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Download: Max Graef & Muff Deep "Am Fenster (Ultimate Rave Mix)"

Label: Tartelet

The term "Ultimate Rave Mix"—which comes tacked onto the end of this rework—likely means different things to different people. Here, Berlin producer Max Graef (pictured above) and Danish duo Muff Deep (who, by the way, is an early favorite for taking 2013's "worst-named outfit" award) have turned their originally mellow and jazzy "Am Fenster" into a jacking piece of house—complete with jumpy chords, acid leads, and kicks and snares that just won't quit. Basically, we'd be happy to be in attendance for the "ultimate rave" where this one gets thrown down. The aforementioned original version of "Am Fenster" serves as the title track to up-and-comer Max Graef's latest EP, which is out now via Tartelet. 

Average: 7.5 (69 votes)
 
 

Stream Dubbel Dutch's 'Self Help Riddims' EP

Following the release of his single late last year, Austin-based producer Dubbel Dutch has released the rest of the Self Help Riddim EP, also making it available to stream in its entirety. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Rainbow Arabia Preps Sophomore LP, Shares First Single

It's been nearly two years since we last heard from the LA-based group, but Rainbow Arabia has finally announced the details of its forthcoming second album, FM Sushi. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Video Premiere: Clay Wilson "End Gap"



Forward-thinking Brooklyn experimentalist Clay Wilson has given us the premiere of his video for "End Gap," a standout lifted from his recent BASH002 12". Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Check Out a Mix From Newcomer Marquis Hawkes

The somewhat anonymous producer Marquis Hawkes had yet to reach the pages of XLR8R until today. Still, we certianly admire the man's debut and sophomore EPs—which appeared last year via Glagow's Dixon Avenue Basement Jams—from afar, and now with his third record set to appear in the coming months, we thought it was about time to introduce Hawkes into the XLR8R fold. And what better way to do just that than with his adventurous, house-heavy mix for Juno Plus? Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Dusk & Blackdown, Visionist, and More to Feature on New Keysound Comp

London bass specialists Dusk & Blackdown have announced they will soon release a compilation highlighting the likes of Visionist, Epoch, and Wen, among other signees of their Keysound imprint. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Grab a Free EP from Balam Acab

Although it arrives with a blatant disclaimer that these are more or less "unofficial" tracks from Alec Koone's Balam Acab project, the free Club Water Discus EP is an interesting listen all the same. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Download: Alphabets Heaven "Fornia"

First Listen

Brighton-based producer Alphabets Heaven sent over "Fornia," a cut from his forthcoming Siamese Burn EP for Canadian outpost King Deluxe. The tune opens with some keyboard flourishes before diving into a grinding rhythm marked by deep synth chords, wavering oscillations, and a steadfast, mid-tempo beat. The addition of bloopy FX makes Alphabets Heaven's production sound fit for a night spent entrenched in retro video games, or maybe just a pixelated joy ride through space. Look out for the rest of the Siamese Burn EP when it drops on March 18. 

Average: 8 (136 votes)
 
 

Slava Announces New LP, Shares First Single

Brooklyn-based producer Slava has announced that he'll soon release an LP for hometown label Software, and has shared one of its tracks to give us a taste. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

Listen to Martyn Take on FaltyDL's "She Sleeps"

We've got to hand it to FaltyDL, the guy has started 2013 with a serious bang. After teasing his XLR8R Pick'd Hardcourage LP with top-notch singles and remixes from the likes of Four Tet, he, of course, releases the album to rave reviews, contributes to our High Five feature series, and shares another remix from Gang Gang Dance. And it seems the tunes will just keep coming, as 3024 label boss Martyn (pictured above) has just issued his version of FaltyDL's "She Sleeps" single. Read more » 

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  • 02/13/2013

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