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The Warehouse Project Music Festival Set to Take Over Manchester

This could be the biggest electronic music festival we've ever heard of. Starting Tuesday, September 23, the massive, 13-week event known as The Warehouse Project will present its fifth annual festival—monopolizing Manchester nightlife every weekend leading up to New Year's Day. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2010

Munk to Release New EP on Gomma

Funky dance-tune producer Munk (a.k.a. Gomma label head Mathias Modica) has a brand-new EP coming down the pipeline, following the release of the La Musica 12" in June. The new record, Mondo Vagabondo, is said to be five tracks of "sunny, romantic" house music flavored with bits of psychedelic rock, disco, electro, and other culturally rich genres. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2010

Silkie to Release Single Series; New Album Coming in 2011

One of London's many outstanding dubstep patrons, Silkie, has some pretty big plans in the works leading up to the release of his new sophomore album. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2010

The Sight Below to Tour West Coast with Pantha du Prince, Release New Solo Album

Earlier this year, both Seattle's curator of sublime ambiance, Rafael Anton Irisarri (a.k.a. The Sight Below, pictured above), and Berlin's heir to the minimal techno throne, Hendrik Weber (a.k.a. Pantha du Prince), released albums loved by those of us at XLR8R HQ. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2010

Stream the New Album from El Guincho

Next week, Barcelona pop wizard El Guincho (a.k.a. Pablo Díaz-Reixa) will be unveiling his sophomore full-length, Pop Negro, on the Young Turks label. While his 2008 debut, Alegranza!, found Díaz-Reixa liberally sampling vintage tropicalia and Latin music, this time around he's crafting his own sounds, but his penchant for pop songwriting hasn't suffered in the least. Look for an in-depth conversation with El Guincho to appear on XLR8R in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, Pop Negro will be streaming right here for the next two weeks. Read more » 

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  • 09/08/2010

The Orb and Youth Compile Three-Disc WAU! Mr. Modo Compilation

Looks like The Orb's co-founder, Alex Paterson (pictured above, front and center), has been quite busy lately. A while back, the classic mixtape he made alongside Thomas Fehlmann for Coldcut's radio show back in 1991 was reintroduced to the world, and more recently, Paterson joined forces with Martin Glover (a.k.a. Youth) and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour on the forthcoming Metallic Spheres album. Read more » 

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  • 09/07/2010

Listen to the New EP From ZZK's Frikstailers

The latest addition to ZZK's growing stable of cumbia futurists is Argentina's Frikstailers (pronounced "freak stylers"). The duo has already put together a mixtape for its new label, and just today, released the four-song Bicho de Luz EP. Frikstailers will soon be heading to North America to kick off a quick tour of the States with label mate El G. Read more » 

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  • 09/07/2010

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