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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

RAMP Launches New UK Funky Sub-Label

RAMP Recordings is launching a new sub-label, PTN, which promises to focus more intently on the house and funky sounds coming out of the UK right now. The first release is the debut EP from Welsh producer Doc Daneeka (pictured), which includes tracks that have been given big ups from the likes of Brackles and Martyn over the past few months. Read more » 

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  • 05/03/2010

New Bok Bok Mix for Stag and Dagger

OK, let's get the obvious part out of the way: XLR8R loves Bok Bok. If it seems like we're writing about the guy every four seconds, well, that's because we are. Tell you what, let's make a deal right now. When the Night Slugs co-founder stops doing rad things, we'll stop drooling over his every move. Look, we know it's embarrassing, just deal with it and enjoy the good tunes. OK??? Read more » 

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  • 04/30/2010

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