XLR8R - logo

 

The Lowdown - This Week's XLR8R Top 10

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 » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/31/2012

Download Two New Tracks from Baio

Vampire Weekend bass player Chris Baio, who produces his own tunes under his last name and was recently profiled in one of our Bubblin' Up features, has just followed up his debut EP, Sunburn, with an offering of free music. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/31/2012

Download: Bwana "Baby Let Me Finish (Saine Remix)"

First Listen

In case you slept on Bwana's recent Baby Let Me Finish EP for Somethinksounds (check out our review here), you can now download Saine's remix of the title track for free. If you are familiar with up-and-coming producer Lauri Saine, then you'll know to expect a relaxed groove and chilled-out vibes on his rework. Specifically, the artist's production is a house-leaning, downtempo take on Bwana's uptempo original, and features sparse vocal chops, a smooth and funky bassline, and some delicate Rhodes chords. 

Average: 7.9 (111 votes)
 
 

Joe Readies New 12" for Hemlock, Shares Previews

Hessle Audio-affiliated artist Joe will be changing labels for his upcoming release, the "MB" b/w "Studio Power On" single, which is set to drop via Untold's Hemlock label. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/31/2012

Peter Van Hoesen Preps New LP; Stream it Now

Belgian-born DJ/producer Peter Van Hoesen is set to release his second album, Perceiver, on September 3 via Time to Express, and has already posted the record online to stream and download. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/31/2012

Video: Untold "Overdrive"



The UK DJ/producer, Hemlock label boss, and recent focus of our Chatterbox feature series Untold just shared a music video with Mixmag for his tune "Overdrive," which is lifted from the third installment of the producer's Change in a Dynamic Environment 12" series. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/31/2012

Download: Fur "Reverie"

Label: UNO

Texas-based producer Fur (a.k.a. Bryce Isbell) has just unleashed a free digital offering, the five-track Yonder EP, via UNO. The record includes "Reverie," which, as the title suggests, is a dreamy and minimalist jam with dark undertones contrasting the lighter moods evoked by the rest of Fur's EP. And if you're feeling "Reverie," be sure to grab the rest of Yonder for absolutely free, here. 

Average: 8 (99 votes)
 
 

Gear: Review: iZotope Alloy 2

iZotope's Alloy 2 plug-in is the software company's second attempt to make a one-stop shop for single-channel processing (the original version of Alloy was released back in 2010). Combining a parametric equalizer, transient designer, harmonic exciter, two dynamics modules, a de-esser, and a limiter into one plug-in, Alloy 2 covers almost all signal processing needs in one convenient package that strikes an effective balance between ease of use and audio quality. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 08/31/2012

Press Play: Daedelus, Krystal Klear, Joker, T. Williams, and More

Record streams, singles, unreleased tunes, and more fill out the space of this week's Press Play, with an array of excellent artists—like Joker, Krystal Klear, Dām-Funk, Fort Romeau, Joe, Daedelus, T. Williams, Ssaliva, Juju & Jordash, and others—contributing their various productions. We think you'll enjoy what they have to offer. Read more » 

Download: Microburst "Clutch"

First Listen

The elusive South West England producer known as Microburst has just released his debut EP, Hadal Lagoon, on vinyl via Svetlana Industries (digital arrives on September 3). Although the artist is a relative newcomer to the world of electronic music, his tunes have already garnered big support, including a feature in Calvin Klein's Spring/Summer 2012 campaign. Despite the commercial success, Microburst is a producer who stays true to his artistic inclinations, with music naturally inspired by the oceanside he calls home. Featured here, Hadal Lagoon's lead tune, "Clutch," opens with soft, distant vocals coupled with the sounds of a rippling tide and strange effects that transport you into a futuristic sea storm. Slowly but surely, the production forms into a fully fledged groove propelled by a thick, sixteenth-note bass line, which is contrasted by soft, female vocals drenched in oceanic reverb. You can preview more of Microburst's forthcoming EP before it's downloadable, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (82 votes)
 
 

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player