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20 Questions - Bok Bok Tackles '80s Boogie, Google Glass, and the Pros and Cons of London

Although three years have passed since the release of his last solo EP, Bok Bok has managed to remain a permanent fixture of XLR8R’s ever-growing interests, and not just because …

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Parlour Googler

What Kentucky natives Parlour (featuring ex-members of Aerial M and The For Carnation) offer in Googler is a hypnotic glimpse of what post-rock is best capable of. Songs like “Jololinine” …

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Movement Detroit: The 10 Commandments
With the 10th anniversary of Movement Electronic Music Festival fast approaching, XLR8R provides a doctrine for visiting Detroit.

The Spirit of Detroit may be a statue that sits cross-legged just feet from Hart Plaza—the riverfront home of Movement Electronic Music Festival—but it’s also so much more than that. …

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Sacred Ground Reveals 2016 Lineup
The second edition of the German festival takes place in Uckermark from July 29-31.

Sacred Ground, the three-dayer set to take place in Uckermark, Germany at the end of July, has shared its full lineup. The international lineup has been curated by Frank Wiedemann and RY X, …

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Podcast 439: Luke Vibert
Celebrating the Kerrier District re-issue, the long-serving British producer delivers a mix as colorful as his discography.

Luke Vibert is likely to have touched many different ears, in many different ways, having had such a varied production history. One of his most revered projects was Kerrier District, …

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Modified Man "System Is Fatal" (Modified Short Version)

Albert’s Favourites a is new South London vinyl imprint focusing on one thing: artists from that area who enjoy analog production. It was co-founded by Adam Scrimshire, Dave Koor and Jonny Drop, …

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Artist Tips: Motor City Drum Ensemble
Danilo Plessow talks us through his five top tips for record diggers worldwide.

Due to the massive amount of people getting back into buying vinyl, the effects of eBay, Discogs and co, and the competitiveness of diggers worldwide to come up with the few …

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Bjarki Preps 41 New Tracks for трип
The Icelandic producer has cued up three triple vinyls for release this summer.

Nina Kraviz’s трип imprint has announced three triple vinyl releases by Icelandic producer Bjarki this summer—Б, Lefhanded Fuqs and Æ. Following on from last year’s Arthur And Intergalactic Whales EP, Bjarki has …

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Five Takeaways From L.E.V. Festival 2016
XLR8R travels to Spain for the tenth anniversary of L.E.V. Festival.

L.E.V. (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visuals/Laboratory of Visual Electronics) is something of a hidden gem of a festival, located on the northern coast of Spain. For the past 10 years L.E.V. …

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Edwin Organ "Charlie's House Cut"

The slightly ridiculous, outspoken, and radiant vibe coming from the cheery and fresh Glasgow-based producer Edwin Organ is bound to plant a wide grin on that face of yours. Having apparently left his career as …

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Watch Fatima Al Qadiri, Brenmar, and Philip Sherburne in Native Instruments' Sonic Hooks
The seven-part series explores the origins of sonic hooks and shows how to craft your own signature sound.

Providing both the tools and the motivation to pursue production and DJing, Native Instruments is renowned for setting up in-depth workshops, lectures, and discussions around the world to help foster …

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Mutek Montreal Reveals Final Program; Shares Teaser Video
The 17th edition of the festival will take place June 1-5.

MUTEK is a name that any electronic-music aficionado should be familiar with. Launched over 16 years ago in Montreal, it’s a festival that’s been unwavering in its mission to showcase …

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Kaytranada 99.9%
Rising Canadian talent Kaytranada's genre-bending album breaks down the wall between hip-hop and house.

Hip-hop and house music have had a turbulent relationship since their beginnings, though the genres aren’t really so different. In fact, their similarities have coaxed many artists to produce compounds …

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Loveland Sets Up Shop in Barcelona During OFF Week
The event is set to take place on June 17 and 18 at the Port Forum.

Sporting over 20 years of experience, the well-known Dutch festival promoter Loveland will be setting up shop in Barcelona for two days during Off Week for a display of techno excellence. …

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Weekly Selections: L.E.V Festival, Further Future, Sunwaves
Our top weekly event picks from around the globe.

The tenth anniversary of The Laboratory of Visual Electronics (L.E.V.) will take place in Gijón from April 30 to May 2 and will occupy different venues of the Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura …

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Exclusive: Watch a Live Performance by Shobaleader One
Squarepusher's band performs 'Coopers World.'

Shobaleader One have shared an exclusive video of a live performance of the track “Cooper’s World,” ahead of their upcoming gigs across the UK and Berlin next month. Tom Jenkinson …

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Ólafur Arnalds Next Up on Late Night Tales
'Late Night Tales - Ólafur Arnalds' is scheduled for June 24 release.

Icelandic composer and Erased Tapes staple Ólafur Arnalds is set to curate the latest instalment of the Late Night Tales series. Standing at the intersection of classical, techno and ambient worlds, …

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Neunau Debuts on Parachute Records
His self-titled EP is due out on May 27.

Milan-based imprint Parachute is set to release the debut EP from Sergio Maggioni (a.k.a. Neunau), which will be released at the end of May. Italy’s Parachute Records was set up …

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