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Listen to a Track From Pariah's 'Rift' EP

Only a couple of weeks after we hear that R&S will release Pariah's third record, we discover that it will be called the Rift EP, that it will arrive on June 11, and that at least one of its songs is pretty excellent. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2012

Video: Simian Mobile Disco "Pareidolia"

Hot off the release of the brilliant Unpatterns LP that garnered an XLR8R Pick earlier this week, Simian Mobile Disco has shared a music video for that album's "Pareidolia." Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2012

Download: Slugabed "Mountains Come Out of the Sky (Lapalux Saturation Remix)"

Label: Ninja Tune

Here come the remixes for Slugabed's XLR8R Pick-worthy Time Team LP, which came out just this week. Lapalux (pictured above), the English mind behind XLR8R Podcast 245, just shared this take on Time Team's "Mountains Come Out of the Sky," and it's a "saturated" cut for sure. The track glitters with Slugabed's original production, but Lapalux inundates the work in fat bass, glimmering synths, and distant vocal samples. It will eventually be released by Ninja Tune with additional remixes by Kutmah, ARP101, and more. (via Dazed Digital

Average: 8.1 (58 votes)

Review: Giraffage & XXYYXX Even Though EP

Label: Kitsuné

Giraffage and XXYYXX are two young guns whose names seem to be rising in parallel from the current crop of Stateside bedroom producers. "Even Though" finds them working together for the first time, combining cross-sections of modern hip-hop and R&B along with the more neon side of UK bass music. As it turns out, the resulting collaborative effort is surely the best thing to come from either of their growing catalogs. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 05/17/2012

Stream a New Track from Fantastic Mr. Fox

Recent XLR8R podcast contributor Fantastic Mr. Fox has a new EP on the way shortly from Black Acre, and has shared one of its tunes ahead of that release. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2012

Download: Hortlax Cobra "Wasteland"

Label: Ingrid

It's been nearly six years since Peter Bjorn and John released the inexorably catchy indie-pop hit "Young Folks," and the song is literally still stuck in our heads. Now, PB&J drummer John Eriksson is venturing off alone as synth-based project Hortlax Cobra, and will be unveiling his debut LP, Night Shift, under that moniker next month. "Wasteland," one of the album's 10 tracks, is a sparse bit of electronic pop that features multiple layers of synths, intricate percussion, and soft vocals from Eriksson. Night Shift will be released on June 4 through the recently formed Ingrid imprint and artist collective, which, along with PB&J, counts Lykke Li and Miike Snow as members. You can find a streaming sample of Night Shift, along with its complete tracklisting and artwork, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.3 (43 votes)

Guy Gerber Tapped for Fabric 64

Tel Aviv tech-house whiz Guy Gerber has mixed the 64th installment of the Fabric mix series. Read more » 

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  • 05/16/2012

Download: Fatima Al Qadiri "Corpcore (Kingdom Remix)"

Label: UNO

Fatima Al Qadiri's 2011 EP Genre-Specific Xperience impressed us with its ability to draw from a diverse pile of genres and sounds with coherence and ease. Now, it appears that the EP is getting a similarly impressive remix treatment. The star-studded GSX Remixes drops on UNO next week, featuring reworks by Kingdom, Girl Unit, Ikonika, DJ Rashad, Nguzunguzu, Dubbel Dutch, and Dutch E Germ. LA's Kingdom takes on Xperience closer "Corpcore" here, clearing up the original mix and adding in an array of physical bass rumbles and quick percussive flares. Nevertheless, the idiosyncratic electro ferocity of Al Qadiri's original remains. Check out the artwork and tracklist of GSX Remixes, which drops on May 22, after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (65 votes)

Sam Tiba Drops Third Jersey Club Mixtape

First Listen

Last fall, Club Cheval member Sam Tiba began a series of mixtapes devoted to the infectiously hyperactive Jersey club scene. The first two chapters were both impressive documents, especially considering that they were created by a DJ in France, but it's fair to say that Tiba's third volume, conceived in collaboration with Belgium's Pelican Fly label and released today, takes things to another level entirely. Read more » 

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  • 05/16/2012

Download: Yakine "Rise (feat. James Teej)"

First Listen

Rising Parisian producer Yakine took a circuitous route to his current terminus in the world of techno and house, first unleashing his musical passions as a guitarist in a metal band before his love of hip-hop steered him in the direction of the dancefloor. Eventually introduced to the sounds of underground house and techno through his older brother, Yakine has since released a string of four-on-the-floor-driven singles and EPs on various European labels dating back to 2009. Next week, Yakine will be dropping his first EP for Ghostly sister label Spectral Sound, a four-song effort called Rise. The title track features the vocal stylings of Canadian DJ/producer James Teej, who interrogates listeners with a series of questions—such as "Do you wanna stay?" and "Are you going to enjoy the situation?"—before demanding, "I need an answer quick." The artwork and tracklist for Yakine's Rise EP, which comes out on May 22, can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.6 (62 votes)

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