XLR8R - logo

 

Review: Ital Tek Nebula Dance

Label: Planet Mu

The third full-length from Ital Tek (a.k.a. Alan Myson) marks another shift in sound for the restless producer. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 10/31/2012

Download: Sin City Status "Plastic"

First Listen

Brace yourselves, for "Plastic" by Amsterdam producers Sin City Status is a journey into heavy, low-frequency territory guided by little more than a single sampled word: "plastic." On the one-off cut, which follows the pair's recently released "The Clave" b/w "Cut Two" record for Party Guy, pure and pristine bass accompanies peppy handclaps and precise percussion elements taken from what seems like hip-hop and classic techno drum kits. 

Average: 7.9 (87 votes)
 
 

Review: Various Artists Tales from the Darkside

It's a bit hard to believe that London's Unknown to the Unknown got its start as a YouTube channel that functioned as a repository and showcase for little-known and forgotten tunes. Since its establishment a little more than a year ago, the label, run by Hot City's DJ Haus, has since amassed a dense catalog of releases by an impressive roster that includes the likes of 5kinandbone5, Nightwave, Sinden, and Dubbel Dutch, among others. Now, UTTU has dropped Tales from the Darkside, a compilation of 12 "demented darkside bangers," just in time for Halloween. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 10/31/2012

Throwing Snow to Self-Release New EP; Hear Title Track Now

UK bass mainstay Throwing Snow has announced the imminent arrival of his second EP of 2012, which will be released via his own Snowfall imprint. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/30/2012

Download Unreleased Tracks from Jacques Greene, Samoyed, Ango, and More

Jacques Greene's Vase imprint has decided to give away some music today, collecting five previously unreleased tracks from Samoyed, Ango, Zodiac, Arclight, and Greene himself for VSE07. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/30/2012

Download: Unknown "#010"

First Listen

Though a producer called Unknown has appeared on XLR8R numerous times in the past, word has it that the artist featured here is not the same one who dropped a remix for Winchester's Tanka or this version of Korallreven's "Sa Sa Samoa." But a press release has informed us that this particular Unknown "still remains unknown, a person with a Hotmail account and a Youtube channel," before going on about the "hype" and "speculation" apparently surrounding the unidentified artist's mysterious persona (even going so far as bringing names like Burial, Four Tet, and Skrillex into the realm of possibility). Gratuitous mythos and hyperbole aside, "#010" holds up its end of the bargain by delivering hypnotizing vibes that wander from understated bass music and into jazzy territory. The sparse piano keys and lazy drum hits are perfectly capable of carrying out Unknown's express purpose—to "let the music speak for itself"—if only the artist's media campaign would actually let it. After grabbing the tune, keep an eye out for the producer's upcoming four-track EP, aptly titled #001-#004 (artwork above), when it drops via Champion Sound on November 19. If you can't wait that long, we've got a stream of the music for you after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (115 votes)
 
 

Sasu Ripatti Readies New Album as Vladislav Delay

Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti, who has released music under many a guise— Luomo and Uusitalo, to name two—for going on two decades, will release his next full-length album as Vladislav Delay via Berlin label Raster-Noton next month. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/30/2012

Gear: Legowelt Shares Vintage Korg Synthesizer Sample Bank

The longstanding Dutch techno producer—and noted gear connoisseur—Legowelt has again been touched by a streak of generosity, offering up a sample bank containing over 300 pieces of audio culled from his own vintage Korg Mono/Poly synth. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 10/30/2012

Download GoldFFinch's Guest Mix for Rinse

Belgian DJ/producers and Numbers affiliates GoldFFinch recently created a mix brimming with unreleased tunes for heavyweight London radio station Rinse FM, and has sent over the recording for our streaming/downloading pleasure. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/30/2012

Listen to Redshape's 'Square' LP

Masked techno DJ/producer/dummer Redshape will release his second LP and follow up to this year's XLR8R Pick'd "Throw in Dirt" b/w "Land" 12", Square, next month via German vinyl outpost Running Back, but has put forth a stream of that record today. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/30/2012

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player