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Kompakt Unveils the Kompakt.fm Exklusive Series

Germany's premiere veteran techno label Kompakt recently introduced the world to a forthcoming series focusing on extremely limited-edition CD and 12" releases available exclusively online, called Kompakt.fm Exklusive. Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

Stream a New Track From James Blake

The most recent champion for the genre commonly called post-dubstep, James Blake, shared a new and somewhat unlikely tune with the internet, called "Measurements." We use the world unlikely because the track not only strays from the producer's typical format of sub-bass melodies matching with shuffled rhythms and warped vocal sampling, but also primarily features Blake's own lyrical performance front and center. Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

Watch Solvent's Video for "Loss For Words"



This precious video of "old-school" Flash animations comes to us courtesy of director Simeon Tennant and Canadian analog-synth auteur Solvent. Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

Stream the Deadboy Remix of Andy Bell's "Call on Me"

Erasure frontman Andy Bell dropped a new solo album yesterday on Mute, entitled Non-Stop. It certainly prompted a "That guy is putting out an album?" moment in the XLR8R office, but then we spotted that Bell had the good sense to tap UK producer and 2-step enthusiast Deadboy (pictured above) for a remix of the first single, "Call on Me." Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

Arp Set to Release New Album on Smalltown Supersound

Alex Georgopoulos, the multi-tasking musician and producer best known for his work with Tussle and, more recently, Arp, recently completed work on his sophomore solo album, The Soft Wave. Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

Download The Orb's Classic 1991 Mix for Ninja Tune

Now in its fifth week of celebrations for its 20th year of releasing independent electronic music, Ninja Tune has offered up this free download of DJ mix history. Back in 1991 on New Year's Eve, two young DJ/producers named Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (who was recently featured in XLR8R's pages) walked into Coldcut's Kiss FM studios on Holloway Rd. Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

Mad Decent Radio Hooks Up Major Lazer Mix

Thanks to the party-starting peeps over at Mad Decent, it's likely our ears will never be void of free music. The label's latest contribution premiered this morning on its blog, Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #60 - Major Lazer Mix. The DJ set is actually a completely live affair that Diplo did a short while back in Chernobyl, and contains tracks from Rusko, Robyn, Ludacris, Jay Z, Ciara, and more. On his track selection, Diplo noted, "[They're] just some things I'm feeling. Read more » 

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  • 06/09/2010

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