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Nuage Neida
The Russian producer's pan-genre approach brims with fluid grace.

You could call the mid-to-late-’00s a gilded era for beat experimentation. It’s as if the seeds planted in the ’90s by labels like Mo’ Wax, Ninja Tune and Ubiquity, and …

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Offshore Off Peak
Big Dada releases the late Ewan Robertson’s final work.

Indie labels are often tight-knit families of musical miscreants united through their love of a certain underground sentiment—and with the posthumous release of Ewan Robertson’s final set of work as …

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Event Review: Body High FYF Kick-off Party at The Standard LA
In addition, XLR8R travels to FYF to witness the sounds of DJ Dodger Stadium.

Since its founding in 2011, Los Angeles party series and record label Body High—created by Sam Griesemer (aka Samo Sound Boy) and Jerome Potter (aka. Jerome LOL) who together make up …

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Roscius "Petrol"

Roscius combines live performance, vocal loops, and production intricacies to make engrossing sounds that are as innovative as they are emotional. After impressing us with his first release, WMD#1, Roscius is back …

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Premiere: Hear a Track From the New Deadstock 33s Album
Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s alias returns for 'Everything Is Turbulence.'

At the end of next month, Justin Robertson will return as Deadstock 33s for his second album under the moniker. To be released via Skint Records, Everything Is Turbulence is …

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ESP Institue to Release Karamika Album
The self-titled LP will see release September 25.

Lovefingers’ ESP Institute imprint will release an LP from Karamika—a duo made up of George Thompson (a.k.a. Black Merlin), and Gordon Pohl, who’s one half of Musiccargo—on September 25. The sprawling, 12-track LP …

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The Lowdown: This Week's Top Posts with All Day I Dream, John Talbot and Jamie xx, and Labels We Love
Our most popular posts include Bubblin' Up with Aparde, our Podcast from Francesco Tristano, and a review of 2AM/FM's debut LP

Subscribe to the XLR8R Lowdown Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over …

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Jimmy Edgar Readies New Shine EP
The American producer's latest effort will be coming out on September 18

Jimmy Edgar’s Shine EP is coming out next month via Ultramajic, the imprint he co-founded with Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta. The new release will mark the Detroit born producer’s first official release of the year, since taking …

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Hi-Five: Nuage
His subtle and shimmering 'Neida' EP in the shops, the St. Petersburg producer namechecks five of his inspirational tunes.

If you’re not paying attention, you might easily conflate the sound of Nuages with that of Nuage—and not just because of the near-mirror names. The former, the mid-’90s collaboration between …

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Mathew Jonson Steps Up for Fabric 84
Out in October, the mix is a live recording of Jonson's set from fabric's 15th birthday celebration.

fabric has announced the next instalment in its mix series will be Mathew Jonson. The mix is a live recording of Jonson’s set from the London club’s 15th birthday celebration. …

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Ishivu "Gryning (Matt Karmil Remix)"

UK DJ and producer Matt Karmil has had a busy year since XLR8R put the spotlight on him as an artist to watch in a Bubblin’ Up article in May of 2014. …

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Shanti Celeste Preps EP for secretsundaze
The four-track 'Alma' EP will arrive on September 14.

Former Bubblin’ Up alumni Shanti Celeste will drop her latest EP, Alma, on September 14 via James Priestley and Giles Smith’s secretsundaze imprint. Following on from releases on Julio Bashmore’s Broadwalk, …

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Premiere: Stream Idjut Boys' New Album in Full
'Versions' will be out via Smalltown Supersound tomorrow.

Tomorrow, London’s Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell (a.k.a. Idjut Boys) will release their new album, Versions, via Oslo-based imprint Smalltown Supersound. Versions is a gorgeous eight-track collection of reworked dub and …

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Weekly Selections: Smart Bar, Piknic Electronik, Outlook Festival
Our top event picks from around the globe for the next week.

Tonight in Chicago, Bassweight presents The Fractals album tour  with London grime and dubstep artist Silkie at Smart Bar, supported by Smart Bar residents DJ The Tornado and Chris Widman. Piknic Electronik Montreal invites residents from their …

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Interview: All Day I Dream
Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay tell XLR8R the secret's behind the party's success and reveal their plans for further expansion.

“Many parties don’t have an identity—often it is just house or techno, and nothing else besides a big room. Sometimes that is enough, but I always knew that I wanted …

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Stream Debut EP from Delicate Droids on Superfreq
The 'Orgasam Raygun' EP is now available exclusively on Beatport.

Classically trained jazz musician Richard Ruttenberg and veteran DJ Peter Dutch (aka. Dutchie) are by no means newcomers to the music game. Together, they make up the newly formed tech …

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Preview: Montreal's Bacchanale Festival
XLR8R checks up on a new multidisciplinary fest—one that boasts a world-conquering lineup.

You’re undoubtedly familiar with Montreal’s MUTEK. You may know about Piknic Electronik and Igloofest. But unless you’re from the City of a Hundred Steeples (thanks for that one, Mark Twain), you …

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Creme Organization Announces Jericho One Sublabel and First Three EPs
The first three releases will come from BNJMN, Noface and House Of Black Latterns, with previews of all three streaming now.

Creme Organization has announced its new sublabel, Jericho One, and the first three releases—which will come from BNJMN, Noface, and House Of Black Latterns. Jericho One was launched to expand …

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