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Press Play: Boards of Canada, Nicolas Jaar, Zed Bias, Bondax, and More

We don’t really need to try very hard to sell this edition of Press Play; the names behind the audio and video in the players embedded after the jump speak …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Secret to Finishing an Album (or Any Big Project) When It's Almost Done

Another week, another dose of knowledge from Nick Hook. Every Thursday morning, our resident street shaman stops in to answer readers’ questions about music, gear, DJing, travel, production, the creative …

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Bubblin' Up: Joey Anderson

There’s something happening on the East Coast. A new generation of veteran house heads, folks who are old enough to have been clubgoers in the late ’80s and early ’90s, …

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10 Reasons We Loved the Dekmantel Festival

Over the past few months, XLR8R has been to a lot of festivals, most of which were pretty good, or at least had enough highlights to keep us relatively entertained …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Is Touring Hell? The Highs and Lows of Life on the Road

At this point, we’d like to think that just about any regular reader of XLR8R is familiar with Nick Hook. Every week, the good doctor—who, of course, is not actually …

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Press Play: Jimmy Edgar, xxxy, Paul Woolford, Basement Jaxx, and More

We’ve got quite the selection of sounds in today’s Press Play feature, including DJ sets, EP streams, remix premieres, and top-notch original productions from the likes of Jimmy Edgar, Huxley, …

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Five Things XLR8R Learned During Seven Days in Germany

Last week, XLR8R was invited (along with a crew of 15 other international journalists, radio hosts, and promoters) to attend a seven-day tour of Germany put together by the country’s …

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Trainwreck: Brenmar

For this edition of Trainwreck, we spoke to NYC DJ/producer Brenmar. He’s been relentlessly touring for the past few years, and has presumably grown accustomed to hopping around from place …

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Press Play: Lee "Scratch" Perry, Todd Edwards, Huxley, Visionist, and More

Plenty of top-notch music awaits all insatiable ears within this week’s edition of Press Play. We’ve got the lively sounds of Lee “Scratch” Perry, garage veteran Todd Edwards, and UK …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Importance of Money and Whether or Not the iPad Is Just a Toy

Don’t take Nick Hook for granted. There are plenty of DJs and producers we know who can hardly get out of bed every morning, but Doctor Nick is different. The …

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"Slackness and Lack of Confidence" - Catching Up with Appleblim

It would be difficult to deny that, in some ways at least, Bristol resident Laurie Osborne (a.k.a. Appleblim) has a natural aptitude for electronic music. He was, after all, one …

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The Many Faces of Mark Pritchard

With a career spanning multiple decades, genres, labels, and an almost incalculable number of collaborations, Mark Pritchard has built up an extensive list of monikers over the years. Though many …

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Press Play: Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Krystal Klear, Glass Candy, and More

Fresh record streams, quality remixes, lengthy DJ sets, exciting collaborations, brand-new originals, and more fill out the space of this week’s Press Play, and it all comes from an array …

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Hi-Five: Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox has never been a prolific artist, but he is one that we always make a point to check out on the infrequent occasions when he does release …

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Hi, Doctor Nick! - Cracking the Club Scene When You're Underage and the Right Way to Get Proactive with Your Demos

It’s a safe bet that most people reading XLR8R are serious music fans, but we also know that a sizable portion of our audience consists of aspiring artists—guys and girls …

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Five Minutes with Shlohmo at MEG Montreal 2013

Last weekend, XLR8R went north of the border to check out a few days of MEG Montreal—for those that missed it, our complete festival review is here—and while there, we …

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Five Minutes with Poirier at MEG Montreal 2013

As many of our readers have likely noticed, XLR8R spent last weekend in Quebec checking out MEG Montreal—our complete festival review is here—and in between the myriad of shows, we …

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Five Minutes with Machinedrum at MEG Montreal 2013

During our trip to MEG Montreal last weekend (for those that missed it, our complete festival review is here), XLR8R corralled a few of our favorite artists to sit down …

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