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Labels We Love: Werk Discs

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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Inbox: Boy 8-Bit

XLR8R’s Inbox takes a knee with modest British electro-bass DJ and producer David Morris (a.k.a Boy 8-Bit). Morris talks a bit (…) about Swedish metal, imaginary retro soundtracks, hovercrafts, Christmas …

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Labels We Love: Interdependent Media

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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BMSR: Over the Rainbow

The nicotine-stained frontman of Pittsburgh’s Black Moth Super Rainbow explains the means behind the band’s electronic freak-pop, and the reasons for their smokescreen. It’s a Thursday in March and Tobacco, …

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Labels We Love: Dirty

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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Artist to Watch: Memory Tapes

Who: Memory Tapes Where: New Jersey 28-year-old Dayve Hawk isn’t your average musician. The one-time frontman for defunct Philly post-punk outfit Hail Social now spends his days as a stay-at-home …

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Audiofile: Durrty Goodz

East London’s most versatile grime lord is Born Blessed. Watching Durrty Goodz freestyle is a hypnotic experience. He’s angry, he’s funny, he’s nice, he’s happy, he’s scary, he’s rapping double-time, …

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Labels We Love: Mothership

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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Labels We Love: Modular

This Years Model As the music industry scrambles for a magic bullet, Modular Recordings keeps doing what it’s done for the past decade: taking risks, one release at a time. …

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Labels We Love: Bersa Discos

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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Øya Festival 2009

Above Photo by Erik Moholdt Earlier this month, XLR8R was invited to come and check out the 2009 edition of the Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway. Over the course of …

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Inbox: Alland Byallo

In this round of Inbox, XLR8R gets down to business with techno DJ and producer, Nightlight Music founder, and graphic designer, Alland Byallo. The snarky San Franciscan hates on Dell …

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Labels We Love Web Feature: Cómeme

More from our special web-only Labels We Love features, today we check out Matias Aguayo’s fledgling new Cómeme label. Matias Aguayo is often cited as one of the pioneers of …

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Labels We Love: DiscError

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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Artist to Watch: Joy Orbison

Who: Joy Orbison Where: South London, U.K. “Cool” uncles have always gotten kids into all kinds of wonderful mischief, but 22-year-old Peter O’Grady, better known as Joy Orbison, was especially …

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Labels We Love: Type

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Interdependent …

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Untold: Dubstep’s Next Mutation

Burial may have introduced the world to next level of richly layered dubstep in 2007, but Untold is fearlessly waving that flag in 2009. The 31-year-old Londoner (along with artists …

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Inbox: Phenomenal Handclap Band

Daniel Collas, co-founder of the funky New York-based Phenomenal Handclap Band collective, chinwags with XLR8R in this week’s Inbox. Collas sets the record straight about his living circumstances, rags on …

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