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Jacques Greene Shares New Video for "After Life, After Party"

Earlier this month, NYC-via-Montreal producer Jacques Greene returned to the LuckyMe label with the four-track After Life, After Party EP, the title track from which has now received a video treatment. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Download: S-Ampel "Playing Games"

First Listen

A bonus cut to S-Ampel's forthcoming The Escapist EP for UK label Decay, "Playing Games" is an acutely focused dancefloor cut. An efficient tool of sorts, the track leads with sharp four-on-the-floor rhythms and undulating sub-bass, on top of which the Birmingham producer lays down dubbed chords, wordless vocal murmurs, and light touches of percussion and FX. Before S-Ampel's deep-rooted The Escapist EP lands next week (November 24, to be exact), the upcoming three-track record can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (36 votes)
 
 

Jimmy Edgar to Mix 'Fabriclive 79'

Following previous installments from Illum Sphere and Erol Alkan, Ultramajic label head Jimmy Edgar has been tapped to mix the 79th edition of the long-running Fabriclive series. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Hi-Five: Juju & Jordash Select Their Favorite Jazz Tracks

This week, Amsterdam-based duo Juju & Jordash (a.k.a. Gal Aner and Jordan Czamanski) is releasing Clean-Cut, its fourth full-length and the follow-up to 2012's stellar Techno Primitivism. Touted as a "tighter, more honest" affair, the new album once again finds the Israeli-born pair utilizing its impressive hardware arsenal and crafting tracks with a uniquely improvisational approach. Of course, Aner's and Czamanski's ability to work on the fly didn't come from nowhere; the two have been making music together for years, and both have extensive jazz backgrounds. And while this biographical factoid has often been mentioned in articles and conversations relating to Juju & Jordash, the duo has rarely been asked to elaborate on its love of the genre. As such, we took the opportunity to ask Aner and Czamanski to put together a list of some of their favorite jazz tunes for the latest edition of our Hi-Five series. Read more » 

R-Zone Announces Two New EPs, Streams Tracks

R-Zone—the Dutch collective and imprint recently featured on XLR8R as part of our Labels We Love series—will close out 2014 with not one but two new EPs. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Download: Louville "Dawn ‘46"

Label: Bad Taste

The Sheffield-based Bad Taste imprint is in the midst of celebrating its fifth year as a label, and to mark the occasion have released a name-your-price compilation featuring tunes from Walter Ego, Timbah, Tony Quattro, and this clattering electronic affair from Louville. Spanning almost six minutes, "Dawn ‘46" melds somber chords with a smattering of textured percussion layers, most of which fill the production's background with various shakes and clatters while a loose, thumb piano-like melody takes the lead. The second of two fifth anniversary compilations, the Bad Taste outpost's new collection can be grabbed here

Average: 8 (43 votes)
 
 

Stream Keysound's Upcoming 'Certified Connections' Compilation

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A label that has surely done its part to help explore and define the darker ends of UK club music, Dusk + Blackdown's Keysound imprint is set to issue its 50th release on Monday in the form of a 14-track compilation. Featuring new productions from the likes of Logos, Wen, Murlo, E.m.m.a., Facta, and more, the forthcoming Certified Connections comp is now streaming in full ahead of its release exclusively on XLR8R. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Watch a New Video from Dusky

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman of Dusky have shared a new video for "Yoohoo," the lead track on their forthcoming single for 17 Steps. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Nina Kraviz Details First трип Label Release; Preview It Now

Singular Russian DJ/producer Nina Kraviz will launch her трип (pronounced "trip") label next month with The Deviant Octopus compilation. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2014

Nick Hook Reveals Upcoming Collaborative EP and Web Series

New York-based musician/producer/DJ and the man behind XLR8R's bygone advice column, Hi, Doctor Nick!, Nick Hook has revealed the upcoming Collage V.1 EP, a four-track record featuring the likes of Egyptian Lover, DJ Sliink, and more, which will be accompanied by a web series chronicling the nature of the artist's collaborations. Read more » 

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  • 11/19/2014

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