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Ladies on the Mic: Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Ikonika, and More Decide Whether to Sing Along

A noticeable edge hardens in Cassy Britton’s tone when the conversation turns to the subject of women in electronic music. “First of all,” says the Panorama Bar resident, bristling slightly, …

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Press Play: Daft Punk, Moby, Atoms for Peace, Zomby, and More

As should be expected, the internet was flooded this week with various bits of audio and video from an array of top-notch international artists, and a sizable portion of those …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - What to Do When You Feel Like Quitting and the Real Payoff of the Music Game

Every Thursday morning, we sing the praises of Nick Hook, and though we may be in danger of sounding like a broken record, our resident advice columnist is simply an …

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Bubblin' Up: The Cyclist

The fuzzy tones of overdriven cassette tapes have become a calling card for a certain sect of bedroom producers in recent years, but few can trace their affinity for the …

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Trainwreck: xxxy

xxxy (a.k.a. Rupert Taylor) is known for his flexible, forward-facing brand of rich, techy garage. His ability to shift between styles has endeared him to a number of labels, including …

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10 Events Not to Be Missed During RBMA NYC

The 2013 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy officially begins at the tail end of this week, kicking off a month-long run of events and lectures that will accompany …

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Deep Inside: The Haxan Cloak 'Excavation'

Excavation, the second album from London-based sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Krlic (a.k.a The Haxan Cloak), is both a direct continuation of its 2011 predecessor and also its polar opposite. …

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Press Play: Mala, James Blake, Actress, FaltyDL, and More

Well, it looks like we’ve got a ton of reasons to be excited about this week’s edition of Press Play. Namely, James Blake, Actress, Mala, Jon Hopkins, Basement Jaxx, FaltyDL, …

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Record Store Week: Juno, Bleep, and the Challenges of Digital

In advance of this Saturday’s Record Store Day happenings around the globe, XLR8R has put together a week-long series of features devoted to taking a closer look at some of …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Balancing a Relationship with a Music Career and the Value of Music Theory

Everyone loves Nick Hook. Granted, it’s just about impossible not to, as he’s not only one of those impossibly positive dudes, but he’s also a student of the world, a …

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Record Store Week: Mount Analog

In advance of this Saturday’s Record Store Day happenings around the globe, XLR8R has put together a week-long series of features devoted to taking a closer look at some of …

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Five Minutes with Disclosure at Coachella

Over the weekend, XLR8R took a trip to the California desert for the first weekend of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which we chronicled in a list …

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Record Store Week: Spacehall

In advance of this Saturday’s Record Store Day happenings around the globe, XLR8R has put together a week-long series of features devoted to taking a closer look at some of …

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Coachella 2013, Weekend One: Winners and Losers

Now in its 15th year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is perhaps the US’ most iconic annual musical gathering. Between hosting everything from the Daft Punk performance that …

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Record Store Week: A-1 Records

In advance of this Saturday’s Record Store Day happenings around the globe, XLR8R has put together a week-long series of features devoted to taking a closer look at some of …

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Press Play: Scuba, Floating Points, Locked Groove, Hackman, and More

It was yet another busy week for new bits of audio and video on the internet, and Press Play is here to round up the best of it. We’ve got …

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High Five: Lapalux

Following the recent release of his debut full-length, Nostalchic, Lapalux has once again found himself in the spotlight. The UK producer and Brainfeeder affiliate has always been a bit schizophrenic …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Playing in a Band You're Not Vibing with and Knowing the Right Time to Go Solo

At this point, we all know that Nick Hook is a rad dude. But he’s also a sort of renaissance man for 2013, an artist who produces, records, engineers, DJs, …

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