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Shure's SRH840 Headphones Reviewed

The Shure brand is not alien to the studio, stage, or even subway platform; the company's microphones, wireless systems, and in-ear monitoring devices are legendary recording and performance workhorses, as well as popular in personal audio thanks to the SE530 earphones. Now, Shure is positioned to invade the mixing console; and with the closed-back, circumaural SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones, the company has an immediate critical listening contender offering platinum engineer performance at a project-studio-friendly $199 price point. Read more » 

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  • 09/21/2009

Decibel Fest's Music Conference

While Seattle's fast-approaching Decibel festival is mostly about amazing performances from many XLR8R favorites, the event also features an educational aspect, with workshops, round-table discussions, and panel talks. Read more » 

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  • 09/21/2009

Trapez Celebrates 100 Releases

After almost 10 years, Traum Schallplatten sub-label Trapez has hit the 100-release mark, and is celebrating with two releases: an 11-track CD and a 12" featuring three of the larger release's more banging numbers from the likes of Gabriel Ananda, Five Green Circle, and Roland M. Dill. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2009

Oneman Offers Free Mix

As summer slowly comes to its end, 2-steppin' London DJ extraordinaire Oneman looks toward the crisp and colorful coming months with his latest mix, Fall for Autumn. The opening saxophone solo may lament for summers past, but the rest of the mix, which features tracks from the likes of Skream, Zomby, and D1, is chilly enough to be the perfect soundtrack for those rainy fall days spent inside. Download Oneman's mix for free here. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2009

Thunderheist Tours N. America

The Toronto-based, ghettotech-friendly electro duo Thunderheist is set to take North America's western coast by storm. The outfit has been heralded as a "booty-electro party-rap machine of frightening efficiency," and one can bet that Heist's MC Ills and Grahm Zilla aim to prove such statements each time they take the stage this November. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2009

Modeselektor Tours N. America

After wishing us a joyful Geburtstag and giving their mothers a shout out, Berlin-based production juggernauts Modeselektor will be putting more moves on us with their forthcoming DJ mix for the Body Language series to be released this October on Get Physical. Later that month, the next-level techno team will bring its "riotous, bass-heavy affair" back to North American clubs for a tour that seems all too brief. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2009

DJ Vadim Tours US

On the heels of U Can't Learn Imaginashun, DJ Vadim hits the road once again for a US tour (with one Canadian date), starting Saturday. If you can't make it to a show, there's plenty to hear about his new record over at XLR8R TV. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2009

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