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. The newest installment of In the Studio took us to the Berlin lair of Warp veteran Clark, who discussed the production methods that went into his latest album. (Our glowing review of the new LP also proved to be quite popular.)
2. A stream of the new Burial track from Hyperdub's freshly released 10.4 compilation surfaced online.
3. This week's XLR8R podcast was crafted by semi-anonymous duo Tiger & Woods, who put together an exclusive mix in honor of their appearance at this week's Club to Club festival in Turin, Italy.
4. As we do every time the calendar flips, XLR8R kicked off November by crunching the numbers from the last month and putting together a list of the Top 20 Downloads of October.
5. The new video for Nils Frahm's "Hammers" provides a fascinating, bird's-eye view of the much-lauded German artist's live set-up.
6. The top new free tune from this week's crop of Downloads came from Chilean producer Valesuchi, whose "Golosynth" is a lush and moody piece of hardware-driven house music.
7. Horror film legend John Carpenter surprised everyone with an announcement that he would be releasing his debut artist album in early 2015.
8. Berlin-based expat and Electribe explorer Xosar offered up a new album on Bandcamp, which is currently available for the price of one euro.
9. Detroit techno stalwart Jeff Mills will soon be releasing his Man from Tomorrow film and soundtrack via his own Axis imprint.
10. Mr. Oizo was revealed as the latest artist in our ongoing Ask the Experts series. Anyone with a burning question for the veteran French producer and filmmaker should send it in now.
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