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Roska's Sonar 2010 DJ Set is Now Available for Free Download

Back in June, we shared a couple of excellent DJ mixes from Braiden's and Jackmaster's performances at this year's Sonar festival in Barcelona, and now we've got another choice live mix for you. Read more » 

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  • 08/02/2010

Brian Eno to Release New Album on Warp

Some may call this destiny and some may call this chance, but we're just calling it exciting news. The man largely responsible for inventing, innovating, and inspiring much of the music that XLR8R covers on the daily, Mr. Brian Eno, will be releasing a brand-new album on the almost equally important and similarly groundbreaking Warp label. Read more » 

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  • 08/02/2010

Lazer Sword Reveals Details of Debut Album

We've long sung the praises of the once-San Francisco-based-soon-to-be-multinational duo Lazer Sword and its next-level, futuristic treatments to hip-hop and all of the genre's visceral intricacies, so finally getting the official scoop on Low Limit's and Lando Kal's joint full-length album is just that much more exciting for us. The production outfit is set to release Lazer Sword, a 15-track full-length record, on November 2 via Innovative Liesure. Read more » 

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  • 08/02/2010

ZZK TV Reveals its First Episode



We've been doing our best to help spread the word about ZZK's tour of North America and the label's fundraising endeavors over the past few months, so we're happy to see it's all coming to fruition. Read more » 

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  • 08/02/2010

Watch the Video for Brand-New Chromeo Tune "Don't Turn the Lights On"



When describing the '80s-obsessed, electro-funk of NY duo Chromeo, rarely—if ever—does the word "creepy" come to mind, but that's exactly what the video for the outfit's new song is. Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2010

Video: Toddla T "Sky Surfing"



Sheffield bass prodigy Toddla T has a new video for his song "Sky Surfing," a track voiced by Jamaican dancehall MC Wayne Marshall. True to form, the tune is pretty manic, as is the Douster remix we recently offered for download, but the video might be even crazier. Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2010

Matthew Dear and Ghostly Create a New Way to Buy Music



For those of us still reeling from our first viewing of Inception, the word "totem" can only mean one thing. We won't reiterate that here, so as to avoid a spoiler possibility, but now it's time that we make room in our minds for totem to mean something else entirely. In the weeks leading up to the release of Matthew Dear's new full-length album, Black City, the consistently innovative Ghostly label has teamed with NY-based design team Boym Partners to produce what they are calling "a proposal, an entreaty to listeners everywhere to reconsider our relationship to music in the digital era." Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2010

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