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The Lowdown - This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Andy Stott, Bicep, Dublab, Daphni, and More

Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Gear: Mouse on Mars Develops iPhone App, Seeks Donations to Make It Public

The duo of longtime electronic adventurers Mouse on Mars have developed a custom sound-modulating iPhone app, deemed WretchUp, which the pair has used in its live performances and recordings as of late (possibly even its wild new Parastrophics LP). Now, they want to let the WretchUp loose as a wide release for all iPhone users, but need help raising funds to further develop the app into an open source product for public consumption. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Download: Sly One "Beats Like Them"

Though the name may suggest a single entity, Sly One is a dynamic trio of house producers hailing from Bristol. Despite a lack of releases, the group has been making headway as residents at the Fiftyone 27 parties that take place in the heart of Bristol every week. "Beats Like Them" showcases the production outfit's fresh, collective sound with a chopped-up vocal hook ripped from Tupac's "I'm Losing It," smooth and punchy drums, and eerie synths, a concoction that's sure to keep any warehouse party moving. 

Average: 7.9 (97 votes)
 
 

Maceo Plex to Release New EP via Ellum Audio

After recently releasing the hit single "Love Somebody Else" with Jon Dasilva, Valencia-based DJ/producer Maceo Plex is back with a new release for his own Ellum Audio imprint. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Matmos Unveils Details of Eighth Album

Word of new music on the way from the now Baltimore-based duo Matmos surfaced back in July with the announcement of an EP (which we particularly enjoyed) and a subsequent LP, both of which were said to feature music based on the concept of telepathy. Now, we have more details of Drew Daniel's and M.C. Schmidt's next full-length album. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Gear: Watch Carl Craig Talk Synths, Production, Logic, and Live Performance

While at this year's Decibel Festival in Seattle, the NYC-based production school Dubspot caught up with one of Detroit's finest, Carl Craig, and picked his brain for a bit of insight into the man's career and approach to production and DJing. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Tevo Howard to Release New 12" via Permanent Vacation

Chicago-house veteran Tevo Howard is set to release a new four-track record via Permanent Vacation next month. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Ital Tek on Tour in North America

Having recently dropped his third-full-length album, Nebula Dance, via Planet Mu, Brighton-based DJ/producer Ital Tek (a.k.a. Alan Myson) is touring the states this month. He's actually already started. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Press Play: Marcel Dettmann, MK, Oneohtrix Point Never, Daniel Avery, and More

Though we've listed some excellent names in the headline of this week's edition of Press Play, those DJs and producers aren't the only top-shelf talent we've got fresh tunes from today. There are also some contributions from artists like Nautiluss, Tim Hecker, Lee Foss, Nguzunguzu, James Ferraro, Vondelpark, and Kingdom, among others—the whole pack delivering a load of originals, exclusive premieres, album streams, DJ sets, and more. Give it all a listen after the jump. Read more » 

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Andy Stott's Studio, What's New in Serato DJ, and a Gold-Plated Moog Voyager

This week in the wide world of music tech, Andy Stott shows us where he conjures up his dark and murky dub-techno, the features of Serato's new DJ software get a full video introduction, and Moog introduces a new delay and celebrates 10 years of the Minimoog Voyager by making one plated with 24-karat gold. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

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