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Deep Inside: Flume 'Flume'

It’s a safe bet that just about everyone who really wanted to hear the self-titled, debut LP by 21-year-old Australian Harley Streten (a.k.a. Flume) managed to do so well before …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Juggling Girlfriends and the Hard Truth About Relationships in the Music Biz

Nick Hook is the best. For nearly six months, Doctor Nick has been answering questions from the XLR8R massive every Thursday morning, yet the wisdom just keeps on coming. No …

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Trainwreck: Maxmillion Dunbar

Andrew Field-Pickering (a.k.a. Maxmillion Dunbar) wears several hats, producing and DJing both solo and as half of Beautiful Swimmers, and co-running the Future Times label. Given the easygoing vibe of …

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The Art of Collaboration: DJ Koze, KiNK, Kowton, Dark Sky, Breach, Peverelist, Marc Romboy and More Talk Teamwork

For much of the 20th century, creating dance music required a band. But following the advent of consumer-grade sequencer technology in the 1980s, a fundamental shift has occurred. Developments like …

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Press Play: Boddika, Machinedrum, DJ Rashad, Phaseone, and More

We’re not going to try too hard to sell you this edition of Press Play; the names behind the audio and video in the players embeded after the jump can …

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Trainwreck: Benoit & Sergio

Benoit & Sergio (a.k.a. Benoit Simon and Benjamin Myers) have only been playing live for two years, and when the pair first began to hit the road, things didn’t always …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Value of Having Your Own Studio Space and How to Deal with the Shitty Band Next Door

Happy birthday Nick Hook! That’s right, our very own advice columnist is another year wiser today, but that didn’t stop Doctor Nick from delivering his weekly dose of knowledge to …

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Bubblin' Up: Dauwd

Calling Dauwd a late bloomer wouldn’t be entirely off the mark; born in the US and raised in rural Wales, the producer, born Dauwd al-Hilali, spent a chunk of his …

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Press Play: Apparat, MK, Gerry Read, Bondax, and More

This week, a ton of great music appeared on the internet as streaming audio and video—more so than usual, it seems. We’re not exaggerating: We’ve got album streams, track premieres, …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Business Cards and How Traktor/Serato Fit in with Being a 'Proper' DJ

We love Nick Hook. Not just because he’s a great dude—which he most definitely is—but because each week, the guy takes time out from his ridiculous schedule of DJing, music …

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Five Minutes with Joy Orbison at Igloofest

Joy Orbison’s closing set last Friday at Igloofest served as one of the many highlights we were glad to witness while in attendance during the Montreal festival’s closing weekend. Following …

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Five Minutes with Oneman at Igloofest

During our icy weekend at Montreal’s Igloofest (read all about that here), XLR8R took a few minutes to catch up with UK mixmaster Oneman following his set during the festival’s …

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10 Things We Won't Forget About Igloofest

A little less than a decade ago, the organizers behind Montreal’s long-running Piknic Electronik series decided they would build on the success of its summer parties with a new outdoor …

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Press Play: Martyn, Bandshell, AraabMuzik, D33J, and More

Today’s edition of Press Play reads more or less like the lineup for a top-notch, international electronic music festival, as it’s chock full of artists from around the world who …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Buying a Proper DJ Set-Up and the Value of Making Good Content

Nick Hook can’t be stopped. Once again, the good doctor is on the road, yet he still made sure to sit down, scrape his brain for knowledge, and put together …

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XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of January

2013 started out on XLR8R much like every year and every month does: with a whole hell of a lot of free downloads. Among the 80 or so tracks we …

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The Best and Worst Things About the New Knife Album (Which We Admittedly Haven't Heard Yet)

Apart from those readers who have been in comas over the past month or so, we’re guessing that most of the XLR8R faithful are well aware that The Knife will …

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Press Play: Todd Terje, Nubian Mindz, Krystal Klear, Kid Smpl, and More

We’ve got plenty of fresh bits from the week’s bounty of streaming audio and video for you today, a veritable recap of the cream of the musical crop. Among the …

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