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El-P's Instrumental Album to Drop in August

Prolific producer and Def Jux founder El-P is set to release the third of his Megamixxx series, but this time around, all of the tracks are instrumentals. Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 promises a musical arc featuring tracks that are "short and to the point," recalling a similar feel to Dilla's Donuts beats. And despite the name, El-P believes that this megamixxx is a "proper album," reflecting his production and mixing styles to their fullest extent.

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  • 05/05/2010

Watch Mount Kimbie Spill Their Guts



UK duo Mount Kimbie recently performed at a London club event put on by the Big Chill festival. Before they took the stage, they sat down with the event organizers and chatted a bit about their music and the group's history. Watch the above video to see what they had to say and peep some nice live footage from the show. Read more » 

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  • 05/05/2010

Ikonika Travels Stateside for MUTEK and a Short US Tour

Ever since her debut album, Contact, Love, Want, Have, was released last month, the electronic music world has been abuzz with love for UK producer Ikonika. With her star firmly on the ascent, the Hyperdub artist is going to be toting her own brand of forward-reaching dubstep onto North American soil for a short string of dates through the US and Canada, making stops in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and at Montreal's MUTEK festival. Check out the show details after the jump and keep your eyes peeled for Ikonika's exclusive XLR8R podcast, which will debut here on XLR8R.com within the next few weeks. Read more » 

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  • 05/05/2010

Fever Ray, Soulwax, Caribou, Tricky, Lali Puna, LCD Soundsystem, Washed Out, and More to Play Berlin Festival

The German capital city's annual music festival, simply called Berlin Festival, has just announced its lineup for the upcoming extravaganza. For two days in September, DJs and bands from far and wide will convene at the historic Tempelhof Airport to do what they do best: perform live music. Read more » 

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  • 05/04/2010

Richie Hawtin to Auction off Gear for Charity

The LA-based NextAid nonprofit will auction off a gear package used by Richie Hawtin Richie Hawtin on World AIDS Orphans Day on May 7. Read more » 

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  • 05/04/2010

Download Salem's Scary New "Raver Stay Wif Me" Mix

Midwestern doom-juke (yes, we just made that up, but it fits, okay?) outfit Salem has unleashed another DJ mix on the world. The Raver Stay Wif Me mix is available for free download courtesy of Dis Magazine, and, as expected, features a panic-attack-inducing combination of sounds, from nightmarish pitch-shifted pop and hip-hop to screwed versions of Darude's "Sandstorm" and Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone." We're hard pressed to think of anything much more frightening. Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2010

Video: Freeway & Jake One "She Makes Me Feel Alright"



Yes, The Stimulus Package was a creative success, as Freeway's streetwise rhymes perfectly complimented Jake One's soul-sampling beats. But can we talk about this video? No offense to Freeway, but is that beard really getting up close and personal with that caliber of lady? Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2010

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