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XLR8R's Top Ten Downloads of January
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

Following our annual end of the year Top 100 Downloads roundup this past December, the XLR8R staff entered the new year feeling fully inspired by the sheer mass and nature of the remarkable musical …

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Population One "Multiple Choice"

To celebrate the release of Population One’s Temporary Insanity EP, Terrence Dixon’s longtime running alias, the Detroit veteran has offered up a new track as an exclusive XLR8R download for today. Dixon, who just last year released …

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Ash Walker "Only Got Hash"

Deep Heads is a label out of the UK that is constantly pushing fresh new music through it’s various channels, including it’s Bandcamp page that hosts numerous releases from artists …

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Soul Of Hex "Sleep Mistakes (feat. Albert Vogt)"

Mexican duo Soul Of Hex, which is made up of artists 4004 and Sebastien Vorhaus, have had a great few years under their various monikers with releases for Freerange, Dirt Crew, Vicario Ltd, …

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M.A.D! "Mind!"

Hailing from a town near Barcelona, the fresh trio known as M.A.D! (Mutually Assured Distortion) is set to release a five-track EP titled This & These on February 12 via …

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Anchorsong "Ceremony"

Masaaki Yoshida (a.k.a Anchorsong) recently released his sophomore LP titled Ceremonial on the Brighton-based music label, Tru Thoughts. Currently living in London, Yoshida follows up his Mawa EP on BBE with …

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Nolan Gray "Magic Crush"

When it comes to his production, the LA-NYC-based producer Nolan Gray says “the goal of this music is an exposition of great complexity expressed in the simplest of terms, similar to …

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DJ Unwind & Levphonic "Restless"

DJ Unwind is the pseudonym of producer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist Brad LaBarbera. As DJ Unwind, LaBarbera has released three short-format albums which are easily recognizable for their laid back production and …

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Affelaye "Fewer Looks"

Honing in his strong remix prowess and focusing on his ability to pair up with just the right artist, Brighton-based artist Affelaye has managed to reach a couple of considerable milestones over the …

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Corporeal & Chris Kim "Distance"

Insight Music is a label out of the UK that typically specializes in chilled-out dub releases, ambient tunes, and other sounds that are difficult to classify. For the labels first …

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Branko "Paris-Marshela (Siete Catorce Remix)"

Co-founder of world-renowned collective Buraka Som Sistema and credited with playing a huge role in breaking kudoro into the mainstream, Branko is a formidable force of sound that has taken his particular, …

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Drishti Beats "Journey (Escaping Animals Remix)"

The downtempo, hip-hop infused, and blissful music project known as Drishti Beats is a production undertaking that aims to knit music and yoga together for an overall festive and enlightening listening …

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Linafornia "Wussup (feat. Jack Bastian)"

Hailing from Leimert Park in Los Angeles, the rapidly ascending beat scene artist Linafornia has been bewitching music enthusiasts with her gripping mixes and her victorious debut LP, YUNG. Taking first …

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Archivist "Pathfinder"

Seattle-based producer Alex Markey (a.k.a Archivist) is the type of artist whose sounds delves into the aphotic and embraces the solemn, subtle rhythms that all so often result in unsung …

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Landside "Red Forest"

Landside is the debut collaboration between Italian producers Hunter/Game and the Icelandic band Kúra. The sound draws as much from the deep vibe and melancholic ambience of Kúraʼs reflective, dubby moods, as the more insistent groove of Hunter/Game’s dancefloor roots. “Red …

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Space People "Cars"

Just before the new year, the NYC-based cosmic bedroom producer known as Space People released his impressive twenty-track debut beat tape titled SHMM on the choice New York imprint Styles Upon Styles …

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InClose "Bright Phantasy"

InClose is the moniker used by an enigmatic French multi-instrumentalist producer who combines organic compositions and original productions to form dreamy-yet-grounded soundscapes. The reception of his energetic live sets has also earned …

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Bruce Brubaker "Knee For Thought (Francesco Tristano Vision)"

Hailed as “one of the most exciting pianists in the contemporary American classical scene” by Pitchfork, Bruce Brubaker is a classical pianist and a forward thinking composer who is closely associated …

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