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FACT Waxes Drexciyan

Our friends at FACT magazine have got a great 10-piece primer on the elusive Detroit electro-tech force known as Drexciya. Mssrs Gerald Donald and James Stinson kept their identities close over the many years that they were extent. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Toddla T on Deck for Fabriclive 47

Leftfield U.K. dancehaller Toddla T, already an XLR8R Artist to Watch, is no stranger to meshing a multitude of sounds into one solid, genre-bending style; elements of house, bassline, hip-hop, and world beat meet on the eclectic playing field of his productions. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Dam-Funk Releases Toeachizown Vol. 1

Back in May we ran a story on L.A. boogie revivalist Dam-Funk's upcoming debut album, Toeachizown, an epic body of work being released in separate volumes. The first of these installments, a thick-yet-smooth combination of analog synths and vintage drum machines called LAtrik, is available now through Stone Throw's website. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Ty Braxton's New LP Set for September

Referring to musicians as "genius" is becoming more and more difficult these days, but if and when they surface, it's nothing short of glorious. So you can imagine the joy rippling through XLR8R when news broke that Tyondai Braxton, frontman for math-rock masterminds Battles, is releasing a new solo album, Central Market, on Warp Records on September 15. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Mum Announces New Album Details

Music fans should be constantly thanking their lucky stars that Iceland exists. Between the religious experience of Sigur Ros' made-up language, the timeless vocal workouts of Björk, and the groundbreaking dance sounds of GusGus, the island country has given us plenty to get psyched about—so get ready for more. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2009

120 Minutes of Erol Alkan

Founder of London club Trash and producer of Mystery Jets and Late of the Pier Erol Alkan rolled out his Fourth of July mix on BBC Radio 6 on Saturday. Sure, it wasn't exactly a holiday in the U.K., but who cares?—we're spreading freedom worldwide. Oh, and you've only got five days left to check out this indie-dance-house-whathaveyou mix, so stream it now. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2009

Inbox: Major Lazer

This time around, XLR8R comes pon some dense lingo from Major Lazer, the playful persona of DJs Diplo and Switch. The two wax Jamaican about topics ranging from DJing New York to vending-machine jerk chicken to... burning hair with lazers at a show. Read more » 

Captured Tracks Festival Starts Today

Those of you without a beach to comb or a BBQ to raid this holiday weekend might want to detour over to the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn. That’s because the folks at Woodsist and Captured Tracks have got a special two-day fest coming your way and the line-up is absolutely killer. Noiseniks and all can get their fazers set to stun as hitmakers from the Woodsist/Captured Tracks ilk zap some fuzz and scuzz straight to your skull. Read more » 

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  • 07/03/2009

Falty DL Interview and Album Preview

From our friends at SonicRouter, a nice little interview with the man known as Falty DL(a.k.a. Andrew Lustman), and a quick preview of his upcoming LP on Planet Mu. Check it!
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  • 07/02/2009

Grandmaster Flash Is a DJ Hero

As if that needed to be said... What we mean to say is that Grandmaster Flash is just one of the turntablist icons to be featured in Activision's new DJ Hero game, and we gotta admit, we're sort of stoked on this one. The hip-hop DJ legend lends his voice and knowledge to the game's tutorials, teaching players how to use the killer control surface while expounding on the game's mechanics. Read more » 

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  • 07/02/2009

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