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Night Slugs Releases First Official Jam City EP

Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990's Night Slugs label is barely a year old but already has an impressive number of solid releases to its name, and we can now add to that list the first official release from the UK's Jam City, the Magic Drops EP. Read more » 

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  • 12/02/2010

Robag Wruhme to Release New Mix Album on Kompakt

The prolific German DJ/producer known as Robag Wruhme (a.k.a. Gabor Schablitzki, half of Wighnomy Brothers) is about make another addition to his extensive discography. Next year, Kompakt will release Wuppdeckmischmampflow, a brand-new mix album which is, as the press release states, "a very intimate, wonderful piece of music that Robag needed to share with us." Read more » 

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  • 12/02/2010

Download: Epstein "Seite campanas de la Serenidad (Prefuse 73 Remix)"

This year has seen a lot of output from Roberto Lange (a.k.a. Epstein) including a complete re-release of his back catalog (thanks to Asthmatic Kitty), an Epstein LP, and an EP from his project with sound/visual artist David Ellis, Helado Negro. But Lange isn't finished just yet; he's got one more release to squeeze in before 2010 comes to a close: a collection of remixes from Prefuse 73 and JayTram, from which this hazy, bubbling remix of "Seite campanas de la Serenidad" is taken. However, don't expect the intricate drum programming and head-nodding you may have come to expect from the glitch-hop pioneer here, as Prefuse 73 instead explores his ambient side by turning Epstein's track into a bath of slow noise where chopped vocals and lush pads seem to spin in all directions. The remix record, featuring six more remixes from Prefuse and six from JayTram, will be available for a "pay-what-you-want" price on Epstein's Bandcamp on December 13. And make sure to check out the frantic visual mayhem that is Epstein's video for "Arrival To New York" (from his LP When Man is Full He Falls Asleep) after the jump. Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (33 votes)
 
 

Natalie Storm Heading to US This Month

You may have already seen our post about the XLR8R-sponsored anniversary party for San Francisco's Tormenta Tropical club night, but that is only one stateside event at which the lovely and talented dancehall MC Natalie Storm will be dropping her rapid-fire verses live and in person. Read more » 

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  • 12/02/2010

Nicolas Jaar Announces Debut LP

New York's twenty-year-old techno/house prodigy (and recent Bubblin' featuree), Nicolas Jaar, has officially announced the release of his debut LP, Space Is Only Noise. Jaar's mix of the melancholy, the percussive, the melodic, and the danceable has had us intrigued ever since the 2008 release, The Student EP, and his consistent output of tracks and remixes for the past few years have only served to build up the anticipation for his debut long-player. Space Is Only Noise is slated for release February 14 of next year on the Circus Company imprint. Read more » 

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  • 12/02/2010

Einstürzende Neubauten Cancels Tour

Remember that pretty involved North American tour we told you about? The one that those Germans who have made experimental industrial music for about 30 years, Einstürzende Neubauten, planned? It was going to be this big reunion tour with a concert one day and an "intimate multidisciplinary experience" the next. Well, now it's not happening. Read more » 

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  • 12/02/2010

Components: This month's wrap-up of the best in gaming

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Download: Bicep "Darwin"

First Listen

Always reliable for offering a bit of ominous vibes with their dancefloor goodness, the Rapture-owned Throne of Blood label just revealed its latest to us, a three-track record from Belfast production duo Bicep, simply called EP1. "Darwin" is the first of the record's three tunes, and a lengthy exercise in balancing the thumping repition of old-school favorites like, say, "Da Funk," with touches of vintage revivalism from the piano house and Italo realms. But no matter what influences you hear in the song's churning rhythms, there's no denying that Bicep's production is a deep and soulful slow-burner that takes its cues from a wide span of club music history. You can stream the rest of the duo's new record over on SoundCloud, here

Average: 8.4 (270 votes)
 
 

Video Premiere: The Miracles Club "Church Song"



The majority of folks look pretty damn hilarious when they dance. Sure, there are professionals and a handful of talented amateurs that can pull of their rug-cutting moves with a certain je ne sais quoi that transcends the usual silliness, but we can't all be J.Lo—or can we? This video for the latest cut of vintage-inspired house music from Portland's The Miracles Club, "Church Song," shows us that we can all be dancing superstars, especially if we dress as ridiculously as we dance. Read more » 

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  • 12/02/2010

Download: Dreams "Swimming in Pink Waters"

First Listen
Label: Seven Sons

We're used to listening to the more hyperactive side of Portuguese music over here at XLR8R HQ, but we'll take a fresh breeze of sounds from our Iberian friends any day. The latest gust from overseas comes from chillwave-y duo Dreams, and its recently released Forgotten Thoughts EP, which gets a digital release on January 4, 2011. The song, "Swimming in Pink Waters," swirls all about your head with hazy atmosphere, paper-thin vocal transmissions, and a handful of airy synth melodies, like it haphazardly collected all of its sounds while wafting over to our continent. We'd probably be more inclined to qualify Dreams' EP opener into the ambient genre if it didn't have the straightforward dance beat at its center, but we like this piece of amorphous pop all the same. 

Average: 7.5 (22 votes)
 
 

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