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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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El_Txef_A Returns With We Walked Home Together - Remix Pack II
We Walked Home Together - Remix pack II is scheduled for release July 13 via Forbidden Colours

Following the release of his sophomore long player We Walked Home Together through Fiakun, El_Txef_A returns with a series of remix packs on his own newly created label Forbidden Colours. While …

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Interview: Eddie Fowlkes
As Detroit's Movement festival approaches, one of techno's overlooked founders sets the record straight.

“Oh, you really trying to kick up some dirt,” Detroit’s Eddie Fowlkes says with a laugh. We’ve been talking for 20 minutes, and I’ve just inquired if it caused a …

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Get Familiar: Amsterdam's FIBER Festival
XLR8R talks to the organizers behind the groundbreaking electronic-arts-and-music fest.

If you are still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, and if you are at all interested in cutting-edge music, arts and culture—and if you’re reading XLR8R, …

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Matrixxman Preps Debut Album; Streams Lead Single
The San Francisco producer's first long-player is due out on Ghostly this summer.

Bay Area producer Matrixxman (a.k.a. Charles Duff) is no stranger to XLR8R’s pages—in addition to supplying an exclusive podcast last year, he’s also incredibly prolific, dropping 12 EPs since 2013 for such labels …

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Sónar+D Announces Key Names and Events
Sónar's international conference for creativity and technology grows rapidly in it's third year.

Sónar+D is the international conference for creativity and technology, which aims to act as a catalyst for interaction between the two. In it’s third year, the 2015 program will focus on …

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20 Questions: Scuba
The Hotflush operator talks Taylor Swift, SUB:STANCE memories and Labyrinth Festival.

Over the course of the past eleven years, Scuba’s musical output has curved through various spheres of bass, techno, and house. The U.K. artist will release his fourth album, Claustrophobia, on …

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Real Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment

‘Real Talk’ is a new series of artist-penned essays that will be appearing on XLR8R from time to time. For the first installment, we’ve enlisted veteran DJ/producer DVS1, who wished …

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Record Store Week: Co-Op 87

All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire ‘Record Store Week’ series here. …

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Tapes "Find Y.O.U."

Stateside newcomer Tapes is set to drop his Finding LP next month. Serving as out first preview, the virtually un-Googleable artist has passed along “Find Y.O.U.,” a melody-rich beat which …

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20 Questions: Simian Mobile Disco Talks Robert Johnson, US Customs, Pioneertown, and the Meaning of "Whorl"

Somehow, Simian Mobile Disco has only gotten better with age. Initially emerging alongside—and somewhat unfairly lumped in with—the electro-house movement of the mid 2000s, the pair (consisting of synth-obsessed Londoners …

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DJ F "Lightyear"

DJ F (a.k.a. Flavio Tortora) may have landed on one of the world’s least Google-able names, but that plays right into his unpretentious, for-the-heads underground persona. 1974, his forthcoming release, …

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20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus

Next week, E S T A R A, the sophomore LP from extraordinarily talented visual artist and producer Teebs (a.k.a. Mtendere Mandowa) is set to land via Brainfeeder. Four years …

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Trees "Rootwork (DJ F Restructure)"

Ann Arbor resident Charles Trees (or simply Trees, pictured above) crafts tangled hybrids that tie together sections of hip-hop, jazz, and electronics into adventurous formations. Over the years, his work …

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20 Questions - Garnier Talks Teenage Radio Shows, Living in the South of France, and Paying Way Too Much for The KLF

At this point in his career, it would be hard to fault Laurent Garnier for taking some time off. With more than two decades in the business, the French-born DJ/producer …

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Rioux "Maze1"

After having shared his “Trails” single last month, Connect label co-founder Rioux returns to XLR8R with a fresh freebie, the aptly titled “Maze1.” The DJ/producer’s new production drives in a …

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Listen to Nguzunguzu's 'Perfect Lullaby Vol. 2' Mix

It has been nearly three years since LA DJ/production duo Nguzunguzu dropped its Perfect Lullaby mix with DIS Magazine, so we have to admit that it’s a bit surprising to …

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