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John Frusciante to Debut New Project on Acid Test; Hear a Track Now
The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist takes a left turn with a new acid-focused project, Trickfinger.

After a long run of solo guitar records, John Frusciante (a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) has made the surprising announcement that he will launch a new …

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Floorplan, Ben UFO, Nina Kraviz, Clark, Marcel Dettmann, and More Billed for Movement 2015
The Detroit festival has unveiled the first wave of acts scheduled to perform at the 2015 installment of the annual gathering.

The initial line-up for the upcoming 2015 edition of Detroit’s Movement Festival has been revealed. Among the artists listed are a clutch of internationally respected DJs including the likes of …

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Lotic Announces Debut EP for Tri Angle
The Berlin-based artist shares a foreboding cut from his upcoming 'Heterocetera' EP.

Originally from Texas, J’Kerian Morgan (a.k.a. Lotic) cut his teeth as a member of Berlin’s Janus collective, which also features experimental musicians M.E.S.H. (a recent XLR8R podcast contributor) and KaBlam. …

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Sónar Expands 2015 Festival Line-Up
Flying Lotus, Arca, FKA twigs, Roman Flügel, and more have been added to the busy Barcelona weekend.

Spain’s preeminent music festival, Sónar, has announced a second round of artists for its upcoming 22nd edition. 38 new names have been released, including beloved LA beatmaker Flying Lotus, recent …

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Flako Details Upcoming Debut LP
The Chilean-born producer concocts an exotic patchwork on 'Natureboy'.

Over the past five years, London-based musician Dario Rojo Guerra (a.k.a. Flako) has had an impressive run of releases for labels like Project: Mooncircle, R&S’s Apollo imprint, and East London’s …

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Lapalux Announces New LP for Brainfeeder
Stream the lead single from the UK beatmaker's sophomore album.

After garnering the attention of Flying Lotus in 2010, Stuart Howard (a.k.a. Lapalux) signed with the LA icon’s Brainfeeder label and released a series of sensual, mildly experimental hip-hop EPs. …

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Premiere: Stream Juan Atkins' Upcoming LP as Model 500
The pioneering Detroit techno artist returns with the first full-length under his Model 500 alias in 16 years.

2015 marks the 35th year in the accomplished career of pioneering Detroit producer and DJ Juan Atkins. To mark this milestone, Atkins has returned to his own Metroplex label—a dance …

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Mark E to Release New 12" via ESP Institute; Preview It Now
The Birmingham DJ/producer will land on the Stateside imprint in mid-February.

Following an LP and an EP in 2014 for Ghostly’s Spectral Sound label, Birmingham DJ/producer (and former XLR8R podcast contributor) Mark E will next land on the ESP Institute outpost …

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LuckyMe Drops New EP from DJ Paypal
Preview the hyperactive new release from the masked producer.

A somewhat enigmatic producer whose discography includes a 30-track package of Drake edits, DJ Paypal has today dropped his vinyl debut via the LuckyMe label. Entitled Buy Now, the six-track …

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Dan Lissvik Signs to Smalltown Supersound, Announces Upcoming 12"
The former Studio member streams the first track from his new partnership with the Norwegian label.

A former member of the Studio production outfit, Dan Lissvik has signed to Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound for a string of releases which will begin next month with the Shuvit! …

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Hercules & Love Affair's Andy Butler Readies Debut Solo EP; Listen to a Track Now
The two-track release will land on Butler's own mr.intl imprint.

Andy Butler, the creator and musical driving force behind Hercules & Love Affair, has announced that he will release his debut solo EP via his own mr.intl label next month. …

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Benoît Pioulard Preps New LP for Kranky
The Michigan-born artist's latest album is set to be a verdant, mostly instrumental affair.

US singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Meluch (a.k.a. Benoît Pioulard) has announced his latest in a long line of albums for Chicago’s Kranky imprint. Meluch explains that the basis for his …

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Shlohmo Announces Upcoming LP for True Panther/Wedidit; Hear the Lead Single Now
The LA beatmaker will return with 'Dark Red,' his second full-length album, in April.

After first announcing his new partnership with NYC label True Panther with the release of last year’s “Emerge from Smoke” single, Los Angeles beatmaker Henry Laufer (a.k.a. Shlohmo) has announced …

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Download a Free EP from Clark
The Warp mainstay gives away a three-track EP via his SoundCloud.

Following a resoundingly successful 2014, which saw Clark return to the Warp label with an excellent self-titled LP (a record that landed in our Top Releases of 2014 list), the …

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Locked Groove and Mind Against Team Up on New EP; Preview It Now
Hotflush will release the first collaboration between the Belgian producer and the Italian duo.

Scuba’s Hotflush label has today announced that it will release Elysium/Pulsar, the first collaborative effort between Belgian label mainstay Locked Groove and ascendant Italian pair Mind Against (who up to …

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Preview Hodge's Forthcoming Double 12" for Hemlock
The four-track release will be the Bristol artist's first for Untold's label.

Having previously appeared on Tempa, Punch Drunk, Livity Sound and several other like-minded, bass-focused labels (in fact, he’s released no less than nine EPs and singles over the past two …

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Roland Unveils Hybrid Digital/Analog JD-Xi Synth
Watch Dorian Concept take the hybrid synthesizer for a spin in the keyboard's demo video.

In addition to introducing the latest member of its AIRA line at NAMM last week, Roland has shared details of the JD-Xi, a new hybrid digital/analog synth. Billed as a …

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Vin Sol Shares New Dance Mania Tribute Mix
The West Coast DJ/producer stitches together some of his favorite cuts from the iconic Chicago label's catalog.

With EPs for Clone Jack for Daze and Icee Hot currently in the pipeline, West Coast DJ/producer and Soo Wavey co-head Vin Sol has shared a new hour-long mix which …

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