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The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Surgeon, Jackmaster, John Talabot, 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
  • 10/31/2014

Dark Entries Announces Upcoming Psychic TV Remix EP; Hear Silent Servant's Rework Now

San Francisco's Dark Entries label (who we took a closer look at in a recent Get Familiar feature) has announced plans to issue its first remix EP, enlisting the likes of Silent Servant and John Tejada to rework Psychic TV's 1989 acid-house track "Alien Be-In." Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/31/2014

Check Out the Video for DJ Haus' Upcoming "Comin' On" Single

Prolific UK producer and Unknown to the Unknown label head DJ Haus will return to his own label in the coming weeks with the "Comin' On" single, for which a new video has surfaced today. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/31/2014

Download Sculpture's Free Mixtape for Software's 'Mixware' Series

After launching its Mixware series earlier this month with Napolian's Road to Incursio mixtape, NYC label Software has today issued its second such release in the form of Video Plot, a new outing from experimental A/V duo Sculpture. Read more » 

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  • 10/31/2014

Watch a Live Performance of Jacques Greene's New Single

Jacques Greene has had a busy week—the New York-via-Montreal producer turned in a new mix on Monday before revealing his upcoming After Life After Party EP for LuckyMe and sharing a video for EP cut "1 4 Me" the following day. Now, Greene has surfaced again with a new video which finds him performing his latest single live using an array of hardware. Read more » 

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  • 10/31/2014

Download: Jeff Fressco "It Ain't No Shuffle"

Label: Widad

Widad is the newly founded sister label to French outpost B.YRSLF Division, and with its first release, the imprint has issued a 14-track compilation entitled Bidaïa to serve as its inaugural outing. Landing towards the middle of the collection is "It Ain't No Shuffle" a funk-laced effort from Amsterdam-based producer Jeff Fressco, who uses the tune's three-plus-minute runtime to lay crystalized chords and gurgled melodies atop a sparse, snapping beat. Fressco's "It Ain't No Shuffle" can be grabbed below, while Widad's full Bidaïa compilation can be streamed after the jump and downloaded for free here.  Read more » 

Average: 7.5 (6 votes)
 
 

Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars Readies Solo LP for Thrill Jockey

Coinciding with the release of 21 Again—an anniversary collection from leading German experimental duo Mouse on Mars—groupmember Jan St. Werner has shared details of a forthcoming solo effort for Thrill Jockey. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 10/31/2014

Review: Mouse on Mars 21 Again

Label: Monkeytown

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are better placed than most to tackle the uniquely hazardous task of putting out a double album. Mouse on Mars is 21 years old, after all, and so the simply titled 21 Again is a reflection of a hard-won confidence and maturity after more than two decades of making music. During that time, the pair has covered a lot of ground; each Mouse on Mars album has seen the duo explore and absorb a diffuse array of styles and influences that, while mostly electronic by definition, have delved into the outer reaches of post-rock, hip-hop, R&B, noise, and ambient music. Read more » 

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  • 10/31/2014

L.A. Club Resource Reissues Gene Hunt's "Freddy's Dead"

Continuing the string of Halloween-themed material surfacing today, Delroy Edwards' L.A. Club Resource label has reissued two tracks from Chicago house legend Gene Hunt. Read more » 

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  • 10/31/2014

Download: Lunabe & Djeff "Temedo"

First Listen
Label: Soundway

"Temedo" comes from the forthcoming Ten Cities compilation, the result of an ambitious project which brought together "electronic producers and musicians from five cities in Europe (Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon, and Naples) to five cities in Africa (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi)." The slinking contribution to the effort featured here comes from production pair Lunabe & Djeff, and features the vocals of MC Sacerdote and MC Yolanda Noivada. Built atop an African-infused rhythm, the tune lays down a series of chords that float up and down a soulful scale while resting atop infectious layers of percussion. Adding further to the track's natural flow, the production's guest MCs hang their lyrics loosely around the track's rhythmic structure, their voices slyly slipping between the song's snapping snares and crisp keys. Officially out on November 17 in CD and 3xLP form, Ten Cities is also set to include a production from Bristol mainstay Pinch, whose contribution to the collection can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7 (9 votes)
 
 

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