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Jackie's House: Steffi

Given XLR8R's San Francisco roots, Jackie House (a.k.a. Honey Soundsystem co-founder Jacob Sperber) is someone we've known for quite some time. Besides throwing some of the city's best parties, Jackie can always be counted upon to deliver whip-smart (and often hilarious) commentary about the electronic music sphere without relying upon the stuffy sensibilities and bland dialogue that often governs such discourse. As such, we felt she'd be the perfect addition to the XLR8R team, and have created a new column, 'Jackie's House,' in which she can banter with artists in her own unique way. Read more » 

Download a New Mix from Jackmaster

In what's becoming an annual tradition, Jackmaster (a.k.a. Jack Revill) has shared the 2014 edition of his "Mastermix" series for stream and download. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/25/2014

Review: Lawrence A Day in the Life

Label: Mule Musiq

Anyone who has followed Lawrence (a.k.a. Peter M. Kersten) over the course of his career will know that the Dial boss has a passion for ambient and modern classical. All his albums to date have been infused with beatless, rippling segues, and even his kick-driven house tracks have often been riddled with ambient details, proper chords, and supple synths. As such, his sixth full length—and second on Mule—A Day In The Life, is surely the one he has been working towards since day one, because it's an immersive, fully ambient affair with nary a kick drum in sight. Read more » 

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  • 11/25/2014

Watch a Video from Mr. Mitch's Debut LP

Mr. Mitch has unveiled a video in support of his forthcoming debut album on Planet Mu. Read more » 

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  • 11/25/2014

Podcast 370: Shifted

Over the past few years, Shifted (a.k.a. Guy Brewer) has quickly built a following on the back of two albums and an impressive series of 12"s, most of which showcase a bleak and ominous strain of richly textured techno. Though the Berlin-based producer has worked with esteemed imprints such as Sigha's Our Circula Sound, Dominick Fernow's Bed of Nails, and Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver, his new double EP, Arrangements in Monochrome, is slated to arrive next week on Avian, the excellent label Brewer heads up alongside fellow UK producer Ventress. His work doesn't stop there, either, as Brewer has also produced under the aliases Relay, Covered in Sand, Alexander Lewis, delete_everything, and Pacific Blue, and occasionally teams up with Sigha in the collaborative A Model Authority project, amongst other endeavors. Throughout all of this, his output has occasionally popped up on XLR8R, but with the new Shifted record set to drop, we figured it was finally time to put Brewer properly in the spotlight via the XLR8R podcast series. Read more » 

Download: Deft "The Night Time"

First Listen

One could certainly not accuse Berlin's Project: Mooncircle imprint of taking it easy in 2014. Having added records to its catalog this year from the likes of Submerse, Memoosh (a.k.a. Memotone and Soosh), and a collaborative EP from My Panda Shall Fly & Mau'lin, among a number of other releases, the label has certainly packed in a lot of music over the past 11 months. And still, Project: Mooncircle has a few tricks left of its sleeve, with prolific UK producer Deft set to return to the label next week with the Blue Jasmine EP. Serving as the upcoming record's closing cut, "The Night Time" is an appropriately titled production, one which folds a melancholy procession of hazy, pumping chords and long-winded bass notes in with steady layers of clattering percussion. Out on December 2, the rest of Deft's Blue Jasmine EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (45 votes)
 
 

Check Out a New Remix from Maya Jane Coles

Maya Jane Coles has remixed the latest single from electronic trio The Acid. Read more » 

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  • 11/25/2014

Bambounou Announces New Album for 50Weapons

Bambounou (given name Jéremy Guindo-Zegiestowski) has a new album on the way. Read more » 

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  • 11/25/2014

Check Out a Live Recording of Juju & Jordash

After dropping a new full-length, Clean Cut, via Dekmantel last week, Amsterdam-based pair—and recent Hi-Five contributors—Juju & Jordash have shared a new live recording. Read more » 

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  • 11/24/2014

Dro Carey Preps New EP for Greco-Roman, Streams Title Track

The Greco-Roman label has revealed plans to release a new EP from Australian producer Dro Carey (a.k.a. Tuff Sherm) early next month. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/24/2014

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