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20 Questions - Bok Bok Tackles '80s Boogie, Google Glass, and the Pros and Cons of London

Although three years have passed since the release of his last solo EP, Bok Bok has managed to remain a permanent fixture of XLR8R’s ever-growing interests, and not just because …

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Parlour Googler

What Kentucky natives Parlour (featuring ex-members of Aerial M and The For Carnation) offer in Googler is a hypnotic glimpse of what post-rock is best capable of. Songs like “Jololinine” …

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Real Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment

‘Real Talk’ is a new series of artist-penned essays that will be appearing on XLR8R from time to time. For the first installment, we’ve enlisted veteran DJ/producer DVS1, who wished …

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Record Store Week: Co-Op 87

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Tapes "Find Y.O.U."

Stateside newcomer Tapes is set to drop his Finding LP next month. Serving as out first preview, the virtually un-Googleable artist has passed along “Find Y.O.U.,” a melody-rich beat which …

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20 Questions: Simian Mobile Disco Talks Robert Johnson, US Customs, Pioneertown, and the Meaning of "Whorl"

Somehow, Simian Mobile Disco has only gotten better with age. Initially emerging alongside—and somewhat unfairly lumped in with—the electro-house movement of the mid 2000s, the pair (consisting of synth-obsessed Londoners …

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DJ F "Lightyear"

DJ F (a.k.a. Flavio Tortora) may have landed on one of the world’s least Google-able names, but that plays right into his unpretentious, for-the-heads underground persona. 1974, his forthcoming release, …

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20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus

Next week, E S T A R A, the sophomore LP from extraordinarily talented visual artist and producer Teebs (a.k.a. Mtendere Mandowa) is set to land via Brainfeeder. Four years …

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Trees "Rootwork (DJ F Restructure)"

Ann Arbor resident Charles Trees (or simply Trees, pictured above) crafts tangled hybrids that tie together sections of hip-hop, jazz, and electronics into adventurous formations. Over the years, his work …

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20 Questions - Garnier Talks Teenage Radio Shows, Living in the South of France, and Paying Way Too Much for The KLF

At this point in his career, it would be hard to fault Laurent Garnier for taking some time off. With more than two decades in the business, the French-born DJ/producer …

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Rioux "Maze1"

After having shared his “Trails” single last month, Connect label co-founder Rioux returns to XLR8R with a fresh freebie, the aptly titled “Maze1.” The DJ/producer’s new production drives in a …

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Listen to Nguzunguzu's 'Perfect Lullaby Vol. 2' Mix

It has been nearly three years since LA DJ/production duo Nguzunguzu dropped its Perfect Lullaby mix with DIS Magazine, so we have to admit that it’s a bit surprising to …

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Watch an Interactive Video from Icee Hot Newcomer Avalon Emerson

After releasing her debut 12″, “Pressure” b/w “Quoi!,” via the Icee Hot label (which, we should note, is run in part by XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo), San Francisco DJ/producer Avalon …

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Download a Blistering New Mix from Manchester Techno Outfit AnD

XLR8R’s more diligent readers may remember the absolutely unGoogleable AnD name from last Friday’s Press Play feature, in which we ran a full stream of the longstanding Manchester duo’s new …

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XLR8R Seeks Editorial Interns in NY

Looking to make lots of money? Want to be a big shot in the music industry? Well, you should probably look elsewhere. But if you’re passionate about music and want …

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Hieroglyphic Being A Plutonian Love Affair EP

Even in an industry of genre hardliners, futurists, and eccentrics, Hieroglyphic Being’s cosmic individuality stands out. Since founding his own Mathematics label in 1996, Chicago-based producer Jamal Moss has produced …

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Grouper and Lawrence English to Release Album as Slow Walkers

Nascent LA label Peak Oil has shared the details of its third release, a collaborative LP from ambient-inclined experimentalist Grouper (pictured above) and academic sound artist Lawrence English. The pair’s …

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Sinden "Bad Boy (Jook10 Remix)"*Unknown to the Unknown *

It can be difficult to keep up with the many frequent movements of DJ Haus’ Unknown to the Unknown imprint, but fortunately, the label makes our efforts worthwhile by offering …

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