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Hivern Discs Preps New EP from Herzel Featuring Remixes by Palms Trax; Preview It Now
The Barcelona label will drop its first effort of 2015 next month.

John Talabot’s Hivern Discs label has tapped Berlin-based Macendonian artist Herzel (pictured above) to deliver its first effort of 2015, the five-track Shades EP. The record appears to be Herzel’s …

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Dave Smith Instruments Introduces Prophet-6 Analog Synth
The San Francisco-based synth designer has unveiled its modern reboot of the famed Prophet-5 synthesizer.

Over the weekend at NAMM, San Francisco synth designer Dave Smith Instruments introduced the Prophet-6, a modern update of the legendary Prophet-5 analog synth designed by Dave Smith for Sequential …

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Torn Hawk and Willie Burns Collaborate on Upcoming EP
The two producers will release a new record together via Hawk's Valcrond Video label next month.

Berlin-via-Brooklyn producer Luke Wyatt (a.k.a. Torn Hawk, pictured above) and Wille Burns (a former XLR8R podcast contributor) have revealed plans to release a collaborative 12″ in February via Hawk’s own …

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Planetary Assault Systems Preps New EP
Luke Slater will release 'The Eyes Themselves' on his own Mote-Evolver imprint next month.

Luke Slater has a new EP as Planetary Assault Systems on the way. Over the years, the UK techno mainstay (who also produces as L.B. Dub Corp) has built an …

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Download New Mixes from DJ Bone, Torn Hawk, and Solar
Three seasoned artists deliver podcasts for Resident Advisor, FACT, and Dekmantel.

To start off the week, three new mixes from DJ Bone vs. Differ-Ent (pictured above), Torn Hawk, and Solar have been made available to stream and download. First up is …

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Stream John Carpenter's 'Lost Themes' LP
The horror film auteur's debut album officially lands next week on Sacred Bones.

A week ahead of its official release on Sacred Bones, John Carpenter’s Lost Themes album has been made available to stream. The iconic director/composer is renowned for creating the scores …

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The Lowdown: The XLR8R Top 10 with Burial, Caribou, DJ Deeon, and More
This week's most popular posts also include bits from Aphex Twin, Delroy Edwards, and Marcel Dettmann.

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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Arturia Details New Audio Interface and BeatStep Update
The French company has a few tricks up its sleeve for this year's NAMM convention.

After teasing an upcoming audio interface for the past few months, Arturia have now detailed its new Audiofuse device (pictured above) along with news of an update to its BeatStep …

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Akai Unveils New Analog Synthesizer and Analog Drum Machine
The Timbre Wolf and the Tom Cat will hit stores in July.

As part of the wave of gear-related updates which NAMM has brought this week, Akai has unveiled two new products of particular interest—the Timbre Wolf Analog Synthesizer (pictured at top) …

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Australian Newcomer Null Readies Debut EP for Acéphale, Shares New Track
The Melbourne artist's first record will feature a heavy visual element.

A new artist hailing from Melbourne, Null will release his debut EP, Almost, in March. The seven-track effort is a co-release by the Acéphale and Siberia labels, and from the …

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Teenage Engineering Releases Pocket-Sized Synthesizers
The creator of the OP-1 has introduced a new line of affordable and extremely compact synths.

Teenage Engineering—the company behind the inventive OP-1 synth—has unveiled the P-O line of synthesizers, a new set of three units set to retail for $59 each and small enough to …

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Stream the New Single from Metro Area's Darshan Jesrani
The forthcoming 12-inch is the New York artist's first under the name Cylinder.

Following on from the low-slung electro-disco of his Gauntlet single as Siren at the back end of last year, multi-aliased Metro Area member Darshan Jesrani is now preparing to drop …

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Matrixxman Reveals Upcoming EP for Ghostly with Remixes from Hieroglyphic Being and Silent Servant; Hear a Track Now
Ghostly's Spectral Sound offshoot will release the next record from the prolific San Francisco producer.

San Francisco’s Matrixxman seems set on continuing to be just about everywhere right now, but given the unwavering quality of his productions, that’s just fine with us. Hot on the …

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Premiere: Listen to Iron Curtis' Care EP for Hudd Traxx

As is too often the case these days, German producer and XLR8R podcast alumni Iron Curtis’ Care EP was originally intended to arrive in late 2014, but due to pressing …

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Mexicali Artist Schem Preps Debut LP; Hear a Track Now
The budding Mexican producer will release Exhale, his debut album, next month.

An artist who impressed us at last year’s MUTEK.MX festival (where the locals often referred to him as the “Mexican Andy Stott”), Mexicali-based artist Schem has announced plans to release …

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Novation Announces Launchpad Pro
The updated controller will feature enhanced RGB LED feedback as well as velocity and pressure-sensitive pads.

With the NAMM conference underway in Southern California this week, the gear news just keeps coming. Following major announcements regarding a new unit in Roland’s AIRA line and an impressive …

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Rane Introduces New MP2015 Rotary Mixer and TTM57mkII Serato DJ Mixer
The DJ equipment designer has unveiled two beefy new units as part of this week's NAMM convention.

Rane has introduced two new DJ mixers today: the rotary-based MP2015 and the Sertao-ready TTM57mkII. First, the MP2015 mixer (pictured at top) is said to be “born from a legacy …

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Roland Adds MX-1 Mix Performer to AIRA Line
The hybrid, performance-focused machine is being presented as an 18-channel mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control.

Rolled out as part of this week’s NAMM convention in Southern California, Roland has added the MX-1 Mix Performer, an “18-channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control,” …

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