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Read an In-Depth Interview With Braiden

London photographer-turned-producer Steve Braiden (better known simply as Braiden) has been making waves in the future-house/post-dubstep scene in the UK with a host of impressive DJ sets, including his regular show on Rinse FM and, recently, a well-received and now sold-out single from Joy Orbison's Doldrums imprint. Online music publication The Quietus, in collaboration with Sonic Router, recently posted an extensive interview with Braiden in which the producer discusses a variety of topics including his start in the scene, his music's aesthetic philosophy, and the success of his newest single, "The Alps" (the video for which you can watch here). Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2011

Mobilee Announces Release of New 'Back to Back' Comp, Compiled by Marcin Czubala

Berlin's party-oriented minimal techno outfit Mobilee has announced the release of the fifth edition in its Back to Back series, to be available February 28. The series has in the past served as an avenue for Mobilee-associated artists (such as Anja Schneider and And.Id) to explore their favorite cuts from the label's output, mixing and remixing to their hearts' desire. Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2011

2562 Launches New Label, Releases Limited-Edition Vinyl

Netherlands' Dave Huismans, better known as 2562, recently announced he will be launching his own label, When In Doubt, with its first release being a two-track 10" from the label-head himself. Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2011

Hype Williams Announces New LP for Hippos In Tanks

Hype Williams is not the electronic side-project of the well-known music video director of the same name but actually a mysteriously elusive "Anglo-Russian" duo that has been building a reputation with their brand of lo-fi dub/avant-pop/beat music over the last year. Now the duo has officially announced that a new LP, One Nation, will be released March 15 via the Hippos In Tanks imprint. Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2011

Download Free Flying Lotus Tracks With Proof of Purchase

Leave it to Warp's flagship beatsmith Flying Lotus to not only help revolutionize the music we listen to, but also how we obtain the music we listen to. With a brand-new web app called Trigger, fans of FlyLo can download what are called the Cosmogramma Alt Takes, but there's a catch: You have to prove you actually purchased the Cosmogramma album. Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2011

Robert Hood Releases New M-Plant 12" With James Ruskin Remix

Coming soon on DJ/producer Robert Hood's own label, M-Plant, is a two-song 12" record featuring both the Detroit techno veteran (pictured above) and UK producer James Ruskin. While Ruskin delivers a solid remix of the lead single from Hood's Omega LP, "Alpha," the label head offers a brand-new track of ominous, hypnotic dance music, simply called "The Family." Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2011

Read the New Issue of XLR8R for Free Right Now!

In this first issue of 2011, the young David Kennedy (a.k.a. Ramadanman and Pearson Sound) leads London's still-burgeoning, post-funky bass scene into 2011, with the likes of fellow UK natives Lone and Elijah & Skilliam, who follow close in tow, also featured. Read more » 

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  • 01/12/2011

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