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Hyperdub to Release to Cooly G 12" Featuring Karizma and Simbad

On November 7, bass hub Hyperdub will release a two-song 12" by UK funky queen Cooly G that features appearances from producers Karizma and Simbad. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/05/2011

Download: Washed Out "You'll See It (Midland Re-Edit)"

First Listen

UK producer Midland has a real knack for transforming dreamy pieces of psychedelic pop music into extended house jams. Remember his ace re-edit of Caribou's "Sun" from last year? Now, he's dissected and reassembled the spacey "You'll See It" from quintessential chillwave act Washed Out. The floating sonic textures from the original remain, but Midland adds a steady, driving pulse throughout, resulting in something a bit more suitable for the dancefloor.  

Average: 8.2 (106 votes)

Maceo Plex to Drop New Single

Quickly following up his Sweating Tears EP for Crosstown Rebels, American-born DJ/producer Maceo Plex (who's currently based in Spain) has announced his latest release, a 12" single for No. 19 Music. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/04/2011

Vybz Kartel Charged With Murder

This shocking news story hit today via Billboard: Contemporary dancehall icon Vybz Kartel (a.k.a. Adidja Palmer) has been charged with murder. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/04/2011

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of September

Here it is: our monthly list of the top-ranking tunes offered as free downloads on XLR8R. Read more » 

Download: DJ Dodger Stadium "Stadium Status"

Label: Body High

Last month, we profiled up-and-coming LA producer Samo Sound Boy as part of our Bubblin' Up series. During the interview, Samo spoke of his forthcoming projects with fellow Angeleno Jerome Potter from LOL Boys. The first? A new label called Body High. The second? A collaborative production venture the guys are calling DJ Dodger Stadium. As of today, both entities officially exist, as the label and the project are officially introducing themselves with the release of the five-track Stadium Status EP, which can be purchased here. Unlike the relatively mellow Drake remix the boys sent over a couple weeks back, "Stadium Status" is a high-energy, acid-heavy banger that largely takes its cues from Chicago, pulling both from classic acid and '90s ghetto house. Body High appears to be hitting the ground hustling; the young imprint's second release, a four-track EP from the mysterious DJ Funeral, should see the light of day in a matter of weeks. In the meantime, listen to the rest of the Stadium Status EP after the jump, and also take a look at the "Stadium Status" video, which utilizes footage from the LA Riots, the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase, and other LA-centric events.  Read more » 

Average: 6.5 (54 votes)

Video Premiere: RBMA World Tour in Paris

Here is the third premiere in the series of videos documenting the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour 2011, this time from Paris. Read more » 

Podcast 218: Robert Hood

At this point, does an artist like Robert Hood require an introduction? (After all, we did put him on the cover of XLR8R last year.) All kidding aside, the man is a Detroit techno legend, although these days he calls Alabama home. A founding member of Underground Resistance and one of the first pioneers of the minimal sound, Hood is still going strong more than 20 years into his career, running his own M-Plant label and continuing to drop releases, both under his own name and as Floorplan. Read more » 

Download: Divine Interface "Fool Me"

Following the release of his Color Ways EP on Spontaneous Rhythm earlier this year—you may remember songs like ”Color Ways” and ”Folklore”—Atlanta producer Divine Interface has sent along a new track, “Fool Me,” a laid-back synthy number with pitched vocal clips, skittering hi-hats, and rumbling sub bass. It's a melancholy tune, a vibe intensified by the repeated line, "I feel so sad." Yet even with its dour mood, "Fool Me" is done so well that it's likely to make you a little happy, too.  

Average: 7.9 (63 votes)

Review: Altered Natives Tenement Yard Volume Two

Label: Eye4Eye

Altered Natives (a.k.a. Danny Yorke) does not fuck around. When the UK producer puts out an album, there's no big PR campaign or drawn-out attempt to build hype. The man just drops tunes, and lots of them. His latest full-length, Tenement Yard Volume Two, features 15 tracks and clocks in at more than 90 minutes. For many artists, this would constitute some kind of all-encompassing anthology. For Danny Native, it sounds like just another day at the office. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 10/04/2011

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