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XLR8R Podcast 397: Function - Decibel 2015 Festival Edition
As the Decibel festival approaches, XLR8R presents this exclusive set from the Ostgut Ton artist.

Dave Sumner, the techno DJ and producer better known as Function, grew up in Carnarsie, Brooklyn, across the street from a swim club that hosted dance parties in the late …

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XLR8R Podcast Extra: Moomin B2B Smallpeople
Celebrating ten years of Smallville goodness, three of the label's mainstays lay down the beats.

Hamburg, Germany’s Smallville has good reason to be excited: The beloved imprint, an offshoot of the record store of the same name, is in the midst of marking a full …

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XLR8R Podcast 396: Veronica Vasicka - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
The Minimal Wave honcho heads to Amsterdam to regale the fest with her synthetic musings.

Veronica Vasicka has managed to take a lifelong love of electronically modulated sounds, along with a ardor for playing recorded versions of said sounds, and transform that passion into an …

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XLR8R Podcast 395: Dekmantel Soundsystem - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij warm us up for the big throwdown with a sprawling set of tunes.

Festival season is in full swing—has all the action worn you out yet? Of course you’re not—with so much great music and fun times, there’s no way you’re going to …

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XLR8R Podcast 394: Francesca Lombardo - Piknic Electronik 2015 Edition
Listen to a sumptuous set from the Crosstown Rebels recording artist—then catch her in person in Montreal.

As anyone who’s ever caught Francesca Lombardo in live performance knows, the music that she and her comrades play can be beautifully transcendent: Gentle, loping rhythms anchor sighing synths and …

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Podcast 393: Alex Smoke
With a new studio album in the works, Smoke takes to his Glasgow studio to compile this week’s XLR8R podcast.

With a lineage that runs from Harri and Dominic, the Optimo duo and Slam to the likes Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and the LuckyMe crew, Glasow has seen no shortage of …

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Podcast 392: Youandewan
In the run-up to the release of a new EP, the Aus recording artist lays down a beautifully building set of tunes.

Next month, Ewan Smith unleashes his newest clubland opus, the Verloren EP, upon the world via the ever-reliable Aus Music. We can happily report that it’s another fine offering from …

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Podcast 391: YokoO
The busy DJ and producer presents an hour of pure listening pleasure.

Students of deep house, at least those who do more than skim the surface of what the sound has to offer, know that the French-born, Berlin-based man known as YokoO …

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XLR8R Podcast 390: John Tejada - Decibel 2015 Festival Edition
Following the first line-up announcement of Decibel 2015, techno legend John Tejada takes us on a blissful journey through his unreleased works in this week’s XLR8R podcast.

Reflecting on his early years in Vienna, Austria, it is no surprise that LA-based producer/DJ/remixer/label owner John Tejada has grown to become one of the leading electronic musicians of his …

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XLR8R Podcast 389: JETS — Sónar 2015 Festival Edition
As they head to the Barcelona electronic-music fest, Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum drop a smooth ’n' creamy set of tunes.

With collaborations, you sometimes know pretty much what the end result is going to sound like—as a (very) random example, you’d expect a Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue to pretty …

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Podcast 388: Dance Spirit
Listen to a deep, rich and gorgeous session from the Supernature recording duo.

Chris Mohn and Reagan Denius attribute the music they make under the Dance Spirit moniker to a “philosophy based on attaining subconscious harmony through rhythm, timbre, melody, and movement”—and that metaphysical …

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XLR8R Podcast 387: Mathew Jonson's Cobblestone Jazz Mix — MUTEK 2015 Festival Edition
A master of exquisite electronics warms up for MUTEK with this beautiful set.

We here at XLR8R have a longstanding love affair with anything that Mathew Jonson touches, and here’s why: Whether working as a solo artist or in one of his collaborative …

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XLR8R Podcast 386: Laurent Garnier — Nuits Sonores 2015 Festival Edition
The fabled DJ-producer gears up for Nuit Sonores by laying down this stunning set of tunes.

If there was ever an artist who doesn’t need an introduction, it’s Laurent Garnier—but hell, we’ll give him one anyway. After hitting the decks in the late ’80s under the …

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XLR8R Podcast 385: Audiofly — Movement 2015 Festival Edition
In the run-up to the beloved Detroit fest, Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton lay down a set of hypnotic sounds.

Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton, together known as the Barcelona-based DJ and production team Audiofly, have been working together since 2002—and for most of that time, they’ve been firm favorites …

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Podcast 384: Zenker Brothers
The Ilian Tape siblings supply both techno toughness and dubby weirdness with this masterful mix.

We here at XLR8R love no-nonsense names, and Munich, Germany’s Zenker Brothers fit the bill on that count—Dario and Marco are indeed brothers, and Zenker is their real given surname. …

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Podcast 383: Walker & Royce
The NYC production duo throw down their tough house rhythms in our latest podcast.

It was just a few years ago that the NYC DJ-production team Sam Walker and Gavin Royce were spinning opening sets at Cielo, doing the occasional remix for the venerable …

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Podcast 382: John Barera and Will Martin
A pair of house classicists bring the groovesome goods.

Some things just go so well together, you almost wonder if they were ever really apart. There’s gin and tonic, for example, or bacon and eggs, or Cheech and Chong, …

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Podcast 381: Dauwd
An ascendent producer adds to his reputation via this sinuous set.

It might be a bit of an exaggeration to term Dauwd’s career arc as meteoric—his output rate hasn’t exactly been shooting-star fast—but it’s certainly fair to say that the U.S.–born, …

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