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Building an Iconic Sound: Mala

2010 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for dubstep. Wobble-craving bros are threatening to take over the scene, each month an obscure new musical strain further splinters the genre, and …

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Bubblin': Cedaa

Who: Cedaa Where: Bellingham, WA Twenty-year-old Simon Ho grew up in a musical household. Dad used to build guitars, his sister was an R&B fanatic, and Ho himself played drums …

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Building an Iconic Sound: Squarepusher

If there’s one thing that will probably never vacate the world of electronic music, it’s the scores of imitators ready at a moment’s notice to ape the latest forward-thinking concept …

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Tour Stockholm With Skweee's Key Players

Earlier this year, we paid a visit to Sweden, where we had an XLR8R TV sit-down with Studio side-project The Crepes in Gothenburg, and got the goods on all things …

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Bubblin': Nicolas Jaar

Who: Nicolas Jaar Where: New York, New York In 2004, Nicolas Jaar—who was all of 14 years old at the time—received a Villalobos album for Christmas from his father. So …

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Mohawk General Store: The Founder of Generic Man and Generic Surplus Keeps it Vintage and Home-Friendly at his Silver Lake Shop

Urban planners will tell you there’s a few ways to combat urban sprawl. For Kevin Carney and his wife, Bo, the owners of LA’s Mohawk General Store, that means locating …

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oOoOO: Christopher Greenspan Joins the New Wave of Ethereal Electro-Pop Makers While Sidestepping the Name Game.

San Francisco producer Christopher Greenspan wants to make sure that people don’t mistake his moniker (spelled oOoOO, but simply pronounced “oh”) as an intentional act. “Actually, I hate the name,” …

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The Devil Inside: Terror Danjah Talks Gremlins, Rhythm'n'Grime, and Nearly Throwing in the Towel

When you have a name like Terror Danjah, “in bed” seems like a weird place to conduct an interview. Of course, it’s midnight in his native London, and despite his …

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Outbox: Mary Anne Hobbs

At this point, Mary Anne Hobbs’ name has become synonymous with electronic music. The musical icon has carved out an ideal niche for herself within the bass- and beat-heavy landscape …

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Art-rock icons and Roxy Music founders Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry go head to head with new albums on the horizon.

They started together in Roxy Music, the legendary art-rock band that featured Bryan Ferry on vocals and Brian Eno on tape reels, keyboards, and effects. They’ve pursued solo careers across …

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Slo Jamz: With Their Debut Album, Oberlin Undergrads Teengirl Fantasy Make House-Infused R&B for Dreamers

Everyone in Ibiza would be humming their tunes at poolside bars, their whimsical name the toast of the town. But that would be too easy, and untrue to the chemistry …

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Check Out Our Interview with Teebs at Decibel 2010

Last month, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint released an album that has seemed to strike a chord with lovers of experimental, innovative beat music, not unlike the way Lotus himself splashed …

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Bubblin': John Talabot

Who: John Talabot Where: Barcelona, Spain This young Spaniard’s true identity remains a mystery—the name John Talabot was borrowed from his former school—but there’s no question that the producer’s work …

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