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Submerse
Back in 2011, we profiled Submerse (a.k.a. Rob Orme) in one of our Bubblin' features (the series is now called Bubblin' Up), and our write-up described his music as "something like Play-era Moby making 2-step." In the years that have followed, we've kept tabs on the UK producer, charting his musical evolution as he temporarily relocated to Japan"he's now back in London"and gradually moved away from the garage and bassline tendencies of his early output. That said, we certainly weren't prepared for the hazy, hip-hop-leaning sounds that populate his forthcoming debut full-length, Slow Waves. Scheduled for release on July 28 via the Project: Mooncircle label, the album hews closer to the sun-kissed sounds of the West Coast beat scene than the neon skylines of Tokyo or the cloudy horizons of the UK, and it's undoubtedly the most accomplished thing Submerse has produced to date. As such, we felt the time was right to give the man some room to operate, and invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R
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Willie Burns
Despite his notably low-key persona, William T. Burnett isn't someone who keeps quiet when it comes to making music. The Texas-born, Brooklyn-based producer initially established himself in the early-'00s NYC club scene under the name Speculator, and later began releasing records with a different alias, Grackle, via Legowelt's Strange Life Records. However, it was the introduction of a new, house-focused moniker, Willie Burns, that really seemed to light a fire under Burnett. Since the first Willie Burns record appeared in 2011, he's kept up a blistering pace, adding new aliases (Black Deer, Phobian) while issuing tracks via labels like L.I.E.S., Crme Organization, The Trilogy Tapes, and Not Not Fun. Burnett also heads up his own label, W.T. Records, works at famed Brooklyn record depot The Thing, and holds down a weekly show at Newtown Radio. As if that wasn't enough, he's also managed to maintain an avid passion for collaboration, partnering with the likes of Eliot Lipp (as Galaxy Toobin'), Legowelt (as Sma
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Karizma
Even though he's been releasing records for nearly two decades (and DJing for more than three), it still feels like Karizma (a.k.a. Chris Clayton) is something of a mystery. Operating out of his home base in Baltimore, the well-respected artist"who is also known as Kaytronik and simply K2"has dabbled in a variety of sounds over the years, including excursions into jazz, hip-hop, and broken beat, but it's Clayton's hypnotically soulful, drum-laden house constructions that have truly defined his catalog. Suitable for a big room, but scuzzy enough for a basement, Karizma's tunes cut across the electronic spectrum, and sound especially potent in his own hands, as his prowess in the DJ booth"especially with a pair of CDJs"has become legendary. Next month, he'll be releasing his latest offering, the Beats & Bobs Vol. 1 EP, via longtime label home R2 Records; ahead of that, he's also put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Jokers of the Scene
Jokers of the Scene isn't a new outfit"the Toronto pair has been remixing and releasing records since 2006"but until recently, the duo of Linus Booth and Chris Macintyre hadn't truly managed to distinguish itself. Despite the group's varied output, Jokers of the Scene often felt inextricably tied to the late-'00s bloghouse circuit, most likely due to the project's long-standing affiliation with the Fool's Gold imprint. As such, we were pleasantly surprised when the duo offered up End Scene, its first full-length, a few weeks back. The album, released by Throne of Kanada (a joint effort between the Throne of Blood and New Kanada labels) finds the JOTS boys significantly widening their musical palette, as the LP includes sophisticated nods toward classic house and techno, ambient music, and even some '80s pop. At its core, End Scene is a remarkably sophisticated listen, and one that gave us confidence that Booth and Macintyre were more than capable of putting together a quality mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
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Funkineven
Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality"they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true"and far more interesting"that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. Thr
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Funkineven
Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality"they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true"and far more interesting"that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. Thr
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Matrixxman
A lot of the chatter surrounding Matrixxman (a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff) tends to focus on what he's done in the past, but in all honestly, the San Francisco producer's recent track record has us a lot more excited about his present and future output. Over the past year or so, Matrixxman has released one quality record after another, issuing house and techno tunes (both solo and collaborative) for the likes of Fifth Wall, Unknown to the Unknown, Classicworks, Deft, and Soo Wavey, the label he runs in tandem with frequent production partner Vin Sol. (The pair's white-label reworks of Sade have also caused quite a stir.) Next week, he'll be making his first appearance on Ghostly's Spectral Sound imprint, which will be presenting his new Amulet EP. To mark the occasion, we've enlisted him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Matrixxman
A lot of the chatter surrounding Matrixxman (a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff) tends to focus on what he's done in the past, but in all honestly, the San Francisco producer's recent track record has us a lot more excited about his present and future output. Over the past year or so, Matrixxman has released one quality record after another, issuing house and techno tunes (both solo and collaborative) for the likes of Fifth Wall, Unknown to the Unknown, Classicworks, Deft, and Soo Wavey, the label he runs in tandem with frequent production partner Vin Sol. (The pair's white-label reworks of Sade have also caused quite a stir.) Next week, he'll be making his first appearance on Ghostly's Spectral Sound imprint, which will be presenting his new Amulet EP. To mark the occasion, we've enlisted him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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JTC's EM15 Mix
Looking back through the history of XLR8R, it's hard to believe that Tadd Mullinix was never commissioned to put together a mix for our podcast series. It certainly wasn't for a lack of enthusiasm on our part; after all, the Michigan producer has been turning out high-quality electronic sounds for more than a decade, primarily as Dabrye and James T. Cotton (a.k.a. JTC). (For the record, he's also released music under his own name and has been involved with a number of excellent collaborative undertakings, including 2AMFM with D'Marc Cantu and TNT with Todd Osborn. Those looking for a more complete rundown of Mullinix's history should definitely take a look at this feature we did last year.) This week, Mullinix will be heading north of the border for EM15; the six-day event is something of a new conception, as it combines two long-running Montreal festivals, MUTEK"which is celebrating its 15th anniversary"and Elektra. With Mullinix slated to perform on Saturday afternoon as JTC, the project with which he's bee
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JTC's EM15 Mix
