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Press Play: Daft Punk, Seth Troxler, Sinden, Groundislava, 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! - Choosing Between Music and a Job and the Struggle to Build Something in a Place That's Behind the Times

It’s Thursday morning, which means it’s time for Nick Hook to do his thing on XLR8R. At this point, the good doctor is quite possibly the world’s greatest street shaman, …

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Bubblin' Up: Bobby Browser

It wasn’t until January 2012 that Oakland resident Andre Ferreira officially stepped out on his own as Bobby Browser with a four-track EP for the then-year-old 100% Silk label. In …

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Press Play: Zomby, Jamie xx, Moby, DJ Assault, and More

We’ve got quite the selection of sights and sounds in today’s Press Play feature, including DJ sets, record streams, fresh remixes, track premieres, cool videos, and more from the likes …

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High Five: Clouds

Despite what promotional photos like the one above may lead some to believe, Clouds is in fact a production duo, one that consists of Scotland natives Calum MacLeod and Liam …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Doctor Recommends More Bits of Gear and Discusses Whether DJ Schools Are Worth It

We’ve said it before, but there really is no stopping Nick Hook. Whether he’s fresh off a long overseas flight or in the midst of whatever other craziness his daily …

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Deep Inside: Zomby 'With Love'

Zomby’s DIY PR strategy is some unholy alliance of Aphex Twin’s pranksterism and Kanye West’s egomania. Those with enough stamina to follow the technically anonymous English producer—now based in New …

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Sónar 2013: Winners and Losers

Last week, XLR8R—along with just about everyone else in the electronic music sphere—made a trip to Barcelona to check out the 2013 edition of Sónar, which happened to be celebrating …

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Press Play: Matias Aguayo, Brenmar, Brackles, DJ Haus, and More

Press Play’s bounty runneth over this Friday. We’ve stuffed this post to the brim with heaps of streaming audio, free downloads, exclusive premieres, and intriguing videos from a wide array …

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Bubblin' Up: Youandewan

For many artists, genre consistency is something to be strived for with an almost religious devotion, but that’s not the case for London-based producer Youandewan (a.k.a. Ewan Smith). His development …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - How to Manage Your Time and What to Do When Your Music Never Goes "Pop"

Nick Hook does a little bit of everything. That’s not why we love him—his ongoing status as “best dude ever” is reason enough—but it is why we made him our …

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Deep Inside: Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald 'Borderland'

“This is my torture room,” Moritz von Oswald says, seated in his home studio. Technically, we’re in the torture room’s waiting area, a space outfitted with nice leather couches, a …

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Trainwreck: SFV Acid

Zane Reynolds’ records as SFV Acid have painted the picture of a kind of homebody, like an Angeleno version of the prototypical Rephlex artist, someone who’s content to spend his …

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Deep Inside: Boards of Canada 'Tomorrow's Harvest'

“The past inside the present.” Lifted from the 2002 LP Geogaddi, that quote was the central mantra of Boards of Canada’s bewitching “Music is Math,” a song which heralded a …

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Press Play: Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, The xx, Jimmy Edgar, and More

This week’s edition of Press Play has all kinds of streams, videos, and DJ sets from remarkably talented artists across the spectrum of electronic music. After the jump, you’ll find …

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XLR8R in Conversation with Pantha du Prince at MUTEK 2013

The annual MUTEK festival took place last week in Montreal. XLR8R was lucky enough to snag an invite, and in all honesty, we had an amazing time. Our review detailed …

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Deep Inside: Disclosure 'Settle'

Any discussion of Disclosure, the English duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence, seems to be fraught with controversy. The pair released its first single while the brothers were precocious teenagers …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Moving to a New City for Music and How to Enter a New Scene

The 2013 edition of Red Bull Music Academy may be over, but there are still plenty of resources out there for those looking to glean some knowledge about the music …

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