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Podcast 51: Modeselektor's Jetlag Mix

While 2007 saw the release of both their Happy Birthday full-length and Boogy Bytes Vol.3 mix, Berlin duo Modeselektor has been relatively quiet in 2008. Well, that's about to change, as the pair is planning to take their distinct brand of noisy, chopped-up techno on the road as part of the Jetlag Tour 2008 with Ellen Allien.

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Podcast 50: Shir Khan Megamix Part 1

He tours every weekend, hosts a weekly radio show in his hometown of Berlin, and throws a party called Berlin Battery, but we still managed to snag Shir Khan and got him to curate an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast.

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Podcast 49: Dusk + Blackdown

Their friendship formed over a mutual love for a Stevie Wonder tune, and Dusk + Blackdown have been DJing and producing music together ever since, rolling out the dubstep and grime beats and generally causing havoc on the dancefloor. Based in London, they also run Keysound Recordings (which is to release the duo's debut long-player Margins Music on August 18), and capture the dark environment of their city through their music. Read more » 

Podcast 48: Asthmatic Kitty

For the next installment of the XLR8R podcast, we turn our attention towards the inventive and at times quite bizarre roster over at Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty imprint. Founded in 1999 by a collective of like-minded musicians from Michigan, the label has since risen to prominence thanks to the likes of Rafter, Shapes and Sizes, Cryptacize, I Heart Lung, and Stevens himself. Musically diverse and always impossible to pin into one genre, this mix is a good indication of what's in store for the label over the coming months. Read more » 

Podcast 47: The Bang Gang Deejays Teaser Mix

Modular, home to The Presets, Cut Copy, and a never-ending catalog of party music, is set to unleash a new double mix CD from Aussie electro hooligans the The Bang Gang Deejays. Before D is for Disco, E is for Dancing drops though, the boys are unleashing a sneak preview of the release exclusively on XLR8R.com. Ploughing through 45 songs in about 10 minutes, the boys cover everything from Ghostface Killa to a clip from A-Trak's recent Nike Run track to Kid Cudi, Treasure Fingers, a little baile funk, and a lot of disco. Read more » 

Podcast 46: 3 Is A Crowd

Italy's most fun-loving trio, 3 Is A Crowd (3IAC), recently described its sound to XLR8R as Read more » 

Podcast 45: The Orb Presents: Full Orbient

Few in electronic music have achieved the type of legendary status members of The Orb enjoy, and even fewer manage to sustain a consistent momentum once they get there. But Alex Patterson and Co have been pioneers of all things ambient since 1988, dropping a steady stream of releases into the hands of fans, receiving accolades from mainstream publications like Rolling Stone, and even dabbling into minimal techno, a move spearheaded by former member Thomas Fehlmann.

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