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New Sorcerer LP Due in August

In the current climate of today's electronic music scene, the word's "smooth," "chill," or "groovy" don't seem to warrant much attention, but times change and we here at XLR8R couldn't feel more refreshed. Tirk Recordings, the U.K's purveyor of Krautrock, disco re-edits, and other assorted "smooth" musics, announced today that San Francisco's cosmic-disco patron, Sorcerer, is casting a new spell of an album this August, entitled Neon Leon. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2009

Merge Records Releases History Book

Merge, one of the world's most enduring independent record labels, and which has brought us classic albums from the likes of Superchunk, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Magnetic Fields, has put a book together to tell you all about the journey. Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, which arrives this September, chronicles the many tales of Merge from the label's inception in 1989 throughout their 20 years of releasing stone-cold indie-rock classics. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2009

Kid Sister Album Finally Ready for October

It's been years since the young and talented Chicago MC Kid Sister released her first single, "Pro Nails," on DJ A-Trak's Fool's Gold label. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2009

Hotflush Launches Podcast Series

One of the original dubstep labels, London's Hotflush Recordings, launched its new podcast series with a mix from New York's Incyde. Featuring FaltyDL, 2562, Badawi, and other dubstep luminaries, the mix is sure to please fans of the groovier side of the genre. The mix is available via direct download and iTunes podcast link here.

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  • 07/16/2009

Waves Releases CLA Compressors

A collaboration with GRAMMY-winning rock/pop mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge, making the name doubly appropriate, the CLA Classic Compressors are studio tools modeled by Waves Audio. Waves made its name on peak limiters, and now adds to its lineage of DSP punch with Lord-Alge's presets on four plug-ins (MSRP: $800 Native/$1600 TDM, or as part of Waves Mercury bundle). The smooth CLA-2A emulates a mid-'60s electro-optical tube compressor's frequency-dependent behavior, while the CLA-3A is said to be highly transparent with subtle harmonic distortion; both are ace for vox, bass, and guitar. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2009

Poker Flat Lets the Chips Fall

On August 28th, Steve Bug's venerable Poker Flat imprint will be celebrating 10 years and more than 100 releases with a poker tournament at Spielbank Berlin. Featuring label DJs such as Phonique and Mike Vamp, the 50 EUR buy-in tournament is planned for 70 participants spread across several gambling tables. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2009

Georgia Anne Signs to Ubiquity

San Francisco's Ubiquity Recordings, the premier label for forward-thinking jazz, hip-hop, and R&B, has just signed Georgia Anne Muldrow to its roster, with an EP coming in the fall and an album in early 2010. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2009

Get Physical Turns Seven; M.A.N.D.Y. Mix

In August, after seven years and 125 releases, Get Physical co-founders M.A.N.D.Y. are celebrating the milestone with a 24-track compilation that showcases the steely German label's prowess on dancefloors the world over. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2009

Ivan Smagghe Mixes Robert Johnson Comp

Long known as a DJ's DJ, Ivan Smagghe (one half of Black Strobe) will bring his eclectic sensibilities to the third installment of the Live at Robert Johnson series this September. Featuring such disparate acts as In Flagranti, Röyksopp, and Wighnomy Bros., the mix is certain to be a wild and hypnotic one, with Smagghe mixing darker tech moments with brighter disco and electronic vibes in a truly elegant, Parisian fashion. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2009

Lawrence RA Podcast and New LP Details

Our friends at Resident Advisor scored an amazing podcast from Dial Records' Lawrence, a long-time XLR8R fave and killer house producer. Here the man known as Peter Kersten (a.k.a. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2009

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