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Watch Toro Y Moi Recreate "You Hid"



The folks at Yours Truly have put together another good-looking video clip, this time starring chillwaver Chaz Bundick (a.k.a.Toro Y Moi). Enticed to come out of his bedroom and enter an actual recording studio, Bundick recreated his song "You Hid" one instrument at a time and came up with this gorgeous alternate version. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2010

Neu! Vinyl Box and Limited Tour Dates

Though its release date has been pushed back, the Neu! Vinyl Box will finally see the light of day this summer, just in time for a tour organized by founding member Michael Rother, who has recruited members of Sonic Youth, Tall Firs, and School of the Seven Bells to play as Hallogallo 2010. The vinyl box not only features all available Neu! studio albums, but rare recordings (including the oft-bootlegged Neu! '86 album), a stencil, and a Neu! t-shirt. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2010

Listen to the First Release on Doc Daneeka's Ten Thousand Yen Label

XLR8R has been seriously atwitter with Doc Daneeka-related excitement as of late, and the first record on his new Ten Thousand Ten imprint isn't helping us calm down. The label's debut release comes from London duo Venom & Damage (pictured above), whose song "Deeper" is a piano-studded funky stormer. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2010

Man Recordings' Joyce Muniz Comes to America; Download Her Exclusive XLR8R Mixtape

Temperatures have already been rising on the East Coast, but this week New York City is getting a serious injection of tropical heat courtesy of Joyce Muniz. The Brazilian (by way of Austria) artist is making her first trip to America and, starting this Thursday, is making stops at a number of our favorite Latin and global bass hotspots in the Big Apple. Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2010

Traum and Trapez Bring the Heat With May and June Releases

Traum and its numerous sub-labels are getting off to a running start this summer, with seven releases planned for May and June alone. Perhaps the most exciting among these are the latest EP from Extrawelt as well as a new Detroit-style joint from Berlin's Mark Henning in collaboration with Japanese artist Den. Check out the full release schedule after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 05/10/2010

Download New Deadboy Mix

Nobody can call Deadboy a slouch given how many mixes the man has out at the moment— not only did he craft a slamming XLR8R Podcast a few weeks back, but he has another brand-new mix out to whet fans' appetites for the upcoming Hyp! Hyp! Hyp! party at London's Plan B club. Read more » 

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  • 05/07/2010

Video: Chemical Brothers "Swoon"



A this point, the Chemical Brothers have been making music for so long that some of their early hits have reached "I remember this song from junior high" status. Yet the UK duo keeps moving forward, most recently by unveiling this video for "Swoon" in advance of its next album, Further, which hits stores in June. While we're not exactly bursting with anticipation, the Chems rarely make bad music and the "Swoon" video is a fun little psychedelic dance party for a perfectly pleasant piece of electronic pop. Read more » 

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  • 05/07/2010

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