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XLR8R's Best of 2017: Top Downloads (50-1)
Check out the 100 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section this year.

Yesterday, we kicked off our Best of 2017 coverage with the the first instalment in the top 100 downloads of the year countdown. Today, we tie a knot on a year’s worth of free music with the 50 …

Electric Boogies 'Break Mandrake'

On December 15, SDB Discos will release AS 10 MAIS BOOGIE vol. 1, an eclectic selection of Brazilian music from the ’80s. Boogie is a style driven by Moog synths, vocoders, DX7s, and triggered O…

DJ Schwa 'Timeless Prague'

Since 2006, first in Sydney and now in Prague, Michal Swacko (a.k.a. DJ Schwa) has been at the helm of Beef Records, a label committed to the interesting fringes of house and techno. Schwa is also the…

Bubblin' Up: Kllo
The rising Australian duo explain how they became Ghostly International's premier pop act.

As I meet cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, the Australian duo better known as Kllo, in a bustling cafe in Silverlake, Los Angeles, I’m immediately hooked by their relaxed demeanor and airy natu…

Noha & Alex 'Thanks for nothing'

Last month, Italian vinyl-only label PanickPanick! released its second EP, a three-track various artist outing featuring cuts from Noha & Alex, Wareika, and Franky Greiner. PanickPanick! launched …

Ariel Black 'Light Projecting'

Ariel Black and MAN2.0 join forces for the latest release on The Umbrella, the label arm of RINSED—a Brooklyn-based party that has hosted artists such as Actress, Anthony Shakir, and Bok Bok. The two …

Jaw Gems 'Lead Sister' (Brady Watt Remix)

Last month Alpha Pup Records released Jaw Gems’ HEATWEAVER Remixes, a sprawling remix album featuring reworks from rappers and producers such as Daedelus, GOD.DAMN.CHAN, The Grid, Brady Watt, Mi…

La Mverte 'Past the Circles'

Last month, Her Majesty’s Ship released La Mverte’s debut album, The Inner Out. The Inner Out continues a stellar 2017 for Her Majesty’s Ship, following on from album’s by DBFC and Y…

Subtil Preps Vlad Arapasu EP; Shares Snippets
'Artificial Moves' lands on November 20.

Later this month, Subtil will return with Vlad Arapasu’s Artificial Moves EP. The EP follows on from Cosmjn and Hansel!’s 2017 contributions to the label and will be Arapasu’s first …

Premiere: Hear a Galloping Cut From Henning Baer's Debut Album
'Shatterproof' drops on MANHIGH Recordings next week.

Henning Baer’s debut album, Shatterproof, drops on his own MANHIGH Recordings on November 13. Since around 2009, the Grounded Theory founder has presented his deep and experimental take on techn…

Premiere: Hear a Deep and Dark Track From OAKE
'Sentiment of Callousness' drops on SNTS later this week.

On November 3, OAKE will return for their first release of the year, an EP titled Sentiment of Callousness on SNTS. The EP was reportedly written over “a one and a half year period of total coll…

Amani 'Transform' (Kells Remix)

On November 3, Point Blank Recordings will release the new EP from Amani, titled Perpendicular. The EP will feature four originals from London artist Amani, alongside two remixes, one from Chilean Pan…

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