Looking back through the history of XLR8R, it's hard to believe that Tadd Mullinix was never commissioned to put together a mix for our podcast series. It certainly wasn't for a lack of enthusiasm on our part; after all, the Michigan producer has been turning out high-quality electronic sounds for more than a decade, primarily as Dabrye and James T. Cotton (a.k.a. JTC). (For the record, he's also released music under his own name and has been involved with a number of excellent collaborative undertakings, including 2AMFM with D'Marc Cantu and TNT with Todd Osborn. Those looking for a more complete rundown of Mullinix's history should definitely take a look at this feature we did last year.) This week, Mullinix will be heading north of the border for EM15; the six-day event is something of a new conception, as it combines two long-running Montreal festivals, MUTEK"which is celebrating its 15th anniversary"and Elektra. With Mullinix slated to perform on Saturday afternoon as JTC, the project with which he's bee
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Call Super
In some ways, the story of Call Super (a.k.a. Joe Seaton) isn't particularly unique. Raised in the UK and now based in Berlin, he admitted in our Bubblin' Up profile last year that his background doesn't really set him apart from many of his peers. However, when one listens to his output, especially the records Seaton has offered up since he settled in with the Houndstooth camp, it's clear that Call Super isn't the average techno producer. Calling his music difficult would be a stretch, but it's undoubtedly challenging, even when it's focused on the dancefloor. His latest 12", "Depicta" b/w "Acephale II," which dropped just yesterday, was delivered with remarkably little fanfare and even less explanation, yet it's full of robust, propulsive rhythms. At the same time, its tunes are marked by ominous atmospherics, ghostly melodies, and crunchy percussive elements; essentially, the tracks exemplify how the Call Super sound is nuanced, complex, and designed to reward those listeners who are willing to sit back an
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Call Super
In some ways, the story of Call Super (a.k.a. Joe Seaton) isn't particularly unique. Raised in the UK and now based in Berlin, he admitted in our Bubblin' Up profile last year that his background doesn't really set him apart from many of his peers. However, when one listens to his output, especially the records Seaton has offered up since he settled in with the Houndstooth camp, it's clear that Call Super isn't the average techno producer. Calling his music difficult would be a stretch, but it's undoubtedly challenging, even when it's focused on the dancefloor. His latest 12", "Depicta" b/w "Acephale II," which dropped just yesterday, was delivered with remarkably little fanfare and even less explanation, yet it's full of robust, propulsive rhythms. At the same time, its tunes are marked by ominous atmospherics, ghostly melodies, and crunchy percussive elements; essentially, the tracks exemplify how the Call Super sound is nuanced, complex, and designed to reward those listeners who are willing to sit back an
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Kid Smpl
Kid Smpl (a.k.a. Joey Butler) isn't a particularly outspoken artist. The low-key Seattle producer (and former Bubblin' Up subject) maintains a relatively modest profile, quietly issuing music from his perch in the Pacific Northwest. Though his arrangements are often rather sparse, Butler's work has always been something of a hybrid effort, combining elements of instrumental hip-hop and R&B with leftfield bass explorations and pastoral melodies. read more
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DIVA
Back in January of 2013, XLR8R was rather worked up about Paris Stabbing EP, the three-track debut EP from DIVA, a producer whose true identity was shrouded in mystery. Having been assured that more music was in the pipeline, we even tabbed DIVA as one of that year's Artists to Watch, but our excitement was initially met with, well, nothing, as the then-anonymous beatmaker remained silent for an entire year. However, when DIVA finally did speak up again, what he had to say was fairly significant, as he not only announced the launch of a new label, Obsession, but also revealed himself as Canadian producer Matt Didemus, better known as one half of Junior Boys. His young imprint officially began its run last month, dropping a four-track compilation EP that is still streaming here, and more releases are on the way. Ahead of their arrival, we thought now would be a good time to get a larger look at Didemus' current musical headspace, so we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
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Mister Saturday Night
Over the last five years, Mister Saturday Night has become something of a Brooklyn institution, a well-curated, well-organized party run by a couple of bonafide music lovers, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. Guided by an open-minded musical vision (albeit one that leans heavily toward, house, techno, and disco), a real reverence for the salad days of NYC nightlife, and a concrete idea of what a party should"and should not"be, the two DJs have steadily built a substantial following on the dancefloor. Moreover, the two have earned a real sense of respect from their peers, especially those who appreciate Mister Saturday Night's attention to detail and its founders' obvious passion for their craft. In 2012, Carter and Harkin expanded their efforts and launched their own label, Mister Saturday Night Records, kicking off its run with Anthony Naples' Mad Disrespect 12", which was widely hailed as one of the year's best records. Since then, the high-quality stream of music has continued unabated, as the young label ha
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Kid Smpl
Kid Smpl (a.k.a. Joey Butler) isn't a particularly outspoken artist. The low-key Seattle producer (and former Bubblin' Up subject) maintains a relatively modest profile, quietly issuing music from his perch in the Pacific Northwest. Though his arrangements are often rather sparse, Butler's work has always been something of a hybrid effort, combining elements of instrumental hip-hop and R&B with leftfield bass explorations and pastoral melodies. read more
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DIVA
Back in January of 2013, XLR8R was rather worked up about Paris Stabbing EP, the three-track debut EP from DIVA, a producer whose true identity was shrouded in mystery. Having been assured that more music was in the pipeline, we even tabbed DIVA as one of that year's Artists to Watch, but our excitement was initially met with, well, nothing, as the then-anonymous beatmaker remained silent for an entire year. However, when DIVA finally did speak up again, what he had to say was fairly significant, as he not only announced the launch of a new label, Obsession, but also revealed himself as Canadian producer Matt Didemus, better known as one half of Junior Boys. His young imprint officially began its run last month, dropping a four-track compilation EP that is still streaming here, and more releases are on the way. Ahead of their arrival, we thought now would be a good time to get a larger look at Didemus' current musical headspace, so we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
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Mister Saturday Night
Over the last five years, Mister Saturday Night has become something of a Brooklyn institution, a well-curated, well-organized party run by a couple of bonafide music lovers, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. Guided by an open-minded musical vision (albeit one that leans heavily toward, house, techno, and disco), a real reverence for the salad days of NYC nightlife, and a concrete idea of what a party should"and should not"be, the two DJs have steadily built a substantial following on the dancefloor. Moreover, the two have earned a real sense of respect from their peers, especially those who appreciate Mister Saturday Night's attention to detail and its founders' obvious passion for their craft. In 2012, Carter and Harkin expanded their efforts and launched their own label, Mister Saturday Night Records, kicking off its run with Anthony Naples' Mad Disrespect 12", which was widely hailed as one of the year's best records. Since then, the high-quality stream of music has continued unabated, as the young label ha
