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Cooly G Announces Upcoming LP for Hyperdub

Cooly G has revealed plans to return to the Hyperdub label in October with Wait 'Til Night, the London producer's sophomore long-player. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Torn Hawk Announces New LP, Streams Lead Track

Torn Hawk (the sonic persona of Luke Wyatt) has shared details of a new full-length album, due out later this year. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Download: Pak0 "Colors"

First Listen

Hailing from the North Russian city of Arkhangelsk, Pak0 is set to drop his "Legacy" b/w "Work It Out" 12" via fledgling Moscow label Capital Bass next week. Ahead of the release, Pak0 has sent along "Colors," a garage-indebted workout that is propelled by shuffling rhythms and a series of rounded bass notes which jump around the beat. From there, the Russian beatmaker adds a handful of subtle vocal touches and grainy, droning textures which help give this club-aimed track a bit of an experimental bent. Before Pak0's "Legacy" b/w "Work It Out" 12" lands on September 1, the forthcoming effort can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.6 (25 votes)
 
 

Frank & Tony Announce Debut Album, Share Previews

Francis Harris (a.k.a. Adultnapper) and Anthony Collins are preparing their debut full-length as Frank & Tony for Scissor & Thread, which also serves as a platform for likeminded house producers Bob Moses and Black Light Smoke. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Gear: Ask the Experts: Om Unit

Earlier this summer, XLR8R launched the Ask the Experts series as a way of letting our audience directly solicit production advice from established artists. Our first edition featured Modeselektor, while round two is being handled by bass manipulator Om Unit (a.k.a. Jim Coles). A key contributor to the UK's embrace of juke and footwork sounds in recent years, he was also one of the first producers to seriously experiment with combining those distinctly American rhythms with jungle and drum & bass. Coles' willingness to try new things doesn't stop there, as he's also been one of the innovators of the slow/fast sound, which he recently celebrated by putting together the Cosmology compilation for his own Cosmic Bridge label. With all of this low-end-centric knowledge rattling around in Om Unit's brain, we knew that XLR8R readers would jump at the chance to throw questions his way, and while he couldn't respond to all of inquires we received, he's selected a few that caught his attention and provided some very thoughtful answers. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Download: Eckoclick "Controller (Bambooman Remix)"

First Listen

A regular contributor to the Sonic Router label's efforts, Bambooman has turned in this remix of "Controller," a track from Eckoclick's (pictured above) upcoming self-titled debut EP for the imprint. Lead by a barrage of sampled textures and expertly layered vocals in its original form, "Controller" is rendered into a more reserved affair in the hands of Bambooman, who elects to focus in on the track's percussive clacks and delicate melodies, adding streaks of smooth vocal snapshots and—eventually—screeching saxophone runs as the remix moves along. A collaboration between London vocalist Femme and budding producer Crewdson, Eckoclick's self-titled debut EP will offer the original version of "Controller," along with five other productions from the pair when it lands on September 8. 

Average: 8.3 (17 votes)
 
 

Preview Marquis Hawkes' Upcoming EP for Houndstooth

Marquis Hawkes is poised to release a new EP, which will arrive by way of Fabric offshoot Houndstooth this fall. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Manni Dee Curates Compilation; Stream a Track from BNJMN Now

Manni Dee is known for his strong-armed sonics released via platforms like Candela Rising and Black Sun, as for his collaboration with Happa as Habits of Hate. The Brighton producer's latest project, however, is as the curator of a new compilation from London imprint WotNot. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2014

Listen to FaltyDL's Session for Beats in Space

After appearing on Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space radio show last night, FaltyDL's 90-plus-minute session from the broadcast can now be heard in full. Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2014

Redinho Shares New Cut from Upcoming Debut LP

The Numbers label's "secret weapon," Redinho, has shared a full stream of "Get You Off My Mind," the second single from the London artist's forthcoming debut LP for the imprint. Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2014

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