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Video Premiere: Gold Panda "Marriage (Star Slinger Remix)"

This blissful head nodder of a remix from UK-based Star Slinger has received an enchanting video treatment thanks to the work of visual artist Anže Sekelj and photographer Lucijan Kranjc (together known as How Do I Computer). Overlaying intricate light patterns, the Slovenian duo gives what would otherwise be the more-or-less benign scenes that make up the video a stunning visual effect which is said to attempt to "add motion to non-moving objects in real space without physically interfering with the environment and trying to give a new perspective with portraying the intangible in marriage." Heavy stuff, right? This remix, along with three others, can be found on Gold Panda's Marriage EP, which is out now digitally on Ghostly, or, if you're lucky enough to find a copy that wasn't snatched up on Record Store Day, 12" vinyl. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 04/28/2011

Download: Sun Glitters "Love Me (:papercutz Remix)"

Label: Ufolk

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Luxembourg's Sun Glitters pop up in our download feed a couple of times with one original track and one remix that producer Victor Ferreria crafted for the blog-adored Purity Ring duo. Today, we get to complete the trifecta, and offer you a remix of Sun Glitters' "Love Me" by Portugual's :papercutz (a.k.a. Bruno Miguel and friends). On this remix, Miguel inserts some ominous sonics and thick atmospherics into an otherwise blissful and anthemic tune. You can hear more versions of tracks from Sun Glitters' Everything Could Be Fine album—by the likes of Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird, and other blog-friendly artists—on the Everything Could Be Remodelled and That's Fine! remix collection, which is available for free here

Average: 8.4 (108 votes)

Mount Kimbie Preps New EP, Releases Free Track

Kai Campos and Dom Maker—the prolific London duo known as Mount Kimbie—have announced news of their next EP, Carbonated, to be released June 27 on Hotflush. Read more » 

Light Asylum Signs to Mexican Summer

The Brooklyn duo of producer Bruno Coviello and vocalist Shannon Funchess (a.k.a. Light Asylum) has been in a label limbo of sorts since self-releasing the excellent In Tension EP last year. Well, consider the label-less period of the Light Asylum saga finished as fellow Brooklynites Mexican Summer have penned a deal with the group, which is said to include a proper release of the aforementioned EP and—the big news—an eventual full-length to come in 2012. Read more » 

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  • 04/27/2011

Skweee Extravaganza: New Releases From LoDubs/Grand Cooley, Daniel Savio, and Rigas

Weee love us some skweee over at XLR8R, as you may already know, so we're pleased to announce a few new releases from some of the scene's biggest players. Read more » 

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  • 04/27/2011

Download: Tokimonsta "Bright Shadows"

Jennifer Lee (a.k.a. Tokimonsta) is set to release a new EP, entitled Creature Dreams, via Brainfeeder on May 17. To complement the release, the LA-based producer has offered up a free download to whet our palettes. "Bright Shadows" is a jazzy number led by a glide-ridden vibrato melody and punctuated by found-sound percussion, modulated '90s-house stabs, and filtered kicks. Have a listen to the song and check out the EP artwork and tracklisting after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (160 votes)

Planetary Evolution: 10 Game-Changing Moments in Planet E History

As Carl Craig's pioneering second-wave techno label Planet E turns 20, we chatted with the longtime Detroit-based producer, DJ, remixer, and label owner about some of his, and the company's, finest moments. Read more » 

Download a Free EP From San Francisco's Wav Dwgs

Late last month we shared a superb remix of "Age" by San Franciscan duo Wav Dwgs, which is comprised of hardware obsessives Bobby Browser and Greg Zifcak (of Eats Tapes fame), by fellow Bay Area producer Roche. That remix came from an EP called Condensation, which has just been made available for free download. Read more » 

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  • 04/27/2011

Chad Valley Preps Second EP For Cascine

One of the handful of choice artists hard at work delivering an array of pop-friendly sounds on the New York/London-based Cascine label (read more in depth about that imprint here), producer Chad Valley has announced he will release his second EP for the up-and-coming record hub. Read more » 

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  • 04/27/2011

Review: Daedelus Bespoke

Label: Ninja Tune

Alfred Darlington (a.k.a. Daedelus) is a dandy fella who usually has a keen nose for grooves he exhumes from discarded pop records hidden below the stacks of one-dollar Streisand albums that pollute LA's thrift shops. At his best, he floats in a psychedelic hip-hop/IDM realm that can recall De La Soul's "D.A.I.S.Y. Age." That said, Bespoke often shoots for the psych virtue of sensory overload and instead ends up a frustrating mess. Read more » 

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  • 04/27/2011

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