Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it’s impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone’s daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site.

1. The newest installment of our In the Studio series paid a visit to the Birmingham production lair of veteran techno auteur Surgeon (pictured above).

2. Scottish DJ extraordinaire Jackmaster put together a two-hour session of high-quality house and techno for this week’s XLR8R podcast.

3. John Talabot turned in a chilled-out Bedtime Mix for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.

4. This month’s Ask the Experts featured Finnish producer Vladislav Delay, who wrote some extensive answers to a bevy of questions from our readers.

5. The top track in our Downloads section this week was a housey remix of classic the Souls of Mischief tune “’93 ‘Til Infinity.” The rework was done by Berlin-based producer Youandewan.

6. Pioneer recently announced the release of a cloud-based social platform called Kuvo, so we interviewed one of the company’s product reps to find out more about what it is, how it works, and whether or not it’s a good idea.

7. Our official review of Reincarnations Part 2, the new remix collection from DJ Koze, named the record an XLR8R Pick.

8. After spending last week in Mexico City for the annual MUTEK.MX festival, our extensive review outlined 10 reasons that we loved this year’s event.

9. A new documentary focused on the club music culture of Colombia’s Caribbean coast premiered on XLR8R this week.

10. French producer Joakim jumped the gun on everyone and issued a Halloween mix on Wednesday, which also premiered on XLR8R.

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