XLR8R's Best of 2012: Readers Poll

This is it, the final installment of XLR8R’s comprehensive Best of 2012 coverage. Over the past two weeks, we’ve tackled a myriad of categories—podcasts, features, tracks, releases, labels…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Releases, Part Two

After nearly two weeks of Best of 2012 mania, we’ve finally arrived at the proverbial grandaddy of them all—XLR8R’s picks for the top 20 releases of the year. Yesterday’s selections,…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Releases, Part One

XLR8R’s Best of 2012 coverage has admittedly included a lot of lists this year, but it’s a safe bet that today’s feature kicks off what is likely the most anticipated round-up of the…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Tracks, Part Two

Yesterday, XLR8R offered up the first half of our picks top 50 tracks of the year, a list that we’ve concluded below. Honestly, after hearing solid tunes just about every day in the XLR8R office…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Tracks, Part One

After a full week of Best of 2012 content, we imagine that some of our readers may be hitting list overload. That said, the time has arrived for XLR8R to really start getting into the good stuff. Late…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Underwhelming Releases

Admittedly, we here at XLR8R spend a lot of time focusing on upcoming releases. While we’re honestly just trying to spread the word about music we’re excited about, we realize that things …

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Overrated Releases

XLR8R has been around a long time, and although we do hold a certain level of influence, we’re ultimately just a single voice amongst an ocean of opinions. As such, no matter how strongly we fee…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: New Artists

Electronic music has always been a lightning-fast genre, and the pace certainly didn’t slow down in 2012. Throughout the year, there was a constant barrage of new—new songs, new sounds, new labe…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Hi, Doctor Nick!

For the past several months, NY street shaman Nick Hook has been working as our resident advice columnist, stepping in every Thursday morning to assist our readers with their questions about music, pr…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Labels

In 2012, it was easier than ever for artists to deliver music directly to their audience. That being said, it’s hard to shake the notion that record labels—at least the good ones—are still incre…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Videos

Do music videos still matter? As 2012 winds to a close, that’s not an easy question to answer. On the one hand, the proliferation of video-editing software, coupled with easy access to sites lik…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Features

Each day, XLR8R is populated with all sorts of information, most of which can be consumed fairly quickly. And though news stories, videos, and MP3 downloads are all essential parts of keeping tabs on …

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Podcasts

Over the past few years, the XLR8R podcast series has become one of our calling cards, something that our audience can always be counted upon to devour with an unparalleled sort of enthusiasm. This is…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Top Downloads, Part Two

To kick off our Best of 2012 coverage, we’ve compiled a list of the 100 most popular tracks that graced our Downloads section during the past year. The first half were presented in Part One, whi…

XLR8R's Best of 2012: Top Downloads, Part One

As another year rapidly comes to a close, we here at XLR8R have once again put our heads together to evaluate all things we liked—and didn’t like—over the past 12 months. In the process, we̵…

Bubblin' Up: Zodiac

Like many young artists, 23-year-old Canadian producer Zodiac (a.k.a. Jeremy Rose) has a lifelong love and appreciation for computers. He remembers being seven or eight years old when his father came …

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