XLR8R Audio Podcast
By XLR8R Magazine
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Every week XLR8R Magazine delivers a mix of five new tunes available for free download at www.xlr8r.com, as well as monthly DJ mixes and interviews. Featuring a variety of genres from electronic, dance, hip-hop, indie rock and leftfield, from the best artists and labels in new music today.
||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, o||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Range||Although The Range (a.k.a. James Hinton) released a couple of low-profile EPs in 2011 and 2012, it wasn't until last year that the Rhode Island producer really caught fire. The Seneca EP found Hinton impressively dipping his toes into faster tempos, whil||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joey Anderson||Over the past few years, a small cadre of veteran New York and New Jersey DJs—including the likes of Levon Vincent, DJ Qu, Jus-Ed, Anthony Parasole, and Fred P.—has risen to prominence, and while these artists' individual styles may vary, there's sti||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Frankie Knuckles||The history of house music is littered with iconic characters, but the influence of Frankie Knuckles can't be understated. Often referred to as "The Godfather of House Music," the Bronx native got his DJ start in New York City alongside fellow legend Lar||3/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lee Bannon||Only two months have passed since we profiled Lee Bannon as part of this year's Bubblin' Up Week. Normally, we'd allow a little more time to pass before tabbing a Bubblin' Up artist for the XLR8R podcast series—if nothing else, for the sake of continue||3/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Efdemin||In recent years, the term "deep" has been used and reused, to the point where the word has almost no concrete meaning in the context of electronic music. That's why artists like Efdemin (a.k.a. Phillip Sollmann) are so important; there's little question||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Portable||Veteran house specialist Alan Abrahams has been somewhat quiet over the past few years, as barely a peep has been heard from either his ambient-inclined Portable moniker or his more dancefloor-oriented Bodycode alias. In fairness, a new Portable EP on Ab||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Heatsick||Much of the attention surrounding Heatsick (a.k.a. Steven Warwick) focuses on his relatively spartan set-up, as the UK-born, Berlin-based producer makes music with just a Casio keyboard and a series of guitar pedals. It's certainly intriguing that Warwic||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Magic Touch||During the past two or three years, Magic Touch (a.k.a. Damon Palermo), has often been viewed through the lens of his previous projects, especially his work with skronky outfit Mi Ami. However, with his debut full-length, Palermo House Gang, ready to dro||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||KZA||It's not often that Japan is touted as a hotbed for disco, but those familiar with the work of KZA (a.k.a. Yotsukaido Nature) have little trouble acknowledging that the Tokyo-based producer is one of the genre's most compelling figures. For most of the '||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lucy||The music of Lucy (a.k.a. Luca Mortellaro) is perhaps most closely related to techno, but attempting to neatly file the Italian-born, Berlin-based producer's work into any particular genre is essentially a fruitless endeavor. His 2011 debut LP, Wordplay||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jerome LOL||While the electronic spectrum is full of producers that could be described as unique, Jerome LOL is someone who truly marches to the beat of his own drum. It's been more than a year since his shape-shifting former outfit, LOL Boys, went on what has seemi||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress||Every Tuesday morning, XLR8R presents the latest installment of its podcast series, highlighting an exclusive mix from an artist whose work has piqued our interest in some way. Having posted more than 300 podcast mixes over the years, it's safe to say th||1/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Visionist||It was early 2012 when XLR8R first profiled Visionist (a.k.a. Louis Carnell) in our ongoing Bubblin' Up series, and even then, the London-based producer seemed like an incredibly busy guy. Over the past two years or so, he basically hasn't stopped workin||1/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marquis Hawkes||After impressively debuting in late 2012 with his Cabrini Green EP for the Dixon Avenue Basement Jams imprint, mysterious producer Marquis Hawkes had an even better 2013. Operating anonymously from his home base in Berlin, he issued two more EPs, Higher||1/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||DJ Koze||The calendar only flipped to December a few days ago, but it seems that much of the music world has already begun to set its sights on the end of the year. More specifically, everyone seems to be