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Final Fantasy Signs to Domino, Prepares January Album

Fans of Toronto’s gamer-geek-with-a-violin Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallett) can expect a new, third LP, Heartland, via Domino in January of next year. Started in November of last year, Heartland …

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Plone Gets Plaid

The defunct Birmingham-based electronic-pop trio Plone has been remixed by London’s Plaid for the just-released Warp20 (Recreated) compilation, which features 21 Warp artists remixing tracks from the storied label’s past. …

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Patrick Cowley Remembered

October 18, 2009, would have been the eve of disco legend Patrick Cowley’s 59th birthday, and in celebration of his life and achievements, San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem and Mama Calizo …

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Exclusive: Mary Anne Hobbs Tour Blog #3

While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One’s Mary Anne Hobbs supplied us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. This is the third installment of her tour …

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Thrill Jockey's Limited 12" Series

The folks over at Thrill Jockey keep busy, with an impressive number of releases appearing during any given season. Recently, the label has been putting out a number of limited …

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Santiago Salazar's New Podcast

The man known as S2 has a new podcast up over at Little White Earbuds, and it’s filled with enough unreleased tracks and amazing remixes to make fans of Underground …

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New GusGus Podcast Up

Kompakt’s newest podcast just went up, and it comes to us from President Bongo of Icelandic electronic trio GusGus. The mix features a lovely mesh of different sounds, ranging from …

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Salem's Menacing New Release

Salem has returned, bringing more of their dark electronic washes with a new two-song single on Audraglint. XLR8R gave readers the a-side of the new single, “Frost”, earlier this week, …

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Check out the Director's Cut of XLR8R-Produced Documentary, The Bus

Last year, XLR8R commissioned filmmaker Ryan Junell to put together a short film entitled The Bus, in which he joined a DIY community touring the East Coast in a reclaimed, …

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Aoki Remix Contest Winner Unveiled

A couple weeks back, XLR8R was rocked by the debut single and video from LA celebri-DJ Steve Aoki. In fact, “I’m in the House” struck us as such a musical …

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Get Physical Releases iPhone Touch Mix

Berlin purveyors of all dance-friendly music, Get Physical, move further into the future with the release of their own iPhone Touch Mix. Featuring 18 club-ready tunes from Booka Shade, DJ …

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Poirier Offers New Free Mix!

Canada’s dancehall-indebted beat maker Poirier has followed up his latest EP for Ninja Tune, Run the Riddim, with a new mix that deftly blends the DJ/producer’s beloved genres of soca, …

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The Broadcast Witch Project

While keeping their forthcoming new album in pocket, Birmingham-based duo Broadcast have let their love for library music and psychedelic cinema flourish with old friend and new musical collaborator The …

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Exclusive: Mary Anne Hobbs Blog #2

While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One’s Mary Anne Hobbs will be supplying us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. Check back every few days for …

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Plateaux Festival Turns Two

As anyone up on their European knowledge can attest to, Poland is quickly becoming a hotbed of digital culture, not only because it is a cheap and beautiful country, but …

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Shure's SRH840 Headphones Reviewed

The Shure brand is not alien to the studio, stage, or even subway platform; the company’s microphones, wireless systems, and in-ear monitoring devices are legendary recording and performance workhorses, as …

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Decibel Fest's Music Conference

While Seattle’s fast-approaching Decibel festival is mostly about amazing performances from many XLR8R favorites, the event also features an educational aspect, with workshops, round-table discussions, and panel talks. While the …

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Trapez Celebrates 100 Releases

After almost 10 years, Traum Schallplatten sub-label Trapez has hit the 100-release mark, and is celebrating with two releases: an 11-track CD and a 12″ featuring three of the larger …

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