee considers himself an electronic newbie. The 22-year-old Toronto native got his ID in order to start going to clubs a scant three years ago. A couple of years …

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Five Minutes at Sónar with Nina Kraviz

The 2012 edition of Sónar certainly kept us busy—check our review for proof—but amidst all the activity, XLR8R did manage to convince a couple of our favorite artists to sit …

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Sónar 2012: Winners and Losers

Fresh off a trip to Montreal for MUTEK, XLR8R hopped on another plane, this time heading all the way to Barcelona for the city’s annual Sónar festival. Frankly, it’s hard …

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Bubblin' Up: Taragana Pyjarama

Nick Eriksen was all of 19 years old when his first foray into the production world, under the guise of Eim Ick, garnered a good deal of praise for its …

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Deep Inside: Drexciya 'Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller II'

There’s only a handful of artists that can justify a four-part series of full-length reissues: Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and (of course) Drexciya. Even though pretty much no one …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Blondes

As always, this year’s edition of MUTEK offered a potentially overwhelming number of shows, parties, workshops, panel discussions, and more. Amidst all the activity, XLR8R also wanted to take the …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Kode9

As always, this year’s edition of MUTEK offered a potentially overwhelming number of shows, parties, workshops, panel discussions, and more. Amidst all the activity, XLR8R also wanted to take the …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Nicolas Jaar

As always, this year’s edition of MUTEK offered a potentially overwhelming number of shows, parties, workshops, panel discussions, and more. Amidst all the activity, XLR8R also wanted to take the …

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MUTEK 2012 Wrap-Up, Part Two with Tim Hecker, Nicolas Jaar, Kode9, Kink, and More

A lot happened during the first two days of MUTEK 2012—check the wrap-up here—but that was honestly just a warm-up for the festival’s slate of events over the weekend. With …

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High Five: d'Eon

Canadian singer/producer/musician d’Eon has been on our radar since LA’s Hippos in Tanks label dropped his bewildering Palinopsia EP and his split with fellow Montreal native Grimes, Darkbloom, last year. …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with BNJMN

As always, this year’s edition of MUTEK offered a potentially overwhelming number of shows, parties, workshops, panel discussions, and more. Amidst all the activity, XLR8R also wanted to take the …

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XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of May

Whether rain or shine, feast or famine, hell or high water, XLR8R aims to fill your week to the brim with excellent new music for absolutely no cost. This past …

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Five Minutes at MUTEK with Shlohmo

As always, this year’s edition of MUTEK offered a potentially overwhelming number of shows, parties, workshops, panel discussions, and more. Amidst all the activity, XLR8R also wanted to take the …

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Rewind: Jimmy Tamborello

It’s hard to imagine that a person as reserved and unassuming as LA producer Jimmy Tamborello is behind some of the strongest and most widely loved electronic music to be …

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MUTEK 2012 Wrap-Up, Part One with Jeff Mills, Shackleton, Shlohmo, Apparat, and More

Montreal is just too fucking cute. Honestly, the word picturesque doesn’t do justice to this place. It’s like a charming wonderland with vintage architecture, cute food, urban greenery (so many …

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