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Herbert Preps New EP; Hear a Track Now

After returning—following an eight-year hiatus—to his house-minded Herbert moniker with the Part 6 EP last month, veteran electronic producer Matthew Herbert has today revealed plans to issue another EP under the alias in September. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2014

Download: Eest Coast "Marbles"

First Listen
Label: Shoeboxx

Denver label Shoeboxx first appeared on our radar last month, when the growing outpost offered a sleek track from Colorado producer Real Cosby's EP for the imprint. Now, Shoeboxx is in the midst of prepping the Selfish People EP from Connecticut beatmaker Adam Yan, who operates as Eest Coast. Serving as the lead single to his forthcoming effort, Yan's "Marbles" production is awash with warm, swelling chords, glistening arpeggios, and sugary melodic twists; in other words, it's an appropriate summer jam. "Marbles" and a handful of other tunes from Eest Coast will see their official release when the producer's Selfish People EP drops on September 2. 

Average: 8.1 (50 votes)
 
 

FKA Twigs Reveals International Tour Dates

With the release of her debut full-length, LP1 this week via Young Turks , FKA Twigs has revealed a set of international tour dates that will take the London artist—and her band—around the globe all the way through to the end of the year. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2014

Download Joey Anderson's Set from Dekmantel Festival

After sharing a recording of Ben UFO's set yesterday, Dekmantel is now offering a recording of New Jersey DJ/producer Joey Anderson's set from the recent Amsterdam festival for free download. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2014

Daedelus Announces Upcoming LP for Brainfeeder, Streams Lead Single

First Listen

Veteran beatmaker and former XLR8R podcast contributor Daedelus has announced that he will return to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint with a new album next month. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2014

Download: DJCHAP "Wavv"

Hailing from Denver, DJCHAP is the latest producer to step up for the Tar net-label's ongoing free EP series. Appearing in the middle of the producer's three-track Amanecí EP is "Wavv," a footwork-indebted exercise that chops together ethereal vocal samples and airy atmospherics over a series of frenetic rhythms (with a few nods to jungle sprinkled throughout). While the track can be picked up for free below, the rest of DJCHAP's new EP can be grabbed—along with all of the Tar label's catalog—over on Bandcamp

Average: 6.7 (43 votes)
 
 

Podcast 355: Mu-Ziq

At this point, simply referring to Mike Paradinas as an influential figure feels like a severe understatement. For the past two decades, the man has worked tirelessly to push electronic music forward, both as an artist—recording primarily as Mu-Ziq, amongst a litany of other monikers—and as the head of the groundbreaking Planet Mu imprint, which has become one of the leading outposts for experimental and left-of-center electronic sounds. Incredibly prolific and never beholden to any particular style, Paradinas has amassed quite the body of work over the years, and is adding a new EP, Rediffusion, to his discography this week. To mark the occasion, we asked the veteran producer to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, without knowing exactly what he might deliver. Read more » 

Unsound Festival Reveals Third Round of Artists

Poland's Unsound Festival has released the third wave of artists set to appear at this year's event, which takes place from October 12 through 19. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2014

Download: My Panda Shall Fly & Maulin "Gingerbread House (MPSF's 5 a.m. Minimal Dub)"

First Listen

London producers My Panda Shall Fly (pictured above, right) and Maulin (pictured above, left) have combined forces for the Push EP, a five-track collaborative effort that will see its release via Project: Mooncircle next month. In the meantime, My Panda has offered his "MPSF's 5 a.m. Minimal Dub" version of EP cut "Gingerbread House" to pique our interest. A dubby production in its original form, here "Gingerbread House" is stripped and reshaped to resemble a pulsing techno stomp, which comes lined with refracted electronics and disintegrating textures. Out on September 9—and featuring a remix from R&S affiliates Lakker—My Panda Shall Fly & Maulin's Push EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (39 votes)
 
 

Floating Points Drops Surprise Single via Eglo

Not long after the release of his King Bromeliad 12", UK producer Floating Points announced a surprise new single via Twitter today, which drops via his primary label outlet, Eglo. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2014

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