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The Lowdown - This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, The Mole, and More

Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, …

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Video: Ametsub "Lucent"

Tokyo-based producer Ametsub has just unleashed a video for “Lucent” from his All Is Silence LP—a track from which we shared late last year. The clip’s director, Dominic Plaza, has …

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Listen to the B-Side of Fort Romeau's New Single for Ghostly

After revealing the a-side cut off his recently released “Jetée” b/w “Desire” digital single for Ghostly earlier this month, Fort Romeau has now shared the single’s similarly sun-soaked b-side. “Desire” …

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Check Out Moderat's "Bad Kingdom" Video

Despite what it may have looked like on our pages over the past few days, it’s actually not Moderat week here at XLR8R. But after two insightful interviews with the …

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Theo Parrish to Curate Black Jazz Compilation

Given Theo Parrish’s musical background—drawing heavy inspiration from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Nina Simone—it’s no surprise that the iconic Detroit artist is next in line to curate a …

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Hyperdub Announces Debut LP from Jessy Lanza, Shares First Single

Kode9’s longstanding Hyperdub label has welcomed an ever-increasing range of electronic music onto its roster over the past few years, bringing diverse artists like Laurel Halo and DJ Rashad to …

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Download a New Mix from Contakt

Following his recent “Nobody Else” b/w “Tessera 04″ 12″ for Icee Hot (a label that, we should again point out, is co-run by XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo), TURRBOTAX® resident Contakt …

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Check Out a Video Recap of 2013's Red Bull Music Academy New York

Before Red Bull Music Academy’s New York City takeover wrapped up about a month ago, XLR8R actively highlighted a few of its many showcases, attended its various lectures and events, …

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Moderat Talks Collaborative Process and Making of Sophomore LP in New Video

After first appearing in a brief video interview earlier this week, a more in-depth discussion with Moderat (a.k.a. Modeselektor and Apparat) has now surfaced. The new interview, courtesy of FACT …

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Laurel Halo, Gavin Russom, and Brenmar Share Free EP Inspired by Moog and Brian Eno

Recently, three New York artists were given a handful of Moog gear and one of Brian Eno’s famed “Oblique Strategy” cards with the task of creating a brand-new production. Now, …

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Video: Applescal "Spring and Life"

Bubblin’ Up Dutch producer Applescal’s flexing, mutating track “Spring and Life” came out nearly six months ago as part of his solid Dreaming in Key album, but we’re just now …

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Kevin McPhee and Lily Prep 12"s for Idle Hands; Preview Them Now

Bristol record store-turned-label Idle Hands has announced two imminent 12″s from the likes of burgeoning Canadian DJ/producer Kevin McPhee (pictured above) and mysterious artist Lily. Arriving on July 15, McPhee’s …

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Check Out a New Mix from Al Tourettes' Second Storey Project

Bristolian producer Alan Storey recently announced he would be setting aside his longstanding Al Tourettes moniker, going forward under the name Second Storey. This week saw his new project’s debut, …

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Dam-Funk, Peanut Butter Wolf, and More to Tour West Coast

Following last week’s premiere of its Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton documentary, beat-focused LA label Stones Throw has just announced plans for a quick West Coast tour this August. Featuring …

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Mister Saturday Night Readies Debut 12" from Hank Jackson; Preview It Now

The NYC-based, vinyl-only record label and party series Mister Saturday Night has become something of a go-to source for up-and-coming or, just as frequently, completely unknown producers from the grittier …

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Watch Gerd Talk Production and the Vitality of House Music

Veteran Dutch producer and 4lux label head Gerd is the latest subject of the ongoing Slices video series, and the new episode dives into his long history producing house and …

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JD Twitch, Midland, and Auntie Flo Prep 'Autonomous Africa' 12"

Optimo’s JD Twitch has announced the second release in his Autonomous Africa series, which seeks to draw attention to the problems caused by outside interference in the affairs of African …

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Girl Unit Drops New Mix as Hysterics

Last week, we learned that Night Slugs affiliate Girl Unit will helm the next installment of the Club Constructions series, using the new moniker Hysterics. In anticipation of that record’s …

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