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The Lowdown - This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Robert Hood, Tycho, Jacques Greene, and More

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. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 04/18/2014

Download: Marley Carroll "First Thought, Best Thought (Little People Remix)"

First Listen

Pulled from his recent self-released Sings LP, Asheville, NC producer Marley Carroll's "First Thought, Best Thought" has recieved a remix treatment. Featured here, the rework from London producer Little People bears very minor differences to Carroll's original, with a methodically bouncing, but even-tempered, bass remaining at the core. From there, Little People introduces an array of sparkling beeps and bells which are used to encircle the track's hollow synth blares and whispered vocal snippets. In addition to offering this remix, Marley Carroll is set to embark on a series of North American tour dates lasting from April through to September, the details for which can be found after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.3 (48 votes)
 
 

Four Tet Streams Final Forthcoming Percussions Tracks

After announcing a forthcoming trio of 12"s for his Text label on Tuesday, Four Tet has spent much of the past week methodically leaking streams of those upcoming efforts. Now, the last two pieces of the puzzle have arrived as both sides of the man's upcoming TEXT029A 12" as Percussions are now available to hear in full. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2014

The Bunker Readies New 12" from Løt.te

Launched earlier this year, the label arm of NYC club night The Bunker will issue its fourth release later this month in the form of a two-track 12" from Turkish-born producer Løt.te. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2014

Check Out a 40-Minute Live Set from Juju & Jordash

Israeli duo Juju & Jordash have unleashed a recording from a recent live set which is now available to stream. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2014

Download: Rough Fields "High Time"

First Listen
Label: Bomb Shop

Armed with a diverse range of both organic and inorganic textures, Rough Fields (a.k.a. James Birchall), crafts a warm, voluminous sound on the title track for his forthcoming High Time EP. Here, shimmering guitar riffs emerge alongside a thumping bassline, with subdued vocal bits sparsely strewn throughout the soothing mix. Rough Fields' full set of smooth-flowing compositions for High Time can be heard when the EP drops on April 28, with cassette and MP3 formats available for pre-order here

Average: 9 (29 votes)
 
 

Clark Tapped for New 'LittleBig 10' Mix CD

UK talent agency LittleBig will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month with the release of a compilation from its roster of artists along with an accompanying mix CD put together by Warp mainstay Clark. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2014

Stream Different Sleep's Dreamy Debut EP for Friends of Friends

Exclusive

The Friends of Friends debut of Chicago producer Different Sleep drops next week (April 22 to be exact), but before the upcoming Conflict EP sees its full release, its four dreamy cuts can now be streamed in full exclusively via XLR8R. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2014

Download: Roland Tings "Floating on a Salt Lake"

First Listen

Melbourne-based producer Roland Tings (a.k.a. Rohan Newman) has been known to place more effort on promoting his sound through his live sets than committing to a body of recorded work. However, the established producer does appear ready to make some moves in that direction, with his "Who U Love" 12'' via Internasjonal on Monday, April 21. Before then, Newman has passed along the alluring b-side cut "Floating on a Salt Lake," a jacking slab of titillating house that can't help but to seduce listeners into the depths of its hefty bass and sedating chords. During the course of its seven-minute run, the tune methodically builds before takeing a tantalizing breath, diving into complete silence only to bring back an even deeper bass that guides the remainder of the tune to its climax.  

Average: 8.2 (24 votes)
 
 

Pixelord, DZA, 813, and Others to Appear on Upcoming Russia-Focused Compilation

The Hyperboloid label—ran in part by Moscow mainstay Pixelord—has announced plans to release an ambitious 20-track compilation which aims to bring together the wealth of electronic sounds currently emanating from Russia. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2014
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