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Dubbel Dutch Shares Free Mix, Tours West Coast

DJ/producer Dubbel Dutch is just like any self-respecting southerner: he likes his beats interesting and his bass big. Austin resident Marc Glasser is currently taking his proclivities on the road for a string of dates on the West Coast—including some already completed stops in LA, a show tonight in Costa Mesa, and a special performance this Saturday at San Francisco's premiere future-house-flexing club, Icee Hot. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

Stream Ras G's New EP

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The summer wildfire season is still a few months away, but Los Angeles is on fire right now. Seriously, the Southern California beat scene is absolutely bursting with talent and it seems like a new mindblowing record appears every few days. On April 27, Matthewdavid's Leaving Records will be adding El-Aylien Part 1, the latest EP from abstract beatmaker and Flying Lotus cohort Ras G, to the canon. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

Horse Meat Disco Unleash Second Disco Mix

The boys of Horse Meat Disco are back with the second installment of their mix series on Strut Records. Following in the tradition of their first mix, the collection includes everything from rarities such as Madleen Kayne's "Cherchez Pas" to Italo classics such as Kasso's "Walkman," thus illuminating the astounding breadth of the disco genre. With a teaser mix now up, the most popular disco crew from the UK seems set to continue winning fans of their disco-love vibes. Check out the tracklist after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

GangStarr MC Guru Dead at 43

After a year-long battle with cancer that also included a much-publicized heart attack, MC Guru passed away last night. Founder of the pioneering hip-hop group GangStarr, Guru was not only known for his uncompromising flows, but an approach to hip-hop production that paid homage to (and included collaborations with) jazz legends such as Donald Byrd and Branford Marsalis. Read more » 

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  • 04/20/2010

Preview the New Night Slugs EP from Girl Unit

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Next week, Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990's Night Slugs label will be releasing its third record, the I.R.L. EP from fellow London upstart Girl Unit, who, incidentally, is neither a girl nor a multi-person unit. In the meantime, the guys have been kind enough to offer an exclusive stream of three tracks from the EP, right here on XLR8R.com. Read more » 

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  • 04/20/2010

Video: LCD Soundsystem "Drunk Girls"



We don't care what Pitchfork says—"Drunk Girls" is a really annoying song and didn't exactly get us excited for the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening, slated for release on May 18. The "Drunk Girls" video, on the other hand, is borderline genius. (Also, we've heard the rest of the album and it's much better.) Read more » 

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  • 04/19/2010

Kode9's DJ-Kicks Tracklist to Include Zomby, The Bug, Ramadanman, Cooly G

Hot on the heels of releasing The Juan MacLean's DJ-Kicks, !K7 has just announced the tracklist for Kode9's contribution to the venerated mix series, which comes out June 22. Check it after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 04/19/2010

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