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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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Silkie Fractals
Silkie soars to the outer galaxies with a new R&B-tinged dubstep space opera.

London producer Solomon Rose’s creative work as Silkie has always wobbled to a different groove than many of his other dubstep contemporaries. His sound embraces a brighter, soulful, synth-driven aesthetic …

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Q&A: Satoshi Tomiie Releases New Day
A decade and a half after his full-length debut, the house-music vet's second album is finally here.

If there were any justice in the world, Satoshi Tomiie would be exalted as one of house music’s prime movers, a towering figure gazing over the clubbing realm like a …

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XLR8R Podcast 395: Dekmantel Soundsystem - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij warm us up for the big throwdown with a sprawling set of tunes.

Festival season is in full swing—has all the action worn you out yet? Of course you’re not—with so much great music and fun times, there’s no way you’re going to …

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Event Review: AIM 2015
The Montreal-area festival made its debut with 32 straight hours of music and fun (along with a bit of rain).

Montreal is one of world’s most charming cities—so it make sense that its electronic-music festivals are pretty damn loveable as well. And the gathering known as AIM (“Art-Innovation-Movement”), which made …

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B2B: Todd Terje and Jaga Jazzist's Lars Horntveth
Two seemingly divergent music makers find common ground.

Terje Olsen, better known as Todd Terje, is one of the kings of the Norwegian sound, having climbed up Oslo’s nu-disco ladder to reach global clubland fame via an array …

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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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