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Adam Marshall
Over the past year, XLR8R has focused a lot of attention on Adam Marshall, although the bulk of it has been directed at Graze, his collaborative project with XI (a.k.a. Christian Andersen). And while we stand firm in our enthusiasm for the duo's music, on occasion, it needs to be pointed out that Marshall is a quality house and techno producer in his own right. Furthermore, the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist also heads up the reliable New Kanada label, which has been home to both his own output and efforts from the likes of Basic Soul Unit, The Mole, West Norwood Cassette Library, and several others over the course of its nearly decade-long run. Just last week, the imprint announced its 50th release, a forthcoming split 12" from Marshall and new act Crushfield. The record is actually slated to appear next week, so we decided to commemorate the occasion by asking Marshall to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Adam Marshall
Over the past year, XLR8R has focused a lot of attention on Adam Marshall, although the bulk of it has been directed at Graze, his collaborative project with XI (a.k.a. Christian Andersen). And while we stand firm in our enthusiasm for the duo's music, on occasion, it needs to be pointed out that Marshall is a quality house and techno producer in his own right. Furthermore, the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist also heads up the reliable New Kanada label, which has been home to both his own output and efforts from the likes of Basic Soul Unit, The Mole, West Norwood Cassette Library, and several others over the course of its nearly decade-long run. Just last week, the imprint announced its 50th release, a forthcoming split 12" from Marshall and new act Crushfield. The record is actually slated to appear next week, so we decided to commemorate the occasion by asking Marshall to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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The Range
Although The Range (a.k.a. James Hinton) released a couple of low-profile EPs in 2011 and 2012, it wasn't until last year that the Rhode Island producer really caught fire. The Seneca EP found Hinton impressively dipping his toes into faster tempos, while Nonfiction, his subsequent debut full-length, offered a variety of bass-infused musical explorations. In terms of style, The Range is a difficult project to pin down; strong currents of hip-hop and R&B run through Hinton's work, and there's undoubtedly a certain cleanliness to his productions, but his vision extends beyond what's playing on mainstream radio. Last month, his development continued with the release of the Panasonic EP (another Hinton effort for the Donky Pitch label), but the record ultimately left us wanting a longer look at what The Range had to offer; as such, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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The Range
Although The Range (a.k.a. James Hinton) released a couple of low-profile EPs in 2011 and 2012, it wasn't until last year that the Rhode Island producer really caught fire. The Seneca EP found Hinton impressively dipping his toes into faster tempos, while Nonfiction, his subsequent debut full-length, offered a variety of bass-infused musical explorations. In terms of style, The Range is a difficult project to pin down; strong currents of hip-hop and R&B run through Hinton's work, and there's undoubtedly a certain cleanliness to his productions, but his vision extends beyond what's playing on mainstream radio. Last month, his development continued with the release of the Panasonic EP (another Hinton effort for the Donky Pitch label), but the record ultimately left us wanting a longer look at what The Range had to offer; as such, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Joey Anderson
Over the past few years, a small cadre of veteran New York and New Jersey DJs"including the likes of Levon Vincent, DJ Qu, Jus-Ed, Anthony Parasole, and Fred P."has risen to prominence, and while these artists' individual styles may vary, there's still a loose philosophy, or at least a shared set of values, tying them together. Taking a deeply measured, historically informed, and intensely musical approach to the dancefloor, this group has opened the door for other like-minded producers to reach a wider audience. Joey Anderson is one such producer, and after filling 2013 with a string of high-quality 12"s and EPs, the New Jersey native and former Bubblin' Up subject has just dropped his debut full-length, After Forever, via the Dekmantel label. The album is an excellent piece of work, so much so that we wanted to hear more of what Anderson had up his sleeve. As such, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Joey Anderson
Over the past few years, a small cadre of veteran New York and New Jersey DJs"including the likes of Levon Vincent, DJ Qu, Jus-Ed, Anthony Parasole, and Fred P."has risen to prominence, and while these artists' individual styles may vary, there's still a loose philosophy, or at least a shared set of values, tying them together. Taking a deeply measured, historically informed, and intensely musical approach to the dancefloor, this group has opened the door for other like-minded producers to reach a wider audience. Joey Anderson is one such producer, and after filling 2013 with a string of high-quality 12"s and EPs, the New Jersey native and former Bubblin' Up subject has just dropped his debut full-length, After Forever, via the Dekmantel label. The album is an excellent piece of work, so much so that we wanted to hear more of what Anderson had up his sleeve. As such, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Frankie Knuckles
The history of house music is littered with iconic characters, but the influence of Frankie Knuckles can't be understated. Often referred to as "The Godfather of House Music," the Bronx native got his DJ start in New York City alongside fellow legend Larry Levan, but it was only after he relocated to Chicago that he truly made his biggest impact. Serving as a resident at early house hotspots like the Warehouse and later at his own club, The Power Plant, Knuckles played an instrumental role in growing house from a small scene into a global movement. Over time, he also extended his talents into the production world, and eventually became one of house music's most in-demand remixers. Now, after more than 35 years in the game, Knuckles remains active, continuing to turn out both remixes and original tracks and regularly touring the globe. On June 14, he'll be performing he was scheduled to perform for Love Fever at London's Found Festival, sharing the stage with Moodymann, Bicep, San Soda, and more, and the festi
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Frankie Knuckles
The history of house music is littered with iconic characters, but the influence of Frankie Knuckles can't be understated. Often referred to as "The Godfather of House Music," the Bronx native got his DJ start in New York City alongside fellow legend Larry Levan, but it was only after he relocated to Chicago that he truly made his biggest impact. Serving as a resident at early house hotspots like the Warehouse and later at his own club, The Power Plant, Knuckles played an instrumental role in growing house from a small scene into a global movement. Over time, he also extended his talents into the production world, and eventually became one of house music's most in-demand remixers. Now, after more than 35 years in the game, Knuckles remains active, continuing to turn out both remixes and original tracks and regularly touring the globe. On June 14, he'll be performing he was scheduled to perform for Love Fever at London's Found Festival, sharing the stage with Moodymann, Bicep, San Soda, and more, and the festi
