Producer Praveen Sharma shows off his DJ skills and excellent taste in music on XLR8R's latest exclusive mix. Sharma has been making music for years now, with his debut album, Backed By Spirits, out on Neo Ouija. He is also a member of Percussion Lab, who streams the best in underground electronic music over the internet airwaves. Read more »
Berlin-based DJ Daniel Haaksman furnishes XLR8R with an exclusive mix of baile funk tunes from his Man Recordings imprint. "This is Funk Berlinioca!" matches Brazilian producers like Edu K, Deize Tigrona, and Sandrinho with international artists, like Crookers and Switch, who have integrated the baile sound into their own work. The result is a 45-minute-plus primer on the many directions the genre has taken since its inception.
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Besides her 10-plus-year career as a DJ, Barbara Presinger has explored numerous angles of the music business, from working on as a freelance writer and radio promoter to starting the now-famous ~scape imprint with Stefan Betke (a.k.a. Pole). While the dancefloor is her number one passion, she has, in recent years, expanded her sets to include everything from hip-hop to dub, often pairing these genres with her trademark house and techno style. Read more »
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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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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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 »
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