XLR8R - logo

 

Brennan Green and Andy Butler to Collaborate on New Kid Creole Album

No wave-affiliated, tropical-funk veteran Kid Creole apparently has a new album in the works for the patently nostalgic Strut imprint, which is scheduled to drop on September 13. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/10/2011

Five Minutes at MUTEK with Floating Points

Amidst the hustle and bustle of this year's MUTEK festival in Montreal, we snagged a few of our favorite artists for a quick chat about their impressions of the festival, the city, and, of course, some chatter about their music. Here, London producer and Eglo Records boss Floating Points breaks down his musical evolution, discusses his big-band aspirations, and sounds off on the myth of good poutine. Read more » 

Download: The Miracles Club "Light of Love (The Whendays Ecstasy Remix)"

This thumping tech-house offering from Swedish production duo The Whendays is apparently a remix of "Light of Love" by Portland-based house revivalists The Miracles Club (pictured above), though we can't exactly suss out how. Maybe the ghostly vocal samples that call out from beyond the discordant groove of bass, synth, and percussion loops are cut from singer Honey Owens' original performance, but beyond that, this sounds like an entirely original track with its own kind of woozy bounce. And it's pretty damn good, so we're okay with that. 

Average: 8.3 (397 votes)
 
 

Review: Justice Civilization EP

Hated It
Label: Ed Banger

Read more » 

  • Filed under: review
  • 06/10/2011

Watch Trouble & Bass Interview Canblaster



Parisian party-starter Canblaster meets up with NYC club lovers The Captain and Star Eyes of Trouble & Bass for this informative little video interview. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/10/2011

Download: Grown Folk "U Know The Time"

Montreal producers Drew Kim and Brendan Neal (a.k.a. Grown Folk)—who you may remember from a tune we posted about two months back—have decided to give away another gem, this one an admittedly "ravey" track of their own creation. Hailing from a city becoming more and more renowned as a hotbed for up-and-coming bass music acts, this duo continues the steadily growing tradition of quality house-flavored sounds arising from the area. "U Know The Time" is one for the club, a production built around a progression of '90s house stabs and driven by an uptempo, straight-forward rhythm. In short, labeling this track "ravey" is categorically perfect, as the song's flowing chords and playful melodies dance wonderfully with the cut-up classic house vocal snippets. Grab this rave throwback below and be on the lookout for future works from Grown Folk. 

Average: 7.6 (57 votes)
 
 

Video Premiere: Max Romeo "Protest to M1 (Pacheko Remix)"



This animated piece of visual psychedelia comes to us courtesy of director/creator Igor Bastidas and Caracas, Venezuela-based producer Pacheko (a proponent of his city's so-called "raptor house" scene), who remixed veteran reggae artist Max Romeo's "Protest to M1" for the accompanying track. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/09/2011

Tectonic to Drop New Pursuit Grooves LP Next Month

On July 4, one of Bristol's homes for next-level bass music, the DJ Pinch-run Tectonic label, will release a brand-new LP by DJ/producer/MC Pursuit Grooves, called Frantically Hopeful. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/09/2011

Download: Delorean "Grow (Taragana Pyjarama Remix)"

Danish producer Nick Eriksen (a.k.a. Taragana Pyjarama) has somehow managed to take this piece of already-blissful Spanish dance pop to even more blissful heights—and we're sure glad he did. "Grow" (originally from Delorean's 2010 LP, Subiza) has its tempo noticeably slowed down and all traces of a recognizable vocal stripped away, but this version stills feels familiar in the most comforting sense. How could one object to the bubbling, heavenly synths and twinkling arpeggiators that adorn its mid-tempo, feel-good core? How could one resist the warm, glistening pads or the bubbling tropical percussion that simmers beneath the remix's surface? We sure can't. All that's left to do is hope that Taragana Pyjarama has some new material coming down the pipeline, as we'll surely be craving more of these sun-soaked vibes in the coming months. (via Esquire España

Average: 8 (62 votes)
 
 

Labels We Love: Mr. INTL

In August of last year, Hercules & Love Affair mastermind Andy Butler (pictured above) unveiled a collaborative single produced by himself and San Francisco DJ Jason Kendig, the vintage house-inspired "And I'm (So In Love With You)." That 12" was the first record to drop from Butler's Mr. INTL imprint, and set the groundwork for a fresh dance music hub with one strict rule: Nothing can sound "pre-'85 or post-'94." Mr. INTL has since remained true to its ethos—releasing stellar club-specific music like Kim Ann Foxman's "Creature" and two industrial-tinged tracks from Mark Pistel, Ben Stokes, and Jack Dangers (of Meat Beat Manifesto). We stopped Butler in the middle of his hectic schedule to pick the multifaceted artist's brain on his lovely new label, its self-imposed limitations, and, of course, its brilliant display of classic house. Read more » 

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player