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Efdemin
In recent years, the term "deep" has been used and reused, to the point where the word has almost no concrete meaning in the context of electronic music. That's why artists like Efdemin (a.k.a. Phillip Sollmann) are so important; there's little question that his work is "deep," but in Sollmann's case, the descriptor has a lot more to do with the actual depth and nuanced nature of his music than it does any specific sonic signifiers. He's long been associated with Dial Records, an imprint with a long history of thoughtful, detail-oriented house and techno. On March 31, the label will be delivering Decay, Efdemin's third full-length and an effort that was largely recorded in the serene environs of Kyoto, Japan. Ahead of its release, we've enlisted the veteran German producer to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Lee Bannon
Only two months have passed since we profiled Lee Bannon as part of this year's Bubblin' Up Week. Normally, we'd allow a little more time to pass before tabbing a Bubblin' Up artist for the XLR8R podcast series"if nothing else, for the sake of continued artist development"but in Bannon's case, it quickly became clear that the Brooklyn producer wasn't going to be waiting for anything. His debut LP for Ninja Tune, Alternate/Endings, dropped in January, turning heads with its blown-out aesthetic and frequent nods to drum & bass, yet Bannon has announced that he's already working on a follow-up. Given his prodigious work rate, we figured that Bannon might also be willing to take on our podcast series, and he not only delivered an exclusive DJ mix, but one that's stuffed with several of his unreleased tracks. read more
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Efdemin
In recent years, the term "deep" has been used and reused, to the point where the word has almost no concrete meaning in the context of electronic music. That's why artists like Efdemin (a.k.a. Phillip Sollmann) are so important; there's little question that his work is "deep," but in Sollmann's case, the descriptor has a lot more to do with the actual depth and nuanced nature of his music than it does any specific sonic signifiers. He's long been associated with Dial Records, an imprint with a long history of thoughtful, detail-oriented house and techno. On March 31, the label will be delivering Decay, Efdemin's third full-length and an effort that was largely recorded in the serene environs of Kyoto, Japan. Ahead of its release, we've enlisted the veteran German producer to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Lee Bannon
Only two months have passed since we profiled Lee Bannon as part of this year's Bubblin' Up Week. Normally, we'd allow a little more time to pass before tabbing a Bubblin' Up artist for the XLR8R podcast series"if nothing else, for the sake of continued artist development"but in Bannon's case, it quickly became clear that the Brooklyn producer wasn't going to be waiting for anything. His debut LP for Ninja Tune, Alternate/Endings, dropped in January, turning heads with its blown-out aesthetic and frequent nods to drum & bass, yet Bannon has announced that he's already working on a follow-up. Given his prodigious work rate, we figured that Bannon might also be willing to take on our podcast series, and he not only delivered an exclusive DJ mix, but one that's stuffed with several of his unreleased tracks. read more
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Portable
Veteran house specialist Alan Abrahams has been somewhat quiet over the past few years, as barely a peep has been heard from either his ambient-inclined Portable moniker or his more dancefloor-oriented Bodycode alias. In fairness, a new Portable EP on Abrahams' Sd Electronic label is reportedly in the works, as is a new 12" for Perlon, but in the meantime, the South African-born artist has offered to provide a window into his current musical headspace by putting together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Portable
Veteran house specialist Alan Abrahams has been somewhat quiet over the past few years, as barely a peep has been heard from either his ambient-inclined Portable moniker or his more dancefloor-oriented Bodycode alias. In fairness, a new Portable EP on Abrahams' Sd Electronic label is reportedly in the works, as is a new 12" for Perlon, but in the meantime, the South African-born artist has offered to provide a window into his current musical headspace by putting together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Heatsick
Much of the attention surrounding Heatsick (a.k.a. Steven Warwick) focuses on his relatively spartan set-up, as the UK-born, Berlin-based producer makes music with just a Casio keyboard and a series of guitar pedals. It's certainly intriguing that Warwick relies upon these rudimentary tools, but fixating on his process does his music something of a disservice, as his intricate, loop-based creations are noteworthy in their own right. Heatsick releases have been popping up since the mid '00s, but there's little question that Warwick's efforts for the PAN label in recent years, especially 2013's Re-Engineering, have significantly elevated his stature. Still, after hearing so many of his original creations"many of which sound like off-kilter takes on house music by someone who most definitely didn't come of age in that scene"we found ourselves wondering what exactly a Heatsick DJ set would sound like. He's responded to that question with Back 2 Asics, an exclusive mix and the latest installment of the XLR8R podca
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Heatsick
Much of the attention surrounding Heatsick (a.k.a. Steven Warwick) focuses on his relatively spartan set-up, as the UK-born, Berlin-based producer makes music with just a Casio keyboard and a series of guitar pedals. It's certainly intriguing that Warwick relies upon these rudimentary tools, but fixating on his process does his music something of a disservice, as his intricate, loop-based creations are noteworthy in their own right. Heatsick releases have been popping up since the mid '00s, but there's little question that Warwick's efforts for the PAN label in recent years, especially 2013's Re-Engineering, have significantly elevated his stature. Still, after hearing so many of his original creations"many of which sound like off-kilter takes on house music by someone who most definitely didn't come of age in that scene"we found ourselves wondering what exactly a Heatsick DJ set would sound like. He's responded to that question with Back 2 Asics, an exclusive mix and the latest installment of the XLR8R podca
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Magic Touch
During the past two or three years, Magic Touch (a.k.a. Damon Palermo), has often been viewed through the lens of his previous projects, especially his work with skronky outfit Mi Ami. However, with his debut full-length, Palermo House Gang, ready to drop next week via the 100% Silk label, it seems like the time has truly arrived to evaluate the LA-based producer solely on the basis of his output as a solo artist. Coming on the heels of several EPs, both for 100% Silk and Tensnake's True Romance imprint, the LP finds Palermo continuing to blur the lines between old-school house, indulgent disco, and classic garage. Curious if these stylistic tendencies would hold true in the context of a DJ set, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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KZA
