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Red Bull Music Academy 2015 to Be Held in Paris

Following its recent 2014 session in Tokyo, the Red Bull Music Academy has announced that it will set up shop in Paris, France next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2014

Henry Saiz Reveals Upcoming EP, Streams New Track

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Spanish producer Henry Saiz—who was responsible for one of our Top Downloads of 2014—will issue one more effort before the year comes to a close, with his We Drown Together EP set to land on Last Night on Earth next week. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2014

Vril Preps LP for Delsin

Vril will rejoin the Delsin stable in early 2015 with a new album, Portal. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2014

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Releases (15 - 1)

Yesterday, we continued our mammoth Best of 2014 series by kicking off our annual rundown of our favorite releases from the year gone by. Putting this list together was no easy task, especially when one considers that today's frenetic music marketplace often makes it hard to find the time to even listen to a full release, let alone properly appreciate one. We live in a time when quality music sometimes only has a shelf life of a few days, which means that for something like an album (or even an EP) to really stick, it has to be something truly special. As we've often noted, declaring anything to be a definitive "best" is an impossible and highly subjective task, but the releases we've chosen here were generally the ones that we not only enjoyed hearing, but also made time to listen to again and again. (For the sake of clarity, we should again note that we're considering a "release" to be anything with more than one original song on it.) In the end, we settled on 30 selections, the first half of which were unveiled yesterday. Read on to see which records grabbed a place in the top 15, and of course, which release was crowned with the year's top honors. Read more » 

Hear the Latest 'Essential Mix' from Warp Records

After a strong year that saw high-profile releases from Aphex Twin, Clark, and Flying Lotus, amongst others, Warp is the latest entity to contribute to BBC Radio One's Essential Mix series. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2014

Untold Announces New Imprint, Details First Release

Untold has detailed the launch of a new offshoot to his Hemlock label—Hemlock Black—for which he'll provide the inaugural release early next year. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2014

Obey City Shares New Remix of Kelela; Download It Now

The LuckyMe label's ongoing holiday advent calendar is—by design—the gift that keeps on giving. Still, the last few days have seen a number of particularly interesting free bits of audio surface as part of the project, with a previously unreleased track from How to Dress Well being shared yesterday, and today, offering up a new remix of ascendant LA vocalist Kelela's "Send Me Out" by Brooklyn producer Obey City. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Check Out New Mixes from Fred P, Matt Karmil, and Nightwave

New mixes from veteran NYC producer/DJ Fred P (a.k.a. Black Jazz Consortium, pictured above), burgeoning talent Matt Karmil, and UK artist Nightwave have surfaced today. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

L.I.E.S. Reveals Upcoming Records from DJ Deep and Jahiliyya Fields

The ever-active L.I.E.S. label has revealed the details of a pair of upcoming records from Pariasian artist DJ Deep and NYC producer Jahiliyya Fields. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

Listen to Objekt's Recent Boiler Room Session

First broadcast live from Berlin in November—following shortly behind the release of his XLR8R Pick'd debut LP, Flatland, via PANObjekt's most recent Boiler Room session is now available to stream and download in full. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2014

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