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Hot City Returns with EP Series for Moshi Moshi

The club-wrecking UK duo of Hot City is back, having just announced a series of three forthcoming EPs via Moshi Moshi, starting with the Something Bout EP (artwork above) this summer. Read more » 

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  • 04/26/2012

Download: Headbirds "Dead Kingdom"

Label: Tracy

Barcelona-based producer Headbirds will be releasing his debut EP through Tracy Recordings in mid-May, and while "Dead Kingdom" won't appear on the record, it is a fine sampling of the tropical vibes, pitched vocals, and swinging rhythms that color the artist's lively brand of bass music. The Macaw EP (artwork above) is set to drop in May and will feature four more tunes that wander through the realms of dubstep, UK funky, and tropical bass. The tracklisting can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.4 (59 votes)
 
 

Joy O's "Ellipsis" to Drop Next Month

The wildly hyped-though-not-exactly-prolific DJ/producer Joy Orbison seems to be making a habit out of releasing tunes months after they've become all but played-out, as he's finally announced that "Ellipsis" (you know the one) will be officially released next month. Read more » 

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  • 04/26/2012

Download: Portrait "Can You Tell"

First Listen

Up-and-coming Bristol-based beatsmith Artifact (a.k.a. Ryan Bonfield, pictured above) has made a couple of appearances on XLR8R this year as a solo artist, and has now tipped us off to Portrait, his side project with production partner Ziro. Bonfield says Artifact will remain the home of his dancefloor-ready productions, while Portrait takes a more "musical" approach. "Can You Tell" seems club-appropriate enough to us, but it is a lush bit of 2-step in the vein of Burial, as opposed to the bassy, driving beats provided by Artifact. This tune will not be receiving an official release, but Portrait does have a digital two-tracker, "Because" b/w "All of Me," coming out on April 30 through Pollen, the artwork for which can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (82 votes)
 
 

Video: Simian Mobile Disco "Put Your Hands Together"



Yet another video to arrive from Simian Mobile Disco's forthcoming Unpatterns LP, this piece for standout tune "Put Your Hands Together" shows the UK duo once again playing with minimal, geometric patterns, courtesy of animator/director Hans Lo of ISO studios. Read more » 

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  • 04/26/2012

Myd Kicks Off New Club Cheval Mix Series

First Listen

If there's one word that can be used to accurately describe the members of Parisian DJ crew Club Cheval, it's energetic. For most artists, simply throwing parties, touring the globe, and constantly releasing tunes would be sufficient, but apparently that's not quite enough for Myd, who's decided to launch a new mix series and premiere the first chapter here on XLR8R. Read more » 

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  • 04/26/2012

Download: Bobby Champs "Klopfgeist"

First Listen

Brighton-based newcomer Bobby Champs blends crunchy, metallic techno with the heavy, syncopated thuds of booty house on this exclusive cut, titled "Klopfgeist." The tune is full of dark techno sounds, but also features a vocal sample and grooving beat on par with the danciest of house bangers. Bobby Champs is a recent signee to Pictures Music, but details of his forthcoming release on the imprint have yet to be announced. 

Average: 6.9 (55 votes)
 
 

Review: Mohn Mohn

Label: Kompakt

A major legacy issue that has haunted techno from its inception is the music's built-in disposability. If you get lucky and produce a smoking club track today, who cares if the buzz wears off tomorrow? But what if your discography is pages thick and goes back decades; your talent so rich that it touches (if not outright creates) several electronic music styles while your project names multiply? And yet, your legacy remains in question, as new waves of whiz kids are unsure of who you are or what you've done—even if the current beats they crave are a direct result of your innovation. After more than 20 years of trailblazing, Wolfgang Voigt and his frequent collaborator, Jörg Burger, are in that incredible historical position. Read more » 

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  • 04/26/2012

Miles Whitaker Preps New Suum Cuique LP

Miles Whitaker, better known as MLZ or as one-half of Demdike Stare and Pendle Coven, is set to release a new full-length record on Modern Love as Suum Cuique. Read more » 

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  • 04/26/2012

Download: Ghibli "Winflowers"

Do you spend a lot of time on YouTube? Even if most of your work day is spent surfing through suggested viewings, you probably can't match Canadian producer Ghibli (a.k.a. Thomas Michael), who crafted his latest album, Rare Pleasures, using only samples collected from videos on the site. "Winflowers" is a slice of bedroom pop from that LP, featuring cut-up vocal snippets over soft synth pads and a four-on-the-floor beat. You can stream all of Rare Pleasures after the jump, where you can also find the release's artwork and tracklisting, or download the 10-song album here, where the Crash Symbols imprint is offering it for free in the digital form of your choice.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (70 votes)
 
 

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