It's not often that Japan is touted as a hotbed for disco, but those familiar with the work of KZA (a.k.a. Yotsukaido Nature) have little trouble acknowledging that the Tokyo-based producer is one of the genre's most compelling figures. For most of the '00s, KZA was best known as one half of Force of Nature, his collaborative"and similarly disco-minded"project with DJ Kent. But with the release of his debut full-length, Dig and Edit, the veteran artist established himself as a formidable solo act. Next week, he'll be issuing a follow-up LP, Dig & Edit 2, once again via Mule Musiq's Endless Flight imprint. Given the record's impending release, not to mention the fact that KZA is often renowned as one of Japan's most dedicated vinyl collectors, we figured that he would be an excellent candidate to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Teebs, Jonwayne, Baths, Daedelus, Ras G and More to Feature in Upcoming LA Beat Scene Documentary
Said to have been filmed over the summer of 2013, the upcoming Looking for the Perfect Beat documentary aims to chronicle Los Angeles' renowned beat music community by offering a "fly-on-the-wall perspective" of the production process behind some of the scene's most essential members. read more
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Matthewdavid Shares Color-Drenched New Video for "In My World"
After his sophomore LP In My World was officially dropped last week via FlyLo's Brainfeeder label, Leaving label head and recent contributor to our Artist Tips series Matthewdavid (a.k.a. Matthew McQueen) has unveiled a whimsical new video to accompany his sophomore album's title track. read more
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Dream Koala "Saturn Boy (Kid Smpl Remix)"
For the task of remixing his spacious, guitar-led "Saturn Boy" track, Dream Koala (pictured above) has enlisted the talents of Seattle producer and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Kid Smpl. In its original form on Dream Koala's recent Earth. Home. Destroyed. EP, "Saturn Boy" is an introspective track which places the artist's own vocals atop a lush bed of dreamy textures. On this rework, Kid Smpl elects to bury the tune under a heavy procession of rattling, distorted rhythms, which are eventually overtaken by sheets of noise that grow in force as the production progresses. Along with offering this free remix, Dream Koala also has a number of upcoming live dates which will see him tour across Europe this summer; full details can be found after the jump. read more
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Magic Touch
During the past two or three years, Magic Touch (a.k.a. Damon Palermo), has often been viewed through the lens of his previous projects, especially his work with skronky outfit Mi Ami. However, with his debut full-length, Palermo House Gang, ready to drop next week via the 100% Silk label, it seems like the time has truly arrived to evaluate the LA-based producer solely on the basis of his output as a solo artist. Coming on the heels of several EPs, both for 100% Silk and Tensnake's True Romance imprint, the LP finds Palermo continuing to blur the lines between old-school house, indulgent disco, and classic garage. Curious if these stylistic tendencies would hold true in the context of a DJ set, we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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KZA
It's not often that Japan is touted as a hotbed for disco, but those familiar with the work of KZA (a.k.a. Yotsukaido Nature) have little trouble acknowledging that the Tokyo-based producer is one of the genre's most compelling figures. For most of the '00s, KZA was best known as one half of Force of Nature, his collaborative"and similarly disco-minded"project with DJ Kent. But with the release of his debut full-length, Dig and Edit, the veteran artist established himself as a formidable solo act. Next week, he'll be issuing a follow-up LP, Dig & Edit 2, once again via Mule Musiq's Endless Flight imprint. Given the record's impending release, not to mention the fact that KZA is often renowned as one of Japan's most dedicated vinyl collectors, we figured that he would be an excellent candidate to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Software to Release New EP from Suicideyear, Shares First Single
Baton Rouge-based producer Suicideyear (a.k.a. James Prudhomme) has announced plans to release a new EP via the Oneohtrix Point Never-curated Software imprint this fall. read more
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Lucy
The music of Lucy (a.k.a. Luca Mortellaro) is perhaps most closely related to techno, but attempting to neatly file the Italian-born, Berlin-based producer's work into any particular genre is essentially a fruitless endeavor. His 2011 debut LP, Wordplay for Working Bees, hinted at IDM while experimenting with foreboding sheets of atmospheric noise and abstract beat patterns, and garnered Lucy plenty of admirers in the process. The output of his Stroboscopic Artefacts label has been more straightforward, albeit no less impressive, as the imprint has become a reliable home for dark, driving techno sounds. In the midst of all this activity, Lucy has somehow also found the time to link up with other artists in the studio, turning out collaborative work with the likes of Speedy J (as Zeitgeber) and Silent Servant, amongst others. Later this month, however, he'll be heading back into the solo spotlight with the release of his sophomore full-length, Churches Schools and Guns, an occasion we've elected to celebrate b
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Lucy
The music of Lucy (a.k.a. Luca Mortellaro) is perhaps most closely related to techno, but attempting to neatly file the Italian-born, Berlin-based producer's work into any particular genre is essentially a fruitless endeavor. His 2011 debut LP, Wordplay for Working Bees, hinted at IDM while experimenting with foreboding sheets of atmospheric noise and abstract beat patterns, and garnered Lucy plenty of admirers in the process. The output of his Stroboscopic Artefacts label has been more straightforward, albeit no less impressive, as the imprint has become a reliable home for dark, driving techno sounds. In the midst of all this activity, Lucy has somehow also found the time to link up with other artists in the studio, turning out collaborative work with the likes of Speedy J (as Zeitgeber) and Silent Servant, amongst others. Later this month, however, he'll be heading back into the solo spotlight with the release of his sophomore full-length, Churches Schools and Guns, an occasion we've elected to celebrate b
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Jerome LOL
While the electronic spectrum is full of producers that could be described as unique, Jerome LOL is someone who truly marches to the beat of his own drum. It's been more than a year since his shape-shifting former outfit, LOL Boys, went on what has seemingly become a permanent hiatus, and in that time, the LA-based artist and co-founder of the ascendant Body High label has maintained his undeniably meta sense of humor and continued to build an identity based around various web tropes and an affinity for the aesthetics of the internet's early days. However, he's also established himself as a skilled producer of washy, emotive, and slow-grooving house, albeit a variant that also includes plenty of nods to (and outright appropriation of) contemporary Top 40. Following a series of self-released singles"which were later compiled and mixed on a limited-edition cassette"Jerome LOL will finally be issuing his first official EP, Deleted/Fool, next week via the Friends of Friends label. The four-track effort is current
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Julio Bashmore and Hyetal Ready New 12" as Velour; Hear It Now
