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Review: Jahdan Blakkamoore Buzzrock Warrior

Label: Gold Dust

Buzzrock Warrior certainly sports an impressive resume. Largely produced by Dutty Artz head honchos Matt Shadetek and DJ /rupture, Jahdan Blakkamoore's album features high-profile guest appearances from grime don Durrty Goodz and fellow Brooklyn dancehall up-and-comer 77Klash, not to mention production work from Modeselektor, Jammer, Maga Bo, and Chancha Vía Circuito. Read more » 

Exclusive: Mary Anne Hobbs' Tour Blog

While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs will be supplying us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. Check back every few days for more updates and videocasts, and see her in action in your town soon (if you haven't already).

Sept. 9

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  • 09/14/2009

Martyn Remixes Fever Ray

Newly minted U.S. resident and accidental dubstep technician Martyn has hit gold again with his remix of Fever Ray's "Seven," which is getting an official single release on September 29. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

Remix Major Lazer!

It's contest time again folks, and Diplo and Switch, of the Major Lazer squad, have got quite the trophy prize polished up for the victor. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

Overlap/Ghostly Release Chris McNamara

Ghostly International and Christopher Willits' Overlap imprint are ganging together for their first collaborative release, a lovely slice of ambient music from Michigan/Ontario-based artist Chris McNamara. Vague Cities is a five-track album that recalls Brian Eno, bvdub's more ambient moments, and even a bit of the Chain Reaction catalog. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

XLR8R's Top 20 MP3s of August

The temperature circulating around the XLR8R offices was quite stifling throughout the month of August, and luckily we had quite a collection of MP3s to cool us off during its hottest moments. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

Minus Begins Arts Initiative

Richie Hawtin just keeps adding new artistic elements to the Minus roster, and with the Minus-Embed project, he's invited outside talent into the mix. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

Review: Nudge As Good As Gone

Label: kranky

Dubby musical explorations don’t require a full payload of bass. Nudge isn’t strictly dub by any means, but the group’s slow-burning electro-acoustic tracks often have that billowy feel associated with shacks-turned-studios in Jamaica. On their fourth album, the band plays with ambient sound and space and abuses delay pedals to create textured, coldly mesmerizing music. Dark tones and unraveling narratives ground these often buoyant tracks. Read more » 

Inbox: Oneida

This week, XLR8R’s Inbox tunes in to Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock outfit Oneida. Frontman Kid Millions takes us on a journey to abandoned nightclubs-cum-flophouses, The Royal Exile’s Cricket Club, lame shows in Memphis, TN, and awesome shows in Marina di Ravenna, Italy. Oneida’s tenth full-length, Rated O, is out now on Jagjaguwar. Read more » 

XLR8R Seeks S.F. Interns

XLR8R is looking for editorial interns in our San Francisco office who know the difference between Junior Boys and Boys Noize, techno and electro, Major Lazer, lazer bass, and drum & bass, hip-hop and trip-hop, and who require minimal hand-holding. Positions are for both editorial and events and online marketing.

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  • 09/11/2009

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