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Podcast 402: System of Survival
In the run-up to an appearance at Decibel, a pair of Barcelona-based Italians work their house-music magic.

Luscious, deep, infectious and emotive: All of those adjectives, and a bunch of other thumbs-up terms as well, describe this week’s podcast. It’s a mix that could only come from …

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Podcast 401: Francesco Tristano
With one foot in the classical music and the other in electronic, the Luxembourg-born composer compiles a mix like nothing that has come before.

How do you define Francesco Tristano?  With a rich career as classical pianist, one that has seen him release several albums and perform at some of the world’s finest concert …

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Podcast 400: Anja Schneider
XLR8R marks a milestone with the mistress of Mobilee.

Pop the cork! Strike up the band! But most importantly, strap on your headphones—XLR8R is celebrating its 400th podcast. And we’re pretty darn proud of the series, too. Our very …

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Podcast 399: Dense & Pika
Alex Jones and Christopher Spero rock their teched-up rhythms in our latest podcast.

Are two heads better than one? We’re not sure—in real life, a double noggin would garner you a lot of dumbfounded looks. But in the electronic-music game, it sure doesn’t …

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XLR8R Podcast 398: Applescal
With his new 'For' in the shops, the leader of the Atomnation label serves up a set of emotive aurals.

You’re in for a treat with our latest podcast, the handiwork of the Dutch DJ-producer Pascal “Applescal” Terstappen. And you’ll know it right from the get-go: The mix kicks off …

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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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