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Gatekeeper "Forgotten"

With everyone gearing up for Halloween tomorrow, this gothy disco track from Chicago’s Gatekeeper is perfect for getting into the spook-tacular spirit. Taken from their new Optimus Maximus EP and …

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Alika y Nueva Alianza "Para Bailar Cumbia (El Hijo de la Cumbia Remix)"

This tune from Argentinian ragga/hip-hop MC Alika and her band Nueva Alianza, featuring some extra sabor courtesy of cumbia prodigy El Hijo de la Cumbia, has been making the internet …

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The C90s "10:01"

Taken off the second compilation from Swiss nu-disco acolytes Relish, a release which also features work from Headman and Prins Thomas among others, “10:01″ is a sprawling piece of cosmic …

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Pacheko "Lockdown (6Blocc Remix)"

On 6Blocc’s remix of Venezuelan producer Pacheko’s bass-heavy “Lockdown” single, the LA-based veteran DJ/producer stays true to the original, slow-grooving bassline and reverberated percussion—only going so far to drop in …

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Dinowalrus "BEAD"

A swirl of dreamy arpeggiated synths and sparse percussion lead us into “BEAD,” a track taken from budding Brooklyn trio Dinowalrus’ debut album, %. The song’s hazy electronics, bleating vocal …

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Strong Arm Steady "Get Started feat. Talib Kweli"

With the advent of ringtone rap and hip-hop singles that all sound alike, it is a pleasure to hear some heavy MCs spitting over beats that are more late ’90s …

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Universal Robot Band "Barely Breaking Even (Club Mix)"

Legendary disco-funk group the Universal Robot Band is perhaps best known for its break-out 1976 single, “Dance and Shake Your Tambourine,” but the large URB crew produced a number of …

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Octa Push feat. MC Zulu "Baila Mundo"

One of the younger groups from Lisbon’s burgeoning kuduro movement, Octa Push has crafted a sound that makes most other bass producers look like 98-pound weaklings. With a ragga underpinning …

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Beni "Maximus (Harvard Bass Remix)"

Ghent’s Beni gets remixed by Southern California’s Harvard Bass, who takes a rather par-for-the-course French electro piece and turns it into a veritable minimal electro club banger. While the original’s …

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The Prodigy "Invaders Must Die (Liam H's Re-Amped Version)"

On the revisited version of the title-track from The Prodigy’s latest album, Invaders Must Die, producer Liam Howlett has taken the original’s distorted sensibilities and run wild with the group’s …

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Lazer Sword "Koopa Boss Mode"

As an exclusive for XLR8R and in celebration of their European tour kicking off today at London’s massive Fabric club, San Francisco’s dons of space-bass and electro-blap, Lazer Sword, have …

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Tempo No Tempo "Kilometer"

On “Kilometer,” another cut taken from Waking Heat, the debut album by San Francisco post-punk trio Tempo No Tempo, a synthesizer takes center-stage, although it’s flanked by jangly guitar riffs …

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Jackpot "Brief Encounter"

What is it about Sweden and disco edits? There must be something in the soil that makes Swedes churn out spacy, Hi-NRG throwback tracks with such grace and aplomb, so …

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Kelpe "Microscopic Contents (Subjex Remix)"

The UK’s Kelpe straddles many different genres of electronic music, from hip-hop and electro to filter-house, with referents to bass music and dubstep thrown in for good measure. Here, France’s …

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Palermo Disko Machine "Theme From Palermo Disko Machine"

Not counting the space-traveling two-and-a-half-minute intro, Jens Moelle, one-half of Digitalism who produces solo under the name Palermo Disko Machine, has manufactured a piece of driving, robotic dance music on …

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Luciano "Sun, Day and Night"

Some of Luciano’s fans have been less than pleased with his upcoming album, Tribute to the Sun, but quite honestly, the haters have cloth in their ears. The record is …

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Gosub "Black Nova in G"

In preparation for his upcoming performance at the LuckyMexCitinite parties in London and Glasgow, Florida-based Gosub (a.k.a. Shad T. Scott) has shared with XLR8R “Black Nova in G,” a new …

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Bell Orchestre "Water/Light/Shifts (Tim Hecker Remix)"

Montreal-based symphonic group Bell Orchestre are given the remix treatment from Tim Hecker, who manages to turn a rousing chamber-pop romp into a murky, washed-out, drowned piece of ambient music. …

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