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Podcast 132: My Cousin Roy

New York's reignited love affair with disco has been going strong for more than a decade now, and My Cousin Roy has been right in the thick of it. As head of the Wurst label, Roy has played a key role in the scene's thriving re-edit culture while also overseeing some of NY's most legendary parties. This past winter he was holed up in the studio, often with fellow NYC DJ/producer Nick Chacona, with whom he operates under the name Beg to Differ. Read more » 

Podcast 131: Schlachthofbronx

Anyone who follows the XLR8R website knows that we've been digging the sounds of Schlachthofbronx for awhile now, but after hearing our editor Ken Taylor blast their 13-minute Belly Full of Pills mix approximately 400 times in our office, commissioning another mix from the bass-loving Bavarian outfit was a real no-brainer. Read more » 

Podcast 130: Floating Points—My Plastic People

London's Floating Points is often lumped in with the rest of the city's burgeoning post-dubstep (or whatever it's being called this week) scene, but it's not unfair to say that 23-year-old Sam Shepherd is operating in his own sphere. Read more » 

Podcast 129: Strategy—A Rainy Night in Portland: A Selection of Past and Present Portland Music

All month long, our City Guide podcast series has been crisscrossing the US and highlighting the sounds of some of our favorite cities. This week, we check in with the eclectic sounds of Portland, courtesy of Strategy, who we convinced to take a break from finishing up his forthcoming album on kranky to represent for the City of Roses. Read more » 

Podcast 128: Mike 2600's Minneapolis Mix

Minneapolis might not be known for its electronic music scene, but for the Minneapolis edition of our City Guide podcast series, the City of Lakes' Mike 2600 shows us that there is a secret aural history hiding in all those frozen bodies of water. Read more » 

Podcast 127: Dubbel Dutch's Austin Mix

As the mayhem that is SXSW prepares to consume Austin, we here at XLR8R figured that now would be the perfect time to unveil the Austin installment of our ongoing City Guide podcast series. Taking the reins this time around is none other than Dubbel Dutch (a.k.a. Marc Glasser), a 24-year-old NY native who now calls the Texan capital home. Read more » 

Podcast 126: Ghetto Division's Chicago Mix

When it came time to commission someone for the Chicago edition of our City Guide podcast series, we here at XLR8R spent weeks brainstorming and tossing around possible candidates, many of them legends in their own right. After all, we were talking about Chicago, the birthplace of house music. Read more » 

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