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B2B: FunkinEvil

Technically, “Fuckin’ Evil” is the correct way to pronounce FunkinEvil, the collaborative project that connects London and Detroit via producers FunkinEven (a.k.a. Steven Julien) and Kyle Hall. It’s an appropriately …

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Bubblin' Up: Moiré

Before Never Sleep, Moiré’s debut for Werkdiscs, was released earlier this year, it had been awhile since Darren Cunningham’s label backed any new artists. In the time since its founding …

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Press Play: Madlib, Rustie, Paul Woolford, Ras G, and More

Seeing as how we’ve got some some unreleased jams, exclusive premieres, free downloads, one-of-a-kind DJ mixes, and more from quality talent like Madlib, Rustie, Anthony Naples, Roska, Ras G, Andrew …

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Doctor Nick - Can a Relationship with a DJ Actually Work?

Nick Hook likes to encourage people to “get open,” and he’s not afraid to take his own advice. Every Thursday morning, he pops in here at XLR8R and bares a …

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The End of Sub:stance - Scuba Looks Back at His Berlin Club Night and Explains Why the Party Came to a Close

Contrary to popular belief, scenes do not always need a party to gravitate around. The proliferation of faceless internet oddballs in the last few years has proved this. Still, having …

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Melt! 2013: Highs and Lows

XLR8R has been spending a fair amount of time on the European festival circuit this summer, and we continued our jaunt around the continent last weekend with a stop at …

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Press Play: Machinedrum, Mount Kimbie, Disclosure, SBTRKT, and More

This star-studded edition of Press Play might be about as good as it gets as far as round ups of streaming audio and video are concerned. Seriously, though, we have …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Importance of Setting Goals and the Doctor Gets Some Things Off His Chest

Nick Hook isn’t technically a doctor, but the guy definitely has enough wisdom rolling around in his brain to fill a book or two. Every Thursday, our resident advice columnist …

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Bubblin' Up: Iron Galaxy

Somewhere in Montreal there is a private, K-11 boys school which likely has no idea that a member of its faculty is repsonsible for one of XLR8R’s favorite tracks of …

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ENTER. the Void: Richie Hawtin and Ibiza

Last week, XLR8R headed to Ibiza, met up with the techno legend, checked out his massive weekly party, and discussed his special relationship with the island. “It is a magic …

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Press Play: DJ Shadow, Larry Heard, Skream, Lindstrøm, and More

Wow—we’ve got a lot of big reasons to be excited about this week’s edition of Press Play. Namely, the likes of DJ Shadow, Lindstrøm, South London Ordnance, Vessel, Skream, Stacey …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Making the Move to Berlin and Whether or Not Posting Tunes Online Is a Good Idea

Last week, we gave our resident advice columnist the week off for Independence Day, but now, we’ve got Nick Hook back in the mix and he’s ready to dole out …

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Five Minutes with Metro Area at The Garden Festival 2013

Earlier this year, much-loved NYC outfit Metro Area announced that it would be reforming for a series of live shows, a few of which we’ve been lucky enough to catch …

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11 Things We'll Remember About The Garden Festival 2013

Last week, XLR8R made a trip to the coast of Croatia, specifically the relaxed seaside village of Tisno. While there, we soaked up some sun, hung out on the beach, …

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Press Play: Disclosure, The Knife, Andrés, Dusky, and More

Despite the Independence Day celebrations in the US, it still managed to be a busy week for new bits of audio and video on the internet, and Press Play is …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Doctor Is Out

This is normally the place where we sing the praises of Nick Hook and talk about how our resident advice columnist has all sorts of wisdom. After all, the guy …

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Bubblin' Up: Walton

It’s been almost a decade since Kode9 (a.k.a. Steve Goodman) inaugurated Hyperdub, and by now, the label’s inbox is flooded with submissions from aspiring producers. “There are so many, 20-plus …

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