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Free Vivian Girls Track From Their New LP

So, what are you waiting for? Grab the new MP3 off of the Brooklyn threesome's forthcoming album, Everything Goes Wrong, here.


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  • 07/15/2009

A-Trak + Armand = Duck Sauce!

Club lovers, be advised! Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2009

Download Mary Anne Hobbs' Sonar Mix

There's nothing quite like a true exhibition of teamwork in the music world these days. In this case, BBC Radio 1's experimental DJ and electronic-music tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs has joined forces with L.A.'s future of hip-hop, Flying Lotus, and the beat master's Brainfeeder label. Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2009

Lemonade's Tune in an Afternoon

Previously on XLR8R TV's Tune in an Afternoon special, leftfield hip-hop craftsmen Jel and Odd Nosdam ran through a junk shop in Berkeley to find the elements to create their collaborative track, Tune in an Afternoon. Today, we unleash the second installment of our series, this time featuring Brooklyn's psych-house trio, Lemonade. Read more » 

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  • 07/14/2009

Grab RinseFM's Free iPhone App

Your one-stop shop for streaming grime, dubstep, and U.K. funky on the internet has just gotten a upgrade, and it's come in the form of a free iPhone app. The online radio station Rinse.fm has just made their iPhone application available on iTunes, so those interested can listen to mixes from the likes of Benga, Skream, and Youngsta anywhere, anytime. Sadly, members of the Blackberry clan will have to wait a bit longer to get their mobile RinseFM radio fix. Read more » 

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  • 07/13/2009

Buraka Som Sistema Drops Free Mixtape

We're sure you all remember back in April of this year when the Portuguese juggernauts Buraka Som Sistema dropped their debut album, Black Diamond, stateside. The record, a grimy and explosive mission statement for their foray into progressive kuduro, took the music world by storm and even garnered them a MTV Europe Music Award. Read more » 

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  • 07/13/2009

Inbox: Mungolian Jet Set

Mungolian Jet Set fellows Pål Nyhus & Knut Sævik take a moment to visit with XLR8R’s Inbox en route to Shangri-La. The Norwegian jet setters remember the King of Pop, discuss the delicacy of “promiscuous self-service,” share Bee Gees trickery, and design plans to grow fat on Italian food. Read more » 

Juan Atkins, Wighnomy Bros Play L.A. Fest

Looks like the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to bring some top-notch electronic-music festivals to its coasts, with both the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and L.A.'s Convention Festival announcing their 2009 installments' plans. Convention will take place over September 18 - 20 at multiple L.A. Read more » 

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  • 07/13/2009

Review: Kiasmos/Rival Consoles 65/Milo

Label: Erased Tapes

Three prodigies from the tech-house world surface to the top of this shiny gem from the Erased Tapes crew. First up are two tracks of sheer bass and pulsating stomp from the boys in Kiasmos—the new side-project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen—that find the two traveling deep into minimal techno. "65" thuds with a hard kick not felt since Daft Punk first brought the house down with their Homework album, while "Walled" is dressed with a tropical garnish of trance-y steel drums. Read more » 

Brooklyn Electronic Music Fest Announced

Get ready for BEMF 2, this year's follow-up installment of New York's celebration of electronic music. Just announced today, the line-up features everyone from The Juan MacLean to Free Blood, and a very special headlining guest (who'll be named here in the weeks to come). The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival takes place August 8 at the Old American Can Factory (232 3rd Street in Brooklyn) from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., and tickets are available for $25 here.


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  • 07/10/2009

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