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Matías Aguayo Likes Giraffes and Street Parties



Matías Aguayo isn't the average Kompakt artist. Back in March, the South American artist and former XLR8R coverboy toured the US and also made a stop at SXSW, where he filmed this amusing little interview with MTV. (And yes, we're just as confused as you are as to exactly why MTV wanted to speak with Matías. His tunes are certainly fun, but don't really seem to jive with the whole Real World Road Rules Challenge and Teen Mom vibe they've got going on over there.) Read more » 

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  • 05/06/2010

Dirt Crew to Release Alland Byallo's Newest Single

San Francisco's Alland Byallo, finally riding a wave of international acclaim following releases on Liebe*Detail, Pokerflat Digital, and Missive, will see his latest EP drop just in time for summer on Berlin's Dirt Crew label. Featuring four new tracks of Byallo's dark, atmospheric tech-house, the Eyes Closed, Looking In EP is certain to raise Byallo's status as a master of the dancefloor. Read more » 

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  • 05/06/2010

Watch Roska Have a Quick Chat



A few weeks ago, UK funky don Roska toured North America and then "enjoyed" an extended stay on our continent courtesy of that pesky volcano in Iceland. While in New York, he sat down with the folks from FADER TV and gave some insights into his music, the UK funky scene, and the importance of long-running pirate outpost Rinse.FM. Read more » 

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  • 05/06/2010

Check Out LWE's Guide to Movement 2010

The fine techno-heads over at Little White Earbuds have just posted the definitive guide to Detroit's Movement festival, which takes place this Memorial Day weekend in tha D's Hart Plaza. With acts ranging from Kyle Hall and Shake to Ricardo Villalobos and Plastikman, the guide is indispensable to festival-goers from all corners of the world. Check it out here. Read more » 

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  • 05/06/2010

El-P's Instrumental Album to Drop in August

Prolific producer and Def Jux founder El-P is set to release the third of his Megamixxx series, but this time around, all of the tracks are instrumentals. Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 promises a musical arc featuring tracks that are "short and to the point," recalling a similar feel to Dilla's Donuts beats. And despite the name, El-P believes that this megamixxx is a "proper album," reflecting his production and mixing styles to their fullest extent.

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  • 05/05/2010

Watch Mount Kimbie Spill Their Guts



UK duo Mount Kimbie recently performed at a London club event put on by the Big Chill festival. Before they took the stage, they sat down with the event organizers and chatted a bit about their music and the group's history. Watch the above video to see what they had to say and peep some nice live footage from the show. Read more » 

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  • 05/05/2010

Ikonika Travels Stateside for MUTEK and a Short US Tour

Ever since her debut album, Contact, Love, Want, Have, was released last month, the electronic music world has been abuzz with love for UK producer Ikonika. With her star firmly on the ascent, the Hyperdub artist is going to be toting her own brand of forward-reaching dubstep onto North American soil for a short string of dates through the US and Canada, making stops in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and at Montreal's MUTEK festival. Check out the show details after the jump and keep your eyes peeled for Ikonika's exclusive XLR8R podcast, which will debut here on XLR8R.com within the next few weeks. Read more » 

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  • 05/05/2010

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