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Reward the Curious: Jan Vormann and Sébastien Preschoux Discuss Their Vibrant Lego and String Installations

Berliner Jan Vormann and Parisian Sébastien Preschoux create clever, site-specific art installations that interact with their immediate environments. Read more » 

Watch New Video From J-Wow of Buraka Som Sistema

Buraka Som Sistema compatriot J-Wow just dropped his debut single on Mad Decent, entitled "O Dedo," which comes with remixes from Bird Peterson and SBTRKT. Read more » 

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  • 05/26/2010

Download: Hanuman "Bola (Star Eyes Remix)"

Label: Sleazetone

Musical multi-tasker Hanuman (who doubles as half of Monkey Steak and runs Steak House Records) is set to drop his latest track, "Bola," on Chicago's Sleazetone label. Included along with the even-keeled, dub-heavy original version are remixes from Kanji Kinetic, Thunderous Olympian, Sleazetone label head Chrissy Murderbot, and, here, XLR8R alum and Trouble & Bass spinstress Star Eyes (pictured above). On her remix, she decided to run with the underlying UK funky sound, and treat "Bola" to an extra helping of thick, juicy low end before introducing her own string-based melody to the propulsive house beat. 

Average: 6.5 (24 votes)

Slugabed, Free the Robots, Mux Mool, Teebs, Shlohmo, Baths, DevonWho, and More to Play Emerg-N-See Festival

July 16 through 19 in the scenic country setting of Macleay, OR, the seventh annual Emerg-N-See festival will get underway with a host of some of the freshest, most interesting electronic-music producers the US, Canada, and Europe have to offer. Among the artists included in the four-day music, art, and camping extravaganza are LA beat-makers Baths, DevonWho, Free the Robots, and Teebs, along with loads of other great producers the likes of Mux Mool, Shlohmo, Slugabed, Eprom, and NastyNasty. Read more » 

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  • 05/26/2010

Re: The NSFW Video For Huoratron's "Corporate Occult"

Hello, this is a message from the law offices of Culture, Music & Film. I'm writing you in regards to a class-action lawsuit on behalf of director Chris Cunningham, the makers of The Blair Witch Project, the Species franchise, and people with respectable taste in music and film everywhere. Your video for the song "Corporate Occult" by Huoratron, which was directed by one Cédric Blaisbois, is in violation of a number of ethical and aesthetic codes set forth by artists who aim to uphold a standard of decency for audio-visual art presented to people who love good music and film. Read more » 

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  • 05/26/2010

Download: Jenny Wilson "Only Here for the Fight"

Funny story: I'm out in Stockholm one night with skweee guys Rigas Den Andre and Limonious. They're like, "Hey, we're gonna go see our friend Jenny Wilson play. Do you know her?" And I'm like, "Yeah, of course I know her!" So we get to the Strand theater, and Wilson comes on with her band of gospel singers... and it hits me: I don't know Jenny Wilson at all. (Cuz I was thinking Jenny Lewis the whole time.) But Wilson's rich R&B vocals and gorgeous piano and horn arrangements instantly have the crowd rapt, and everyone—including me—is happy. Maybe not the usual XLR8R fare, but we still wholeheartedly approve. Hardships! is out August 24. 

Average: 6.9 (17 votes)

Disco-Edit Pioneer Walter Gibbons Gets Retrospective From Strut

Walter Gibbons, the man responsible for originating the reel-to-reel edit, which gave way to the now ubiquitous art of remixing, is finally being honored for his pioneering work as a DJ and producer with a forthcoming retrospective from compilation and re-issue label Strut. Read more » 

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  • 05/25/2010

Frank-n-Dank's Frank Nitt Releases Debut Solo EP

J. Dilla collaborator and half of Detroit's gritty rap duo Frank-n-Dank, Frank Nitt just released his debut solo EP, Jewels In My Backpack, on Delicious Vinyl. Read more » 

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  • 05/25/2010

Download: Slater & Lime "Creepin"

Two of the most recognizable names on NY's Trouble & Bass label, AC Slater and Drop the Lime shacked up recently in LA to bring you a handful of collaborative productions, the first of which is this new jam. If "Creepin" is anything it's, uh, creepy. Between the piano melody sounding like it's jacked from Friday the 13th, Luca Venezia's unsolicited vocal come-ons, and the down-pitched sound effects that adorn the punchy beats, Slater & Lime's premiere offering sets the stage for an act ready to soundtrack a rave scene during the climax of an unseen John Carpenter flick. 

Average: 5.5 (30 votes)

Hear a Random, Unreleased Track From Flying Lotus

Not long after the release of his highly touted third album, Cosmogramma, LA beat don Flying Lotus let loose with this unreleased bit of music from his hard drive via his Twitter account, tweeting, "I forgot to give you this...". Read more » 

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  • 05/25/2010

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