UK producers Julio Bashmore and Hyetal have again combined forces as Velour, putting together a two-track 12" which will see a release via Bashmore's Broadwalk imprint later this month, but which can be streamed in full now. read more
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Komon & Appleblim Announce Upcoming EP for Aus, Share New Track
Komon (pictured above) and Appleblim have revealed details for their upcoming second collaborative release on Will Saul's Aus imprint. read more
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Jerome LOL
While the electronic spectrum is full of producers that could be described as unique, Jerome LOL is someone who truly marches to the beat of his own drum. It's been more than a year since his shape-shifting former outfit, LOL Boys, went on what has seemingly become a permanent hiatus, and in that time, the LA-based artist and co-founder of the ascendant Body High label has maintained his undeniably meta sense of humor and continued to build an identity based around various web tropes and an affinity for the aesthetics of the internet's early days. However, he's also established himself as a skilled producer of washy, emotive, and slow-grooving house, albeit a variant that also includes plenty of nods to (and outright appropriation of) contemporary Top 40. Following a series of self-released singles"which were later compiled and mixed on a limited-edition cassette"Jerome LOL will finally be issuing his first official EP, Deleted/Fool, next week via the Friends of Friends label. The four-track effort is current
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Actress
Every Tuesday morning, XLR8R presents the latest installment of its podcast series, highlighting an exclusive mix from an artist whose work has piqued our interest in some way. Having posted more than 300 podcast mixes over the years, it's safe to say that a wide variety of acts have contributed to the series, from intriguing up-and-comers (some of which were never heard from again) to indisputable electronic music legends. And though we're generally quite enthusiastic about all of our podcasts, we're not ashamed to admit that our anticipation levels do spike when someone particularly exciting agrees to participate. Today is one of those instances, as this week's mix was delivered by UK producer and Werkdiscs boss Darren Cunningham (a.k.a. Actress). read more
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Visionist
It was early 2012 when XLR8R first profiled Visionist (a.k.a. Louis Carnell) in our ongoing Bubblin' Up series, and even then, the London-based producer seemed like an incredibly busy guy. Over the past two years or so, he basically hasn't stopped working; the latter half of 2013 proved to be a particularly fruitful period, as Visionist records popped up on Leisure System, RAMP, and Lit City Trax, solidifying the young producer's position as one of the leading figures in the resurgent grime scene. Of course, what makes Visionist's music so interesting is the fact that he's not a classicist; grime may be at the center of his artistic vision, but his tracks often bare traces of hip-hop, R&B, footwork, and other urban sounds from across the Atlantic. Now that the calendar has flipped to 2014, he appears poised to properly stake his claim, not just as a grime producer, but as one of the UK's most intriguing beatmakers. As such, we figured that there would be no better time to enlist his services for the XLR8R
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Visionist
It was early 2012 when XLR8R first profiled Visionist (a.k.a. Louis Carnell) in our ongoing Bubblin' Up series, and even then, the London-based producer seemed like an incredibly busy guy. Over the past two years or so, he basically hasn't stopped working; the latter half of 2013 proved to be a particularly fruitful period, as Visionist records popped up on Leisure System, RAMP, and Lit City Trax, solidifying the young producer's position as one of the leading figures in the resurgent grime scene. Of course, what makes Visionist's music so interesting is the fact that he's not a classicist; grime may be at the center of his artistic vision, but his tracks often bare traces of hip-hop, R&B, footwork, and other urban sounds from across the Atlantic. Now that the calendar has flipped to 2014, he appears poised to properly stake his claim, not just as a grime producer, but as one of the UK's most intriguing beatmakers. As such, we figured that there would be no better time to enlist his services for the XLR8R
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Actress
Every Tuesday morning, XLR8R presents the latest installment of its podcast series, highlighting an exclusive mix from an artist whose work has piqued our interest in some way. Having posted more than 300 podcast mixes over the years, it's safe to say that a wide variety of acts have contributed to the series, from intriguing up-and-comers (some of which were never heard from again) to indisputable electronic music legends. And though we're generally quite enthusiastic about all of our podcasts, we're not ashamed to admit that our anticipation levels do spike when someone particularly exciting agrees to participate. Today is one of those instances, as this week's mix was delivered by UK producer and Werkdiscs boss Darren Cunningham (a.k.a. Actress). read more
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DJ Koze
The calendar only flipped to December a few days ago, but it seems that much of the music world has already begun to set its sights on the end of the year. More specifically, everyone seems to be looking back at the last 11 months and evaluating what pieces of music were amongst the year's best. XLR8R is no different, and when our list of 2013's best releases surfaces during the next few weeks, there's little question that Amygadla, the long-awaited sophomore LP from DJ Koze, will make the cut. It's been a big year for the veteran German producer, which is why we thought he would be an excellent candidate to put together the final XLR8R podcast of 2013. read more
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Marquis Hawkes
After impressively debuting in late 2012 with his Cabrini Green EP for the Dixon Avenue Basement Jams imprint, mysterious producer Marquis Hawkes had an even better 2013. Operating anonymously from his home base in Berlin, he issued two more EPs, Higher Forces at Work and Sex, Drugs & House, and continued to deliver raw, ghetto-house-influenced sounds. Still, even after speaking with Hawkes at length for a Bubblin' Up profile last March, and subsequently naming him one of 2013's Best New Artists, we have to admit that we still don't know all that much about him. Anxious to remedy that situation"and also curious to hear the man at work behind the decks"we've asked the Bubblin' Up alum to come back for Bubblin' Up Week 2014 and deliver the first XLR8R podcast of the year. read more
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Axel Boman
Although Axel Boman first put himself on everyone's radar in 2010 with the breakout release of "Purple Drank" and the launch of his Studio Barnhus label, it really feels like the Swedish producer's coming-out party took place in 2013. Not only has the notoriously affable artist found himself increasingly on the international DJ circuit, but this year also saw him issuing both the Black Magic Boman EP via Hypercolour and Family Vacation, his debut full-length. Those records showcased Boman's love for breezy pop, groovy disco, and low-slung deep house. Curious to see how those tendencies would translate in the context of a DJ mix, we invited Boman to put together the latest installment of the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Auntie Flo & Esa "Percasio Dub"
