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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

Dumb Unit Releases New Collaborative EP From Agaric & Walker

Today, Berlin-based Dumb Unit rolled out the first installment of their collaborative DUMB UNIT DYNASTY series, from prolific Swedish producer Patrik Skoog (a.k.a. Agaric, pictured above) and techno stalwart Walker Barnard. Read more » 

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  • 05/02/2011

Check Out Gatekeeper's 'Dimension Intrusion' Mix

One of our Bubblin' artists from earlier in the year, New York-based neo-industrial duo Gatekeeper, just dropped a fresh mix of hard-hitting remixes, fresh originals, and vintage jams for Dis Magazine. Read more » 

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  • 05/02/2011

Download: Steve Moore "Frigia"

Label: L.I.E.S.

Steve Moore, the multitasking musician behind outfits like Zombi and Lovelock, has a fresh two-track single out now via NYC imprint L.I.E.S. Much like his other bands, Moore's solo output relies heavily on vintage synth tones, driving beat work, and dense, hypnotic grooves. The b-side to his Zero-Point Field EP, "Frigia," boasts those kinds of sounds in spades, as the producer thickly spreads out warm analog frequencies over the course of his 12-minute, Kraut-inspired epic—sounding as much like the pioneers of expansive electronic music as himself. And sure, we're offering you a free download of this track here, but this is the kind of music meant for a proper spin on your record player. You can make that happen for yourself, and grab a copy of Moore's 12" in the US or elsewhere, here and here respectively. 

Average: 7.8 (56 votes)

Review: Robag Wruhme Thora Vukk

Label: Pampa

If you were lucky enough to catch a live Wighnomy Brothers set before their split in 2009, then you know that Monkey Maffia and Robag Wruhme were often deservedly called the best techno DJs in the world, spinning all-vinyl marathon sets on four turntables fueled by copious amounts of bass-heavy, soulful techno (and even more copious amounts of alcohol). On Thora Vukk, his second full-length, Robag Wruhme (a.k.a. Gabor Schablitzki) shows that while his techno chops are still intact, his penchant for atmospherics and found sounds has increased dramatically since his last album, 2004's Wuzzelbud "KK." Read more » 

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  • 05/02/2011

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