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Podcast 25: Mixhell

Iggor Cavalera is recognized throughout the world as a master drummer and former member of none other than Brazilian heavy-metal band Sepultura. However, he is as much familiar with turntables and MPCs and he is with a drum kit, taking his credo of Hard Beat Beat and applying it to other projects. As Mixhell, he and his wife, Laima Leyton, combine dancefloor and hard rock sensibilities for DJ sets as unpredictable as Cavalera's musical career. Only scan the enormous tracklisting below for proof.

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Podcast 24: 15 Years of Thrill Jockey

Chicago's Thrill Jockey Records has long been a legend among indie labels, championing the musical careers of Adult., Read more » 

Podcast 23: Johan Agebjörn

Swedish songwriter, Sally Shapiro producer, proud father, and environmentalist Johan Agebjörn furnishes XLR8R with its latest podcast. The hour-long mix features tracks from the likes of Lindstrom and Mecano, a couple Sally Shapiro cuts, and all-around disco mayhem. Download this and let it be your holiday pre-party soundtrack.

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Podcast 22: Drop The Lime

Luca "Drop the Lime" Venezia has in many ways owned the New York club circuit for a number of years. Whether it’s his bizarre take on Chicago-house and grime on his Tigerbeat6 releases, the dark vocal-house under his Curses! moniker, or the fist pumping releases that his Trouble & Bass imprint peddles, you know that dude is on top of his game. Read more » 

Podcast 21: John Selway

Multi-instrumentalist and producer John Selway laces XLR8R with its latest DJ mix, spinning twelve danceable tracks from a handful of the world's favorite house and techno imprints. From training as a classical violinist during adolescence to his rave days under the moniker Disintegrator, this techno veteran has been around the block dishing out singles and remixes for a heap of labels from Minus to Cocoon and Turbo. Read more » 

Podcast 20: Starkey

Philadelphia-based PJ "Starkey" Geissinger is no stranger to club action. This hardworking producer/DJ has already earned the title of Mid-Atlantic and North American Laptop Battle Champion, and has recorded for an array of labels from Slit Jockey to Trouble & Bass and Peace-Off. For this installment of the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series, the grime-influenced veteran churns out over 30 tracks of club-shattering bass anthems.

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Podcast 19: French Hip-Hop

While there's still a handful of Americans that may snicker at the idea of French rap, the very same haters may not have heard Paris-born, Lausanne, Switzerland-based Thomas' Yo La La ! podcast, which features MCs and producers from the world's second biggest global hip-hop market. The monthly mixes include talent from all facets of the French game–from rap de rue (street rap) to alternative rap (electro-infused hip-hop) to commercial rap, both vinatge and brand new. Read more » 

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