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Preview a Split EP from Helena Hauff and Andreas Gehm

Helena Hauff (pictured above) and Andreas Gehm have joined forces on a split 12", which will see release via German label Solar One next month. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2014

Get Familiar: Dark Entries

In the rapidly evolving world of electronic music, it's all but impossible to keep track of every new artist, label, party, and genre. At the same time, certain names will inevitably pop up again and again at the XLR8R office, some of which we've only given passing mention to on the site. In an effort to get our readers up to speed with some of the things—both new and old—that we've been digging lately, we've launched a new feature series called 'Get Familiar,' which aims to shine a spotlight on subjects we think are worthy of a little more attention.

Josh Cheon is passionate about the music he loves. That much ought to be obvious to anyone who's even passingly familiar with Dark Entries, his label. Over the past five years, he's created an imprint that reflects a serious devotion to the darker and more obscure side of '70s and '80s electronic music—the label's name is actually an homage to "Dark Entries," the first single released by canonical UK goth rockers Bauhaus. Splitting his time between reissuing lost classics and releasing new material in the vein of the industrial synth-pop of the past, the imprint has gradually become a major guiding entity in the continuing exploration of the formative years of electronic dance music. Read more » 

Download: Arka "You Got Me"

First Listen

UK artist Arka will issue the "Severan" b/w "The Way" 12" via the Blah Blah Blah imprint next month, and has sent over non-EP production "You Got Me" to help spread the word. An unapologetically soulful house expedition, "You Got Me" focuses on a series of chunky piano chords, which—along with some low-tuned vocal samples—effortlessly ride atop the track's slightly swung rhythms and precisely programmed bass. While Arka's bonus cut can be downloaded below, a preview stream of the Leicester-based producer's forthcoming 12" (the a-side of which was featured in Radomer's recent XLR8R podcast) can be found after the jump, before the record lands on August 25.  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (36 votes)
 
 

Hear Special Request Remix Duke Dumont

First Listen

Operating under his Special Request alias—under which he turned in a standout debut LP and an impressive XLR8R podcast last year—longstanding UK producer Paul Woolford (pictured above) has turned in a new remix for Duke Dumont's upcoming "Won't Look Back" single. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2014

Tresor Announces Reissue of Drexciya Side Project, Transllusion

Longstanding Berlin label Tresor is preparing to re-release material from Transllusion, a solo project from the late James Stinson of legendary electro duo Drexciya. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2014

Max Cooper to Debut Collaborative Skew & Satirist Project on Upcoming EP

Following the release of his debut LP, Human, earlier this year (and a contribution to our Artist Tips series), Max Cooper has unveiled a new collaborative project, Skew & Satirist, which will issue its first effort next month via the Killekill label. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

CHLLNGR Readies New LP for Time No Place, Streams Lead Single

Copenhagen-based artist Steven Jess Borth II (a.k.a. CHLLNGR) has unveiled the details of his forthcoming sophomore LP, Form of Release. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Download: Rival Consoles "Helios"

First Listen
Label: Erased Tapes

An expansive electronic composition, "Helios" is set to close out the a-side of Rival Consoles' upcoming Sonne EP for the Erased Tapes label. Spanning just under five minutes, "Helios" is built on the back of a percussive shuffle, which chugs along as the producer amasses an array of glistening electronic textures. Building slowly at first, the track's buzzing arpeggios and heavenly drones eventually burst upon meeting a procession of live-played drums that enthusiastically march throughout the song's latter half. Rival Consoles' six-track Sonne EP will see its official release on September 15, to be followed later in the month by an Erased Tapes tour, which will find label affiliates Peter Broderick, Greg Haines, Douglas Dare, and Rival Consoles performing along the West Coast across a string of dates; more info can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.5 (78 votes)
 
 

Trouw Announces Line-Up for Final ADE Run

Housed inside an old newspaper factory, over the years Amsterdam club Trouw has become one of our favorite spots on the planet to see DJs and producers perform. As such, Trouw has consistently served as a highlight during our annual trips to the Amsterdam Dance Event festival, which will again take over the Dutch city this October (having shared its initial set of performers last week) With this being Trouw's final year—a closure planned since the club's inception—the Amsterdam institution has now revealed the impressive full line-up for what will be its last run of ADE events. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

Luke Solomon Preps New EP for Let's Play House, with a Remix from Benjamin Damage

House veteran Luke Solomon is set to debut on Jacques Renault's Let's Play House label next month with the Things Wot I Done, Vol. I EP. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2014

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