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New Release From Ill Blu Coming on Hyperdub

News of more chilly dance grooves hitting our ears via Hyperdub just surfaced. UK DJ/producer duo Ill Blu has prepped two new jams for the bass-dealing label, entitled "Bellion" and "Dragon Pop." Each track flexes a particularly minimal style of future-house/UK funky that leans a bit more towards the darker, less-soulful end of the dance music spectrum, and focuses almost completely on rhythm, save for a basic bass synth or steel-drum melody. Read more » 

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  • 05/27/2010

Preview Lil Silva's New Night Slugs EP

Next week, L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok's Night Slugs label continues its reign atop Next-Level Awesomeness Mountain with the release of Lil Silva's Night Skanker EP. The six-track EP finds the young UK producer combining energetic, grime-influenced funky percussion with punchy synth melodies, and the results are spectacular. In advance of the EP's release, the Night Slugs crew has passed along the first two songs for us to preview on the XLR8R website. Read more » 

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  • 05/27/2010

Take Ecstasy with Me: Delorean Freakout



We didn't think it was possible for anyone to love former cover stars and bliss-loving Spanish ravers Delorean any more than we do, but after watching this video, we stand corrected. These dudes are loving Delorean and loving life, and we can only stand back and gawk in amazement. Read more » 

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  • 05/27/2010

Tobacco Readies US Tour, Offers New Track

Elusive front man of Pennsylvania's psychedelic pop collective Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tobacco, has a bit on his plate as of late. The relatively anonymous fella is barely a week away from dropping his latest solo effort, Maniac Meat, and will be following up the release with a couple of weeks spent on the road sporting his wares. Read more » 

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  • 05/27/2010

Hudson Mohawke Chats by the Fire with Red Bull Music Academy

Glaswegian beat-making wunderkind and one of XLR8R's favorite saviors of music last year, Hudson Mohawke has long been a producer of interest for this publication. His recent remix for UK grime icon Wiley sent our heads spinning with its alter-dimensional rave sound, and now here's something a bit more personal from the beatsmith. Read more » 

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  • 05/27/2010

Watch Scratcha DVA's YouTube Picks, Plus Download a New Mix

Over on the Fabric blog, UK funky phenom Scratcha DVA has curated an interesting selection of YouTube videos (check out the drumming three-year-old!) and offered up a free mix in anticipation of his FabricLive set. Check out the mix and tracklisting below!

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  • 05/27/2010

Jubilee Tours Europe and Drops a New Mix

XLR8R favorite Jubilee is about to undertake a massive European tour, and to whet fans' appetites, she's prepared an excellent mix showcasing some of her current favorites. The mix is titled "BQE," and you can download it here. Check out the tracklisting and her tour dates after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 05/27/2010

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