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Hivern Discs Announces Pional Remix 12"; Download a John Talabot Remix Now

Last year, John Talabot's Hivern Discs issued "It's All Over" as an anonymous Blanc series single, which was later revealed to be the work of Madrid-based producer and frequent collaborator Pional when a rework by Belgian producer and Hotflush affiliate Locked Groove surfaced on Talabot's DJ Kicks mix. The label is now poised to reissue the track (which originally circulated as a vinyl-only limited release) alongside the Locked Groove version and two remixes from Talabot himself. Read more » 

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  • 07/23/2014

SBTRKT Announces Sophomore LP, Shares Teaser Video and New Track

The follow-up to SBTRKT's well-received self-titled debut LP is officially on its way. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Hear a Track from Huerco S.' New EP for Proibito

Today sees the release of NYC transplant Huerco S.' A Verdigris Reader EP via Anthony Naples' Proibito label, and to mark the occasion, a stream of the EP's simply titled "B1" track has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Hudson Mohawke Preps New EP for Warp, Streams Title Track

After announcing Flying Lotus' upcoming LP for the label earlier today, Warp has now unveiled plans to drop a new EP from UK beatmaker Hudson Mohawke, sharing a stream of the record's title track in the process. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

L.A. Club Resource Drops New 12" from Skander; Hear a Track Now

Delroy Edwards' L.A. Club Resource imprint—which was recently featured in LA Story, our in-depth report on Los Angeles' burgeoning underground house and techno scenes—has added a new 12" to its catalog today in the form of the four-track Dirge EP from San Francisco producer Skander. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Download: Ba-kuura "dream_sim"

Label: Hyperboloid

"dream_sim" is one of six tracks to appear on Atlanta duo Ba-kuura's Super Dream_sim EP, out today via our most recent XLR8R podcast contributor Pixelord's Hyperboloid label. Spanning just under four minutes, "dream_sim" packs a slew of video game-inspired melodies between its sparse rhythms, diverging into glowing pools of weightless synths throughout the course of its run. Out now, the rest of Ba-kuura's melody-streaked new EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.3 (43 votes)
 
 

Hyperdub Plots North American Tour with Kode9, Ikonika, DJ Spinn, and More

With the release of its second 10th anniversary compilation this week (one of five planned to drop this year), the Hyperdub label is set to continue celebrating its decade-long run with a North American tour this September. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Flying Lotus Announces Upcoming LP for Warp, Reveals Extensive Fall Tour

LA beat kingpin Steven Ellison (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) has announced plans to release a new LP via Warp later this year. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Download: Keaton Henson "Elevator Song (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)"

First Listen

London musician and composer Keaton Henson (pictured above) recently released Romantic Works, a record billed as his "first collection of classical compositions" which strung together nine dense works consisting of piano, cello, filed recordings, and various found sounds. Following the record's release, Henson enlisted German synthscape master and former XLR8R podcast contributor Ulrich Schnauss to rework LP cut "Elevator Song." As one may have expected, the cinematic qualities of Henson's original fits easily within the pastoral inclinations of Schnauss, who wraps lush pads and a slow-brewing arpeggio sequence around the composition's delicate piano melodies and long-winded cello phrases. 

Average: 8.7 (102 votes)
 
 

Record Store Week: People's Records

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.

For those who have never set foot in the "Techno City," or at least haven't strayed outside the confines of the annual Movement Festival, it's easy to imagine Detroit as the crumbling metropolis it's often portrayed as in the media, a place filled with beautiful but empty skyscrapers, expansive abandoned factories, and blocks of burnt-out homes. At the same time, it's just as easy to imagine Detroit as a dance music hotbed, the birthplace of techno that's still home to many of the genre's originators and a number of the United States' top DJs and producers. There is truth in both sentiments; despite all of its struggles, Detroit is a city whose musical spirit is very much alive. Most people will point to the city's numerous artists and the labels when asserting this notion, but on more of a street level, music retail is incredibly healthy in Detroit. When the renowned Record Time closed years ago, many feared that the rest of the city's record stores would eventually follow suit, and some of them did. However, things have since stabilized, and even switched directions. Survivors like Desirable Discs, Detroit Threads, and Buy-Rite (now operating as Detroit Music Center) are thriving, Underground Resistance's elusive Submerge continues to operate and host the Detroit Techno Museum, and new stores like Hello and People's Records have opened for business. Read more » 

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