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Download Gilles Peterson and Kieran Hebden's Podcast Tribute to Steve Reid

Though Steve Reid may not be a household name, nearly anyone born before 1990 has heard the percussionist's recordings—from Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" to James Brown's "The Popcorn" to Fela Kuti's Africa One album, Reid's intense, crisp drumming is present. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2010

Zero T Readies Contribution to Fabriclive Mix Series

UK drum & bass head Zero T has just finished up his own contribution to the illustrious Fabriclive mix series. The DJ set comes comes nearly 10 years after DJ/producer Cian McCann hit the scene with a string of singles for the Irish Bassbin label, and features 29 tracks from T's bass-loving peers and cuts from his own Footprints label. Though, this isn't a mix solely for D&B heads. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2010

Listen to the New John Talabot Single with Remixes from Delorean, Blondes

Barcelona bliss-house producer John Talabot likes to linger in the shadows. "Sunshine" has been making waves since last summer, but still no one really knows exactly who he is. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2010

Matmos Teams With So Percussion to Uncover 'Treasure'

Two years following their last album and not much longer after a move from San Francisco to Baltimore, the experimentally inclined pair of Martin Schmidt and Drew Daniel (a.k.a. Matmos) have finally put the finishing touches on their collaborative work with Brooklyn's So Percussion. Read more » 

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  • 04/23/2010

FaltyDL and Ikonika Remix Ital Tek

XLR8R favorites FaltyDL and Ikonika have featured remixes on Ital Tek's upcoming EP, Moment in Blue. Ikonika's remix of "Moment in Blue" takes the somewhat dark atmospherics of the original and turns it on its head, crafting a breezy, near-tropical funky track that is perfect for summer, whereas FaltyDL keeps some of the original's shadows in place. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2010

Stream the New Chief Boima EP on Dutty Artz

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Next Tuesday, April 27, DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek's Dutty Artz imprint will be adding Techno Rumba, the official debut EP from Oakland producer Chief Boima, to its impressive global-bass discography. Featuring a remix by Rupture & Shadetek and another by Uproot Andy, the EP finds Boima skillfully weaving African rhythms and melodies into modern dancefloor sounds. Preview the whole thing right here, and grab yourself a copy when it drops next week. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2010

Bird Peterson Unveils Drankenstein, Confuses XLR8R Staff

Earlier today, Austin-based DJ/producer Bird Peterson posted a new mixtape, Drankenstein, on the Mad Decent blog. Purportedly inspired by his love of "the Dirty South and the use of trance synths in current rap," Drankenstein features 15 tracks layering crunk acapellas over "classic" trance melodies. No, we're not joking. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2010

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