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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
  • 10/19/2012

Body High to Take Over Next Boiler Room LA

Continuing with its series of North American events in New York and Los Angeles, UK live-music outpost Boiler Room has announced that its next SoCal jump off will be a full-on Body High extravaganza. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/19/2012

Download: Coppice Halifax "Cedar Mast II"

Many producers, like, say, Groundislava or Jonwayne, draw inspiration from video game consoles, but Coppice Halifax (a.k.a. Brian Grainger, Milieu, or the Analog Botanist, among other monikers) has taken it to the next level. The South Carolina native composed an EP made entirely from the original sounds of a Sega Dreamcast game console, which renders the tracks on Cedar Mast quiet, bubbling, delicate, and fluid. "Cedar Mast II," for example, builds on a pretty, acquatic melody and a minimal, shuffling rhythm, which makes for an overall soft and burbling track. The Cedar Mast EP will be unleashed as a limited-edition CD on Grainger's own label, Milieu, but you can grab the digital release for free via Spontaneous Rhythm, here

Average: 6.7 (54 votes)
 
 

MK and Lee Foss to Drop Collaborative EP

NY garage icon MK has teamed up with London DJ/producer and Hot Creations label head Lee Foss on a four-track EP set to drop via Foss' record hub. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/19/2012

Check Out a New Mix from Jackmaster

Glaswegian DJ/producer and Numbers co-owner Jackmaster has just released the third installment of his Tweak-a-holic mix series. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/19/2012

Download: Jack Fell Down "King of Clubs"

After releasing records with labels like DFA and Exploited, elusive deep-house pair Jack Fell Down is back on Southern Fried with the Either Way EP. For such a casual title, the London outfit's tunes are rather solid and serious, picking up right where the vibe of its first record for Southern Fried left off. Specifically, lead cut "Kings of Clubs" is a jacking, 808-driven tune that slowly matures throughout the duration of the song with its swelling synths, intoxicating vocal clips, and soft pads. If the music catches your ear, make sure to stream snippets of the rest of Jack Fell Down's new record, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.9 (52 votes)
 
 

Video Premiere: Chesus "Goodfoot (feat. Didz & The Organ Grinder)"



DJ/producer Chesus has just unveiled the video for the title track off his new Goodfoot EP for Doc Daneeka's Ten Thousand Yen label, a track which features labelmate Didz and Cardiff's The Organ Grinder. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/19/2012

Listen to a New Track from Julio Bashmore

Though we sincerely try, not everything worth streaming makes it into our weekly audio/video roundup, Press Play. And even if this week does have some awesome tracks from folks like Giorgio Moroder, Squarepusher, and Tim Hecker, it could've been just a tad better with this brand-new tune from Bristolian house phenom Julio Bashmore. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/19/2012

Gear: This Week In Music Tech: Moog Minitaur Update, Granular Synthesis for iPad, Inside Claude VonStroke's New Studio, and More

After checking in with Mr. VonStroke on Wednesday, we spent the rest of this week keeping our eyes on a few iPad-oriented developments, a new cassette-inspired mix recorder, and—of course—the latest news from Moog. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 10/19/2012

Press Play: Giorgio Moroder, Squarepusher, Tim Hecker, South London Ordnance, and More

We're pretty excited about this week's edition of Press Play, as its got all kinds of streams, downloads, and videos from remarkably talented artists across the spectrum of electronic music. After the jump, you'll find remixes, full record previews, DJ sets, exclusive premieres, brand-new original productions, and more from the likes of Holy Other, LV, Giorgio Moroder, AlunaGeorge, Squarepusher, d'Eon, and South London Ordnance, among others. It's a whole lot to take in, so we suggest you get to clicking those play buttons ASAP. Read more » 

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