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Nadastrom to Drop The Saved EP

Hot on the heels of their Pussy EP with the U.K's 12"-loving Dubsided label, Nadastrom, separately known as Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, have come to rescue our dancefloors once again with their forthcoming release, The Saved EP. The Washington, DC duo's latest productions are rife with cheeky horn loops, thick dollops of synth melodies, and plenty of breakbeats collectively working toward the liberation of your hindquarters. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

Mixpak Drops Vybz Kartel's "Yuh Love"

A sweet slice of electro-pop-dancehall love from Dre Skull and Vybz Kartel on Mixpak Records. Dre Skull is known for his electro/Baltimore Club mix-ups, but he's already done the island sound with Sizzla on Mixpak. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

Download: Pollyn "Gave It Up (Peter Visti remix)"

Label: Indie

A guru in in the Balearic Disco department, Denmark's Peter Visti gets his hands dirty with this single from the Pollyn tribe by sprucing it up with a fine mist of new wave veneer and pop sheen. Dark synth progressions and disco vibes clash with the neon pinks and blues and flashing lights from some seedy discotheque from the early '80s. If the Italians Do It Better banner ever have a sequel planned for the After Dark comp, this track would fit nicely between Glass Candy and Chromatics.  

Average: 7.8 (138 votes)
 
 

L.A. Dope: The City's Beatmakers

Sheffield, U.K.-based XLR8R contributor Shaun Bloodworth recently visited Los Angeles to document the scene's many beatmakers with his camera. The project, a self-funded collaboration between Bloodworth and Art Director Stuart Hammersley of GiveUpArt, entitled L.A Dope, "is the first part of what is hoped to be a wider document of electronic artists," says Bloodworth.



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  • 08/18/2009

Review: Simian Mobile Disco Temporary Pleasure

Label: Wichita

On their sophomore effort, Simian Mobile Disco has elected to attempt the dreaded “Featuring...” album, ladling guest vocalists over their defiantly analog pop-techno. Read more » 

HEALTH Announces CD Sweepstakes

Those advocates of gated noise in HEALTH will be spreading some of that Willy Wonka magic across the globe when their new album, Get Color, hits next month, and, no, we are not talking about candy bars. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

IK Multimedia Launches GrooveMaker App

When it comes to the Hammer of the Gods, everybody wants to steal a little thunder. I'm talking about turning the iPhone/iPod Touch into a portable drum machine, a market originated by Intua's BeatMaker and now entered by IK Multimedia with the debut of the GrooveMaker modules. Read more » 

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  • 08/17/2009

Rare Mala Interview on YouTube

One of dubstep's most influential producers, Digital Mystikz's Mala, doesn't give interviews often, but the people at Scion managed to sit him down with DJ Skeet Skeet for talk about dubstep culture, his influences, and the "energy of bringing people together." Watch the full clip below!

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  • 08/17/2009

Inbox: Phenomenal Handclap Band

Daniel Collas, co-founder of the funky New York-based Phenomenal Handclap Band collective, chinwags with XLR8R in this week’s Inbox. Collas sets the record straight about his living circumstances, rags on a lame band, laments a rookie dating move, and flashes some very sexy vocabulary. The Phenomenal Handclap Band’s self-titled debut album is out now on Friendly Fire.

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Friday Blog Fun: Tim & Barry TV

London-based photographers Tim and Barry have been providing the U.K.'s underground with some of its finest images for some time now. They recently launched Tim and Barry TV, where every Friday at 4:20 PM GMT (funny, right?) the pair turns its attention to moving pictures, and airs its live, on-the-spot videos of some of our favorite new singers and MCs. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

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