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Review: Bodymovin Bodymovin

Bodymovin, the self-titled debut album combining the efforts of German producers DJ Friction and Thomilla, maintains a head-bobbing groove while avoiding unnecessary ornamentation. Read more » 

XLR8R Annual Report: Best Podcasts 2K9

You like lists and we like self-important navel-gazing, so here it is, another mind-blowing collection of some of XLR8R's top-notch content from 2009. Over the course of the year, our weekly podcast series ran all over the musical map, courtesy of guest mixes turned in by some of our favorite artists. Picking the best of the lot was a King Solomon-esque task, but these were the podcasts we found ourselves coming back to again and again.

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Montreal's Mossa and Tiga Ready New Releases

Canadian electro giant Tiga is set to deliver a quartet of digital and vinyl singles complete with remixes and unheard versions of tracks off his recent album, Ciao!. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 12/21/2009

Inbox: Kap Bambino

This week Inbox enters the realm of wild French electro-grunge duo Kap Bambino. The gypsy that is leading lady Caroline Martial woos us with Guns N' Roses, eats spiders (supposedly), rages for the benefit of church-going families, knocks back soup, and loses her mind on stage. Read more » 

Review: The Clonious Between the Dots

Label: Ubiquity

In addition to doling out wings on a daily basis, Red Bull is gaining quite the reputation with its esteemed Music Academy becoming an official launch pad for young, innovative, left-of-center artists from around the globe. Austrian producer Paul Movahedi (a.k.a. The Clonious) is no exception. The soul-jazz combo feel of “Agenda” juxtaposed with the angular glitch beats of “Dataflow” exemplifies Movahedi’s full range of musical motion. Read more » 

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Dreamin' 2K9

If you're still feeling hopped up after getting jacked, bubbled, bumped, and tripped-out, then let this, the last of XLR8R's Buyers' Guides to our favorite music of 2009, usher in those warm, fuzzy sensations, tender as the night. Read more » 

Uffie's Next EP Coming in February, LP in Spring

Paris-based club-loving starlet Uffie will release a new EP of her over-sexed and off-kilter electro tunes this February on Ed Banger/Because. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 12/18/2009

Download: railcars "Cathedral With No Eyes (White Rainbow Remix)"

First Listen

The original of "Cathedral With No Eyes" sounds a bit like Rob Barber (from High Places and the Urxed) channeling Primal Scream at their most apocalyptic and noisy. How Adam Forkner (a.k.a. White Rainbow) turned this railcars piece into a spacey, blissed-out carnival ride is slightly beyond comprehension. Nonetheless, the original's near-industrial percussion becomes bouncy and playful, its strained vocals replaced by Forkner's trademark cooing, and its hissing distortion is toned down to a cool sonic wash that builds to a roar by the piece's end. This excellent remix is taken from an upcoming digital and cassette release featuring Lucky Dragons, Panther, Former Ghosts, and others remixing "Cathedral With No Eyes." Look for that in February!  

Average: 7.1 (48 votes)
 
 

Review: Various Artists Tectonic Plates, Vol. 2

Label: Tectonic

Dubstep will remain alive and well in the early '10s if the Tectonic label's latest compilation is any indication. Pinch and Moving Ninja's "False Flag" is a death march of bloody-knuckled beats and synth washes that stain the sky, while RSD's "Forward Youth" dives into roots dub's darkest depths and trawls up soot-blackened bass and toasters' voices from the grave. Read more » 

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Trippin' 2K9

It's an overly caffeinated day at XLR8R HQ today, but vast consumption of coffee isn't the only thing that's got us trippin' ballz. We're also rollin' out another fine assortment of our favorite hazy, crazy, occasionally lazy mind-fucks of the year for your week-ending enjoyment. Read more » 

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