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Policy Drops New 12" with Remix from Thefft

A new single from Policy sees an official release this week, and comes outfitted with a remix from London's Thefft. Read more » 

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  • 12/18/2014

Stream Cocktail d'Amore's Fifth Anniversary Compilation

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Cocktail d'Amore—the Berlin party founded by veteran DJ/production duo Discodromo, Berghain resident Boris, and visual director Pindar (a.k.a. GoldNSour)—today marks its fifth anniversary with the release of the 12-track Nothing Matters When We're Dancing compilation; an album that is now available to stream in full. Read more » 

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  • 12/18/2014

Ostgut Ton Announces Upcoming EP from Virginia

Berlin DJ/producer/vocalist Virginia (who had a hand in crafting Steffi's recent Power of Anonymity LP, one of our favorite records of 2014) will return to the Ostgut Ton imprint in January with a new three-track EP. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

Braille Signs to Friends of Friends for Upcoming EP and LP, Shares New Track for Free Download

NYC producer Praveen Sharma (who serves as half of the Sepalcure duo alongside Machinedrum) has announced plans to issue both an EP and what will be the debut LP under his Braille alias via the Friends of Friends label next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, and George FitzGerald Announced for 2015 BBC Radio 1 Residencies

England's BBC Radio 1 has unveiled the roster for its 2015 weekly residency sessions, which will include shows helmed by Flying Lotus (pictured above), Jon Hopkins, and George FitzGerald. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

Vote Now in XLR8R's Best of 2014 Readers Poll

Now that the calendar has flipped to December, it's once again time for us here at XLR8R to partake in our annual bout of navel gazing. Over the next few weeks, we'll be unveiling our selections for the Best of 2014, compiling our favorite tracks, releases, labels, new artists, podcasts, features, and more. Our readers usually seem to enjoy this process, but we always figure that it's more fun when our writers and editors aren't the only ones having their say. As such, we've put together an official readers poll, and would like to encourage everyone in the XLR8R audience to cast a vote. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

Dean Grenier, Hej Fund, and Eprom Launch New Label; Hear the First Release

Dean Grenier, Hej Fund, and Eprom—who together form the West Coast production unit Sister City—have announced the launch of a new label, Sister City Limited, and shared details of its inaugural release. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

Jordan GCZ to Release New EP via Rush Hour's No 'Label' Series; Preview It Now

By our count, Amsterdam-based producer Jordan Czamanski (a.k.a. Jordan GCZ) has had an excellent 2014; his growing Off Minor label further fashioned itself into a reliable outpost for offbeat house experiments over the past 12 months, while Czamanski's solo Digitalis EP for Future Times and his latest LP as half of the Juju & Jordash pair both landed spots on our Best Releases of 2014 list. Building on that momentum, Czamanski has revealed plans to issue another solo EP in early 2015 via Rush Hour's No 'Label' series. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: New Artists

Believe it or not, our Best of 2014 series still has a few chapters left, and today's installment looks back at the year's best new artists. Granted, XLR8R is a publication that's largely dedicated to uncovering up-and-coming acts on a daily basis; our Downloads section is almost entirely populated by track giveaways from emerging producers, and our recurring Bubblin' Up series regularly shines a spotlight on rising artists throughout the year. That being said, it's also fair to say that not every new face that appears on our site is going to make a lasting impact. Some beatmakers offer us a quality MP3 and are never heard from again, while other producers create a lot of buzz with a hot debut 12" or EP, only to disappear into the ether. On the other hand, some acts do manage to stick around and gradually carve their own little niche in the electronic spectrum, and those are the figures we're focusing on today. We've selected 10 artists that continually popped up on our radar in 2014, and while there's no question we enjoyed what they did this year, their appearance on the list is also based on our prediction that we'll be hearing a lot more from them in the years to come. Read more » 

Sabla Preps Debut EP for Gang of Ducks with Ital Remix

Berlin-based Italian collective Gang of Ducks (who we profiled earlier this year as part of our Get Familiar series) will introduce a new member into the fold this January in the form of Turin-based visual artist Sabla. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2014

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