The second record from Amsterdam's Uffe is not an easy one to pin down. Across three originals, the burgeoning producer seems to have one foot in soulful house and one in the more abstract reaches of electronic pop as he unveils a series of surprises, which seemingly lurk around each of the EP's many corners. Read more »
Bristol duo Aashton & Swift has resurfaced with a remix of "Give Mo Luv," the new single from the Parisian outfit Logo. The former of the two duos presents a fiery take on the original dancefloor tune, applying much of the same classic-house sensibilities—saucy vocals, vintage synth tones, rolling basslines, et al—that we heard in "Covenant" last fall. Logo's forthcoming Give Mo Luv single also features remixes from fellow Parisian Boston Bun and German producer Matthias Zimmerman, and will be released via Kitsuné on January 14.
The latest offering from Brainfeeder affiliate and XLR8R podcast contributor Lapalux (a.k.a. Stuart Howard) has been announced as the Essex producer's full-length debut, Nostalchic—an announcement which arrives with a preview of one of its fresh tunes. Read more »
The Cologne-based techno aficionados over at Kompakt will begin celebrating 20 succesful years as a record store and label this March, and are set to roll out a slew of events and goodies to mark the occasion. Read more »
Brooklyn electro-folk artist Silent Rider may not be all that appropriate for XLR8R, but he does get remixed by those who are—including Tony Quattro, the club-minded producer who happens to also be an editorial intern at XLR8R's NY HQ. Perfect for any night at the club, his remix renders the somewhat algid original track into festoons of juke-referencing vocal chops, climactic builds, and, of course, subsequent hefty drops. After you check out "I Was A Bomb (Tony Quattro Remix)," make sure to grab the rest of Silent Rider's remix EP as a free download, after the jump. Read more »
After nabbing the 24th slot in XLR8R's list of the top 40 releases of 2012 with his powerfully jacking Club Constructions Vol. 1 record, Night Slugs co-head L-Vis 1990 has announced his latest release will arrive via Clone's Jack for Daze imprint. Read more »
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