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GusGus Returns... on Kompakt

We weren't sure what to make of the switch, when Icelanders GusGus went from 4AD to their own Pineapple label and now to Kompakt, but after a quick advance listen to the band's 24/7, we've gotta say, we're pretty damn pleased that the Cologne techno powerhouse picked them up. Read more » 

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  • 07/08/2009

Jahdan and Shadetek at it Again

The last time we checked in with Jahdan Blakkamoore, the Brooklyn dancehall MC had just paired up with his Dutty Artz sidekick Matt Shadetek to unleash some serious tropical bass action on the Jahdan Blakkamoore Full Hundred for our XLR8R podcast. Read more » 

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  • 07/08/2009

FACT Waxes Drexciyan

Our friends at FACT magazine have got a great 10-piece primer on the elusive Detroit electro-tech force known as Drexciya. Mssrs Gerald Donald and James Stinson kept their identities close over the many years that they were extent. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Toddla T on Deck for Fabriclive 47

Leftfield U.K. dancehaller Toddla T, already an XLR8R Artist to Watch, is no stranger to meshing a multitude of sounds into one solid, genre-bending style; elements of house, bassline, hip-hop, and world beat meet on the eclectic playing field of his productions. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Dam-Funk Releases Toeachizown Vol. 1

Back in May we ran a story on L.A. boogie revivalist Dam-Funk's upcoming debut album, Toeachizown, an epic body of work being released in separate volumes. The first of these installments, a thick-yet-smooth combination of analog synths and vintage drum machines called LAtrik, is available now through Stone Throw's website. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Ty Braxton's New LP Set for September

Referring to musicians as "genius" is becoming more and more difficult these days, but if and when they surface, it's nothing short of glorious. So you can imagine the joy rippling through XLR8R when news broke that Tyondai Braxton, frontman for math-rock masterminds Battles, is releasing a new solo album, Central Market, on Warp Records on September 15. Read more » 

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  • 07/07/2009

Mum Announces New Album Details

Music fans should be constantly thanking their lucky stars that Iceland exists. Between the religious experience of Sigur Ros' made-up language, the timeless vocal workouts of Björk, and the groundbreaking dance sounds of GusGus, the island country has given us plenty to get psyched about—so get ready for more. Read more » 

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  • 07/06/2009

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