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Surgeon Preps Single for Token

First appearing on Token six years ago with a remix of Grovskopa's "Sex & Violins," Birmingham techno veteran Surgeon (a.k.a Anthony Child) is now set to release his first solo effort for the Belgian label at the end of the summer. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/21/2014

The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Dusky, Caribou, Shlohmo, and More

Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/18/2014

Gear: J Dilla's MPC and Moog Synthesizer to Be Displayed in the Smithsonian

The enduring legacy of J Dilla has been further reinforced today with news that the pioneering hip-hop producer's MPC and Moog synthesizer (one specifically made by Robert Moog for the beatmaker) will be displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Gear: Check Out Pittsburgh Track Authority's Studio

The quietly prolific Pittsburgh Track Authority outfit has opened the doors to Machine Age Studios, the hardware-filled Pennsylvania bunker where the trio crafts its unique brand of dance music. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Download: Tapes "Find Y.O.U."

First Listen

Stateside newcomer Tapes is set to drop his Finding LP next month. Serving as out first preview, the virtually un-Googleable artist has passed along "Find Y.O.U.," a melody-rich beat which will appear on the forthcoming effort. Built around a set of skittering drums, ""Find Y.O.U." breezes through its musical movements, landing on sparkling keys, delicate melodies, and occasionally burying Craig David's "Feel Me In" beneath the glossy, skittering production. Tapes' Finding album will see a release on August 15 as a free-to-download collection. 

Average: 7.2 (60 votes)
 
 

Huxley Streams New Track from Upcoming EP for Aus

Michael Dodman (a.k.a. Huxley) will drop The Machine EP via Will Saul's Aus label on Monday, but before then the UK DJ/producer has shared a full stream of "Machina," a vocal-led cut set to appear on the upcoming effort. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio Detail Upcoming Split EP for Machine

In what's shaping up to be an annual tradition, Ben Sims (pictured above) and Kirk Degiorgio are set to return to Machine imprint—the label which the pair co-founded as a continuation of their London-based parties by the same name—once again with the Machine 03 EP. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Download a Plastikman Track Recorded Live at Sónar

Following the release of the recent LP under his Plastikman moniker (a record which can be streamed in full here), techno stalwart Richie Hawtin has elected to offer a live version of album cut "EXhale" for free download. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Download: Synthek & Audiolouis "Broken Pad"

Label: Natch

Earlier this month, Natch label founders Synthek and Audiolouis issued their debut full-length together, Unwise. Featured here, Broken Pad" is one of 12 dense techno expeditions to appear on the record. Beginning with a pulsing pattern of kick drums, the track gradually builds into a thick sonic atmosphere—glacial pads meet sci-fi textures, which are pushed to the background by sheets of machine-made hiss and growing layers of dubbed percussion rattles. The Berlin pair's Unwise LP is out now, with an extensive remix series set to appear down the line featuring reworks from Sleeparchive, Zadig, Neel, Tadeo, Ness and Polar Inertia. 

Average: 7.3 (43 votes)
 
 

Stream DJ Haus' and DJ Q's New EP as Trumpet and Badman

The duo of DJ Haus and DJ Q debuted as Trumpet & Badman last summer, with four Jersey-swung, organ-fueled house numbers on the Love Keeps Changing EP. Now the pair is set to return with another collection of summer dancefloor tunes on the simply titled EP 2. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/18/2014

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