See You in 2012... Check Out Our Best of 2011

This time of year, the music world pretty much slows to a crawl, so we here at XLR8R are going to jump on the opportunity to take a little breather. We know it’s hard to go without the daily dos…

Para One to Drop New EP via Marble

Arriving on January 2, Mother is the brand-new EP from French producer Para One, which he will release via his collaborative imprint with Surkin and Bobmo, Marble. The record—his first solo release fo…

Skream Readies New 12" for Boxing Day Release

The day after Christmas should be a busy one for Skream, who will not only be playing the FWD>> Boxing Day massive with the rest of the Rinse FM roster, but will also be releasing a new single on Mala…

XLR8R x Beatport: Deadboy

Over the past few months, XLR8R has been curating a special set of charts for Beatport. The final offering of 2010 comes from none other than Deadboy, the London-based Numbers stalwart. The producer a…

Video: Aleph "Omerta"

In advance of Siberian producer Aleph’s new EP coming out in January on the King Deluxe imprint, here we have a video for the first track on the record, “Omerta.” The video takes sce…

Roska Kicks & Snares to Release New DJ Naughty EP

The label fronted by UK funky poster boy Roska, appropriately called Roska Kicks & Snares, just announced its first release for 2012, a three-track record by DJ Naughty. The Bass in Your Face EP …

Joy Orbison Launches New Label, Shares New Mix

Announced just today, Hinge Finger is the new label fronted by DJ/producer Joy Orbison and Trilogy Tapes boss Will Blankhead. The pair of movers and shakers shared the news by unveiling a brand-new, h…

Tri Angle Label Boss Announces Debut Solo EP

Even today as we named Tri Angle the best label of 2011, we had no idea that owner Robin Carolan was just about to announce the imminent arrival of his own debut EP, a five-track record crafted under …

Video: Siinai "Anthem 1 & 2"

The Finnish group Siinai is preparing to drop its epic debut LP, Olympic Games, in the US come February and have passed along this equally epic video of bizarre footage from the cult film Holy Mountai…

Video: Maxxi Soundsystem "Make or Break"

In the interest of honesty, we should say that the above clip for Maxxi Soundsystem’s “Make or Break” isn’t super compelling. It’s not a bad video, it’s simply anot…

Dirtybird Announces Three-Part Compilation

Playful San Francisco house-music imprint Dirtybird has announced an upcoming compilation featuring new music from label regulars Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin, and Catz N Dogz, to name a few, no…

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