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Gear: Take a Look Inside Simian Mobile Disco's Studio

Following its recent performance at a saloon just outside of Joshua Tree and subsequent live recording for its upcoming album, longstanding UK pair Simian Mobile Disco has opened the doors to its studio to show off its impressive array of production tools and to discuss the method which will yield the outfit's next LP. Read more » 

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  • 05/06/2014

Gear: Watch Addison Groove Give an Extensive Tour of His Studio

Bristol producer Addison Groove has shared a new look into his home studio, taking Music Radar around his compact space and going into detail on the ways in which his hardware and software work together. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2014

Gear: Watch Ikonika Build a Beat in 10 Minutes

London producer and longtime Hyperdub affiliate Ikonika has taken the Against the Clock challenge, using Logic and a few pieces of hardware to craft a track in just 10 minutes. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Gear: KiNK Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Studio Set-Up

Last month, XLR8R debuted a new series in which we ask some of our favorite producers to select five essential pieces of gear from their current set-up. (Our first installment found Untold detailing the key bits from his new, analog-based live rig.) This time around, we've reached out to KiNK (a.k.a. Strahil Velchev), who will soon be releasing his debut full-length, 'Under Destruction,' via the Macro label. The Bulgarian producer has been wowing crowds with his gear-oriented live show for some time, but we wanted to know a little more about what he's been working with at home; as such, we've asked Velchev to showcase a few of his favorite toys and tell us about his recent move into the addictive world of modular synths. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2014

Gear: New Video Reveals the Making of Squarepusher's 'Music for Robots'

Earlier this month, Warp mainstay Squarepusher (a.k.a. Tom Jenkinson) released the Music for Robots EP, an ambitious effort which collected five songs composed by Jekinson and performed by a group of Japanese robots called Z-Machines. Now a new mini-doc has shed light on the process which yielded the EP. Read more » 

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  • 04/16/2014

Gear: Ableton Profiles Pantha du Prince and the Bell Laboratory in New Mini-Doc

Catching up with Pantha du Prince and his Bell Laboratory outfit in London before its performance of Terry Riley's flagship minimalist piece, In C, Ableton's new mini-documentary chronicles the creative challenges and intersections between technology and musicianship which fuel the ensemble's work. Read more » 

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  • 04/07/2014

Gear: Watch Legowelt Give an Hour-Long Tour of His Studio

In a new—no joke—hour-long video, longstanding producer and noted gear head Legowelt gives an extensive tour of his studio, a place filled to the brim with an assortment of classic synths and drum machines. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

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