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High Five: Bicep

Although Bicep is now garnering plenty of acclaim for its production work and newly minted label, the house-obsessed duo of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar first built its name on …

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Five Minutes at Moogfest with Disclosure

This past weekend, XLR8R made the trek out to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2012 edition of Moogfest, which offered an impressive array of diverse talent across its two-day program. …

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Moogfest 2012: Nine Things We Loved and One That Needed Improvement

Taking place each year in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, Moogfest has positioned itself as a unique destination festival. After all, Asheville is the hometown of Bob Moog, the …

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Press Play: Chromatics, Maurice Fulton, Model 500, Jam City, and More

In today’s Press Play, we see both young talent and seasoned veterans come together into one smattering of sights and sounds. Catch all sorts of remixes, originals, DJ sets, and …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Holding Down a Job, Promoting Your Music the Right Way, and Weird Hip-Hop

Simply put, Nick Hook is the man. Every Thursday, he drops all sorts of knowledge on the XLR8R massive, answering questions about music, production, gear, travel, fashion, romance, and living …

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Bubblin' Up: Downliners Sekt

The members of Barcelona-by-way-of-France duo Downliners Sekt are hardly newcomers to making music. In fact, the outfit, which has taken on a variety of different formations and sonic aims over …

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ADE 2012: Yays, Nays, and Okays

XLR8R has been hitting the festival circuit pretty hard in recent months, and that effort continued last week when we hopped a plane for the Netherlands to attend the 2012 …

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Press Play: Giorgio Moroder, Squarepusher, Tim Hecker, South London Ordnance, and More

We’re pretty excited about this week’s edition of Press Play, as its got all kinds of streams, downloads, and videos from remarkably talented artists across the spectrum of electronic music. …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Headphones, Analog Synths, and Building a Fanbase

It’s been less than two months since Nick Hook officially joined the XLR8R team, yet his Thursday advice column already feels like a well-established part of the site’s weekly repertoire. …

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Bubblin' Up: Citizen

When Citizen talks about the London scene which has fostered his budding career, there’s a sense of affection and grattitude in his tone. “It’s a small scene, really,” says the …

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Press Play: Madlib, Hercules & Love Affair, John Talabot, Simian Mobile Disco, and More

Seeing as how we’ve got some some unreleased jams, exclusive premieres, free downloads, lengthy DJ mixes, and more from top-shelf talent like Madlib, Hercules & Love Affair, Guy Andrews, Artifact, …

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Bubblin' Up: The-Drum

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is home to much of the city’s Latino population, but with its ample dive bars and affordable rents, it also attracts a significant cross section of Chicago’s …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Finishing Your Tracks and the Evolving Role of the Producer

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time again for everyone’s favorite globe-trotting guru, Nick Hook, to do his thing and pluck a few nuggets of wisdom from his psyche for the …

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Deep Inside: Daphni 'Jiaolong'

In 2010, Caribou released Swim, a dense, deeply infectious album that took Canadian songwriter Dan Snaith’s intricate pop sound in a considerably more club-oriented direction. Unbeknownst to many, however, this …

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MUTEK Mexico: 12 Things That Caught Our Attention

Despite being one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City isn’t exactly a tourist destination. One just arrives, with no reliable expectations, in a city that consists of …

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Press Play: Photek, Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, Holy Other, and More

We present our weekly wrap-up of the best streaming audio and video to appear over the past seven days with some fresh original tracks, lengthy DJ sets, spooky clips, inventive …

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Bubblin' Up: Vessel

Late last month, a young Bristolian named Sebastian Gainsborough released an excellent LP, Order of Noise, under the name Vessel. It’s a remarkably unique record marked by metallic clatter, chunky …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Start Making Tunes and Stop Getting Lost in the Party Scene

Nick Hook may not be an actual doctor, but even after only a month at the helm of the weekly Hi, Doctor Nick!, it’s clear that the man is helping …

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