looking back at the last 11 months and evaluating what pie||12/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Axel Boman||Although Axel Boman first put himself on everyone's radar in 2010 with the breakout release of "Purple Drank" and the launch of his Studio Barnhus label, it really feels like the Swedish producer's coming-out party took place in 2013. Not only has the no||11/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deetron||Deetron (a.k.a. Sam Geiser) is a techno producer. It sounds simple, but it's really the most important thing there is to know about the veteran Swiss artist. Though he's explored various facets of the genre, gradually moving from pumping, hard-edged soun||11/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Laurel Halo||It wasn't all that long ago that XLR8R first profiled Laurel Halo. After hearing her woozy, 4AD-esque King Felix EP, we did a small feature in January 2011 for a series that was then known as Bubblin' (these days, we call it Bubblin' Up), and we've been||11/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clark||It wasn't that long ago that XLR8R was re-examining the extensive discography of UK producer Clark in one of our Rewind features. The veteran artist was a natural candidate for the series, as he's been regularly turning out music—almost all of it for t||11/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Noah Pred||Noah Pred may be a low-key artist, but there's little question that the guy is a worker. Born in the US, reared in Canada, and now based in Berlin, he's been steadily turning out quality pieces of house and techno for more than a decade. His tunes have a||10/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Special Request||It's not often that an already successful artist comes up with a new alias and sees their career trajectory suddenly jump to another level, but that's exactly what seems to have happened to Paul Woolford. For more than a decade, the UK producer has been||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Kouligas' PAN Mix||All week long, XLR8R is presenting its annual focus on Labels We Love. Click here to check out the rest of the series. Although many labels have had an impact on the sound of 2013, there aren't many imprints that have been more influential than PAN. Thou||10/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Huxley||Like many UK producers, Huxley (a.k.a. Michael Dodman) was initially a garage guy, but while there are still traces of the sound in his output, it's his house-leaning tracks that have boosted his profile and even made him a regular on the Ibiza circuit.||10/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Huerco S. Decibel Mix||Huerco S. is having a good year. Back in January, the Kansas-born producer was featured as part of our Bubblin' Up Week series, which spotlighted acts we expected to be doing big things in 2013. Nine months later, he's releasing his full-length debut, Co||9/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Daedelus||Los Angeles' crowded beat scene has a rich cast of characters, yet few of them can match the resume of Daedelus. For more than a decade, the leftfield beatmaker has been turning heads, both with his wild musical notions and his propensity for dressing li||9/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Delroy Edwards' New Forms Mix||Over the past two years, L.I.E.S. has become one of dance music's most hotly tipped imprints, and there's little question that the influence of the label's raw, back-to-basics approach has crept across the electronic sphere. And though L.I.E.S. keeps eve||9/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Prefuse 73||Though he's been regularly releasing music since the mid '90s, the prolific Guillermo Scott Herren (best known as Prefuse 73) continues to work, his output unabated by time or simple indolence. Born in Miami, raised in Atlanta, and having spent a signifi||9/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Terrence Parker||Detroit holds a mythical status in the annals of electronic music, but even now, more than 25 years after the advent of house and techno, not all of the Motor City's key players get their proper due. Terrence Parker is one such artist; the man has been a||8/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
What's not to like?
This podcast is a great way to learn about bands that I would never have time to explore, and some familiar names turn up, too. It includes iTunes cover art for all five songs available for free download each week at XLR8R's website. Best of all, it has chapters, so I can skip past something I don't care for. Artists range from experimental to electronica to chillout to hip hop. Highly recommended.
My Favorite Music Podcast
This podcast seems to be overlooked compared to some of the others out there, but they consistently impress me with the breadth of stuff they throw together, the production quality, and the simple freshness of everything they play. Also enhanced, so I can click through for more info on the artist when it's playing--every music podcast should do that.
oh man, that modeselektor mix is hot.