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Anstam Reveals Details of New LP for Monkeytown

Modeselektor's Monkeytown label is set to release the third full-length album from Anstam in early fall. Read more » 

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  • 07/23/2014

Record Store Week: Rubadub

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire 'Record Store Week' series here.

In April last year, around 300 people gathered in Glasgow city center for an unusual party. People brought bottles of champagne and wore party hats to George Square, chanting "ding dong, the witch is dead," and "Maggie Maggie Maggie, dead dead dead." In other parts of Britain, on the same day, people played instruments, let off party streamers and drank milk (it's a long story) while rejoicing in similar fashion. They were celebrating the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister and a pariah figure for the country's working classes. Thatcher is hated more in Scotland's west coast than perhaps any other region, but she wasn't all bad: she was also the inspiration for setting up Rubadub, a dance music institution in Scotland that celebrates its 22nd birthday this year. Read more » 

Download: Lost Midas "Archetype Forgotten"

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Label: Tru Thoughts

It's not a coincidence that Lost Midas' upcoming Off the Course LP is slated for a summer-time release; languid guitars, hazy melodies, and a driving, mid-tempo beat make album cut "Archetype Forgotten" a good fit for endlessly warm evenings and sunlit road trips. Landing in similar territory as likeminded producers Tycho and Com Truise, Lost Midas doesn't overthink his task on "Archetype Forgotten," instead the LA producer weaves together sugary melodic lines and sun-kissed tones, rendering the track an effortlessly enjoyable experience. The rest of Lost Midas' Off the Course LP is set to drop on July 29 via the Tru Thoughts label. 

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Nancy Whang Preps Collection of Disco Reworks for Gomma

Longtime DFA affiliate Nancy Whang has lent her signature vocals to projects like The Juan MacLean and LCD Soundsystem, as well as tracks by Soulwax and Classixx, but she has yet to properly step out as an artist in her own right. Her forthcoming collection for German house outfit Gomma offers a step in that direction, as Whang has teamed up with a variety of producers to rework classic disco tracks originally released on the legendary Casablanca label. Read more » 

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  • 07/23/2014

Warehouse Project Reveals Full 2014 Line-Up

Earlier this summer, Manchester's The Warehouse Project shared the news that it would be returning to its "spiritual home" this year before marking its 10-year anniversary in 2015. This September, the party series will be setting up shop at the storied Store Street venue (which once served as an air raid shelter under Piccadilly station) for 12 weeks, and the organizers have just unveiled the full season line-up. Read more » 

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  • 07/23/2014

Hivern Discs Announces Pional Remix 12"; Download a John Talabot Remix Now

Last year, John Talabot's Hivern Discs issued "It's All Over" as an anonymous Blanc series single, which was later revealed to be the work of Madrid-based producer and frequent collaborator Pional when a rework by Belgian producer and Hotflush affiliate Locked Groove surfaced on Talabot's DJ Kicks mix. The label is now poised to reissue the track (which originally circulated as a vinyl-only limited release) alongside the Locked Groove version and two remixes from Talabot himself. Read more » 

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  • 07/23/2014

SBTRKT Announces Sophomore LP, Shares Teaser Video and New Track

The follow-up to SBTRKT's well-received self-titled debut LP is officially on its way. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Hear a Track from Huerco S.' New EP for Proibito

Today sees the release of NYC transplant Huerco S.' A Verdigris Reader EP via Anthony Naples' Proibito label, and to mark the occasion, a stream of the EP's simply titled "B1" track has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

Hudson Mohawke Preps New EP for Warp, Streams Title Track

After announcing Flying Lotus' upcoming LP for the label earlier today, Warp has now unveiled plans to drop a new EP from UK beatmaker Hudson Mohawke, sharing a stream of the record's title track in the process. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

L.A. Club Resource Drops New 12" from Skander; Hear a Track Now

Delroy Edwards' L.A. Club Resource imprint—which was recently featured in LA Story, our in-depth report on Los Angeles' burgeoning underground house and techno scenes—has added a new 12" to its catalog today in the form of the four-track Dirge EP from San Francisco producer Skander. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2014

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