Brooklyn-based psychedelic dance-rock experimentalists Gang Gang Dance will release their brand-new LP, Eye Contact, a week from today (May 10) via 4AD, but apparently couldn't keep the music under wraps any longer, as they've offered the world a chance to stream the whole thing today. Read more »
XLR8R-featured design mogul and Ghostly International visual artist Michael Cina recently sat down with Ghostly/Spectral Sound's label head Sam Valenti IV for an in-depth talk about the artist's history, process, and future direction. Read more »
Everyone's favorite post-dubstep troubadour, James Blake, is following up his largely polarizing, self-titled debut LP with a double a-side single, which will be released on June 20 via A&M and the artist's own Atlas imprint. Read more »
We know that XLR8R's readers aren't your average magazine page-flippers. Aside from being rabid music fans, a good lot of y'all are makers of the stuff, too. So, to better serve you bedroom—or big room—producers and DJs, we've taken the gear section of XLR8R and relaunched it for the web. Read more »
Fun-loving Frenchmen Julien Pradeyrol (a.k.a Teki Latex, pictured above) and Jean-Baptiste de Laubier (a.k.a. Para One) dropped a new, two-track single, 5th Dimension, on Marble Music this week. To coincide with the release, the pair has offered up the record's title track. A dizzying conglomeration of swirling synths and modulated vocals, the energetic "5th Dimension" strays from traditional electro rhythms with its off-kilter, syncopated drums. Cop the track below and be sure to grab the full release here.
Released yesterday on Warsaw-based electronic music label Concrete Cut, the Jambah Bong Dub EP is a four-track offering from Polish DJ/producer Rhythm Baboon, who's been exploring the more ominous and esoteric side of bass music for some years now. The artist born Szymon Listewnik has been compared to the likes of Shackleton and Demdike Stare, neither of which are a stretch; his deft use of percussion and ominous low-end tones place him square in that camp of dubby experimentalists. "Hunting Bushman" puts these strong points at the forefront of Rhythm Baboon's production work, which—along with some ghostly sound effects and field recordings of cricket chirps—quite effectively create the suspenseful and mysterious mood of running through the jungle, whether you're hunting or being hunted. You can sample more of these sounds from Listewnik's new EP here.
When listening to the warbled, hiss-ridden tape music that comprises Matthewdavid's hazy debut LP for Brainfeeder, Outmind, certain words come to mind, like "journey" and "trip." Not only because you get the feeling that the music itself is taking you somewhere as it wafts into your ears, but also because maybe the Southern California sound artist is taking his hometown's beat music somewhere else, too. Similarly, this brand-new music video for Matthewdavid's album cut "Noche y Dia / San Raphael" is a trip all of its own. Read more »
XLR8R Downloads Player