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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

The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Caribou, Carl Craig, Shlohmo, our Best of 2014, and More

Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

Listen to an Extended DJ Session from Huerco S.

While in Berlin earlier this week—before heading on his way to Bolgona, Italy and Kiev, Ukraine—Stateside producer (and former XLR8R podcast contributor) Huerco S. stopped by Berlin Community Radio to helm the airwaves for a few hours. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

Gear: Roland Unveils TR-707 and TR-727 Expansion Pack for the TR-8

Having already sung the praises of Roland's TR-8 rhythm machine (and the rest of the Aira line, for that matter) in XLR8R's Best of 2014: Gear round-up earlier today, word has now come that the company will soon release an expansion pack for the unit including samples from its heralded TR-707 and TR-727 drum machines. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

Preview DJ Haus' Upcoming EP for Clone Jack for Daze

Yesterday saw California producer Vin Sol reveal plans to issue his Off the Chain EP via Clone Jack for Daze, and now news of another forthcoming effort from the label has arrived, with the prolific DJ Haus also set to land with an EP of his own on the imprint early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

Moodymann, Mike Huckaby, Cassy, Martyn, Fred P, and More Added to BPM 2015 Line-Up

The second wave of acts booked for the fast-approaching 2015 edition of the BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has been revealed. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Gear

Here at XLR8R, we often find that our readers have as much passion for the music they love as they do for learning about the tools and techniques behind it, which is why we aim to provide a steady stream of insight for budding and experienced producers alike with our In the Studio, Artist Tips, and other gear-focused series. That's also why we've elected to close out the second week of our Best of 2014 coverage with a list of the top new pieces of gear to arrive this year. Whether these bits are valued for their innovative approach, jaw-dropping feature sets, impeccable sound, or are just hitting a unique sweet spot somewhere in between, these are the five pieces of production equipment that, for us, stood out above the rest in 2014. Read more » 

Gear: Watch Deft Make a Track in 10 Minutes

Deft is the latest artist to attempt at making a track in just 10 minutes for FACT's Against the Clock series. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

Marcel Dettmann's MDR Label Drops Two New V/A 12"s with Answer Code Request and More

Marcel Dettmann's MDR imprint has released a clutch of exclusive tracks from the Berlin techno stalwart's recent Fabric 77 mix. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2014

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