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Luciano Doc Packaged With New CD

So, we're obviously already pretty psyched about the upcoming full-length from Lucien Nicolet (a.k.a. Luciano), Tribute to the Sun, due out on October 12 on his own Cadenza label. But we've just got word that each disc will be packaged with a special DVD documentary on the Chilean-born house producer/DJ. Here's a sneak-peak of what's inside.

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  • 09/02/2009

E'de Love Book, CD to Drop

Spanning a decade of techno music and culture in Cologne, Germany, the E'de Cologne event label, with distribution from techno powerhouse Kompakt, will release its first book and compilation album entitled E'de Love. Read more » 

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  • 09/02/2009

Labels We Love: Truckback

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.


An enterprising label delivers fresh dancehall riddims to the world.
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Review: Jónsi & Alex Riceboy Sleeps

Label: XL

Though they’ve opted to release their debut album under their own names, the Riceboy Sleeps moniker is a longstanding one, under which Jon Por Birgisson and collaborative/romantic partner Alex Somers have staged exhibitions and published an eponymous book. The latter has collected processed drawings and found photographs (silhouettes of birds, prints of trees, images of children balancing on stilts), back-grounded by decayed paper stocks in desaturated sepias and blues. Read more » 

Labels We Love: Wireblock

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.


Three Glaswegian bassheads take zig-zaggin’ between genres to new heights.
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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 » 

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  • 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 » 

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  • 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.
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