Glasgow-raised, London-based producer Auntie Flo is set to hit North America for the first time with a string of gigs beginning tomorrow night in Montreal. To help spread the word, the Huntleys & Palmers affiliate has passed along "Percasio Dub," a new production originally commissioned by the British Council's ConnectZA program to celebrate the upcoming Mandela Day on July 18. A collaboration with London transplant Esa, "Percasio Dub" is an efficient club track which comes lined with loose percussion and crisp synth chords. Anchored by a hand-played bassline, the tune's playful rhythms and bell-like melodies see the subtle influence of African music seep into the floor-ready production. Auntie Flo's upcoming North American tour dates"which include a stop at NYC's MoMa PS1 series"can be peeped after the jump. read more
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Ikonika Details Upcoming EP for Hyperdub
Longstanding Hyperdub affiliate Ikonika has detailed a forthcoming EP for the label, slated for official release at the end of the summer. read more
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DJ Koze
The calendar only flipped to December a few days ago, but it seems that much of the music world has already begun to set its sights on the end of the year. More specifically, everyone seems to be looking back at the last 11 months and evaluating what pieces of music were amongst the year's best. XLR8R is no different, and when our list of 2013's best releases surfaces during the next few weeks, there's little question that Amygadla, the long-awaited sophomore LP from DJ Koze, will make the cut. It's been a big year for the veteran German producer, which is why we thought he would be an excellent candidate to put together the final XLR8R podcast of 2013. read more
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Christopher Willits Shares First Video Single from Upcoming Visual Album for Ghostly
Opening, the forthcoming ambitious visual album from Christopher Willits, is set to arrive via Ghostly in September. Ahead of its release, the California-based electronic musician has now shared the full video and audio for "Clear," the angelic first track to surface from the upcoming effort. read more
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Marquis Hawkes
After impressively debuting in late 2012 with his Cabrini Green EP for the Dixon Avenue Basement Jams imprint, mysterious producer Marquis Hawkes had an even better 2013. Operating anonymously from his home base in Berlin, he issued two more EPs, Higher Forces at Work and Sex, Drugs & House, and continued to deliver raw, ghetto-house-influenced sounds. Still, even after speaking with Hawkes at length for a Bubblin' Up profile last March, and subsequently naming him one of 2013's Best New Artists, we have to admit that we still don't know all that much about him. Anxious to remedy that situation"and also curious to hear the man at work behind the decks"we've asked the Bubblin' Up alum to come back for Bubblin' Up Week 2014 and deliver the first XLR8R podcast of the year. read more
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Prins Thomas Inaugurates 'Rainbow Disco Club' Mix Series
Prins Thomas has been tapped to deliver the first in a new mix series allied with the annual Rainbow Disco Club festival in Tokyo. read more
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Deetron
Deetron (a.k.a. Sam Geiser) is a techno producer. It sounds simple, but it's really the most important thing there is to know about the veteran Swiss artist. Though he's explored various facets of the genre, gradually moving from pumping, hard-edged sounds toward the more melodic variant he often champions today, techno has always been at the heart of his artistic vision. Over the past 15 years, he's been steadily turning out records for a variety of imprints, including Phont, Intec, Circus Company, and Aus, but his most frequent home has been the Music Man label, which actually just released his long-awaited sophomore album, Music Over Matter. The LP frequently found Deetron embarking on a number of collaborative efforts, so we thought the XLR8R podcast would give him a chance to properly have the spotlight all to himself. read more
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Axel Boman
Although Axel Boman first put himself on everyone's radar in 2010 with the breakout release of "Purple Drank" and the launch of his Studio Barnhus label, it really feels like the Swedish producer's coming-out party took place in 2013. Not only has the notoriously affable artist found himself increasingly on the international DJ circuit, but this year also saw him issuing both the Black Magic Boman EP via Hypercolour and Family Vacation, his debut full-length. Those records showcased Boman's love for breezy pop, groovy disco, and low-slung deep house. Curious to see how those tendencies would translate in the context of a DJ mix, we invited Boman to put together the latest installment of the XLR8R podcast series. read more
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Deetron
Deetron (a.k.a. Sam Geiser) is a techno producer. It sounds simple, but it's really the most important thing there is to know about the veteran Swiss artist. Though he's explored various facets of the genre, gradually moving from pumping, hard-edged sounds toward the more melodic variant he often champions today, techno has always been at the heart of his artistic vision. Over the past 15 years, he's been steadily turning out records for a variety of imprints, including Phont, Intec, Circus Company, and Aus, but his most frequent home has been the Music Man label, which actually just released his long-awaited sophomore album, Music Over Matter. The LP frequently found Deetron embarking on a number of collaborative efforts, so we thought the XLR8R podcast would give him a chance to properly have the spotlight all to himself. read more
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Drums, DJ Dez, and The D: 10 Things You Need to Know About Andrs
In a field often known as much for ambiguous identities as it is for music, Detroit's Andrs"or is it Dez Andrs, DJ Dez, or something else?"stands out as a master of both. Regardless of what moniker is being used, there's little question that Andrs' star has been ascending over the past few years, which piqued our curiosity about exactly how this Motor City artist found his way into the spotlight. In an effort to find out more, we went digging for information and put together a list of 10 things everyone should know about this versatile DJ/producer. read more
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Fran Seven "Son"
"Son" comes to us from Fran Seven's recent Ripples in Time EP, a five-track effort which dropped via Applescal's Atomnation imprint last week. Serving as the record's second cut, "Son" is a dense, midtempo effort which employs sharp drum programming and thick layers of intertwining synth work. Spanning just over four minutes, the track finds the Dutch artist patiently revealing new dimensions to his production, as subtle melodic lines and textured percussion are allowed to gently rise to surface. Out now, Fran Seven's full Ripples in Time EP can be streamed after the jump. read more
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beGun "Mumbai"
Hailing from the increasingly fertile city of Barcelona, budding producer beGun has spent the past 12 months sharing songs inspired, in one way or another, by specific locations around the globe. "Mumbai" is the latest such effort, a cascading electronic hybrid which sews together bowed strings, flowing pads, melodic vocal chops, and a bevy of real-world percussion. read more
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Dream Koala "Saturn Boy (Kid Smpl Remix)"
