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Ghostly and Adult Swim to Release Free Compilation Featuring Shigeto, Dauwd, CFCF, and More

Back in 2008, the venerable Ghostly label teamed up with the purveyors of twisted television at Adult Swim to issue a free compilation by the name of Ghostly Swim. Now, plans have been revealed for a second collection to be issued by the parties, with Ghostly Swim 2 set to arrive later this month. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Shlohmo Signs to True Panther, Drops New Single

LA beatmaker Henry Laufer (a.k.a. Shlohmo) remained somewhat quiet on the release front in 2014—though he certainly maintained a heavy live presence throughout the year—with his collaborative EP alongside Jeremih, No More, serving as his only official release of the past 12 months. Now, Laufer has announced that he has signed to Brooklyn label True Panther, through which he has today dropped a new digital single set to be followed by a 7" record early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Radio Slave to Release New 12" via Running Back

Having served as a somewhat regular contributor to the imprint over the years, UK producer/DJ Matt Edwards (a.k.a. Radio Slave) will return to Gerd Janson's Running Back label next week with a two-track 12". Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Friends of Friends Preps Debut LP from Nadastrom; Hear a Track Now

Nadastrom (a.k.a. the collaborative project of Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom) will issue its debut full-length via Los Angeles' Friends of Friends imprint early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Tycho Announces Deluxe Version of 'Awake' LP with Remixes from Com Truise, Bibio, and More

Ghostly International has detailed a forthcoming "deluxe version" of Awake, the most recent album from Tycho released earlier this year. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Review: Afrikan Sciences Circuitous

Label: PAN

Like all distinctive labels, PAN imprints its music with a particular grain. Even with its diverse roster of artists—only Lee Gamble could be described as a PAN regular—the Berlin-based label can regularly be counted upon to hold up distorting mirrors to familiar-sounding styles. It's especially effective in the album format, with recent efforts like Objekt's Flatland and Lee Gamble's Koch proving to be particularly potent. The label's fifth LP of the last 12 months comes from Afrikan Sciences (a.k.a. Eric Douglas Porter), who makes his PAN debut with Circuitous. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Hear Carl Craig Remix Caribou's "Your Love Will Set You Free"

Following the release of his most recent album, Our Love, Dan Snaith (a.k.a. Caribou) has shared a remix of LP cut "Your Love Will Set You Free" by Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig (pictured above). Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Podcasts

When people talk about XLR8R, there's a good chance that our podcast series is going to be part of the conversation. Simply put, it's one of our calling cards, which is why we do our best to be especially selective when curating the mixes from week to week. It's not easy to stand out in a world where just about everyone has a mix series, but we take pride in the fact that our podcasts continue to be some of the most popular content on the site. During 2014, we featured nearly 50 exclusive mixes, covering a wide variety of artists, styles, and sounds. Some were geared toward the club, while others offered abstract listening experiences. Some found artists digging deep in their record collections, while others consisted of nothing but unreleased material. This diversity wasn't exactly unexpected; after all, when it comes to the XLR8R podcast, there are very few rules that we expect artists to follow. Still, it doesn't make choosing our favorite mixes any easier. Nevertheless, we've gone back and selected the 10 mixes that left the biggest impression on us in 2014, and for good measure, we've also included a breakdown of the year's 10 most popular podcasts. As it happens, the two lists have a lot of overlap. Read more » 

Johnny Jewel Shares New 31-Minute Track, Details Upcoming Chromatics Album

Coinciding with the announcement that Chromatics have a new album in the works, group member Johnny Jewel has uploaded an extended solo track for stream and download. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

Legowelt Drops Surprise New Ambient LP; Hear It Now

Dutch synth specialist Legowelt has dropped a surprise new ambient LP via his own Nightwind label. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2014

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