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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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Podcast 380: Maher Daniel
Listen to a set of beautifully muted rhythms by one of our favorite artists from the No. 19 and All Day I Dream labels.

Dreamy and flowing, shimmering and gorgeous—those are the sort of words that are often used to describe Maher Daniel’s music, and they aptly describe this podcast from the one-time Montreal …

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Podcast 379: Fort Romeau
The Ghostly International recording whiz lays down a set of warm house rhythms.

Fort Romeau’s debut album, Kingdoms, came out on 100% Silk three years ago—and since then, his rather idiosyncratic sound, one that treads a fine line between dreamland reverie and dancefloor …

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Podcast 378: Virginia
Sensuous melodies and syncopated rhythms come courtesy of the Panorama Bar resident.

Virginia is far from a neophyte—among other things, she released an LP of sultry, low-key pop, Twisted Mind, way back in 2008. But its safe to say that, in the …

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Podcast 377: DJ Haus
A master of excess throws down 90-minutes of high-octane dancefloor energy.

DJ Haus is a master of excess, and anyone familiar with the DJ/producer/label boss/YouTube profligate likely knows this all too well. Heading up both Unknown to the Unknown and the …

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Podcast 376: Lena Willikens
A delightfully unusual mix from the rising Cómeme selector.

Just last month, XLR8R profiled Lena Willikens as part of our annual Bubblin’ Up Week series. The article highlighted the Cologne selector’s love of unusual sounds, and her ability to …

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Podcast 375: Anthony Parasole
One of Brooklyn's finest pilots a thoughtfully diverse journey to the dancefloor and back.

New York City’s techno scene has been something of a cause célèbre over the past few years, with intriguing new artists and labels seemingly popping up on a daily basis. …

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Podcast 374: M.E.S.H.
The Berlin-based selector assembles a darkly thrilling mix unbound by genre.

For those outside of Berlin, it would be easy to think that techno is the be-all and end-all of electronic music in the German capital. Even the word “techno” has …

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Podcast 373: Kowton
The Bristol bass manipulator delivers an exclusive mix loaded with unreleased tunes.

It wasn’t that long ago that any talk of Kowton (a.k.a. Joe Cowton) was almost sure to revolve around his drums. Even on his earliest records, the man simply had …

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Podcast 372: Jason Kendig
An exclusive mix from Honey Soundsystem's top selector.

The start of each new year is a time to look ahead, and we here at XLR8R would like to get into that spirit by stretching our Bubblin’ Up series …

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Podcast 371: Floorplan

Right about now, someone is probably seeing this post and thinking, “Wait a minute, didn’t Robert Hood already do a mix for XLR8R?” And they would be right: back in …

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