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XLR8R's 10 Best TV Episodes of 2008

It wouldn't be a proper round up of 2008 without a look at XLR8R TV, so we sent the previously mentioned data elves out to dig up our readers' favorite episodes of last year—and received some pleasantly surprising results that included The Glitch Mob, Flying Lotus, Kon & Amir, Heidi, and others. But enough banter. Our 10 most popular episodes of 2008 are all here, for your watching convenience.

Labtekwon on B-More
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  • Filed under: news
  • 01/12/2009

Amon Tobin and Doubleclick Collaborate

There's a new production duo in town. Amon Tobin and Joe "Doubleclick" Chapman have joined forces under the Two Fingers moniker and have some music to send to the masses in the form of a self-titled debut album.

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  • 01/12/2009

Stream the New Friendly Foes

Friendly Foes' debut album, Born Radical will hit stores worldwide tomorrow, but for the truly impatient (this is the ADD generation, after all), Gangplank has put the full album up for streaming. Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2009

Top 10: Faunts, Luomo, Devin the Dude

Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of
Friendly Fire
Release Date: February 13

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Spectral Sound Releases Label Comp

After eight years of banging out one dancefloor-shattering release after the next, Ann Arbor, MI-based imprint. Spectral Sound has prepped a second label compilation for fans.

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  • 01/09/2009

Girl Talk Plans Tour Dates

After releasing a new album, Feed the Animals, touring relentlessly, and reportedly winning $600 in a blackjack game in Las Vegas, you'd think Girl Talk would be ready for a bit of R&R in 2009. Not so. The man born Gregg Gillis will instead begin his year with a fresh batch of performance dates that start tonight in Omaha and will continue throughout the rest of winter. Read more » 

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  • 01/09/2009

Kid Sister, Tittsworth, Buck 65 Do SXSW

Yes, it's that time again. Austin, TX is preparing for the absolute onslaught of bands and music fans, who will collectively descend on the city for another SXSW Music Festival, this time taking place March 18 - 22. The list is already lengthy, and we can expect it to quadruple in size in the coming weeks. If you've yet to book a hotel room for this year's festivities, well, good luck to you.

A few names from the aforementioned list:
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  • Filed under: news
  • 01/08/2009

XLR8R's 50 Best MP3s of 2008

We put up tracks, you hit download, then we sent our data-collection elves out to find out XLR8R.com's most popular MP3s of 2008, according to our wonderful readers. While some obvious choices are here (M83, Hercules and Love Affair, Flying Lotus), our list does contain some surprises (Rainbow Arabia, Débruit, Neon Neon), a surprising amount of dubstep, and a whole lot of remixes. Now, let's hope everyone's had their fill of Lil Wayne for one year.

50 Raz Mesinai's Badawi - "Kode9 vs. Badawi - Den of Drumz"
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  • 01/07/2009

DJ T. Announces New Album

Though he's busy on the road at the moment, traversing various corners of Asia that include Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, DJ T. has promised a new full-length, slated to drop in early summer. The Dusseldorf-born, Berlin based DJ and producer has already chosen a title, The Inner Juke Box, and will put finishing touches on the release upon his return to Europe in the spring.

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  • 01/07/2009

Voltage Music Offers First Compilation

Voltage Music, which was co-founded in 2001 by DJ Tomas (a.k.a Double Identity and Dub I.D.) and XLR8R founder Andrew Smith (a.k.a Professor Smith and Jackie’s Army), has spent the last eight years releasing West Coast dub, broken beat, electro, and dubstep tunes. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/06/2009

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