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Press Play: Claude VonStroke, Simian Mobile Disco, Matthew Herbert, Bok Bok, and More

It may seem like we say this every week, but we’ve seriously got a crazy list of artists dropping great music in today’s edition of Press Play. Names like John …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Knowing What's Good and Playing the Social Game

Obviously, XLR8R isn’t the only place on the web devoted to electronic music. However, we are the only spot where readers can get a weekly dose of street knowledge from …

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High Five: Gerry Read

As far as we can tell, no one has ever accused UK producer Gerry Read of being a normal guy. Fresh off the release of his debut full-length, Jummy, we …

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Trainwreck: Alixander III

Alixander III (a.k.a. one half of Toronto’s Azari & III) is quick to say that he’s been put through some bullshit over the years. After getting over his initial shock …

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Press Play: Roska, JD Twitch, Karenn, Throwing Snow, and More

If you’re looking for top-notch DJ mixes, full album streams, never-before-heard originals, and high-profile remixes, then today’s installment of Press Play has got you covered. Check out the players embedded …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Sampling Techniques and How to Throw a Cool Party in a Smaller City

It may be Thanksgiving here in the United States, but it’s also Thursday, and there are no holidays for XLR8R’s resident wise man, Nick Hook. After all, with so many …

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High Five: Pinch

Recent years have seen dubstep largely leave behind its modest beginnings while growing into a commercial and global force, but XLR8R hasn’t forgotten the music’s early days, a time when …

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Bubblin' Up: Nautiluss

For most budding artists, finding one’s own style and voice can be a long and even frustrating process, and this has certianly been the case for Graham Bertie, the Canadian …

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Press Play: Com Truise, Kim Ann Foxman, Jimmy Edgar, Thefft, and More

The array of sights and sounds we have for you in today’s Press Play installment is kind of amazing. Seriously, a whole lot of great tunes from top-notch artists appeared …

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Labels You Love: XLR8R Readers' Top 20 Labels

All week long, we’ve been posting features and lists detailing our favorite labels—if you’ve missed any of that, catch up with them all here—but for this year’s edition of Labels …

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Labels We Still Love

Four days into our Labels We Love coverage, we’re guessing that plenty of our readers are thinking, “What about (fill in the name of any label that gets mentioned on …

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Labels We Like

All week long, XLR8R’s Labels We Love series has found us speaking at length with the people behind some of our favorite imprints. So far, those features have only focused …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Getting Inspired and What to Do When Your Man Asks About His Music

Every Thursday, XLR8R’s resident guru, Nick Hook, puts on his doctor’s coat and answers readers’ questions about life, love, music, travel, gear, production, and whatever else people need help with. …

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Labels We Love: Hypercolour

Over the last five years or so, UK label Hypercolour has steadily crept toward dance-music prominence. In that time, it has built from tentative, occasional releases—largely from a homegrown roster—to …

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High Five: Rush Hour

When putting together Labels We Love, we quickly realized that it would be almost impossible to exclude Rush Hour from the proceedings. The Amsterdam-based operation began as a record shop …

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Labels We Love: 50Weapons

When one takes a look at 50Weapons’ catalog over the past two years, the logic would follow that the Modeselektor-helmed imprint had come into being at least in part to …

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Club to Club 2012: XLR8R's Official Report Card

For what will likely be XLR8R’s final festival-oriented field trip during 2012, we hopped across the Atlantic last week to check out Club to Club Alfa Romeo MiTo, a long-running …

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Press Play: Marcel Dettmann, MK, Oneohtrix Point Never, Daniel Avery, and More

Though we’ve listed some excellent names in the headline of this week’s edition of Press Play, those DJs and producers aren’t the only top-shelf talent we’ve got fresh tunes from …

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