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Mike Dehnert Readies New EP for Fachwerk

Mike Dehnert has been averaging over one full-length release per year since 2007—supplemented by countless EPs and singles—and now the prolific Berlin-based producer is preparing to add yet another EP to his already extensive discography. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2014

Labels We Love: 10 More of Our Favorite Labels, Plus Some Newcomers Worth Watching

All week long, XLR8R is presenting its annual focus on Labels We Love. Click here to check out the rest of the series.

Without question, Labels We Love is one of our favorite annual activities here at XLR8R, as the series gives us a chance to recognize some of the top imprints from around the globe. At the same time, putting together Labels We Love is always something of a stressful process, as we can only go deep with a few imprints. The fact is, there are so many quality labels out there that featuring them all, especially in any kind of comprehensive fashion, would be impossible. Still, we want to make sure that we at least shine a small light on those imprints we feel have been particularly interesting over the past year, which is why we've once again assembled this list. We've written a little bit about 10 of our favorite label outposts, and have also taken the time to highlight five newer labels whose impressive initial runs have assured us that they'll be worth watching in the year ahead. Admittedly, these blurbs don't tell the whole story, but we're hoping they'll at least compel readers to take a closer look at what we think are some of the best imprints in the game. Read more » 

Download: Clip! "You Don't Have To"

Label: Discomaths

Earlier this week, fledgling Spanish label Discomaths released its second vinyl effort, the four-track Love Harder EP from rising Barcelona producer Clip! (whose two-track outing for hometown label Classicworks was featured on the site back in June). On Love Harder, Clip! is said to shed some of his harder techno tendencies in order to reveal his "more emotional side," which—in terms of the EP's closing cut, "You Don't Have To"—finds him crafting a lovely piece of pop-flecked house. Imbued with just the slightest skip, "You Don't Have To" focuses on a series of glassy chords and tastefully chopped R&B vocals; spread across five minutes, Clip! uses his simple array of elements to great effect. Out now, the rest of the Love Harder EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (73 votes)
 
 

Watch the Video for Bottin's "Lies"

Italian synth maestro Bottin has shared a new video for "Lies," taken from his recent full-length for London imprint Bear Funk. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2014

Check Out a UK Funky Mix from London DJ MA1

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A veteran London DJ and former Rinse FM regular (he helmed a weekly show on the station for four years), MA1 knows UK funky, having been a part of the genre's scene as it flourished throughout the mid and late-aughts. Now, MA1 feels a UK funky resurgence is imminent, and in hopes of further adding fuel to the fire, has passed along an exclusive 60-minute session exploring some of the genre's newcomers as well as its more familiar faces. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2014

Julio Bashmore Shares New Single, "Rhythm of Auld"

Following a little less than two months behind the arrival of his "Simple Love" track, Julio Bashmore has shared a full stream of a new single entitled "Rhythm of Auld." Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2014

Bloc Weekend to Return in 2015, Unveils Initial Line-Up with Jeff Mills, Modeselektor, Robert Hood, Karenn, and More

After landing in some financial troubles following its 2012 London festival (which was cancelled partway through due to safety concerns), Bloc has spent the last two years rebuilding its organization, opening its own venue in London and curating an ongoing party series. Now, Bloc has revealed plans to return to the Butlins resort in the coastal English town of Minehead (the site of the Bloc Weekend from 2007-2011), next year. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2014

Stream a Track from P. Morris' Upcoming 'Beloved' EP

After announcing plans to drop a new record last week, P. Morris (formerly Morri$) has shared the first single from his upcoming six-track Beloved EP. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2014

Download: Sahy Uhns "Tolerance Training (Part Two)"

First Listen
Label: Proximal

Sahy Uhns is a Los Angeles-based artist who also co-runs the Proximal label, which has released records from the likes of Benedek, Wake, and Lawrence Grey in recent years. Next on the label, Sahy Uhns (real name Carl Burgin) will issue his own Courtship Dances LP, a 10-track effort split into three parts—a Prologue, Chapter One, and Chapter Two. "Tolerance Training (Part Two)" stems from the record's Prologue and spends much of its five-minute run coyly shifting shapes from a cavernous dance track, to a more energetic house affair led by active (and even a touch funky) synth sequences and lined with an array of minute rhythmic details. An impressive feat of dancefloor evolution, "Tolerance Training (Part Two)" can be downloaded below while the artwork and full tracklist for Sahy Uhns' forthcoming Courtship Dances LP (out November 4 via Proximal) can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.3 (50 votes)
 
 

Listen to KiNK's Live Session for Beats in Space

Yesterday, KiNK stopped into NY radio station WNYU to deliver a live performance for Tim Sweeney's longstanding weekly show, Beats in Space. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2014

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