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XLR8R​+​017 (DeWalta, Öona Dahl, and Alci)

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The 17th edition of XLR8R+ is upon us—welcome!

Stream Snippets: soundcloud.com/xlr8r/sets/xlr8r-017

We begin this edition with DeWalta, the Meander label head. Reflecting on becoming a father, the German artist, real name David Koch, wrote “Quinnie,” a psychedelic groovy roller, in the dead of night with Ilya Quinn, his newborn, by his side. The track pairs punchy percussion and a warm synthline that jumps in and out, making for a great closer to a set. Up next is Öona Dahl, the Hallucienda artist also known for her affiliations with All Day I Dream. “15 Years Old,” an ambient track, is the first taste of her new material and the latest of her ever-broadening studio experimentations that touch on floating ambience, cosmic techno, and pop-infused pastures. We return to the dancefloor to close the edition, this time with Alci, the Turkish-born, Switzerland-based DJ-producer born Faith Alci. Much in the same vein as DeWalta’s “Quinnie,” “Nästan Tyst” puts groove front and centre, and has the capacity to light up a club—as we’ve seen when Alci played it at Hoppetosse earlier this summer!

As a bonus to this edition, we’ve added a dub version of DeWalta’s “Quinnie.”

Artwork is provided by the mysterious John Smith, with mastering by Kamran Sadeghi, and Klas-Henrik Lindblad of Blackhead Studios, Berlin.

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Enjoy the music.

XLR8R Team


released December 3, 2019

Track 1 written and produced by David Koch.
Track 2 written and produced by Öona Dahl.
Track 3 written and produced by Faith Alci.
Bonus track written and produced by David Koch.

Track 1 and the bonus track mastered by Kamran Sadeghi. Track 2 mastered by Klas-Henrik Lindblad of Blackhead Studios. Track 3 mastered by Carsten Dämbkes.

Artwork by John Smith.

Design by Rhys Carlill.
XLR8R+ December, 2019.


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