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XLR8R Weekly Top Ten: Danava, Hell Rell, Skull Disco

Hell Rell For the Hell of It Koch

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You Are Space Invader

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  • 10/05/2007

Singles Update: Digitalism, Benga, Farah

Digitalism “Idealistic” Kitsuné
I’m not sure when DJ A-Trak decided it was a good idea to employ cowbells and acoustic drums in his compositions, but it was a pretty good decision. His “Idealistic” reinterpretation is a glitchy disco-house track that gives the original new life with an assembly of percussive toms. Accompanied by Digitalism’s extended mix, as well as more disco-meets-electro remixes via WhoMadeWho and Hystereo, this 12” will be at the front of crates for months to come. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2007

Gear Alert: Arturia V Synthesizer Collection

Over the past few years, Arturia has released a series of retro emulations, from the Minimoog to the Jupiter 8 to Yamaha’s CS-80, all of which not only sound comparable to their vintage predecessors, but also won’t come close to braking producers’ wallets (quite unlike the aged hardware synths). For those composers who can’t decide which of these individual blasts from the past are right for their instrument libraries, Arturia has made the decision for you with the V Collection.

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  • 10/05/2007

Podcast: Glitch Mob

For this very special edition of the XLR8R DJ Podcast DJ Series, we wrangled up Los Angeles-based Glitch Mob for a glimpse at the new world of electro-infused hip-hop. Grabbing unreleased and forthcoming tracks from the likes of edIT, Clipse, The Grouch, Ooah, and even a rare Dre and Snoop remix, these mobsters have turned an out intricately woven, chopped-up glitch haven on this exclusive mix.


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  • 10/04/2007

Dread In Control

He was a friend of The Clash and the first Jamaican disc jockey to use sound effects and vocal drops between songs. Now, Michael Campbell (a.k.a. “the original” Mikey Dread) has gone on record in an exclusive Bad Gals radio podcast to clear up rumors about his life, his music, and a copycat DJ with a similar name.

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  • 10/04/2007

Kitsuné Preps BoomBox Mix

Kitsuné is probably best known for its in-demand Kitsuné Maison compilations, which are essentially a who’s-who in the world of rising electro-pop artists. But its latest release, BoomBox, sees the Paris-based label eschewing the likes of Hadouken!, Punks Jump Up, and The Gossip, and instead favoring the classic French electro sound, à la Daft Punk.

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  • 10/03/2007

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