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Stream "Dem Howl," Audion's Upcoming Single for Kompakt

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Matthew Dear's forthcoming single as Audion—set to arrive via Cologne institution Kompakt on November 3—is now available to stream in full. Read more » 

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  • 10/24/2014

Get Familiar: K15

In the rapidly evolving world of electronic music, it's all but impossible to keep track of every new artist, label, party, and genre. At the same time, certain names will inevitably pop up again and again at the XLR8R office, some of which we've only given passing mention to on the site. In an effort to get our readers up to speed with some of the things—both new and old—that we've been digging lately, we recently launched a new feature series called 'Get Familiar,' which aims to shine a spotlight on subjects we think are worthy of a little more attention.

London producer K15 (a.k.a. Kieron Ifill) has created one of the best closing tracks in recent memory. "Yellow" and its bittersweet piano wrapped up Funkineven's XLR8R podcast back in June, the Apron boss has also played the track on BBC1, and now, it's set to drop in early November as part of the five-track Insecurities EP, a double 12" on Kyle Hall's Wild Oats label. Granted, Hall has been supporting Ifill's tracks for a while now, even sending the producer video of crowds reacting to the EP's pensive, pad-heavy titular cut. Read more » 

Download: Cignol "Sys486"

Label: Seagrave

After appearing in XLR8R's Downloads section early last month while operating under his Dr. Nol alias, Dublin producer Cignol has returned with a new record in hand, the Tidal Sheer EP. Serving as the second effort from fledgling UK label Seagrave, the cassette/digital release offers four synth-streaked productions including the electro-indebted "Sys486." Again finding Cignol carefully tweaking out an arsenal of thick synthesizer tones, "Sys486" appears on a moodier tip than the last outing we heard from the Irish producer, with dark chords and pensive melodies spread across the track's skittering 808 beat. 

Average: 7.5 (16 votes)
 
 

Check Out the Video for Teengirl Fantasy's "Lung" Single

Following the announcement last month of its upcoming Thermal EP for the Break World imprint, Teengirl Fantasy have turned in a new video for the record's lead single, "Lung." Read more » 

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  • 10/23/2014

Les Sins Shares "Talk About" from Upcoming Debut LP

With Bay Area-based producer/songwriter Chaz Bundick's (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) forthcoming debut LP as Les Sins just over a week away from seeing its release, a full stream of shuffling album cut "Talk About" has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 10/23/2014

Watch the Animated Video for Lone's "Restless City"

Lone has returned with a new video for "Restless City," a track from his latest full-length, Reality Testing. Read more » 

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  • 10/23/2014

Brian Eno to Reissue Four Rare Solo Albums

British electronic music pioneer Brian Eno is set to reissue four rare solo albums via the All Saints label, the sister imprint to Eno's own Opal imprint. Read more » 

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  • 10/23/2014

Download: Terrell "Werk That"

London transplant Terrell first appeared on our radar earlier this year, when the producer dropped an EP's worth of raw, atmospheric tracks via the First Second label. While Terrell has been relatively quiet on the release front since then, the UK artist recently surfaced with the soul-strewn house of "Werk That," a production first offered for free via the budding talent's SoundCloud. Spanning just under six minutes, "Werk That" is a lively bit of house, one-fueled by chopped Rhodes chords and hypnotic vocal snippets which bounce around the tune's sharp hats and active layers of percussion. Not to be overlooked, the track's occasional whistle blow is a nice touch too.  

Average: 7.6 (43 votes)
 
 

Mr. Beatnick Preps New EP for Tief

London producer and Don't Be Afraid affiliate Mr. Beatnick will next land on the growing Tief label with the four-track Marshmallows EP. Read more » 

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  • 10/23/2014

Warehouse Project Announces Final Parties of 2014 Season with Four Tet, James Blake, Joy Orbison, and More

As we reported back in June, Manchester's Warehouse Project has returned to Store Street—a former air raid shelter underneath Piccadilly Railway Station and the party's "spiritual home"—for its 12-week 2014 season. Much of the season's bill was revealed in July, but the organizers have now added five final events to complete 2014's schedule. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/23/2014

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