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Ableton Releases Live 8 and Suite 8

In 2007, Ableton released Live 7 in response to the growing number of producers swearing by the Germany-based company's music-making software. A little less than two years later, it's time for another upgrade, hence the announcement this morning that Live 8 and Suite 8 are now available to music-tech heads everywhere.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 04/02/2009

XLR8R's Top 20 MP3s of March

February found XLR8R readers enthusiastic over melodic techno and electro, but the top 20 MP3 downloads for March were a little more varied in style, with leftfield hip-hop making a strong showing alongside ambient tracks, minimal ones, and beats made especially for XLR8R.

As always, keep up to date with XLR8R's daily MP3s by subscribing to our MP3 RSS Feed, or bookmark our MP3 page.

Behold, the top 20 MP3s of March on XLR8R.com:

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  • Filed under: news
  • 04/01/2009

School of Seven Bells Plots Tour

“Our music is so personal, I can’t believe anyone actually likes it,” ex-Secret Machines member Benjamin Curtis recently said of the music he—alongside the Deheza twins—makes as School of Seven Bells.

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  • 04/01/2009

Buraka Som Sistema Hosts Dance Contest

Does the sound of kuduro make you want to move something? Well, Buraka Som Sistema is inviting you to shake what your mama gave you with your mama, along with the rest of your crew, for their “Sound of Your Community Dance Contest.” The contest intends to celebrate the music, dance and culture of Angola, in combination with other local cultures, by asking participants to create and submit videos showcasing their own community’s flavor to the tune of the group's single, “Sound of Kuduro.”

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  • 03/31/2009

Medusa

A Shoreline Dream has had a few collaborations with ambient producer Ulrich Schnauss, most recently at this year's SXSW festival. And while the band bills itself as a "melodi-psych" outfit, this performance, which took place at Austin venue Elysium, holds far more shredding than melody making.

A Shoreline Dream's Recollections of Memory is out now via Late Night Weekend. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 03/31/2009

Etienne de Crecy: The Shape of Things

Etienne de Crecy and Exyzt create a new way to view electronic music.

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  • 03/31/2009

Steven Harrington Does DJ Mix, Incase

Here at XLR8R, we're often asking visual artists what they listen to while working, and it seems the folks over at Incase harbor similar curiosities. So, when commissioning L.A.-based Steven Harrington to participate in its Curated by Arkitip collaborative series, which it conducts with L.A.-based art magazine Arkitip, the accessory company also asked him to create a mix from music in his collection.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 03/30/2009

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