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Untold Announces New Imprint, Details First Release

Untold has detailed the launch of a new offshoot to his Hemlock label—Hemlock Black—for which he'll provide the inaugural release early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2014

Obey City Shares New Remix of Kelela; Download It Now

The LuckyMe label's ongoing holiday advent calendar is—by design—the gift that keeps on giving. Still, the last few days have seen a number of particularly interesting free bits of audio surface as part of the project, with a previously unreleased track from How to Dress Well being shared yesterday, and today, offering up a new remix of ascendant LA vocalist Kelela's "Send Me Out" by Brooklyn producer Obey City. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Check Out New Mixes from Fred P, Matt Karmil, and Nightwave

New mixes from veteran NYC producer/DJ Fred P (a.k.a. Black Jazz Consortium, pictured above), burgeoning talent Matt Karmil, and UK artist Nightwave have surfaced today. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

L.I.E.S. Reveals Upcoming Records from DJ Deep and Jahiliyya Fields

The ever-active L.I.E.S. label has revealed the details of a pair of upcoming records from Pariasian artist DJ Deep and NYC producer Jahiliyya Fields. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Listen to Objekt's Recent Boiler Room Session

First broadcast live from Berlin in November—following shortly behind the release of his XLR8R Pick'd debut LP, Flatland, via PANObjekt's most recent Boiler Room session is now available to stream and download in full. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Shackleton Releases Second 12" from 'Deliverance' Series

Earlier this year, Berlin-based producer Shackleton issued a surprise 12" via his own Woe to the Septic Heart imprint, the two-track effort's arrival signaling the beginning of the artist's Deliverance Series. Now, four months after its launch, the series' second 12" has landed. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Download an Unreleased Track from How to Dress Well

How to Dress Well (a.k.a. Tom Krell) has provided the latest entry into LuckyMe's advent calendar, for which the Glasgow label and collective is giving away a different track each day leading up to Christmas. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Releases (30 - 16)

Although it's hard to deny that electronic music is still a genre where single tracks are dominant, that doesn't mean there's no room for long-form releases. In 2014, it felt like more artists were willing to try their hand at making substantial (i.e. longer) artistic statements, and while these efforts weren't always successful, it was interesting to see the electronic pendulum swing away from the notion that every tune has to be specifically engineered for the dancefloor. (Then again, plenty of producers turned in full-lengths where every track was made for the club; clearly, there is no single model being followed.) Admittedly, the sheer volume of new music that surfaced on a daily basis often made it difficult to really dig in to albums, or even EPs, but a handful of releases did manage to stick out, prompting repeat listen after repeat listen. As such, today's installment of our ongoing Best of 2014 series focuses on our favorite releases of the year. (For the sake of clarity, we consider a "release" to be anything with more than one original song on it.) Much like our breakdown of 2014's best tracks (which can be revisited here and here), many of our selections are rooted in house and techno, but this list is undeniably more varied; properly taking in a release requires an extended listening experience, and that framework leaves a lot more room for variation. Today's post unveils the first half of our favorite releases of 2014; the second half will arrive tomorrow. Read more » 

Watch a New Video from Panda Bear

Panda Bear—the solo project of Animal Collective member Noah Lennox—has unveiled a striking, 3D-animated video for "Boys Latin." Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Watch Floating Points' RBMA Tokyo Lecture

Continuing the stream of recorded lectures from Red Bull Music Academy's Tokyo edition—which have featured artists like Ben UFO and Robert Hood—a recent session with Eglo co-founder and celebrated UK producer Floating Points (a.k.a. Sam Shepherd) can now be watched in full. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

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