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Watch Dekmantel 2015 Live on Boiler Room
The live broadcast is taking place in Amsterdam during all three days of the festival.

If you are anything like us over here at the XLR8R office in Los Angeles, you are sitting in front of the computer thinking to yourself about how much you wish you …

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Premiere: Hear Rough Year's "Arch" in Full
The sprawling 11-minute single is streaming in full.

Rough Year is a young trans artist from Philadelphia who crafts haunting compositions characterised by themes of dispossession, alienation and forced assimilation. Following on from the politically charged Mongreal EP, Rough …

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B2B: Alix Perez & Eprom
New EP in hand, the producers head to next week's Low End Festival.

A lot has happened since 2009. Dubstep, for instance, jumped into the mainstream pool with both feet—only to be ushered out rather quickly by the tidal wave of 4/4 EDM. …

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Powel Crash Landing On Laputa EP
The latest from All Day I Dream provides more tranquil vibes for blissed-out revelers.

You’ve got to admire All Day I Dream’s consistency. In its three and a half years of existence,  Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge’s label has perfected the kind of hazy, …

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Random Rab "39 Circles (CloZee Remix)"

Opening with slightly frayed strings and a fragile melody, CloZee makes her intentions clear early, keeping in with the haunting vibe of Random Rab’s original, the French producer twists the laid …

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Alixander III to Release Heavy Friends 2 EP on Toy Tonics
Following Azari & III's final split, the former band member and producer returns to the German imprint

Following Azari & III’s final split and last performance in 2014, former band member and producer Alixander III returns to the Toy Tonics label. Heavy Friends 2 is a 4-track …

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Listen to Clay Wilson's New EP Skandha
The four track EP will be released the first day of September on The Bunker New York.

The Bunker New York has been consistently releasing strong records this year, with recent releases by Mark Verbos, Romans (a.k.a. Tin Man & Gunnar Haslam), and LØT.TE all in constant rotation at the …

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LooseWomen "Slides"

Following on from its debut release—Kollaps’ GTi001—vinyl-only UK label Grade 10 will drop the latest release from LooseWomen on August 10. GTi002 is a three-track EP that explores the sound of the …

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Event Review: Sacred Ground Festival
XLR8R makes the trip to Brüssow for the first edition of Frank Wiedemann and RY X's gathering.

“The goal is only that we all return home after Sacred Ground full in heart and lungs from the time together,” says the festival mission statement. It’s a beautiful Saturday …

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Zone Records Announces Der Zyklus EP
The Dopplereffekt and Drexciya producer has a new four-track EP due out in September.

Electro pioneer Der Zyklus will drop his latest EP on Zone Records in September. Der Zyklus is the long standing project from Gerald Donald—Dopplereffekt producer and one half of legendary Electro duo …

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Premiere: Stream Domenic's "Subculture Electronic Soul Mix"
In the lead up to this weekend's Subculture, resident Domenic Cappello lays down a 198-minute preview of what's to come.

This Saturday, August 1, Subculture will be hosting residents Harri & Domenic at Glasgow’s Sub Club. Pushing a forward-thinking blend of leftfield house and techno, Subculture is the worlds longest running underground …

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Weekly Selections: Dekmantel, Krake Festival, Charivari Detroit
Some of our top event picks to keep you dancing for the next seven days.

Last week of July means we are up to our neck into festival season, and to prove it there’s no festival shortage anywhere in the U.S. or Europe this weekend, nor …

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Kerri Chandler's Sunday Sunlight Now Available On Apollonia Music
The 1999 original track has been re-issued with the Delano Smith remix on the B side.

If spending hours on Discogs digging for classic house vinyl sounds like your idea of a good time, then allow us tell you about a re-issue that is surely going to sell out very quickly. …

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All-Access: MUTEK
XLR8R takes an in-depth look at one of electronic music's most forward-thinking festivals to kick off the new XLR8R TV.

MUTEK is a name that any electronic-music aficionado should be familiar with. Launched over 16 years ago in Montreal, it’s a festival that’s been unwavering in its mission to showcase …

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roBOt Festival Announces the Fourth Wave of Artists Scheduled to Play Eighth Edition
The 8th edition roBOt Festival will take place in Bologna, Italy from October 7 - October 10

roBOt Festival has announced the fourth and perhaps final wave of acts scheduled for this year’s eighth edition which expands with 10 new artists. One performance that stands out immediately …

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Q&A: Steve Cobby
With two new albums in the past year, the former Fila Brazilia man rides his third wave.

Over the course of his two-and-a-half-decade-plus career, Hull, England’s Steve Cobby has accumulated more pseudonyms than almost anyone out there. And most of them are pretty cool ones, too: Since …

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Hi-Five: Ed Rush & Optical
A pair of drum & bass lifers select their five fave clubs.

Foot-stomping, fist-pumping breakbeats, designed with rebellious youth in mind—that’s the sound of Ed Rush & Optical, and even if you’re not an acolyte of their belting rhythms, you’ve got to …

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4DSOUND Unveils a New 24-hour Programme Called Circadian
The new programme investigates how spatial listening influences conscious states throughout the day and night

Premiering at TodaysArt 2015, the festival for contemporary art and music in The Hague, Netherlands, 4DSOUND Circadian will present a 24-hour programme that will investigate how spacial sound influences our states of …

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