Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site.
1. An intriguing new app called the 808 Cube surfaced this week. As the name suggests, it's inspired by both the Rubik's Cube and the Roland 808 drum machine.
2. The latest XLR8R podcast was a driving, nuanced session delivered by UK-born, Berlin-based techno producer Call Super (pictured above).
3. London producer and Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok answered a number of queries for our 20 Questions series. Later in the week, he shared a stream of his new EP and announced a slew of summer tour dates.
4. It wouldn't be The Lowdown without something from Four Tet, and this week saw the appearance of "One Time For," a new track he produced for Atlanta MC Rome Fortune.
5. Next week will see the release of Danny Daze's Silicon Remixes EP via the Ultramajic imprint, but ahead of its arrival, label boss Jimmy Edgar shared a stream of his remix of Daze's "Beatdown" exclusively via XLR8R.
6. Shadowy LA producer Delroy Edwards offered up a rather substantial free download, giving away a 20-track collection of previously unreleased tunes called Slowed Down Funk Vol.1.
7. RBMA's excellent beat:repeat video series kept rolling along, and one of this week's episodes focused on Afrika Bambaataa's classic "Looking for the Perfect Beat."
8. Following the release of Tim Green's new Helpless Sun EP, the UK producer gave us a remix of the title track by Visionquest's Ryan Crosson to offer as a free download.
9. Another popular tune in our Downloads section this week was "Cherry Cola," a dreamy, synth-heavy track from Glasgow duo MermaidS, which just released its debut EP for the Young Adults label.
10. Rising LA producer Dreams sent over the jacking "Crown Chakra," which we posted in our Downloads section.
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