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Hi, Doctor Nick! - How to Make Things Happen, Regardless of What City You're In

There’s no stopping Nick Hook. This week, the good doctor is in Los Angeles, and even after spending a long night in the club, he made sure to sit down …

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High Five: Darkstar

It feels like something of an understatement to say that Darkstar has come a long way. Starting out in 2007 as a pair of London producers working in the nebulous …

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Press Play: Modeselektor, Onra, XXXY, Juan Maclean, and More

It’s almost ridiculous how much exciting music has been gathered together for today’s Press Play installment. Sure, we may say that a lot, but this week has been especially gracious …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Pros and Cons of Being Anonymous and What to Do When Your Music Is Difficult

There’s no stopping Nick Hook. Even when he’s on the road—as he is this week—the man takes the time to dole out advice to the XLR8R massive. He does this …

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High Five: FaltyDL

For those who happened to miss our review of Hardcourage, the new-full-length from FaltyDL (a.k.a. Drew Lustman), we happen to think the Brooklyn beatmaker’s third LP is a rather fine …

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Press Play: Teebs, Thom Yorke, Kuedo, Jamie Lidell, and More

Those of you on the hunt for the cream of this week’s crop of fresh sights and sounds need look no further than today’s edition of Press Play. Inside, we’ve …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Secrets of Getting Started and How to Put on a Concert

Nick Hook has the knowledge. XLR8R is just the place where it’s easiest to observe him dispensing it. He may not be an actual doctor, but he has more than …

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Deep Inside: Pantha Du Prince and the Bell Laboratory 'Elements of Light'

Sometime in the summer of 2010, Hendrick Weber (a.k.a. Pantha Du Prince) was eating lunch with some friends in Oslo when he first heard the cacophonous tones of the carillon. …

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Welcome to... the Internet

Although XLR8R makes an effort to regularly cover numerous strains of electronic music from around the globe, occasionally we recognize the need to take a closer look at a specific …

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Bubblin' Up Week 2013: 10 More Artists to Watch

All week long, XLR8R has been focusing its attentions on a fresh crop of artists who we expect will be doing big things in 2013. (For those that haven’t been …

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Press Play: Brian Eno, Actress, Machinedrum, Blawan, and More

Press Play is kicking back into gear for 2013, and is doing so with quite an offering for all those who are interested. Just to give you an idea of …

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Bubblin' Up Week 2013: Archie Pelago

In March of last year, Greg Heffernan, Zach Koeber, and Dan Hirshorn—the cellist, saxophonist, and DJ (as well as occasional trumpeter) who together make up the hybrid production/live-instrument outfit Archie …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Wedding DJs, Jamming with Ableton, and Building a Career in the Music Industry (When You're Not a Musician)

Without tooting our own horn too loudly, we think that there are some pretty talented folks here at XLR8R. That being said, when it came time to launch a new …

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Bubblin' Up Week 2013: Delroy Edwards, Anthony Naples, Roche, and Huerco S. Take on House in Their Own Way

On his 2009 album Midtown 120 Blues, DJ Sprinkles declares that, “House is not universal. House is hyper-specific,” suggesting that the genre’s utopian birth story is anything but. In truth, …

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Bubblin' Up Week 2013: Kid Smpl

There is something about the moniker of 22-year-old producer Joey Butler (a.k.a. Kid Smpl) that’s a bit misleading. Had it been 10 years ago perhaps, it would not have been …

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Bubblin' Up Week 2013: Young Echo, Kahn, Vessel, Kowton, Artifact, Hodge, and the Rest of Bristol's New Generation

“It’s hard to say how much influence Bristol has had on me, musically speaking,” says Seb Gainsborough (a.k.a. Vessel) on the ties between his music and the city he’s grown …

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XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of December

We’re sure you’re all absolutely tired of reading over lists after the barrage of ranked countdowns that arrived with the close of 2012, but seeing as how XLR8R is officially …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Free Download Etiquette and Getting DJ Gigs When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere

We’ve flipped the calendar to 2013 at XLR8R, and while the new year is bound to bring some changes, finding Nick Hook anywhere else but right here on Thursday mornings …

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