For the task of remixing his spacious, guitar-led "Saturn Boy" track, Dream Koala (pictured above) has enlisted the talents of Seattle producer and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Kid Smpl. In its original form on Dream Koala's recent Earth. Home. Destroyed. EP, "Saturn Boy" is an introspective track which places the artist's own vocals atop a lush bed of dreamy textures. On this rework, Kid Smpl elects to bury the tune under a heavy procession of rattling, distorted rhythms, which are eventually overtaken by sheets of noise that grow in force as the production progresses. Along with offering this free remix, Dream Koala also has a number of upcoming live dates which will see him tour across Europe this summer; full details can be found after the jump. read more
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Laurel Halo
It wasn't all that long ago that XLR8R first profiled Laurel Halo. After hearing her woozy, 4AD-esque King Felix EP, we did a small feature in January 2011 for a series that was then known as Bubblin' (these days, we call it Bubblin' Up), and we've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan-raised, Brooklyn-based producer ever since. In truth, her path hasn't always been an easy one to chart, as Laurel Halo has never been an artist who lingers in one musical space for too long. 2011's Hour Logic EP focused on drifting sonics, abstract beat structures, and manipulations of Halo's voice, while last year's Quarantine, her debut LP for Hyperdub, eschewed drum programming entirely while offering a series of leftfield, vocal-driven creations that were ostensibly pop, albeit in the most adventurous way possible. 2013 has seen another creative left turn, as the Behind the Green Door EP found Halo leaving the vocals behind and digging into techno, and that excavation has continued with Chance of Rain, her new full-lengt
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Laurel Halo
It wasn't all that long ago that XLR8R first profiled Laurel Halo. After hearing her woozy, 4AD-esque King Felix EP, we did a small feature in January 2011 for a series that was then known as Bubblin' (these days, we call it Bubblin' Up), and we've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan-raised, Brooklyn-based producer ever since. In truth, her path hasn't always been an easy one to chart, as Laurel Halo has never been an artist who lingers in one musical space for too long. 2011's Hour Logic EP focused on drifting sonics, abstract beat structures, and manipulations of Halo's voice, while last year's Quarantine, her debut LP for Hyperdub, eschewed drum programming entirely while offering a series of leftfield, vocal-driven creations that were ostensibly pop, albeit in the most adventurous way possible. 2013 has seen another creative left turn, as the Behind the Green Door EP found Halo leaving the vocals behind and digging into techno, and that excavation has continued with Chance of Rain, her new full-lengt
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Episode 369 Freund der Familie
People believe that in the fields of deep research that one is ready to drill to the core of a matter; of course there are also those like Freund der Familie that demonstrate how far you can go. The ability to probe from the surface is in this discipline a remarkable quality. Behind the "Freund der Familie" (including the house and yard) is Klaus Rakete and the Mirko Hunger, who originally from the most varied genre patronage have drawn their inspiration. Overcome by the musical chemistry of their fellowship, the two decided with a hive-mind ethos to share the benefits with each other. Since 2007 the upkeep of the house and cultivation of the yard has happened at the same address (label & project); this is their priority. Independent from the prefabricated sound-type, the duo studied both with the label marker and the production process the various methods of the power of deepness. The means for the sonic vividness come from a cosmos of euphoria, spirituality, half-light and melancholic positivity. The
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Ben Sims Announces Final Release for Theory, Taps Marcel Dettmann, DVS1, Luke Slater, and Surgeon for Remixes
After nearly two decades in operation, veteran producer Ben Sims has announced the conclusion of his long-running Theory imprint and detailed its final release, which enlists remixes from four fellow techno heavyweights. read more
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Poker Flat Dubs Vol. 2
Release date:  08/11/2014 More essential deep dubs from the Poker Flat stable. Vol. 2 delves yet further into the back catalogue of one of the most important electronic music labels of the last decade and a half, and brings to light another wealth of dubbed-out gems. Poker Flat Dubs Vol. 2 revels in the stripped down, tweaked out vibe of the dub mix, and gives as much space to new artists as to more established producers. read more
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beGun "Mumbai"
Hailing from the increasingly fertile city of Barcelona, budding producer beGun has spent the past 12 months sharing songs inspired, in one way or another, by specific locations around the globe. "Mumbai" is the latest such effort, a cascading electronic hybrid which sews together bowed strings, flowing pads, melodic vocal chops, and a bevy of real-world percussion. read more
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Events 25/07/14 Abused Rec. invites Ninja Columbo @ Spiegeltent A'
* Celebrating 10 years of ninja violence *Starring :- THE TEKNOIST vs DOLPHIN -(Ninja Columbo,Planet Mu) uk- SCHEME BOY -(Ninja Columbo) uk- UNDEAD RONIIN -(Ninja Columbo,Industrial Strenght) uk- DJ SKULL VOMIT -(Murder Channel,Peace off) us- KHAOZ ENGINE -(Abused Rec.,HKV)- DJIPE -(Abused Rec.,Deathchant) nl- STOLEN CULT -(Abused Rec., Noisj)- MR.ORANGE -(Abused Recordingz)Doors : 22uTickets : Before 00.00 8eu // After 00.00 10euAdres : Noordkasteel - antwerpenCELL styleStatistics: Posted by mr orange " Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:16 pm
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Fina Fisken "Save the Day (Cherushii Remix)"
San Francisco producer Cherushii (pictured above) has been enlisted to rework "Save the Day," the lead single from Fina Fisken's upcoming release for the freshly launched Strange Paradise label. read more
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Auntie Flo & Esa "Percasio Dub"
Glasgow-raised, London-based producer Auntie Flo is set to hit North America for the first time with a string of gigs beginning tomorrow night in Montreal. To help spread the word, the Huntleys & Palmers affiliate has passed along "Percasio Dub," a new production originally commissioned by the British Council's ConnectZA program to celebrate the upcoming Mandela Day on July 18. A collaboration with London transplant Esa, "Percasio Dub" is an efficient club track which comes lined with loose percussion and crisp synth chords. Anchored by a hand-played bassline, the tune's playful rhythms and bell-like melodies see the subtle influence of African music seep into the floor-ready production. Auntie Flo's upcoming North American tour dates"which include a stop at NYC's MoMa PS1 series"can be peeped after the jump. read more
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We Cut Corners "Blue (Magical Mistakes Remix)"
The pairing of Osaka, Japan transplant Magical Mistakes (pictured above) and Irish indie-rock duo We Cut Corners may seem an odd one, but nothing sounds out of order on the former's remix of "Blue," a cut taken from the group's recent Think Nothing LP for Delphi. On it, Magical Mistakes pushes the original track's squelching vocals beneath thick layers of hiss, which are constantly cut by the remix's intricately evolving percussion patterns. This rework comes not only the heels of We Cut Corners's new LP, but also Magical Mistakes' latest outing, the Decompose / Reassemble EP, which is out now via King Deluxe and can be streamed in full after the jump. read more
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