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Richie Hawtin Takes Over the Boiler Room Today

It seems like half the electronic-music world is in the Netherlands this week for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event, including the crew from Boiler Room. The London-based online DJ hub has featured some pretty impressive guests as of late—even Thom Yorke recently rolled though to do a mix—but today's event just might have the biggest "wow" factor of them all, as techno legend Richie Hawtin is heading up a special takeover with some compatriots from his own Minus label. Read more » 

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  • 10/20/2011

Download: V.C. "123"

Back in August, we posted the video for "Superfluid," a precursor to the latest release from UK skweee hub Donky Pitch. That EP, the six-track The Trick, is now available, and Donky Pitch has let slip another tune to help spread the word. "123" is an interesting number, as Helsinki-based producer V.C. crafts a smoothed-out, '80s funk-influenced song with low-key percussion. The track lives and dies with its wonky synths, which cooly crest and fall over the course of more than four serene and vaguely psychedelic minutes. 

Average: 7.9 (53 votes)

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Announces 2011 Lineup

The annual two-day musical blowout known as Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is ready to launch its fourth year this November 11 and 12 with a promising lineup taking over more than five venues in Williamsburg. Read more » 

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  • 10/19/2011

Download: Sepalcure "I'm Alright"

Label: Hotflush

While we continue to wait patiently for the debut full-length to drop from Brooklyn genre-jugglers Sepalcure, we're treated to a non-album cut, which is taken from the b-side of Travis Stewart's and Praveen Sharma's forthcoming "Pencil Pimp" single. Before that 12" drops on November 7 via Hotflush, indulge in more of the lush, 2-step-leaning vibes that the duo so deftly craft, courtesy of "I'm Alright," and, if you're in the area, don't miss the debut of Sepalcure's live A/V show on November 10 at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. 

Average: 8.3 (113 votes)

Video: What's in Ron Trent's Amoeba Bag?

Veteran house-music producer Ron Trent did some shopping recently at the gargantuan Amoeba Music in Hollywood, prompting the staff there to ask him about his browsing as part of the store's ongoing What's in My Bag? series. Read more » 

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  • 10/19/2011

Bok Bok and Tom Trago Share Details of Collaborative EP

It was around mid-September when we first heard that French party-starting label Sound Pellegrino had plans to kick off a series of collaborative EPs, and now we've got the finer details of its first match up. Read more » 

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  • 10/19/2011

Download: Two Inch Punch "Luv Luv"

Two Inch Punch will get his close-up on October 31 when his debut EP, Love You Up, comes out via PMR, the upstart label that's also home to the likes of Julio Bashmore, L-Vis 1990, Javeon McCarthy, and Jesse Ware. On "Luv Luv," Two Inch Punch offers a soothing brand of dubstep-tinged R&B reminiscent of The Weeknd— albeit a chopped and screwed version—or perhaps James Blake having a vocal-pitching fit. The track was released earlier this year as a limited-edition white label and also features a sample of Groove Theory's classic "Tell Me." It's now available for download below, offering an infectious bit of insight into what's to come this Halloween. 

Average: 7.9 (91 votes)

Video Premiere: RBMA World Tour in Toronto

In the latest episode of our video premiere series for the recently completed Red Bull Music Academy World Tour 2011, the travelling music and culture hub descends on Toronto, Canada to host the Culture Clash competition. Read more » 

B2B: Martyn and Modeselektor, Part 3

All week long, XLR8R is running segments of a recent conversation we initiated between electronic-music veterans Martyn and Modeselektor, both whom recently dropped new full-length albums. Read more » 

Download: DJ Godfather "Make That M.F."

Label: Booty Call

Earlier this week, ghettotech protagonist DJ Godfather unveiled the Detroit Booty Callin' EP, an expectedly raunchy and fast-paced four-song digital release. The EP finds DJ Godfather (a.k.a. Brian Jeffries) collaborating with fellow Motor City residents Lil Mz 313 and Good Money, as well as Chicago footwork specialist DJ Rashad. Yet "Make That M.F." is DJ Godfather all on his own, laying down charging booty bass with vocals urgently exhorting listeners to shake what they've got.  

Average: 6.6 (44 votes)

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