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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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Get Familiar: Abdulla Rashim
Abdulla Rashim is mysterious and exciting in equal measure. In a rare interview, XLR8R discovers why.

Sweden’s Abdulla Rashim is mysterious and exciting in equal measure. Since taking on the Abdulla Rashim moniker just three short years ago, the DJ-producer has launched two highly respected labels and released on …

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Burial & Zomby Release New Track
'Sweetz' is out now.

Zomby and Burial have released a new track. Ahead of Zomby’s fourth studio album, Ultra (which is set for release in September), the British producer has pressed one of its …

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Hashback Hashish 'Zone' (5 Volts Rework)

Delhi’s Ashish Sachan (a.k.a Hashback Hashish) has just released his new EP, Zone.  The 2015 release of his Brevity EP resulted in the producer being featured in Rolling Stone India, where …

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Berlin Atonal Rounds Off Lineup and Details Schedule
The event takes place from August 24-28.

The final names have been added to the lineup for this year’s Berlin Atonal. Joining an already packed-out lineup is Alessandro Cortini (of Nine Inch Nails fame), who returns to …

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Planet Mu to Repress Aphex Twin & µ-Ziq Collaborative LP
'Expert Knob Twiddlers' is scheduled for September 16 release.

Planet Mu is set to repress Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) and µ-Ziq’s (Mike Paradinas) Expert Knob Twiddlers collaborative LP. The original release was made during the 1994 World Cup, back when Richard lived …

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Ras G, EPROM, Mono/Poly added to Low End Theory Festival 2016 Lineup
The third annual Low End Theory Festival is set to take place at The Shrine in Los Angeles on July 23.

Earlier today, the infamous weekly bass night known as Low End Theory announced that Ras G, EPROM, Mono/Poly, Dorian Concept, and Penthouse Penthouse have all been added to the annual …

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The Avalanches Drop New Album; Hear it in Full Now
'Wildflower' gets a surprise release a week before its scheduled drop.

Following an unprecedented amount of hype and anticipation, Australian act The Avalanches have decided to release a stream of their forthcoming album, Wildflower, a week in advance of its official …

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Bubblin' Up: Varhat
XLR8R travels to Paris to learn more about one of the most exciting talents in the French music scene.

Following a string of acclaimed releases, Varhat has established himself as one of most exciting talents in the French scene. William Ralston visited him in Paris to learn just why. To accompany …

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Jon Hopkins' Opalescent Reissued
'Opalescent' reissue is scheduled for August 16 release.

Opalescent, the debut album from the Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello award-nominated artist Jon Hopkins, is to be remastered and reissued for its 15 year anniversary on August 26, …

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Aphex Twin Shares Two New Tracks in One Day
Laurene Laverne and Zane Lowe premiered the tracks on their respective radio shows.

A new Aphex Twin EP, titled Cheetah, will drop on July 8 via Warp Records. Having shared an official music video to accompany the EP cut “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]” just the other …

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Warp Offers Up Download of New Re-Edit Series from patten
Boards of Canada, Tim Hecker, Rihanna, and more get a dense remix treatment.

The latest edition in patten’s Re-Edits series of free EPs has arrived, finding the Warp-signed producer repurposing the likes of Tim Hecker, Rihanna, Boards of Canada, Death Grips, Cypress Hill, …

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SPIRIT FORWARD! First-Ever Indoor/Outdoor Playfully Patriotic Independence Day Celebration

The first-ever SPIRIT FORWARD! day-and-night Celebration of Spirit is formally announced for Sunday, July 3, 2016, Independence Day Weekend, from 4pm to Midnight, at The Chapel. SPIRIT FORWARD! is presented …

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Faster "Ankerslot"

This free download is exactly what it says it is. There are no secrets. There is no EP or album from which the track is drawn; it is nothing more …

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Real Talk: Marquis Hawkes
The UK DJ discusses his motivations for switching from vinyl to digital formats.

Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time.  Since his 2012 debut on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, the raw, ghetto influenced …

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Kornél Kovács Announces Debut Album; Stream Track Here
'The Bells' is scheduled for August 26 release on Studio Barnhus.

For the past seven years Kornél Kovács has been DJing worldwide as one third of Stockholm’s Studio Barnhus alongside Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist. The label and DJ trio is spearheading …

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Podcast 443: Voigtmann
One of London's underground staples fuses together an hour of off-kilter house and techno.

UK artist Claus Voigtmann has operated on the fringes of house music for quite some time now. You won’t find his name on any oversized billboards, or playing for any …

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