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Aoki Remix Contest Winner Unveiled

A couple weeks back, XLR8R was rocked by the debut single and video from LA celebri-DJ Steve Aoki. In fact, "I'm in the House" struck us as such a musical and filmmaking milestone that we decided to launch the Unofficial Steve Aoki Remix Contest. We put out the call far and wide, and the XLR8R massive answered... well, three of you did. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2009

Get Physical Releases iPhone Touch Mix

Berlin purveyors of all dance-friendly music, Get Physical, move further into the future with the release of their own iPhone Touch Mix. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2009

Download: Lokai "Salvador"

Emerging out of the hiss, a bright, four-note phrase repeated as lackadaisical percussion beats a lazy tattoo while low-frequency, almost bong-like gurgles simmer beneath it all. With secondary percussive elements, banjo, and cello incorporated into the piece as well, "Salvador" has the feeling of a Dirty Three track, only more stoned.  Read more » 

Average: 6.6 (17 votes)
 
 

Review: Múm Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know

For fans acquainted with Múm's earlier works, Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know might seem an anomaly—the album's opening tracks ditch the Icelandic band's previous glitch-and-lullabye IDM for plain, old-fashioned indie pop. With shades of St. Vincent on "Sing Along" and "Prophecies and Reversed Memories," the slow-motion soundtracks of Finally We Are No One and Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today Was OK seem far removed from the Múm on this record. Read more » 

Naeem of Spankrock's Top Five Philly DJs

Could there be a better MC to survey Philly's DJ scene than Spankrock's Naeem Juwan? We think not. As part of our Philly City Special, we had Naeem choose his five fave local selectors. Read more » 

Poirier Offers New Free Mix!

Canada's dancehall-indebted beat maker Poirier has followed up his latest EP for Ninja Tune, Run the Riddim, with a new mix that deftly blends the DJ/producer's beloved genres of soca, UK funky, dancehall, kuduro, and electro, among others. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2009

Artist to Watch: Neon Indian

Who: Neon Indian
Where: Austin, Texas

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Download: Magnum 38 "Slave"

Label: Tigerbass

It takes something special to make interesting electro-house in today's jam-packed, ever-evolving electronic music environment, but Berlin's Magnum 38 has managed to do so in a big way. His latest EP is comprised entirely of noise-influenced electro that takes its emotional feel—not to mention plenty of samples—from the almighty doyenne of nightlife, Grace Jones. "Slave" utilizes cut-up vocal samples from "Slave to the Rhythm" above a crunchy, hissy beat and some surprisingly ethereal backing synths. Though some of Jones' fans might not appreciate the reworking of her clarion voice, many more are sure to be blasting this beast into the winter. 

Average: 7 (47 votes)
 
 

Download: BD1982 "Space Boots"

BD1982 brings it with a chopped-and-sliced dubstep tune powered by trancey synths, dusty-sounding beats, and samples of an equally old-school vintage. Philly's Starkey and Dev79 have been putting out excellent tunage on their Seclusiasis label, and this piece only continues the trend. 

Average: 7.6 (42 votes)
 
 

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A quick look at some of the month's best videogames. Read more » 

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