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Ostgut Ton to Release 'Berghain' and 'Panorama Bar' Mix Series as Free Downloads

Last week, Berlin label Ostgut Ton announced that the next installment in its Panorama Bar mix series would come from Berghain and Panorama Bar resident Ryan Elliot, while also hinting that the label would "move away from the CD format" when the new session arrived in July. Now, Ostgut Ton has revealed plans to issue all further mixes as free downloads, beginning with Elliot's forthcoming effort. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Listen to Marcel Dettmann's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

Berghain resident and MDR label head Marcel Dettmann has delivered the latest Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. Initially aired on Saturday, Dettmann's session is a two-hour exploration of Berghain itself which he says reflects both the opening hours on Saturday evening, and the peak-time mania of late Sunday morning. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Joker to Release Second LP, Shares Free Track

With 2011's The Vision LP for 4AD still standing as his last full-length effort, veteran Bristol producer Joker (a.k.a. Liam McLean) has now implicitly announced the release of his second LP. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Check Out a New Mix from Scuba

Earlier this year, Scuba (a.k.a. Paul Rose) announced that he would soon be launching Phenix, a three-part series of EPs. The first installment was released last week, and although the EP was teased ahead of time by a tantalizingly brief mini-mix, the Hotflush boss has chosen to follow the record up in a more proper fashion by putting together the first chapter of what will apparently be a Phenix podcast series. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Download: Jincallo "Squares n' Circles"

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Label: Alpha Pup

Set to release his upcoming Do You Mind LP via Alpha Pup on May 13, LA-based producer Jincallo has offered up breezy album cut "Squares n' Circles." Featuring the talents of LA "funk guitarist" Dreadfro, "Squares n' Circles" gracefully grooves across lush guitar textures, gentle synth melodies, and a rugged hip-hop beat. The track meshes together a broad range of subtle, yet uplifting sounds, encouraging an irrefutable sense of content as the piece moves along its tranquilizing course. 

Average: 8.3 (18 votes)
 
 

Watch a Video for "Girl," the A-Side of Jamie xx's Upcoming New 12"

Just a few weeks ago, Jamie xx announced that he would soon be releasing a new 12", a two-track effort called "Girl" b/w "Sleep Sound" (artwork above) that marks his first new solo output since 2011. At the time, he also shared a stream of "Sleep Sound," a song for which he also commissioned an elegant music video that debuted just a couple of weeks later. Now, with the record's release date rapidly approaching, the London producer has revealed another new video, this time for a-side "Girl." Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Gear: Watch Ikonika Build a Beat in 10 Minutes

London producer and longtime Hyperdub affiliate Ikonika has taken the Against the Clock challenge, using Logic and a few pieces of hardware to craft a track in just 10 minutes. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Contest: Win a Pair of Tickets to Pantha Du Prince's Upcoming US Tour

The month of May will see Pantha Du Prince embark on a seven-date US tour in order to unveil currently unreleased material with the help of musicians Scott Mou and Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg. Now, XLR8R readers have a chance to win a pair of tickets to each of the man's upcoming string of dates which will touch down in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and a handful of other cities beginning next week. Read more » 

PAN Details Forthcoming EP from Beneath; Stream a New Track Now

Back in January, the distinctive PAN label—which put together an excellent podcast for our Labels We Love series last year—announced a number of upcoming 2014 releases, including efforts from Bass Clef, Black Sites, Valerio Tricoli, and others. Included in that blast was the promise of a new EP from UK producer Beneath, and although there wasn't much additional information available at the time, the label has now unveiled all of the pertinent details surrounding the release. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Podcast 339: 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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