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James Pants Shares the 'New Tropical'

Stones Throw recording artist and white-boy boogie-man James Pants just dropped a brand-new EP tailor-made for your summer's fiestas. The New Tropical EP features six tracks of instrumental get-down goodness, and finds Mr. Pants trying on a few new hats, namely those of bass-centric booty tune producers, while still keeping to his roots in the soulful R&B-loving sect of beatmakers. Read more » 

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  • 06/22/2010

Aeroplane Part Ways Prior to Album Release

In a completely unexpected turn of events, Belgium's spacey, Balearic disco production duo Aeroplane has split just months before the release of its debut full-length, We Can't Fly. Aeroplane's record is still slated for release September 6 via Wall of Sound, but now the duo has become a solo affair, as Stephen Fasano left Vito De Luca to man the project alone. Read more » 

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  • 06/21/2010

New Ariel Pink EP Coming in July

We're hardly two weeks off the release of Before Today, XLR8R cover star Ariel Pink's latest full-length with his Haunted Graffiti band, and now we've already got another bunch of songs coming from the busy music maker. Read more » 

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  • 06/21/2010

Onra Shares New Video for "The One (feat. T3 of Slum Village)"



Earlier this month, we shared a download of "The One," one of few tracks from Onra's Long Distance album to feature live vocal work. The French beat craftsman wrangled Slum Village's T3 to drop the vocal contribution over his boogie-minded production, and now he's snagged Irish graphic designer and video maker Donal Thornton for the making of his single's video. Read more » 

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  • 06/21/2010

Skream, Benga, and Artwork Announce First Magnetic Man Single

Magnetic Man, the dubstep supergroup comprised of Skream, Benga, and Artwork, just announced the coming of its official debut single, "I Need Air." Read more » 

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  • 06/21/2010

Big Freedia, Cold Cave Round Out XLR8R's NXNE Weekend

Whatever the case, some otherworldly force shone down on Toronto this past weekend and blessed it with heavenly weather Read more » 

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  • 06/21/2010

Eliot Lipp and Leo 123 Ready New Dark Party EP

Before the duo's long-awaited album, Light Years, is released in early-September, Eliot Lipp and Leo 123 (a.k.a. Dark Party) will drop their Patrol Patrol EP tomorrow, June 22. Read more » 

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  • 06/21/2010

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