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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 » 

Blondes Release New Remix EP; Hear a Rework by Huerco S. Now

A follow-up to last year's impressive Swisher LP for RVNG, NYC duo Blondes (a.k.a. Sam Haar and Zach Steinman) have dropped Rewire, a new remix EP featuring the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Function, Claro Intelecto, and Huerco S. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Benjamin Damage Announces New EP for 50Weapons

Over the past few years, Benjamin Damage has gradually become one of the core acts on Modeselektor's 50Weapons imprint. Following his debut LP Heliosphere, the UK-born, Berlin-based producer closed out last year by issuing the hard-charging 4600 EP. Next month, he'll be presenting a new three-song outing, Up/Acid Bath. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Download: Adolescent "K-TV"

First Listen

Opening with a playful chain of bright bleeps, Adolescent's (a.k.a. Alex Parish) "K-TV" goes across several movements, slowly emerging into a beautiful cascade of synth patterns and glassy piano breaks throughout its versatile course. Taken off of his upcoming Golden Halls EP—on which each track is said to "directly correlate to a specific photograph" the producer has taken—"K-TV" bears a distinctly picturesque quality, one which is carried out by its ever-changing, dynamic landscape of romantic tones. Adolescent's debut Golden Halls EP is set to drop on May 12 via KLDSCP. 

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Barcelona Producer Pacheko Readies Debut EP as Phran

Profiled in our Beyond Talabot feature earlier this year—a piece which took a fresh look at Barcelona's burgeoning production scene—budding artist Francisco Mejia will issue his debut EP as Phran via the Klasse label late next month. Read more » 

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  • 04/22/2014

Listen to the New Collaborative EP from Ital and Aurora Halal

An early stream of the recently announced collaborative EP by Brooklyn-based artists Ital and Aurora Halal has surfaced. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2014

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