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Tauba Auerbach and Glasser at Deitch

One of our absolute favorite Vis-Ed artists, Tauba Auerbach, opens her Here and Now/and Nowhere show this Thursday at NYC's Deitch Projects. Auerbach is known for her inventive twists on typefaces, creating magical new languages from English's 26 known characters. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/01/2009

Review: Datarock Red

Label: Nettwerk

You'd expect Norwegian disco-rock revivalists to warm up the vintage synths and Nu-Romantic croon and deliver a loosely conceptual album about a future where music technology stopped in 1983, right? Read more » 

Download: Themselves & WHY? "Canada"

Label: Anticon

Anticon broheims and one-time bandmates in cLOUDDEAD, the members of Themselves and WHY?, recently got together to record "Canada," a plinky pop tune that finds Doseone putting his rapid-fire raps on the back burner and sweetly singing alongside Yoni Wolf. The tune may not be enough to quell the rising anticipation for the bands' respective forthcoming albums, but it's certainly a nice taste of what's to come. WHY?'s Eskimo Snow will be released on September 22. Themselves' CrownsDown will be released on October 20. 

Average: 7.4 (31 votes)

Schlachthofbronx Shares EP Mix

Schlachthofbronx, German purveyors of all bass wobbly and tings nasty, has made some club-ready tunes with South Africa's ghettotech MCs Slush Puppy Kids. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/31/2009

Labels We Love: Werk Discs

Every day this month we're rolling out a new feature on XLR8R's Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it's the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent Media, these cut-making selections of the best in underground electronic, indie, hip-hop, and experimental imprints punch way above their weight. Feast your eyes on the features and then download many of the labels' related podcasts here.

London producer Actress builds a nest for the best in experimental bass.

Review: Alland Byallo Brick by Brick

Label: Nightlight

San Franciscan Alland Byallo is a builder. Since 2004, he’s been producing and releasing music on his own digital Nightlight label. In 2005, he co-founded Kontrol, arguably the best monthly techno party on the west coast, still hot more than four years later. Not surprising, then, that Byallo’s first full-length is called Brick By Brick, a 10-track testament to the hard work of pushing club music forward, one hip-shaking groove at a time. Read more » 

Inbox: Boy 8-Bit

XLR8R’s Inbox takes a knee with modest British electro-bass DJ and producer David Morris (a.k.a Boy 8-Bit). Morris talks a bit (…) about Swedish metal, imaginary retro soundtracks, hovercrafts, Christmas shenanigans, socks, and more socks. Boy 8-Bit’s Baltic Pine EP is out now on This is Music.

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Peter Hook Compiles Acid Classics

This October, New State Music will release a retrospective of classic acid house tunes handpicked and mixed by Haçienda club co-owner and New Order/Joy Division bassist Peter Hook. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2009

Massive Attack Returns With EP, Album

U.K. trip-hop and future-jazz pioneers Massive Attack are releasing a new four-song EP, Splitting the Atom, this October, featuring appearances from dub legend Horace Andy and TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, among others. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2009

Isa GT Drops Carnival Mix

Girlcore-fave and carnival-hypestress to be, U.K.-based DJ Isa GT, has posted a new mix in preparation for her appearance at this year's Notting Hill Carnival in London. The party-starting mix deftly melds buzzing, club-ready jams with eclectic world influences to create a cornucopia of sounds liable to make any biped itch for the dancefloor. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/28/2009

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