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See You in 2012... Check Out Our Best of 2011

This time of year, the music world pretty much slows to a crawl, so we here at XLR8R are going to jump on the opportunity to take a little breather. …

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Check Out a Mix by Stingray313 for Unknown to the Unknown

The guy responsible for our #34 release of 2011, Stingray313 (a.k.a. DJ Stingray), has just unleashed a brand-new mix for UK label Unknown to the Unknown. The 30-minute DJ set …

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Para One to Drop New EP via Marble

Arriving on January 2, Mother is the brand-new EP from French producer Para One, which he will release via his collaborative imprint with Surkin and Bobmo, Marble. The record—his first …

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Keysound Recordings Announces New Release by Dusk and Kowton

UK imprint Keysound, pegged as one of XLR8R’s top labels of 2011, will kick off 2012 by releasing a three-song collaborative effort from London-based producer Dusk and Bristol resident Kowton …

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Rwina Records Gives Away Free EP, Plans 2012 US Tour

Amsterdam-based record label Rwina is getting into the holiday spirit this week by giving away an EP by Krampfhaft, with remixes by Desto, Presk, and our most recent XLR8R podcast …

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Hyperdub Shares Details of Upcoming Burial, DVA, and Hype Williams Releases

As 2011 comes to a close and we finish up our year-end list making, we also start looking forward to what the start of 2012 will bring. It seems like …

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Skream Readies New 12" for Boxing Day Release

The day after Christmas should be a busy one for Skream, who will not only be playing the FWD>> Boxing Day massive with the rest of the Rinse FM roster, …

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XLR8R x Beatport: Deadboy

Over the past few months, XLR8R has been curating a special set of charts for Beatport. The final offering of 2010 comes from none other than Deadboy, the London-based Numbers …

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Video: Aleph "Omerta"

In advance of Siberian producer Aleph’s new EP coming out in January on the King Deluxe imprint, here we have a video for the first track on the record, “Omerta.” …

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Hypercolour Team Launches New Label, Preps First Release

As if the guys that run UK label Hypercolour weren’t busy enough already with all of its releases and sublabels, we’ve just found out that two-thirds of that prolific team …

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Roska Kicks & Snares to Release New DJ Naughty EP

The label fronted by UK funky poster boy Roska, appropriately called Roska Kicks & Snares, just announced its first release for 2012, a three-track record by DJ Naughty. The Bass …

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Joy Orbison Launches New Label, Shares New Mix

Announced just today, Hinge Finger is the new label fronted by DJ/producer Joy Orbison and Trilogy Tapes boss Will Blankhead. The pair of movers and shakers shared the news by …

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Tri Angle Label Boss Announces Debut Solo EP

Even today as we named Tri Angle the best label of 2011, we had no idea that owner Robin Carolan was just about to announce the imminent arrival of his …

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Grizzly Announces Forthcoming Label Compilation, Plans Tour

With the close of 2011 marking two years of existence for Sinden’s Grizzly label, the growing imprint has decided to celebrate the achievement with a forthcoming label compilation that’s set …

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Video: Siinai "Anthem 1 & 2"

The Finnish group Siinai is preparing to drop its epic debut LP, Olympic Games, in the US come February and have passed along this equally epic video of bizarre footage …

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Alexander Robotnick Launches Year-Long Retrospective Series

Perhaps best known for his 1983 hit, “Problèmes D’Amour”, Alexander Robotnick should be a name familiar to anyone with a knowledge of dance music’s early history or just a love …

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Video: Maxxi Soundsystem "Make or Break"

In the interest of honesty, we should say that the above clip for Maxxi Soundsystem’s “Make or Break” isn’t super compelling. It’s not a bad video, it’s simply another vaguely …

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Dirtybird Announces Three-Part Compilation

Playful San Francisco house-music imprint Dirtybird has announced an upcoming compilation featuring new music from label regulars Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin, and Catz N Dogz, to name a few, not …

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