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Dekmantel: How Some Fanboys from The Hague Found Themselves at the Helm of One of Electronic Music's Best Festivals

The second annual Dekmantel Festival is taking place this weekend in Amsterdam, which prompted us to take a closer look at the impressive crew making it happen. In the wake …

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Trainwreck: DJ Slugo Recounts the Time He Found Himself in the Middle of a Hotel Room Brawl

DJ Slugo was one of the key players in Dance Mania’s mid-1990s heyday. He’s possibly best known for “Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Hoe Too,” but Slugo also authored …

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20 Questions: FaltyDL Talks NYC Dance Crews, Tripping in Nature, and Motorcycle Gunslinging

Brooklyn-based producer FaltyDL (a.k.a. Drew Lustman) is an artist who happily eludes categorization. Over the years, he’s issued a series of shapeshifting and hypnotic dance records, including last year’s unabashedly …

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Record Store Week: Pearson Sound, Matias Aguayo, Leon Vynehall, and Gerd Share Their Favorite Shops

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Record Store Week: Co-Op 87

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Record Store Week: Rubadub

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Record Store Week: People's Records

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Record Store Week: Hard Wax

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Bubblin' Up: Mumdance

Mumdance (a.k.a. Jack Adams) has had a prolific streak of late, releasing five singles (three of which, admittedly, have been collaborative) within the last year, along with a freshly issued …

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LA Story: An In-Depth Look at the Rising Tide of House and Techno in the City of Angels

The Los Angeles dance scene is at once effortlessly cosmopolitan, and confoundingly insular. Home to superstars like Daft Punk, certifiable legends like Todd Edwards, underground icons like Flying Lotus, and …

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Drums, DJ Dez, and The D: 10 Things You Need to Know About Andrés

In a field often known as much for ambiguous identities as it is for music, Detroit’s Andrés—or is it Dez Andrés, DJ Dez, or something else?—stands out as a master …

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Bubblin' Up: Hound Scales

When asked about his biggest influences, Nico Jacobsen (a.k.a. Hound Scales) is just as likely to reply with the names of artists and filmmakers than those of his fellow techno …

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20 Questions: Simian Mobile Disco Talks Robert Johnson, US Customs, Pioneertown, and the Meaning of "Whorl"

Somehow, Simian Mobile Disco has only gotten better with age. Initially emerging alongside—and somewhat unfairly lumped in with—the electro-house movement of the mid 2000s, the pair (consisting of synth-obsessed Londoners …

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XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of June

During the month of June, XLR8R’s Downloads section was again home to an eclectic mix of electronic productions, with original tracks and remixes coming from an array of international artists. …

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