Podcast 848: Brawther
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by XLR8R Staff
23h ago
Sammy Gouyette, the Parisian DJ-producer better known as Brawther, is driven by a “profound love” for house music,” he tells XLR8R. His journey towards that love began in the late ’90s with ambient and experimental IDM from people like Aphex Twin and the Rephlex label peers, but after multiple holidays in the UK he discovered deep house and eventually artists like Pépé Bradock and St.Germain, who became his main influences. He’s been trying to create that same vibe ever since. In the efforts, over a career spanning nearly 15 years, Gouyette has become a champion of the genre, effortlessly weav ..read more
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Download an Ableton Live Set From Nadia Struiwigh
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by Joseph Joyce
23h ago
In a world where conformity often reigns supreme, the pressure to neatly categorize and label our music into different genres can sometimes stifle creativity. However, for multifaceted artists like Nadia Struiwigh, these pressures serve as poignant reminders to assert individuality.  Drawing inspiration from the visual cues of her surroundings and the self-described fairylands of her imagination, Struiwigh crafts nuanced, eclectic compositions that exude elegance and defy categorization. Her genre-fluid output spanning techno, ambient, and electro, emerges as a unique blend of experimenta ..read more
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Thom Yorke Composes Original Score for Daniele Luchetti’s “Confidenza”
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by XLR8R Staff
23h ago
Thom Yorke has composed the original score for Daniele Luchetti’s film “Confidenza,” an adaptation of the Italian drama based on Domenico Starnone’s novel of the same name. “Confidenza” follows Yorke’s previous full-length score and original soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 “Suspiria” remake. Produced by Sam Petts-Davies, “Confidenza” sees Petts-Davies and Yorke working again with the London Contemporary Orchestra alongside a jazz ensemble which included Robert Stillman and fellow The Smile bandmate Tom Skinner. In 2019, Yorke contributed music to Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn,” a ..read more
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Or:la Next on Fabric Originals
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by XLR8R Staff
6d ago
Or:la will release a new EP on fabric Originals. Moonlight Crush was created to be experienced in a club or rave, which is where Or:la, real name Orlagh Dooley, feels most at home. The heavy rhythmic synths and organs are reminiscent of losing yourself on the dancefloor, the scent of smoke machines and sweat is thick in the air, lit only by the hint of a full moon. Now based in Liverpool, Dooley has become an integral part to the local clubbing community scene as a promoter. She’s known for her diverse showcasing of genres, across UK bass, tribal house, deep house, breakbeat, acid, and ’90s t ..read more
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Podcast 847: NKISI
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by XLR8R Staff
1w ago
NKISI is the alias of Melika Ngombe Kolongo, a DJ-producer and live act born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Leuven, Belgium. Through her kinetic live performances and releases—which have taken her across the world and landed on labels including Warp’s Arcola imprint, Germany’s Climate of Fear, and Lee Gamble‘s UIQ, where she released her debut album, 7 Directions in 2019—deliver intense, powerful sonics influenced by ancient African rhythms and experimental improvisation. Her journey towards electronic music began in photography, before she became dissatisfied with the visua ..read more
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Jamie xx Shares New Track Featuring Honey Dijon
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by XLR8R Staff
1w ago
Jamie xx has shared a new track, a collaboration with Honey Dijon. “Baddy On The Floor” debuted recently on BBC Radio 1‘s Future Artists with Jack Saunders, featuring a new interview with Jamie xx. It originally appeared in Jamie xx’s All Points East set in 2021. It’s the latest taste of the UK producer’s second album, which is due out this year. His first album, In Colour, landed in 2015. The track follows the release of “It’s So Good,” a track Jamie xx, real name James Thomas Smith, made for a Chanel campaign, back in January. Before that, he shared 2020’s “idontknow,” and 2022’s “LET’S DO ..read more
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Kevin Richard Martin (a.k.a The Bug) and KMRU Team Up on Album
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by XLR8R Staff
1w ago
Kevin Richard Martin, better known as the The Bug, has collaborated with Joseph Kamaru (a.k.a KMRU) on a new album for Phantom Limb. Martin first became aware of the Kenyan musician after watching the short 2020 documentary “Under The Bridge.” He found his approach to sound and music “so instantly impressive,” he says, and that his spoken voice possessed a “captivating, lilting, tonal quality, with his soft-spoken accent,” he says. Following this, Martin dug into Kamaru’s records, and eventually reached out to suggest they team up for an album. The result, called Disconnect, combines dub and ..read more
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Podcast 846: Paula Koski
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by XLR8R Staff
2w ago
Paula Koski, who was born in Finland but now lives in Berlin, specializes in fast-paced, groovy techno—and you can hear her play out at Tresor, where she DJs regularly as a resident, or at Berghain. Her first production, true to her chosen style, recently saw the light on Soma Records. Her journey towards music began as a child in Helsinki, when she began recording radio mixtapes. “I would sit next to the radio all day long, waiting to record the tracks I wanted to have on the cassette,” she tells XLR8R. Around 2010, she started clubbing, found a love for electronic music, mostly techno, and d ..read more
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Príncipe Welcomes DJ Lynce for Live Hardware Jam
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by XLR8R Staff
2w ago
Príncipe has released a cassette of a live recording of DJ Lynce, a Porto-based DJ-producer born Pedro Santo. Lynce has been DJing and producing electronic music for more than two decades. This particular gig was an improvised hardware jam in May 2023 at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon. Expect breakbeats, plenty of acid squelching, strong pads, and bleepy melodies in front of a live audience. You can hear the anticipation and the excitement when shouts are able to intrude on the overall sound. Tracklisting 01. Live @ Bola de Cristal Live @ Bola de Cristal is available now. You can order it here ..read more
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Surgeon and Regis to Release Debut British Murder Boys Album
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by XLR8R Staff
2w ago
Surgeon (a.k.a Anthony Child) and Regis (a.k.a Karl O’Connor) will release their debut album as British Murder Boys. Between 2003 and 2005, British Murder Boys released a slew of influential 12″s on Child’s Counterbalance and Regis’ Downwards labels, before reuniting for a 12″ on Mute’s Liberation Technologies imprint in 2012. Releases since then. have been sporadic, and include a recent cover of Lou Reed “Real Good Time Together” and a limited-edition cassette documenting their residency at Dutch studio Willem Twee. On Active Agents and House Boys, their long awaited debut album, Child and O ..read more
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