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Gilles Peterson Launches Steve Reid Foundation

In memory of Steve Reid, the legendary jazz drummer whose prolific career included working with James Brown, Miles Davis, and Kieran Hebden, among others, before passing away last year, BBC Radio DJ/Brownswood head honcho Gilles Peterson has founded the Steve Reid Foundation. Read more » 

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  • 03/21/2011

Addison Groove to Release New 12" Via 3024

This May, multitalented UK tunesmith Tony Williams (a.k.a. Headhunter, Addison Groove) will release a brand-new 12" single via Martyn's consistently on-point 3024 label. Read more » 

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  • 03/21/2011

Read the New Issue of XLR8R for Free Right Now!

In this issue, we talk with dubstep's elder statesmen, Kode9 and The Spaceape, about their new LP, Black Sun, and what's become of dubstep in the last decade. We also chat with dubstep periphery seekers Instra:Mental on their new album, and venture into the sweaty ballroom underground with the likes of DJ MikeQ, Angel X, and Vjuan Allure. Read more » 

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  • 03/21/2011

Roll the Dice Announces New Live 12", Releases Free Mixtape

When we made a quick stopover in Stockholm, Sweden a few weeks back, we got to meet up with producer Peder Mannerfelt (of the Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid production team). We chatted a bit about his studio with work Blonde Redhead, Fever Ray, and Glasser (which you'll get to check out in an upcoming issue of XLR8R), but he also tipped us to his other side-project, the motorik, Kraut-influenced duo Roll the Dice, with friend Malcolm Pardon. Today they've announced here first that their Live In Gothenburg – August 7, 2010 EP will feature 15-minute versions of two tracks from their self-titled debut last year, recorded, as you've already gathered, live in Gothenburg last year. Read more » 

Murcof to Release New Version of La Sangre Iluminada Film Soundtrack

Mexican electronic musician Fernando Corona (a.k.a. Murcof) has been crafting dark, textural soundscapes for almost a decade now, first appearing as Murcof for his Leaf Label LP, Martes, in 2002. In the time since, Corona has put out multiple LPs under his Murcof moniker as well as collaborating and producing a host of other projects, including making the logical jump to scoring films. Which brings us to his forthcoming release, La Sangre Iluminada, a re-edit of the compositions Corona crafted for the Mexican film of the same name. Read more » 

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  • 03/18/2011

Yoshitoshi to Drop New Pig & Dan Single Featuring Sharam Remix

Washington, DC, dance music label Yoshitoshi just announced the impending release of a brand-new single for veteran production duo Pig & Dan's lively "Detonate" tune. Read more » 

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  • 03/18/2011

Beatport to Donate All Profits From March 21 to Help Japan

Continuing in the wonderful support the electronic music community is extending to Japan and its people, massive online music retailer Beatport has announced that it will donate all of its profits from Monday, March 21, towards the relief efforts taking place in Sendai. Read more » 

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  • 03/18/2011

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