XLR8R - logo

 

Video: Sun Glitters "High"



Luxembourg producer Sun Glitters has brought us a daze of a video in support of "High," a single he dropped on Music/Is/For/Losers last month. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/14/2012

Download: Sculpture "Slime Code 1"

If you didn't already know, the secretive, Bubblin' Up UK artist known as Patten has his own imprint, called Kaleidoscope. Its latest release, Sculpture's Slime Code, is the first in a series called Limited Dubs, in which select artists perform a few unique sessions straight to cassette tape. "Slime Code 1" is nabbed from Sculpture's recordings, and exhibits the kind of playfully warped and intensely psychedelic electronic music featured on its release; it's kind of like every phase that Black Dice went through crammed into eight minutes. You can nab the rest of the tunes digitally here, and grab a physical copy of Slime Code here

Average: 5.6 (59 votes)
 
 

Video: BFlecha "Qvasi Naves"



Spanish producer BFlecha released her first single over a year ago, but will soon be following it up with a self-titled EP for the Arkestra imprint. One of those tunes, the effervescent "Qvasi Naves," is presented here in the form of a music video by Lisi Gonzalez. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/14/2012

Podcast 234: Chief Boima

While the notion of being a "citizen of the world" is often worthy of scorn, or at least a pronounced eye roll, in the case of Chief Boima (a.k.a. Boima Tucker), the concept actually makes sense. Raised in Milwaukee and subsequently a longtime resident of Oakland, Boima currently calls Brooklyn home, although "home" is a relative concept when you're frequently traveling the globe and soaking in the local sounds of places like Spain, Colombia, Bolivia, Sierra Leone (his father's birthplace), Liberia, and other locales too numerous to list. Along the way, he's been adopted by the Dutty Artz crew, who will be releasing his latest record, African in New York, next week. As such, we figured now would be a good time to have Boima assemble an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, and the multifaceted artist has responded with something that's both entirely unique and completely representative of what he's all about when it comes to music. Read more » 

Download: Reilly Steel "Boyfriend (MikeQ & Divoli S'vere Club Mix)"

Label: RISLabs

Today, San Francisco's Reilly Steel is dropping his debut EP, Challenger (artwork above), via the RISLabs imprint, which consists of two original tunes and a handful of remixes, including this one from ballroom house don MikeQ and collaborator Divoli S'vere. The resulting rework is exactly what you'd expect from the NYC producers: Big drums and big rhythms are the focus, while everything else is stripped back except for a few choice vocal samples and some occasional washes of space-age FX. In short, this one is ripe for vogueing dancefloors the world over. Grab it below and then preview the entire EP, which is streaming in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.5 (42 votes)
 
 

Review: Murk House Masters

Pick
Label: Defected

How does one review an extensive compilation of Murk, one of house music's most prolific duos? It seems like it would be easy, but the sheer breadth of material contained on Defected presents House Masters: Murk is honestly intimidating. Over the past 20 years, the Florida duo's work has maintained a consistent quality as it's developed and grown with the global underground house scene. It's hard to imagine a history of house, much less New York club culture, without the work of Ralph Falcon and Oscar G. Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 02/14/2012

Video: Ifan Dafydd "Treehouse"



Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd just dropped his first official 12" on Push & Run last month, and he has now brought us a video for its a-side, the moody "Treehouse." Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/14/2012

Download: Schlachthofbronx "Slowine"

Label: Disko B

In two and a half minutes, Schlachthofbronx's "Slowine" manages to create a mesmerizing and imposing sense of weight on the listener. As the title suggests, the track slowly chugs along a shuffling cumbia rhythm, but the song's arrangement is actually dominated by a tremendous, crushing bass growl. A female voice periodically repeats the song title and reminds us of higher frequencies, but it's hard to not stay focused on the low end here. "Slowine" is part of a double a-side release (pictured above) from the Munich duo that features tracks from its upcoming LP, Dirty Dancing, which hits March 30 via Disko B. 

Average: 7 (52 votes)
 
 

Video: DVA "Where I Belong"



Longtime Rinse FM presenter and veteran producer DVA has released a music video for a track from his upcoming debut LP, Pretty Ugly, which drops on March 20 via Hyperdub. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/13/2012

Listen to Grimes' 'Visions' LP Now

Not long after our recent feature on Montreal artist Claire Boucher (a.k.a. Grimes) and roughly a week before her latest album drops via 4AD/Arbutus, the experimental pop producer has given NPR the go ahead to stream her Visions LP in full. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 02/13/2012

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player