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Detroit Heads to Europe

Apparently, Detroit rappers Black Milk and eLZhi can't do anything without one another. Both released albums—TRONIC and The Preface, respectively—late last year, made critics' end-of-year lists, and toured Europe. And while you'd think the pair would be sick of one another by now, they are, in fact, due to head back across the pond this month for another set of performances. Read more » 

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  • 03/04/2009

Dan Deacon's Bromst Mania Begins

Seems like we’ve heard non-stop buzz over Dan Deacon's forthcoming Bromst since the new year began, and it’s about to get a lot louder.

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  • 03/03/2009

Pains of Being Pure at Heart Tour

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, which formed in early 2007, is known for its sweet boy/girl vocals, fuzzy melodies, and hard-hitting drums. Having just released a 10-song self-titled debut album and completed a tour of Sweden, the New York foursome will take on the rest of Europe and return Stateside just in time to make numerous appearances at SXSW.

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  • 03/03/2009

New Releases: DJ Hell, Tim Hecker

Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle
Inspiration Information
Strut
Release Date: Out Now

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  • 03/03/2009

XLR8R's Top 20 MP3s of February

After rounding up the data, we’ve come to the conclusion that February was a nice month for melodic techno and electro-style remixes, not to mention a good preview of several releases—from the likes of Gui Boratto, The Whip, and Buraka Som Sistema, among others—just about ready to see the record store shelves.

As always, keep up to date with XLR8R's daily mp3s by subscribing to our MP3 RSS Feed, or bookmark our MP3 page.

And without further ado, February's most popular 20 MP3s on XLR8R.com:

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  • 03/02/2009

Daedelus Preps First Release for New Label

Albums sales keep dropping and everyone knows it's hard to make a living off releasing music, but if you're a glass half full kind of person, a new project from Daedelus and friends might brighten the morning.

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  • 03/02/2009

Mule Musiq Talks New Compilation

Since its inception, Mule Musiq has released work from an international sampling of artists, from London-based producers Mock & Toof to U.S.-born Terre Thaemlitz and even Norway’s disco king, Prins Thomas. But half a decade later, the Tokyo, Japan-based label is examining what’s within the borders of its own homeland for its latest project.

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  • 02/27/2009

The Return of Themselves

Adam "Doseone" Drucker and Jeffrey "Jel" Logan ended a six-year-long silence this week by announcing the return of Themselves, the pair's production/rap project from which we've not seen a release since 2003's The No Music.

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  • 02/26/2009

FINALE Becomes a Mario Brother

We briefly mentioned Detroit rapper FINALE's forthcoming debut album, A Pipe Dream & a Promise, a couple weeks ago, touching on the fact that Interdependent Media has created a Super Mario Bros.-themed videogame to go along with the release. More information on the game has surfaced this week, along with the actual player, so those wishing to revisit 1985 can do so now.

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  • 02/26/2009

Crookers, Moderat Play Sonar 2009

Word is finally coming through as to just who is on the bill for Sonar 2009. The multi-day electronic music and arts festival, whose dates we announced late last year, unveiled its official lineup thus far, and it should please the techno purists, cool kids, and dubstep heads alike.

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  • 02/26/2009

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