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Check Out an Interview With Ghostly Designer Michael Cina

XLR8R-featured design mogul and Ghostly International visual artist Michael Cina recently sat down with Ghostly/Spectral Sound's label head Sam Valenti IV for an in-depth talk about the artist's history, process, and future direction. Read more » 

Listen to Gang Gang Dance's New Album Now

Brooklyn-based psychedelic dance-rock experimentalists Gang Gang Dance will release their brand-new LP, Eye Contact, a week from today (May 10) via 4AD, but apparently couldn't keep the music under wraps any longer, as they've offered the world a chance to stream the whole thing today. Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2011

James Blake to Release Double A-Side Single, Tour This Summer

Everyone's favorite post-dubstep troubadour, James Blake, is following up his largely polarizing, self-titled debut LP with a double a-side single, which will be released on June 20 via A&M and the artist's own Atlas imprint. Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2011

Podcast 196: Demdike Stare

Sample digging is a long-standing tradition in the world of electronic music, but few artists really have the chops to repurpose sounds quite like Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker, collectively known as Demdike Stare. Read more » 

XLR8R Launches New Gear Section

We know that XLR8R's readers aren't your average magazine page-flippers. Aside from being rabid music fans, a good lot of y'all are makers of the stuff, too. So, to better serve you bedroom—or big room—producers and DJs, we've taken the gear section of XLR8R and relaunched it for the web. Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2011

Download: Teki Latex and Para One "5th Dimension"

Fun-loving Frenchmen Julien Pradeyrol (a.k.a Teki Latex, pictured above) and Jean-Baptiste de Laubier (a.k.a. Para One) dropped a new, two-track single, 5th Dimension, on Marble Music this week. To coincide with the release, the pair has offered up the record's title track. A dizzying conglomeration of swirling synths and modulated vocals, the energetic "5th Dimension" strays from traditional electro rhythms with its off-kilter, syncopated drums. Cop the track below and be sure to grab the full release here

Average: 6.5 (76 votes)

Gear: Zoom R24 Recording Interface

Eye strain and carpal tunnel getting serious? Facebook addiction cutting deep holes into your productivity? Whatever your reason for wanting to get off the old computer box, the Zoom R24 recording interface (MRSP: $499) could very well be your ticket. Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2011

Download: Rhythm Baboon "Hunting Bushman"

First Listen

Released yesterday on Warsaw-based electronic music label Concrete Cut, the Jambah Bong Dub EP is a four-track offering from Polish DJ/producer Rhythm Baboon, who's been exploring the more ominous and esoteric side of bass music for some years now. The artist born Szymon Listewnik has been compared to the likes of Shackleton and Demdike Stare, neither of which are a stretch; his deft use of percussion and ominous low-end tones place him square in that camp of dubby experimentalists. "Hunting Bushman" puts these strong points at the forefront of Rhythm Baboon's production work, which—along with some ghostly sound effects and field recordings of cricket chirps—quite effectively create the suspenseful and mysterious mood of running through the jungle, whether you're hunting or being hunted. You can sample more of these sounds from Listewnik's new EP here

Average: 8.3 (142 votes)

Get FaltyDL's Little White Ear Buds Podcast

Brooklyn DJ/producer FaltyDL, the talented tunesmith behind this year's lovely You Stand Uncertain LP for Planet Mu, has unleashed another of his infamous DJ sets (check out his XLR8R podcast here), this time for Little White Earbuds. Read more » 

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  • 05/02/2011

Video Premiere: Matthewdavid "Noche y Dia / San Raphael"

When listening to the warbled, hiss-ridden tape music that comprises Matthewdavid's hazy debut LP for Brainfeeder, Outmind, certain words come to mind, like "journey" and "trip." Not only because you get the feeling that the music itself is taking you somewhere as it wafts into your ears, but also because maybe the Southern California sound artist is taking his hometown's beat music somewhere else, too. Similarly, this brand-new music video for Matthewdavid's album cut "Noche y Dia / San Raphael" is a trip all of its own. Read more » 

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  • 05/02/2011

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