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Ricardo Villalobos Readies 'Voodog' 12"; Preview It Now

Minimal stalwart Ricardo Villalobos will soon drop his Voodog 12" via Frankfurt's Pressure Traxx imprint, but before the record sees its official release, the seasoned artist has let loose a streaming preview of the upcoming two-track outing. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Shackleton Releases Surprise New 12"

Shackleton has dropped a surprise new 12" today via his own Woe to the Septic Heart! label, Deliverance Series No.1. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Download: Animals as Leaders "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (Crushfield Remix)"

First Listen

Somewhere amongst the bushes and rocks pictured above is Crushfield, a Canadian producer who here offers his take on Animals as Leaders' "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing." On his rework, Crushfield loosely drapes the original track's math-rock-style guitar atop heavy-handed rhythmic elements: straightforward kicks and snares trade off hits as crisp hats fill the space in between. Eventually, the procession is met by subtle layers of sneaky arpeggios and a thick, restless bassline, which helps guide the track to the end of its five-minute run. Having appeared on a split 12" for the New Kanada label earlier this year, Crushfield will release another record through the imprint early next year, but not before delivering his debut live performance at the New Kanada label night in Toronto this weekend; more info here

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Mickey Pearce Reveals Upcoming EP for Swamp 81, Streams Title Track

After dropping a free mixtape earlier this year, UK bass wrangler Mickey Pearce has revealed plans to issue a new EP, Instructions, via Loefah's Swamp 81 label next month. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Stream a New Track from Jessie Ware

Ahead of the release of her sophomore album Tough Love, UK vocalist Jessie Ware has posted up a new bonus track, co-written by Romy from The xx. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Vessel Details New LP for Tri Angle; Stream the First Single Now

Following on from his standout debut album from 2012, Order of Noise, Vessel (a.k.a. Sebastian Gainsborough) has unveiled the details of a new LP, which is due out via Tri Angle this September. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Stream Submerse's Upcoming Debut Full-Length, 'Slow Waves'

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After rising to the surface a few years back with a unique brand of melodically rich 2-step, UK producer Submerse has evolved his craft in recent years, folding new sounds into his productions while leaning towards a denser sonic palette. Now, the London artist's debut LP, Slow Waves, is set to arrive next week via Project: Mooncircle, but before then, the record can be streamed in full exclusively on XLR8R. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Bondax Readies Mix Album

Last month, Bondax shared a new single, "All I See," and now, it seems that its release will be accompanied by a mix album from the UK duo. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

Record Store Week: Co-Op 87

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire 'Record Store Week' series here.

On Co-Op 87's stereo, co-owner Mike Catalano is enjoying an LP by Latin composer and lounge cult-figure Juan García Esquivel. Catalano's business partner, Ben Steidel, voices his approval of the seemingly bargain-bin fare and says, "Yeah, people are really quick to dismiss records like this." Catalano agrees. "Yeah, there's pretty remarkable stuff out there that's not cared about anymore, for sure." This shared infatuation with the obscure and underappreciated sides of music history is something that drives Co-Op 87; though the shop features the usual sort of rock, soul, jazz, hip-hop, house, disco, and country offerings, sections of the store have also been dedicated to private press LPs, Bollywood, calypso, Irish folk, and even cheesecake album covers. Read more » 

Redinho Preps Debut LP for Numbers; Stream a Track Now

Numbers has referred to Redinho (a.k.a. Tom Calvert) as the "secret weapon" in its arsenal, and today, the Glasgow label headed by Jackmaster and friends has shared the details of his debut LP, which will actually be the label's first-ever full-length release. Read more » 

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  • 07/24/2014

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