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Akai Announces MPD Drum Pad Controllers
Three feature-packed units will be available this summer.

Akai has announced three new, feature-packed drum pad controllers—MPD218, MPD226, and MPD232—to be available this summer. The new controllers are, according to the accompanied text, the product of over six years …

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Mor Elian Announces EP for Prime Numbers, Shares Clips
'323 To Plaza' will be the debut release for the rising LA-based artist.

LA-based Tel Aviv native Mor Elian’s debut EP, 323 To Plaza, will arrive on Trus’me’s Prime Numbers imprint on July 15. Making her name in the LA underground over the last …

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Premiere: Hear a Track From Audiofly's New EP
‘Chiaroscuro’ is an advance taste of the duo's forthcoming album.

Next week, Audiofly will release its first EP in 16 months, Chiaroscuro, on Supernature. The recent XLR8R podcast alumni deliver a storming, three-track EP which finds the duo exploring new developments in its sound: “For …

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Florian Kupfer Preps EP for Technicolor, Shares Track
Explora will be released on Ninja Tune's singles label later this month.

Ninja Tune’s singles label, Technicolor, will release the latest EP from Florian Kupfer on July 24. The four-track Explora EP is a mechanical ride into the depths of Florian’s trademark …

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Premiere: Hear Fred P Remix Bravik's "130314"
Denzel & Bravik's ‘VA1’ also includes a remix from Finnish artist Satoi.

Newly launched, Helsinki-based imprint Dept. will release Denzel & Bravik’s VA1 on July 13. The label endeavours to “promote Nordic electronic music whilst pioneering its local talent,” and does so in style …

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RIP Charanjit Singh
The Indian acid house innovator has passed away at the age of 75.

Indian electronic pioneer Charanjit Singh passed away in Mumbai over the weekend. Frequently invoked as the accidental inventor of acid house, Singh is best known for his Roland TB-303 experiments, …

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Hear a New Track from Huerco S. on Proibito
Brian Leeds returns to Anthony Naples' imprint later this month with a three-track EP.

Near the end of Friday’s news cycle, Anthony Naples’ Proibito label dropped word of a forthcoming record from former XLR8R podcast contributor Huerco S. The Brooklyn-based producer born Brian Leeds has been the …

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Premiere: Hear a Track From Richy Ahmed's New EP for Strictly Rhythm
'Can't See You' will be released July 13.

Following on from his 2014 release on Lee Foss and Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations label—the aptly titled Sneaky Acid—UK producer and DJ Richy Ahmed will release his latest EP, Can’t See …

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XLR8R Weekly Event Selections: Verboten, Outline Festival, Piknic Electronik
Let XLR8R be your guide to all the great events happening around the world this weekend.

This holiday weekend, XLR8R would like you to experience only the finest of events that are taking place over this great party landscape we call earth. Tomorrow night kicks off a …

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Verboten Launches StageONE Festival Feat. Sasha, Scuba, Guti, Joris Voorn
The four-part Summer series starts this Friday in NYC.

Verboten is set to kick off New York’s outdoor summer party season with their first StageONE party of the year. The lineups will feature Sasha, Scuba, Guti (live), Agoria, Kate Simko, …

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Aphex Twin Releases First AFX Vinyl In Almost Ten Years
The record is available for pre-order on Bleep, the independant music distributor website of Warp Records.

AFX / orphaned deejay selek 2006-2008 / Warp / WAP384CDD / August 2015 Aphex Twin (a.k.a Richard D. James), returns to his AFX moniker this August for his first vinyl release since the Warpmart exclusive …

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Premiere: Stream Prins Thomas Remix of New Track From Amirali
'Fearful Stay' is scheduled for release July 6 on Dark Matters

Dark Matters is a record label and visual project created by Amirali. As an unknown songwriter and producer, Amirali first shot to prominence with his inaugural release on Crosstown Rebels. …

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Stream Agoria's Full Set from Awakenings 2015
Set includes exclusive upcoming releases from Agoria and Maceo Plex

Agoria (born Sébastien Devaud) is one of the most widely respected electronic music artists in the world today, revered for both the quality of his productions and ability behind the …

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Studio 80 Celebrates 10 Years
Starting today and running over the next 10 days, Stduio 80's 10 year celebration will feature Helena Hauff, Eric Cloutier, and Marcel Vogel, among others.

Kicking off today, Amsterdam’s Studio 80 will celebrate 10 years with a 10-day program featuring performances by residents and international guests. The programming will be a reflection of the past …

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Premiere: Hear an Exclusive Mix From Truncate
The LA-based producer and DJ shares an hour-long mix ahead of his Dimensions Festival performance.

LA-based DJ and producer David Flores (a.k.a. Audio Injection) kicked off his Truncate moniker back in 2011 to focus on “the deeper, more raw side of techno,” with his releases receiving support from …

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DJ EZ, Tom Trago, San Soda, and Marcellus Pittman Finalize HORST Lineup
Hashman Deejay, Innershades, and Glen Astro will also play this year's edition.

Arts and music festival HORST has announced its final lineup for the 2015 edition, with DJ EZ, Tom Trago, San Soda, Marcellus Pittman, Hashman Deejay, and Innershades joining the already …

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Roland Releases Driftbox-R Limited
A limited edition update of the Reon synth is available now.

Roland has just dropped another synth: the short-run Driftbox-R Limited. Looking very much in line with the companies AIRA line, the Driftbox-R Limited first surfaced as a small-format synth from Japanese manufacturer Reon (according …

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Nina Kraviz Issues Vinyl Re-Press of Pain In The Ass on Rekids
Hold off on feeding the sharks on Discogs, because a new re-issue is now available on Juno Records.

Nina Kraviz has issued a repress of her 2009 tech-house EP, Pain In The Ass, on Radio Slave’s UK record label, Rekids. The tracks have the instantly recognizable flavor of Kraviz …

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