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Press Play: M83, Machinedrum, Todd Edwards, Demdike Stare, and More

There seems to be a couple of predominant themes in this week’s edition of Press Play—namely, crossover UK production duo Disclosure and the country of Norway. Whether it’s a brand-new …

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Bubblin' Up: Floyd Campbell

Like many samplers before him, Los Angeles-based producer Floyd Campbell (real name Cam Floyd) has stumbled on a novel trick, simply by turning his ear towards the world around him. …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Hustling for DJ Gigs When No One Wants to Book You and Ear Plugs 101

Nick Hook knows how to hustle. The dude wears about 42 different hats—DJ, producer, engineer, street shaman, and, of course, advice columnist—and even when he’s having a crazy day with …

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Chatterbox: Deadboy

In 2010 and 2011, Deadboy was an inescapable production force in London’s melding worlds of bass, garage, and house music. The impossibly catchy “If You Want Me” single and equally …

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Five Minutes with Nautiluss at Foundry

Last weekend, XLR8R made the trek to Toronto to check out a couple of installments of the city’s newly launched Foundry event series. Both nights included plenty of highlights—go here …

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Five Things We Learned from a Weekend at Foundry in Toronto

All month long, Toronto has been playing host to the inaugural edition of Foundry, an ambitious new event series held over five separate weekends and incorporating a wide array of …

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Press Play: Juan Maclean, Theo Parrish, Girl Unit, How to Dress Well, and More

As it is known to do, the internet filled up with a plentiful array of streams and downloads over the course of this week, offering new music around almost every …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Proper Email Protocol, Production Schools, and the Truth About RBMA

After a hectic week at SXSW, most people require some major down time, simply to recharge their batteries. Luckily for us, Nick Hook is not most people. Our resident street …

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Black Jazz Consortium: The Veteran NYC Producer Traces His Musical Evolution and Talks About Going Digital

“Electric Ladyland? Jimi Hendrix? You know how he does that whole solo backwards? I just like that sound, and I like to try it on different things and see what …

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SXSW Photos: Icee Hot with Bicep, South London Ordnance, Ghosts on Tape, Nautiluss, and More

XLR8R was right in the thick of last week’s SXSW mayhem, and although we certainly did our share of partying, networking, eating, and drinking, we also made sure to throw …

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SXSW Photos: Tormenta Tropical vs. Mixpak with Brenmar, Los Rakas, Toddla T, and More

Last week, XLR8R dove headlong into the whirlwind of activity surrounding Austin’s annual SXSW festivities. Apart from all the parties, concerts, eating, and drinking, we also got involved in a …

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Press Play: Four Tet, Nautiluss, Dâm-Funk, KiNK, and More

Even while a good portion of the “music industry” was caught in the grips of SXSW, the internet’s various hotspots for new streaming music were as active as ever this …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Mastering Tips and and the Importance of Bringing in a Professional Engineer

As we’ve said many times before, there’s no stopping Nick Hook. Even while immersed in the madness of SXSW, he still took the time to dole out advice to the …

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Bubblin' Up: Borai

There’s certainly something to be said for learning one’s craft. While plenty of producers are happy to grow up in public, sharing every half-finished track from day one and allowing …

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Rewind: Goldie

Goldie is the sound and the fury, a drum & bass icon who has done more than any other to put a face and a personality to a genre of …

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10 Parties Not to Be Missed at SXSW

Beginning this week, the music portion of the annual SXSW festival gets underway, meaning that an impossible number of showcases, performances, parties, and BBQs—both official and unofficial—are set to pop …

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Press Play: Mr Fingers, MK, Daedelus, Glass Candy, and More

As it often is, the internet was flooded this week with various bits of audio and video, and although we do our best to post everything noteworthy as it appears, …

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B2B: Bicep and Todd Terry

By bringing together Irish-born duo Bicep and legendary NYC DJ/producer Todd Terry, we had hoped to catalyze a lively discussion on the current state of house music, and—considering Terry’s history …

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