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Norwegian duo SMERZ release new track ‘Oh my my’

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Norwegian duo Smerz are back with new track Oh my my, their first new music since releasing their debut EP ‘Okey’. Produced, programmed and sung entirely by the duo, Oh my my, their debut release on XL Recordings, is a minimal track that’s pinned together by speaker sucking bass and soulful vocal melodies, crafting a modern techno sound that’s uniquely Smerz…. Read more »

XL Recordings release ‘XL Chapter VI’ compilation album

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XL Recordings XL Chapter VI cover

Twenty years is a long time. When XL Recordings released ‘The 5th Chapter’ in 1995, the world was a very different place. XL began as a label by selling 12”s to rave DJs, with the best releases pressed onto an annual compilation. The last in the series came out in 1995 as the label widened its scope. Twenty years on and now they release ‘XL Chapter… Read more »

Hugo Massien announces ‘Kontrol’ EP

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Hugo Massien

Hugo Massien has announced full details of his debut 12” EP release, ‘Kontrol’. The UK producer and DJ will release the EP via XL Recordings on 12” vinyl on November 6, followed by download and stream on November 13. The release of the ‘Kontrol’ EP also sees XL Recordings continuing to reconnect with the spirit of the label’s early days. XL’s early reputation was built around a… Read more »

Powell releases ‘Insomniac’ video featuring Steve Albini sample

Powell has unveiled his new single ‘Insomniac / Should’ve Been A Drummer’, which is his second release via XL Recordings. Following ‘Sylvester Stallone / Smut’ double A-side released earlier this year, the new single continues to blur the lines between contemporary club music, punk and forward-thinking computer acid – it’s pretty gritty and disjointed sounding (all in a good way). Watch the really slick font based… Read more »

Zomby premieres brand new track ‘Acid Surf’

Zomby has revealed the first track from his forthcoming ‘Let’s Jam 1’ and ‘Let’s Jam 2’ EPs. Check out Acid Surf, which is lifted from ‘Let’s Jam 1’ via Soundcloud below. ‘Let’s Jam 1’ and ‘Let’s Jam 2’ are Zomby’s debut recordings for XL Recordings. The two musically distinct individual bodies of work see the London-based artist returning to his roots making instinctive, enigmatic, club-focused music. The music was in part recorded on new hardware… Read more »