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The Lowdown: The XLR8R Top 10 with Juan Atkins, Nina Kraviz, Clark, and More
This week's most popular posts also include bits from John Carpenter, Anthony Parasole, and John Frusciante.

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 every single news story, interview, …

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Download a New Mix from Octo Octa
The Brooklyn producer delivers the latest installment in Ghostly's podcast series.

Brooklyn producer Octo Octa—who currently has an EP in the works for Gerd Janson’s Running Back label—has been tapped to deliver the latest mix in the Ghostly label’s ongoing GhostlyCast …

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Loscil Drops Three-Track Charity EP
All proceeds from the digital record will go to help support friends of the producer whose daughter has been diagnosed with bone cancer.

A staple of the Kranky label’s roster, Vancouver sound sculptor Loscil has released a new three-track EP as a means to help raise funds for his friends whose daughter was …

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Jeff Mills to Release Woman in the Moon Score as Three-CD Album
The techno veteran's original score for Fritz Lang's 1929 film will see an official release in February.

Jeff Mills has revealed plans to release his original score to Fritz Lang’s 1929 sciene-fiction film Woman in the Moon as a three-CD album next month. Originally commissioned in 2011 …

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Magda Mixes Balance 27
The two-disc release will find the Berlin-based artist exploring two sides of her musical personality.

Techno veteran and Items & Things co-head Magda has been lined up for Balance 27, the latest mix in the ongoing series from Melbourne’s noted Balance Music operation. As Resident …

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Ruff Draft "Messages"

The next LP scheduled to arrive via Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup outpost is Illusion Fracture, a 14-track effort from Oakland-based beatmaker Ruff Draft. Ahead of its release, the Bay Area …

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Citizenn Readies New EP for 2020Vision; Hear a Track Now
The artist formerly known as Citizen switches to a subtly different name on his forthcoming 'BE' EP.

Up to now, Midlands-born producer Laurence Blake has labored under the alias Citizen, swiftly making a solid name for himself crafting full-fat, retro-futurist house nuggets. Word reaches us today, though, …

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DJ Spider, Phil Moffa, and Brendon Moeller Release Collaborative EP as Destination Void
The trio's new record lands via The Martinez Brothers' Cuttin' Headz label.

NYC producers DJ Spider, Phil Moffa (pictured above), and Brendon Moeller have been collaborating on some new music lately, and the resulting productions have been put together on the second …

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TB Arthur 3
Despite all the mystery surrounding this Chicago producer and his supposedly vintage creations, it's hard to argue with the quality of the music.

TB Arthur is, allegedly, a producer from Chicago who made a series of test pressings in the ’90s that, until last year, had been taking up shelf space in a …

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Ask the Experts: John Tejada
The LA techno veteran answers reader questions and opens up about his production process.

John Tejada knows techno. In truth, the LA-based producer knows a lot more than that, as he’s been releasing music since the mid ’90s, but techno is essentially his calling …

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Oceaán "Candour (Photay Remix)"

Late last year, London artist Oceaán (pictured above) dropped Grip, a four-track EP that melded together the worlds of futuristic soul music with detailed electronic production. Here, we have NYC …

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Ableton Introduces OSCiLLOT Modular Synthesis Device for Live
The Max for Live device includes more than 100 patchable modules.

Today Ableton has released OSCiLLOT, a Max for Live device which brings modular synthesis to the Live realm. Designed by Max for Cats, the OSCiLLOT offers 100 patchable modules (including …

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Uffe Announces Upcoming Debut LP; Preview It Now
The Amsterdam artist will release his first full-length album via the Tartelet label in March.

A Danish producer currently based in Amsterdam, Uffe Christensen (who produces simply under the name Uffe) will release his debut long-player, Radio Days, in March. Marking his return to the …

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Premiere: Listen to a New Remix from Fort Romeau
The Ghostly affiliate turns in a new rework of London vocalist Andreya Triana.

After revealing the details of his forthcoming debut LP for Ghostly earlier this month, Fort Romeau has now turned in a new remix of London vocalist Andreya Triana’a “Gold” single. …

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BNJMN and Best Available Technology Prep Collaborative LP for Astro:Dynamics
The pair will issue 'De/Re-Contructions', their first collaborative LP, in February.

Berlin-based UK producer BNJMN and Portland artist Best Available Technology (who has previously released with labels such as Opal Tapes and Left_Blank) will together issue a collaborative LP, De/Re-Contructions, via …

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Premiere: Hear a New Track from Helena Hauff's Upcoming Cassette
The Hamburg producer shares the b-side opener from her forthcoming tape for Handmade Birds.

Just last week, Helena Hauff revealed that her first release of 2015 would take the form of a 60-minute cassette for Texas label Handmade Birds. And while the Hamburg-based techno …

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J. Albert "Intimate Setting"

Fledgling Australian label Cult Trip has enlisted Brooklyn producer J. Albert to deliver the second record in its discography, the Vertigo Contracto EP. The upcoming two-track effort will also serve …

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Various Artists Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness
A second collection of gems from the archives of the stalwart Chicago label.

With a back catalog spanning 30 years and more than 300 releases, Dance Mania is a label with few peers. Beginning in Chicago back in 1985, it began as an …

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