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Outbox: Justin K. Broadrick

Guitarist/producer Justin K. Broadrick is no stranger to the pages of XLR8R, having shown up here in numerous guises, like Techno Animal (with The Bug’s Kevin Martin), Jesu, and Pale …

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Casual Fridays: Unisex footwear, rave t-shirts, and crystal earrings to keep it open-minded.

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Espadrilles If you read this column with any regularity, you may have noticed that I have a real …

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Five Star: People Like Us

Audio-visual collagist/sample plunderer People Like Us (a.k.a. Vicki Bennett) tells us about her favorite types of sound sources 1. Perfect partners Perfect partners are two sources that, for some reason, …

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Check Out Our Favorite Underground Resistance Tracks, Along With a Chart From Rolando

While he’s no longer a part of the legendary Underground Resistance collective/label, DJ Rolando is no less militant in spreading techno’s gospel all over the world. As you’ve maybe read …

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DJ Rolando on Leaving Underground Resistance and Life After Detroit

“Funky? I don’t even know what that is. I don’t even know what dubstep is,” says Rolando Rocha, laughing, on the phone from his new-found home of Edinburgh, Scotland. “I’m …

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Casual Fridays: Gettin' Glitzy!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. ASOS dip-dye shirts I’m really into dip-dyed t-shirts. Actually, I’m sort of into dip-dyed everything. Unfortunately, if you …

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Bubblin' Up: Blawan takes post-dubstep and UK house out of its comfort zone.

In the UK bass world, you could safely call Jamie Roberts (a.k.a. Blawan) an overnight success. Before he was on anyone’s radar, he sent tracks to Untold and Pariah, and …

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Guest Reviews: Rick Wilhite

Techno holds in the top spot in Detroit’s fabled dance-music history, but Rick Wilhite has been holding down the house end of the equation for more than two decades. Previously …

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Hyetal: A Bristol basshead uses Cocteau Twins to confront his dubstep-heavy past.

It’s easy to think of dubstep as its own fully evolved form, as though the off-kilter child of drum & bass and 2-step garage was born in one epic bass …

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Casual Fridays: Accessorize!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. It’s summer. There’s a lot going on, and you’re sure to be out enjoying the night quite a …

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Guest Reviews: Dominik Eulberg

Dominik Eulberg doesn’t exactly win originality points for being a German techno producer with a penchant for lush melodies and an impeccable attention to detail, but his unabashed love for …

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Outbox: DJ Harvey

DJ Harvey is more than just a DJ’s DJ. He’s a legendary life of the party, both in terms of his hard-livin’ antics and his impeccable selections and mixing on …

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Bubblin': Salva

Who: Salva Where: Los Angeles, Ca Twenty-nine-year-old Paul Salva has spent most of his life bouncing around the US, as he grew up in Chicago worshipping house (both classic and …

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Contact Sport: With 'Eye Contact,' Gang Gang Dance Offers Up Its Most Visceral Album Yet

Somewhere on New York’s Lower East Side, Lizzie Bougatsos’ phone is ringing. She’s in the street hailing a cab to get up to Union Square, where a sculpture of Andy …

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Casual Fridays: Spring Into Summer Gear!

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. T & C Classic Tee I live in New York, but I grew up in California. As a …

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Instra:mental—Two video-store refugees refresh UK bass with vintage gear and stripped-down rhythms.

They spent years watching Aliens, Akira, Blade Runner, and Tron movies in the video shop, and hundreds of nights out exploring hardcore and jungle warehouse raves. Then there were countless …

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Bubblin': Submerse

Who: Submerse Where: Cheshire, UK Rob Orme’s melancholy productions often sound something like Play-era Moby making 2-step. That might sound like a dubious proposition, but it really works—check last year’s …

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