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Damian Lazarus Plots U.S. Tour

Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus has a decade-long history of DJing that speaks for itself, but this month, he's showcasing another set of abilities, namely, his production skills on his debut artist album, Smoke the Monster Out (released earlier this week on Get Physical).

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  • 05/07/2009

Artist to Watch: Jack Beats

Who: Jack Beats
Where: London, U.K.

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  • 05/06/2009

Video Premiere: Pontiak "Aestival"

Pontiak delivered their impressively crafted second album, Maker, earlier this year via Thrill Jockey, so now the Carney brothers are following it up with a video for the track “Aestival.” Since Maker never follows a straightforward musical trajectory, it follows that this clip is a highly abstract collection of images and details that match the retro-psych-meets-sledgehammer riffage of the song.

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  • 05/06/2009

Drop the Lime Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Luca "Drop the Lime" Venezia has been an XLR8R favorite for years now, wining us over time and again with his goblin bass-infused breakcore tracks that have helped spawn an entire movement of club music.

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  • 05/06/2009

XLR8R's Top 20 MP3s of April

Once again, we've crunched the data and pulled up the most popular MP3s on XLR8R.com for the month of April, and you'll recognize names like Moderat, Mr. Lif, FlyLo, Miss Kittin, and more on this very eclectic bundle of tracks.

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Herewith, we present April's most popular 20 MP3s on XLR8R.com:

20 Moderat - "A New Error"
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  • 05/06/2009

Kitsuné Drops Maison 7

The Kitsuné stable has kicked out some serious jams over the years with its bad-ass single releases primped and tailored specifically for some straight up dancefloor debauchery. And while we’ve heard some pretty stellar tracks from Digitalism, Klaxons, and Thieves Like Us as of late, the imprint's impressive Maison compilation series has always seemed to catch us by surprise.

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  • 05/05/2009

Synch Festival Announces Line-up

Detroit and Greece will meet this summer, when Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, and Rick Wilhite hop the Atlantic to open this year's Synch Festival in Athens.

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  • 05/05/2009

Stream New Bodycode Material

Producer Alan Abrahams (a.k.a. Bodycode) has shared the bill with other well-known artists, Omar S., Move D, and Lawrence, among them, as well as lived in London, Portugal, and Berlin, where he currently resides. And though a life of globetrotting has inevitably shaped his musical style, his contemporary work largely reflects early inspiration from his childhood stomping grounds, a South African township called Bonteheuwel. Read more » 

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  • 05/05/2009

Deastro Announces June Tour Dates

Coinciding with the spring release of his debut album, Moondagger, Detroit-based electronic indie-pop maestro Deastro will tour the U.S. this June. Shows begin on June 10, with two stops in New York, before meandering through the Midwest and wrapping up at L.A.’s Spaceland Gallery on June 25. The man born Randolph Chabot has been in the biz for 10 years already, and his performances are an energized blend of soaring pop and sweaty intensity.

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  • 05/05/2009

Steve Bug Readies Fourth Full-Length

Steve Bug has been in the business of making and releasing music for more than 15 years, but Collaboratory, which he'll release via his own Poker Flat imprint June 8, is only his fourth artist full-length to date.

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  • 05/04/2009

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