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Kode9 and Toby Heys Launch AUDiNT, Release 'Martial Hauntology' Box Set

Aside from serving as a leading producer and the head of the esteemed Hyperdub label, Steve Goodman (a.k.a. Kode9, pictured above) has also dedicated much of his time to audio research, having served as a lecturer at the University of East London and authored the book Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and The Ecology of Fear in 2009. Now, alongside Toby Heys (a research fellow at Manchester University), Goodman will release Martial Hauntology, an audio research box set which "investigates the properties of newly emergent super-directional speakers when coupled with infrasonic devices." Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014

Looking for Help Directly from the Pros? XLR8R Is Launching a New Series, 'Ask the Experts,' with Modeselektor

Whether we're conducting interviews, putting together features, or prepping some other piece of content we here at XLR8R try to keep in mind that many members of our audience come to the site not only for music, but also to learn. Over the past few years, we've attempted to build our Gear section into a useful resource for aspiring DJs and beatmakers, but we also realize that it's not quite enough. No matter how thorough XLR8R attempts to be, there are surely readers out there who are left disappointed when a certain question goes unanswered or a specific piece of information isn't revealed. In an effort to remedy this situation, we've decided to launch a new feature series, Ask the Experts, which will give our audience the chance to pepper a new artist with questions each and every month. And to kick off the new feature, we've enlisted the smarts of none other than veteran German duo Modeselektor. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014

Hear a Soulful New Edit from Eliphino

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On Monday, eclectic Berlin-based label Somethinksounds is set to drop a soul-slathered batch of re-edits titled The Love Below #3. The three-track affair will include reworkings from the likes of Seven Davis Jr, REKchampa, and Eliphino, whose contribution to the forthcoming effort is now streaming exclusively on XLR8R. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014

Mount Kimbie Shares New Mix, Announces Upcoming North American Tour

UK pair Mount Kimbie are set to embark on a brief North American tour beginning late next month, and to help spread the word the Warp outfit have dropped off a new mini-mix. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014

Innovative Japanese Pianist and Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto Diagnosed with Throat Cancer

A restlessly prolific musician, composer, and activist (among many other things), Ryuchi Sakamoto has announced that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer, and as a result, will be forced to put all of his professional projects and performances on hold as part of his recovery. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014

Hear an Upcoming 12" from MGUN

Underground Resistance affiliate Manuel Gonzales (a.k.a. MGUN) has maintained a busy release schedule in 2014, and he's now set to return to the burgeoning Berceuse Heroique label in early fall under his own name. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014

Four Tet Announces Remix 12" with Jay Daniel, Seven Davis Jr., and PhOtOmachine

When it comes to crafting melancholic, garage-influenced collages, few artists match the skills of Four Tet (a.k.a. Kieren Hebden), but apart from that, the UK producer has always had a good ear for A&R, having tapped the likes of Anthony Naples, Happa, and Container for remixes. Today, Hebden announced the imminent release of a new record for his Text label, which will feature remixes of tracks from his last album, Beautiful Rewind, by Jay Daniel, Seven Davis Jr., and PhOtOmachine. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2014
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