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Etienne Jaumet Mixes & Discusses His Influences

French loop-stylist Etienne Jaumet's Night Music is one of our favorite albums of the year, but it isn't a typical electronic music album by any means. With such a different sound, what could Jaumet's influences be? Well, Domino has posted a new mix by the man himself, as well as some YouTube videos explaining his choices, offering a glimpse of what drives the exotic, dark aura of Jaumet's full-length. With selections from Suicide, Harmonia, and Goblin along with many others, the mix is an hour-long trip through Jaumet's musical mind.

Check out the tracklist and two videos after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2009

Juan MacLean/Maserati Drummer Jerry Fuchs Dies in Elevator Accident

Gothamist reports that Juan MacLean live drummer and full-time member of Maserati, Jerry Fuchs, died early Sunday morning after a fall from an elevator shaft in a Brooklyn apartment building. Read more » 

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  • 11/08/2009

OPP: Other People's Podcasts

Although we're obviously proud of our weekly XLR8R Podcast series, we also spend time scouring the internet for high-quality offerings that appear on other websites. OPP is a monthly round-up of our favorites. Read more » 

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  • 11/06/2009

Liars Ready to Show Us a Whole New World

The occasionally unclassifiable and constantly interesting Liars have just confirmed suspicions that they'll be following up their latest, self-titled album with the release of Sisterworld sometime in early 2010. Read more » 

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  • 11/06/2009

First Four Tet Album in Four Years to Arrive in January

It's been four years since Kieran Hebden (better known to most as Four Tet) released Everything Ecstatic, his fourth album of his everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style of music production. While he's managed to keep listeners happy with his Ringer EP, a remix album, and his fittingly mysterious collaborative effort with Burial, it's safe to assume that There is Love in You, Four Tet's forthcoming fifth full-length, is a long time coming for his fans wanting a proper release. The album will hit retailers via Domino January 26, preceded by the single "Love Cry," backed with the exclusive "Our Bells" track. A "Love Cry" remix 12", featuring versions by Roska and Joy Orbison, is also in the works. Check out Love in You's tracklist after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 11/06/2009

Annie Drops New Bonus EP and DJs Stateside

With her new album, Don't Stop, getting ready for release November 17 on Smalltown Supersound, Norwegian pop star Annie has added a bonus EP to her forthcoming sophomore album. The five-track affair, entitled All Night, features music produced by long-time collaborator Richard X and Paul Epworth who's known for his work with Bloc Party, The Rapture, and Primal Scream, to name a few. Annie is also bringing her DJ skills to the US for a three-day stint in New York and California, playing new tracks and unheard remixes from her upcoming releases. More info after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 11/05/2009

Ableton Celebrates a Decade of Innovation

Back in 1999, while much of the world was just getting to know Britney Spears and some of us were slowly wrapping our minds around the future funk of "Windowlicker," a crack team of software developers (including Robert Henke, a.k.a. Monolake) joined together in Berlin to pool their collective resources in aims to hatch a new "instrument" that would forever change not only music production but live performance as well. Read more » 

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  • 11/05/2009

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