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Tell Mutek When its Next Festival Should Be

After recently closing out its 11th edition of innovative and exciting electronic music presented live in Canada, the Mutek festival is looking to its fans and supporters for a wee …

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Scratcha DVA to Drop New 12" with Fatima on Hyperdub

Marrying the fresh sounds of percussive UK funky and the age-old essence of soul, the latest release to come from Scratcha DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha, a.k.a. DVA) will be a 12″ …

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Stream New Album, Watch New Video, and Check out Tour Dates from Spoek Mathambo

It’s been a long time coming, but Spoek Mathambo’s debut full-length album is finally here. Just today, BBE released the 14-song Mshini Wam, and simultaneously hooked up The FADER with …

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Italians Do it Better Releases Early Tracks on Compilation

Though it’s been available for months through the label’s mailorder, the Solid Gold compilation from Mike Simonetti’s (pictured above) Italians Do it Better label just recently made its way onto …

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Watch Aphex Twin Live at L.E.D. Festival with Die Antwoord

Even though we’re still not exactly sure what to make of the South African art-rap troupe Die Antwoord, seeing Aphex Twin’s name alongside theirs immediately piqued our interest (we like …

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Watch Black Milk's New "Deadly Medley" Video

Detroit MC Black Milk is getting to release his new full-length, Album of the Year, in a couple of weeks on the Fat Beats label, but he’s shared this video …

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Juan Atkins, Faust, and Gibby Haynes Reinterpret Psychic Ills' Music on Upcoming 12"

For the fourth volume of RVNG’s FRKWYS series, the New York label corralled a group of seemingly disparate musicians and producers to pay homage to Brooklyn experimentalists Psychic Ills. The …

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Ostgut Ton to Issue a New Compilation for its Fifth Birthday

Berlin-based house and techno label Ostgut Ton is nearly half a decade old. In that time, the imprint has dropped releases for the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Shed, …

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Elevate Festival to Feature Hudson Mohawke, Actress, Oneohtrix Point Never, Joy Orbison, and More

Austrian music, art, and politics get-together Elevate Festival is all set to go down in the town of Schlossberg this fall. The festival will host not only innovative and established …

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Peverelist and Hyetal to Collaborate on New Single

UK dubstep producers Peverelist and Hyetal (pictured above) are bringing together their unique styles of percussion-heavy, low-end-laden electronic music for a collaborative 12″ to be released on Punch Drunk. The …

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Soul Jazz to Release 'Future Bass' Compilation Featuring Four Tet, Ramadanman, Coki, and More

The term has been floating around XLR8R HQ for a good while now, but maybe the forthcoming Future Bass compilation will solidify the genre title across the board. On September …

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Video: LV and Okmalumkoolkat "Boomslang"

Hyperdub goes kwaito? Believe it or not, the stalwart UK bass/dubstep imprint is taking cues from South Africa on this new single. LV puts a new spin on the stuttering …

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Barbès Preps The Roots of Chicha 2; Stream Several Tracks from the Album

Back in 2007, Brooklyn label Barbès Records released The Roots of Chicha, a collection of psychedelic, surf-influenced electric cumbias from ’60s and ’70s Peru. The compilation was a surprise success, …

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Beak> to Tour US in September

If you’re not up to date on the latest in side-project trivia, one of the dudes from Portishead, Geoff Barrow, has another band; it’s called Beak> and it’s infinitely more …

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Roska and Untold Collaborate on New Single

Two of the biggest names in forward-thinking bass music, Roska and Untold, have come together for a collaborative EP to be released on the Numbers label. Entitled Myth, the record …

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Stream the New Model 500 Single on R&S

We’ve already gushed over the news of the first Model 500 single to be released in over a decade, so you can imagine how excited and privileged we feel to …

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Flavorwire Profiles New Orleans' Sissy Bounce Scene

If you stay up on our pages (both print and web), you’ll be well aware of our ongoing affair with New Orleans’ sissy bounce scene and one of its biggest …

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Modeselektor to Launch New Compilation Series, Tour U.S.

Though a new album from Berlin’s next-level bass dons, Modeselektor, is still nowhere in sight, we do have news of the duo kicking off a fresh compilation series. Entitled Modeselektion …

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