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Clark Shares New Video, Announces Tour Dates with Nosaj Thing

Following the release of his recent XLR8R Pick'd self-titled LP on Warp, Clark has shared a new animated video for LP cut "Beacon." Read more » 

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  • 12/10/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Tracks (50 - 26)

Our Best of 2014 onslaught still has a ways to go, but it's quite possible that we've already arrived at the most anticipated installment of the series. After all, the electronic music world has long been dominated by tracks (as opposed to albums), and even now, in an era when more and more artists are dedicating themselves to albums and other long-form releases, it's hard to deny the power of a quality tune. In that spirit, our editorial team has compiled a list of what we think are the year's 50 best tracks, the first half of which we're presenting today. (The second half will be unveiled tomorrow.) Looking over the list, there's no question that house and techno were at the forefront of our listening habits in 2014, but other sounds and styles did have an impact, and that's reflected in at least a handful of our selections. As we like to say every year, this round-up may not be a definitive "best" (after all, the whole list-making process is admittedly somewhat arbitrary), but it does represent the tracks that we found ourselves listening to the most in 2014. Read more » 

Youandewan Preps EP for Aus with Marquis Hawkes Remix

Youandewan (a.k.a. Ewan Smith) will deliver the Aus label's first release of 2015. Read more » 

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  • 12/10/2014

Objekt Shares Video for "Second Witness"

A standout track from Objekt's debut LP, Flatland, the lopsided "Second Witness" has been given a video treatment. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Ghostly and Adult Swim to Release Free Compilation Featuring Shigeto, Dauwd, CFCF, and More

Back in 2008, the venerable Ghostly label teamed up with the purveyors of twisted television at Adult Swim to issue a free compilation by the name of Ghostly Swim. Now, plans have been revealed for a second collection to be issued by the parties, with Ghostly Swim 2 set to arrive later this month. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Shlohmo Signs to True Panther, Drops New Single

LA beatmaker Henry Laufer (a.k.a. Shlohmo) remained somewhat quiet on the release front in 2014—though he certainly maintained a heavy live presence throughout the year—with his collaborative EP alongside Jeremih, No More, serving as his only official release of the past 12 months. Now, Laufer has announced that he has signed to Brooklyn label True Panther, through which he has today dropped a new digital single set to be followed by a 7" record early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Radio Slave to Release New 12" via Running Back

Having served as a somewhat regular contributor to the imprint over the years, UK producer/DJ Matt Edwards (a.k.a. Radio Slave) will return to Gerd Janson's Running Back label next week with a two-track 12". Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Friends of Friends Preps Debut LP from Nadastrom; Hear a Track Now

Nadastrom (a.k.a. the collaborative project of Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom) will issue its debut full-length via Los Angeles' Friends of Friends imprint early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Tycho Announces Deluxe Version of 'Awake' LP with Remixes from Com Truise, Bibio, and More

Ghostly International has detailed a forthcoming "deluxe version" of Awake, the most recent album from Tycho released earlier this year. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Review: Afrikan Sciences Circuitous

Label: PAN

Like all distinctive labels, PAN imprints its music with a particular grain. Even with its diverse roster of artists—only Lee Gamble could be described as a PAN regular—the Berlin-based label can regularly be counted upon to hold up distorting mirrors to familiar-sounding styles. It's especially effective in the album format, with recent efforts like Objekt's Flatland and Lee Gamble's Koch proving to be particularly potent. The label's fifth LP of the last 12 months comes from Afrikan Sciences (a.k.a. Eric Douglas Porter), who makes his PAN debut with Circuitous. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

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