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Download: Lokiboi "Natt"

Though it could rightly inspire a stir of "smh"s and "lulz"s online, when producers play the internet fame game, fans usually come out on top. In this case, London-based producer Lokiboi has offered his LOÖSE EP (album art above) as a celebration of garnering 1000 "Likes" on Facebook. "Natt" is a bouncy tune from that offering, with a jacking rhythm that puts it somewhere between rough-and-tumble electro and gnarled house; a vocal sample spitting music philosophy is thrown in for good measure. The rest of LOÖSE is available now as a name-your-price download over on Lokiboi's Bandcamp

Average: 6.8 (60 votes)
 
 

Another New 12" Coming from South London Ordnance

UK up-and-comer South London Ordnance has been quite the busy guy, lately—readying records for the likes of Well Rounded and Audio Culture, featuring in our Bubblin' Up series, and dropping remixes and videos, too. Adding to his increasing prolificacy, the anonymous DJ/producer will soon release yet another 12", this time for Copenhagen's Teal label. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2012

Pachanga Boys Announces Debut LP

Kompakt and Cómeme affiliates Superpitcher and Rebolledo have undoubtedly had a lot of fun throughout their careers as DJs and producers, and have decided come together under the name Pachanga Boys to relay their good times into a full-length album. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2012

Mosca's and Katy B's "What You Came For" to See Release

The track itself may have been floating around for about a month, but today we've got word that "What You Came For"—the Katy B-featuring version of Mosca's massive garage-house hybrid from last year, "Bax"—will soon see a release via Rinse. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2012

Pinch to Release Album of Rarities

Bristol DJ/producer and Tectonic label head Pinch (a.k.a. Rob Ellis) is set to release a handpicked collection of hard-to-find tracks, calling it MIA 2006-2010. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2012

Download: Emufucka "Ryvius"

Label: Fremdtunes

If you can look past the producer's out-there moniker, Emufucka offers some tasty and familiar sounds within this tune. The Tokyo producer born Takafumi Sakurai dropped his Retrace EP this week, and "Ryvius" is a so-called "bonus" track from that record. The music is said to be "inspired by the ultimate fate of the universe and the relations of space and time," but as heady as that comes off, Sakurai's production is simply a multi-layered collection of animated beats, purple-ish synths, and sweet-natured melodies. Soon to be a participant of next year's Red Bull Music Academy, Emufucka's sound brings to mind productions from the likes of Flying Lotus, Rustie, and Joker, more of which you can hear in the mix of snippets from his Retrace EP, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.6 (55 votes)
 
 

Video: Matthew Dear "Earthforms"



Since the beginning of last month, Matthew Dear's "Earthforms" has surfaced as a free download and as a smoothed-out, jazzy remix from label mate Michna. Today, the Ghostly artist unveiled a video for the tune, which pairs the grinding, post-punk-y audio with murky, psychedelic images. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2012

Rewind: DJ Shadow

There are endless treasures in DJ Shadow's deep discography. Although his career stretches back much further, the legendary turntablist first struck gold with his 1996 full-length debut, Endtroducing....., an all-sample album that continues to inspire nearly two decades after its release. Since then, Shadow (a.k.a. Josh Davis) has released several more acclaimed records, as well as a couple of collections of lost gems, and has worked with everyone from Cut Chemist to Little Dragon to Talib Kweli. Ahead of his headlining performance this Saturday at Decibel and the release of his new best-of collection, Reconstructed: The Definitive DJ Shadow, he took us on a trip through his lengthy, wide-ranging back catalog, starting with his early singles for London-based label Mo' Wax, all the way through his recent archival projects. Read more » 

Video Premiere: Urulu "1991"



Today, we're premiering Los Angeles-based producer Urulu's video for "1991," a dreamy and upbeat tune that recalls the diva-obsessed realm of early-'90s house music. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2012

Hi, Doctor Nick! - Balancing Work with Music, Playing the PR Game, and Vinyl vs. Laptop DJs

Thursday morning has arrived, which means it's time again to welcome Dr. Nick Hook back to the front page of XLR8R. Even if he's not actually a doctor, his wealth of wisdom has already helped numerous readers with their burning questions about life, music, romance, travel, production, and more. If you have an inquiry of your own, don't hesitate to mail it in to doctornick@xlr8r.com, and perhaps Doctor Nick will help you in a future edition of his weekly advice column. In the meantime though, continue reading to find out his thoughts on keeping the creative fires burning while holding down a job, the vinyl vs. laptop DJ debate, and how best to play the PR game. Read more » 

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