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Dubstep History Honors XLR8R

Sure, it's tacky, but a moment of narcissism is in order for the staff of XLR8R, as the last two weeks have yielded both acknowledgment of and gratitude for the magazine's involvement with the dubstep scene over the last several years.

First, the BBC's Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs thanked XLR8R for coining the term dubstep. Whether or not we actually did remains unclear to this writer, but why argue with one of the UK's premiere Radio 1 DJs?



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  • 11/15/2006

Plastic Little Release She's Mature

Free News Projects and ToneArm Records are releasing She's Mature, the latest effort from Philly's filthiest, Plastic Little, and all kinds of exciting schwag has been packaged with the album for your consumer culture needs.

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  • 11/15/2006

Berlin Wasted Youth Remixed

While surfing the web we ran across the October issue of XLR8R, only to find that particular cover had sparked an anagram face-off among users of False Profit's website. All of the "attractive anagram packages" were put together using the letters of XLR8R's annual city issue, which focused on Berlin this year.

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  • 11/14/2006

New At INCITE Online, Nov 14

If you would like to receive weekly updates on our FREE downloads, subscribe to the XLR8R Podcast. iTunes 4.9 or higher recommended.

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  • 11/14/2006

Kitsune Releases Maison Compilation 3

Their latest compilation, Kitsuné Maison Compilation 3, finds French label Kitsuné-who has been home to everyone from Hot Chip to VHS or Beta-injecting all sorts of fun into this collection of electro-punk tracks, be it Van She remixing labelmates the Klaxons or the accelerated and sometimes ridiculous sounding flutes and harps of Oh No! Oh My!. The underlying theme here is to party, so make sure to keep a copy near your stereo for your next impromptu house party. Note: pay special attention to the end of the disc for a little surprise.

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  • 11/14/2006

PLUG Award Nominees Announced



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  • 11/14/2006

RJD2 To Release Third Album On XL

Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has left his longtime home at Definitive Jux and relocated to XL Recordings for his third album, in what's perhaps a fitting move. As his career has climbed over the last four years, his work has used a larger range of styles, and The Third Hand suggests the sharpest left turn of all.

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  • 11/13/2006

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