We're always going on and on about all the great DJs and producers in the UK who are mucking about with dubstep, garage, funky, and house in new and exciting ways, but New York's Kingdom has been not so quietly holding things down on this side of the Atlantic. He recently returned from a tour of Australia, and in between smashing up clubs down under, he also made a stop at Triple J radio and cooked up this mix. Download the mix here and check the tracklist after the jump. Read more »
Berlin-based Canadian techno fiend Sheldon Thompson (a.k.a. Pan/Tone, Gringo Grinder, etc.) is getting ready to drop his latest record as Sid LeRock, Tout Va Bien or "Everything is Fine." Tout is the first album from LeRock in the four years since he released Keep it Simple, Stupid, and will be released June 25 on Shitkatapult. Read more »
When running down the short list of labels pushing dubstep forward into the future, Scuba's Hotflush imprint surely makes the cut. On May 24, another high-quality release will be added to the Hotflush stable, this time courtesy of London producer Sigha. Read more »
XLR8R 133: The Q+A Issue
For this May/June issue, nearly every feature found within takes the shape of an interview. Whether it's our scribes getting the scoop from the likes of Trailer Trash Tracys and DaVinci or Warpaint sitting down with cover star Ariel Pink, the Q+A Issue gets up close and personal with a slew of the summer's most talked-about artists. Read more »
It's a little strange that "Cherry Moon" comes from the final quarter of the debut album from FlyLo compadre Lorn; the track opens with a distant intro that slowly revs into a full-frontal assault of warped beats, thick motorik bass, and glowing synth and string melodies. The song could easily lead off an album. However, its more sullen—dare we say lovelorn?—tone fits the track's resting place as the beginning of the end on Lorn's forthcoming Brainfeeder release, Nothing Else.
Fresh-faced UK club tune crafter Melé just dropped his second EP of bass-heavy international rhythms. Bombay comes to us five years into Melé's beat making career, and with a seal of approval from the likes of Toddla T and Sinden. The always interesting Mixpak label released the six-track EP yesterday, which comes complete with remixes from HeavyFeet, French Fries, and Nadastrom. Even better, you can stream the whole thing before making a dash for your nearest internet retailer. Read more »
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