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"I Don't Think We'll Ever Explicitly Make Jungle" - Raime Talks Influences, the Future, and Food at the Mountain Oasis Festival

XLR8R traveled to Asheville, North Carolina last weekend to take in Mountain Oasis, the city’s new electronic festival. (You can find our review of the proceedings here.) Taking some time …

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Faktoids and Fiktoids - 10 Things You Need to Know About Dopplereffekt

Earlier this month, mysterious duo Dopplereffekt re-emerged with Tetrahymena, a new EP for the Berlin-based Leisure System label and the outfit’s first release since 2007’s Calubi Mau Space LP. Needless …

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"It Doesn't Feel Like There's a Continuum" - Ital Talks EDM and More at the Mountain Oasis Festival

Last weekend, XLR8R headed to Asheville, North Carolina for the inaugural edition of the city’s Mountain Oasis festival. (For a complete rundown of our experience, take a look at our …

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Locals Only - CFCF Lists His Five Favorite Spots in Montreal

Locals Only is a new feature in which we ask an artist to give us the inside scoop on his or her hometown, specifically by telling us about their favorite …

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Pop Goes the Dancefloor - Duke Dumont, Bondax, George FitzGerald, Jessy Lanza, and the Role of Pop in Today's Electronic Sphere

For all its preaching about inclusivity, the dance-music community often likes to pride itself on appealing to certain sects while shunning others. Still, most years produce at least one ubiquitous …

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Raving (Sort of) in North Carolina - Eight Things We'll Remember About the Inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

Last weekend, XLR8R headed down to Asheville, North Carolina for the first ever Mountain Oasis festival. Billed as an “electronic music summit,” the three-night affair was put together by the …

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Press Play: Todd Terje, Pearson Sound, Holy Other, Dâm-Funk, and More

This installment of Press Play has plenty of both big-name artists and enticing obscurities from across the spectrum of electronic music. The eclectic collection of downloads, videos, and streams below …

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Innovators Mix Series: Kyle Hall

XLR8R always makes an effort to cover music that we think is new and exciting, but certain acts have proven themselves to be especially adept at breaking the mold. The …

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Rapper Proof - How Hardworking LA Beatmaker Knxwledge Became the Most Known Unknown Producer in the Game

After a long pause, Glenn Boothe responds, “I’d say probably half a million.” He’s seated at his desk surrounded by strewn-about records, a poster emblazoned with the word “BEATS,” stacks …

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Bubblin' Up: Call Super

Towards the end of our interview, Berlin-based producer Joe Seaton (a.k.a. Call Super) begins to look a little concerned about the naturally introductory nature of our Bubblin’ Up series. “I …

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Money Shots - Five Things You Need to Know about Gay Electronic Wizard Patrick Cowley

Along with Arthur Russell, Patrick Cowley (1950-1982) is considered one of the “lost masters” of underground gay electronic music who passed away due to AIDS at a very young age. …

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Too Much Fun and Too Much to Do; 11 Takeaways from 2013's Amsterdam Dance Event

The end of this year’s festival season is finally in sight, and while XLR8R is undoubtedly looking forward to a bit of a break as 2013 winds down, there are …

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Labels You Love: The Top 20 Labels, as Voted by XLR8R Readers

Throughout the week, the XLR8R editorial staff has spent a lot of time touting the Labels We Love. (For anyone who missed it, the entire series can be revisited here.) …

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Press Play: Nicolas Jaar, James Blake, Breach, Tim Hecker, and More

We feel pretty confident about the selection of sights and sounds featured in the latest edition of Press Play, as it includes all kinds of remixes, record streams, videos, free …

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Innovators Mix Series: Kevin Saunderson

XLR8R always makes an effort to cover music that we think is new and exciting, but certain acts have proven themselves to be especially adept at breaking the mold. The …

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Labels We Love: 10 More of Our Favorite Labels, Along with a Few Newcomers Worth Watching

All week long, XLR8R is presenting its annual focus on Labels We Love. Click here to check out the rest of the series. After putting together a few in-depth Labels …

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Labels We Love: Tresor

All week long, XLR8R is presenting its annual focus on Labels We Love. Click here to check out the rest of the series. Comeback stories in music are rare. Burnout …

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Hi-Five: Gerd Janson Looks Over the Running Back Catalog and Selects a Few of the Most Memorable Releases

All week long, XLR8R is presenting its annual focus on Labels We Love. Click here to check out the rest of the series. Running Back is often hailed as a …

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