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Dara Smith of Lakker Preps Debut EP as Arad

Dara Smith of Dublin duo Lakker has revealed details of his debut solo EP under the alias Arad. Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2014

Powell to Debut on XL with New Single

DJ/producers have been swelling XL's ranks recently—Sophie and grime duo Mumdance and Novelist are some of the label's newest recruits—and today brought confirmation that Powell will drop a single via the UK outpost. Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2014

Mexican Summer Readies New Album from Jefre Cantu–Ledesma; Hear a Track Now

A Brooklyn resident who is said to have spent his formidable artistic years in San Francisco, seasoned sound sculptor Jefre Cantu–Ledesma will debut on the Mexican Summer label early next year with the A Year with 13 Moons LP. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

Stream Afrikan Sciences' Upcoming LP for PAN in Full

Former Oakland resident and current NYC transplant Afrikan Sciences (a.k.a. Eric Douglas Porter) will land for the first time on Bill Kouligas' PAN outpost next week with Circuitous, a 14-track LP which is now available to stream in full ahead of its release. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

Listen to Ripatti's Full Live Set from Unsound 2014

Captured back in October during the 2014 edition of Poland's annual Unsound festival, longstanding Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti (a.k.a. Vladislav Delay) has shared a full recording of his hour-long, footwork-indebted live set from the event. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

Watch Robert Hood's RBMA Lecture

With new lectures from the Red Bull Music Academy's recent Tokyo sessions continuing to appear online, the latest conversation to surface finds pioneering Detroit techno producer Robert Hood—who happened to deliver the final XLR8R podcast of 2014 yesterday under his Floorplan alias—sitting down on the RBMA couch for a lengthy discussion. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

Hear Another Track from Jam City's Upcoming LP on Night Slugs

Jam City has unleashed a second track from his forthcoming album on Night Slugs. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Top Downloads (75 - 51)

After launching our Best of 2014 coverage yesterday with the first installment of our Top Downloads countdown, the next batch of 25 songs has now arrived. Including choice cuts from the likes of Lockah, Slugabed, Roland Tings, My Panda Shall Fly, Phon.o, and many more, this second collection of tunes further showcases the diverse array of styles heard in XLR8R's Downloads section throughout the year—glowing beatwork, burrowing techno, hardware-fueled house, low-slung bass, industrial club hybrids, and a number of points in between are all represented here. All 25 tracks from the second installment of our four-part Top Downloads countdown can be streamed and, well, downloaded freely after the jump. Read more » 

Gear: Watch the Late DJ Rashad Build a Beat in 10 Minutes

A video of late footwork innovator DJ Rashad building a beat in 10 minutes has turned up online. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

Watch the Second Episode of Legowelt's and Willie Burns' Oddball Online TV Series

Last month, Dutch synth specialist Legowelt and Brookyln DJ/producer Willie Burns launched Relics of the Past, an online, DIY TV show starring, written, and soundtracked by the two artists. In between smoking weed, skateboarding, and playing with synthesizers, the debut episode involved exorcising evil spirits from an ancient relic, and today, the series' second installment has turned up on YouTube. Read more » 

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  • 12/03/2014

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