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Video: Shit Robot "Take Em Up feat. Nancy Whang"



From DFA veteran Shit Robot's debut long-player, From the Cradle to the Rave, comes the audio behind these psychedelic images. LCD Soundsystem and Juan MacLean crooner Nancy Whang is at the center of the "Take Em Up" single and its accompanying video, a wonderful exhibition of rotoscoping from director Eoghan Kidney and his crack team of animators. Read more » 

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  • 11/11/2010

Cubic Zirconia Prep Debut LP for LuckyMe

If you were to ask them, New York's Cubic Zirconia (fronted by former XLR8R covergirl Tiombe Lockhart) makes "ethnic disco," but releases on the burgeoning Night Slugs label and affiliations with the likes of Ikonika and Egyptrixx might place them closer to the speaker-busting dance genres currently running UK clubs. No matter what you call the band's slick, vintage-leaning music, one thing is for sure: Cubic Zirconia can wrangle bass, beats, and booties with the best of them. And we'll soon get our first taste of those sounds in an LP format, courtesy of Scotland's LuckyMe label. Read more » 

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  • 11/11/2010

Listen to Tracks From Horsepower Productions' New Album

Nearly a month ago, we dropped the news that veteran dubstep outfit Horsepower Productions was prepping a brand-new album to be released on November 29 via the reliable Tempa label, and now, weeks before it comes out, we can listen to half of Quest for the Sonic Bounty. Over on Tempa's SoundCloud profile we're treated to five of the nine songs featured on Horsepower's forthcoming full-length, including "Water," "Mexican Slayride," "Kingstep (LP Version)," "Damn It," and "Exercising (Horsepower Remix)." Read more » 

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  • 11/10/2010

Spoek Mathambo to Tour North America with Live Band

South Africa's premiere leftfield electro-pop export Spoek Mathambo—who we featured in our pages just earlier this year—is headed for the US and Canada this week, bringing along with him a full live band to help perform cuts from his debut album, Mshini Wam. The brief stint across North America kicks off this Friday in NYC at the American Museum of Natural History for FADER's One Step Beyond party, and goes on to make stops in San Francisco for Tormenta Tropical, LA for School Night, and a few more. Read more » 

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  • 11/10/2010

Blaqstarr to Drop New EP on M.I.A.'s Label

Apparently, not even the fizzled-out dud of a record that is M.I.A.'s /\/\/\Y/\ can keep her and her producer buddies from working together again. On January 25 of next year, the man behind tunes like M.I.A.'s "XXXO" and "It Iz What It Iz," Charles Smith (a.k.a. Blaqstarr), will drop a brand-new solo EP on Maya Arulpragasam's own N.E.E.T. imprint. Read more » 

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  • 11/10/2010

Listen to Terror Danjah Talk Origins, D Double E, and His Aftershock Label

Just yesterday, London magazine and online TV station SpineTV talked with grime producer and all-around badman Terror Danjah as part of its newly launched SpineTV Podcast series. The interview, which follows the recent release of Danjah's Undeniable album via Hyperdub, touches on a load of topics relating to his rise as a DJ, the process of becoming an iconic music producer, starting his Aftershock label, working with friend/collaborator D Double E, and more. Read more » 

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  • 11/10/2010

Read the New Issue of XLR8R for Free Right Now!

This issue, we dig in deep with the icons of electronic music, and gather intel on how they make their sounds so uniquely original. From Four Tet to Squarepusher to Moby to Mala, there's no shortage of tips, tricks, and musical philosophies to inspire budding producers. We also look at some of our favorite producers of the year—with Oriol, Teengirl Fantasy, oOoOO, and plenty more icons-to-be filling these pages. Read more » 

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  • 11/10/2010

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