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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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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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Danny Brown Signs to Warp; Shares Music Video
The single 'When It Rains' is available now.

Detroit rapper Danny Brown has made the switch from Fools Gold to the illustrious Independent UK label Warp Records. Despite having not released any albums since 2013, Brown has been keeping …

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Fuse: Power in Numbers
XLR8R journeys to London to investigate the secrets behind the brand's success.

Having recently announced a five-date residency with HYTE at Amnesia this coming summer, Fuse is quickly becoming one of Europe’s leading party brands—and so much more. William Ralston traveled to London …

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Ben Lukas Boysen Spells
Nils Frahm's protégé delivers a poignant eight-tracker.

Who could’ve predicted neo-classical’s sudden surge in popularity? Call it what you will—modern composition, ambient, sound art, or call it all three—it seems a greater portion of listeners than ever …

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Studio Essentials: Linkwood
The Edinburgh-based producer runs us through five essentials in his studio.

Linkwood’s career as a producer can be traced back to 2003 when he released “Miles Away” via Scottish label, Firecracker Recordings. The release, a three-track Various Artist EP, emerged with little fanfare, distributed …

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The Avalanches Unveil New Album
'Wildflower' is due out July 8.

Following weeks of speculation, Australian act The Avalanches have now revealed details of their forthcoming album, which will drop in early July via Astralwerks. In their first interview for 16 years, …

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Podcast 441: Iglooghost
The Brainfeeder artist delivers a one-hour mix loaded with exclusives.

Only 18 years old, Seamus Malliagh (a.k.a Iglooghost) must be one of the youngest and most imaginative producers on our radars. Ever since he was 17, Malliagh been releasing music, much of …

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The Social Festival Finalizes Lineup
Goldie and Loco Dice round off the bill for the event taking place in Kent, England, on 9 - 10 September.

The Social Festival has made its final lineup announcement for its 2016 edition, taking place this September. Joining the bill is legendary British drum & bass DJ Clifford Joseph Price (a.k.a. …

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