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XLR8R's Decibel Festival Recap, Part One

It pains me to say this, but I've never been to a proper 'electronic music' festival. Be it geographical location or lack of appropriate funds, getting to those kinds of massive happenings somehow always skirted my grasp. So, when travelling up to Seattle, WA, for the city's annual Decibel Festival, I was brimming with an eagerness and excitement usually reserved for pre-teens on Christmas morning. And here I am on my third day of the experience, still riding that high of anticipation and the overload of a whole lot of great music. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2010

Watch Jamie XX and Cooly G at Last Night's Icee Hot in SF

Not to pat ourselves on the back too hard, but gathering the likes of Untold, Cooly G, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Jamie xx, for last night's XLR8R-sponsored Icee Hot event (and official after-party for The xx's Oakland show), was no small feat. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2010

Monolake Announces US Tour Dates

Electronic music legend Monolake will be playing a handful of dates around the US starting with two shows at the Decibel Festival in Seattle this weekend. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2010

Try Out the Witch House / Chillwave Name Generator

Yes, we know this is kind of stupid, but if any music scene deserves to have the piss taken out of it, it's the whole chillwave/witch-house continuum. Also, within 30 seconds we got the names Glowing Marrow, Spirit Fear, and Eternal Mindd. Give it a whirl right here. Have fun. (via Gorilla vs. Bear) Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2010

Made To Play Celebrate Five Years With Comp

It's been five years since "fidget house" stalwart Jesse Rose began his Made To Play label with the idea of pushing dance music forward by drastically shortening the time between the creation of tracks and putting them in the hands of DJs. Now Made to Play is releasing a comp of entirely new originals, remixes, and collaborations Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2010

Radioclit to Release Comp of Favorite African Dance Music

Since launching their club night Secousse in London back in 2008, the members of Radioclit have been championing dance music from all over Africa and bringing it with them around the world. Now Brussels' Crammed Discs will be releasing a collection of "Club Secousse Anthems" hand-picked by Radioclit. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2010

Ableton and Serato Release The Bridge

Good news has arrived for those who have been waiting for a way to seamlessly use Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live together, the two companies have collaborated and are now releasing The Bridge. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2010

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