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Etienne de Crecy: The Shape of Things

Etienne de Crecy and Exyzt create a new way to view electronic music.

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  • 03/31/2009

Steven Harrington Does DJ Mix, Incase

Here at XLR8R, we're often asking visual artists what they listen to while working, and it seems the folks over at Incase harbor similar curiosities. So, when commissioning L.A.-based Steven Harrington to participate in its Curated by Arkitip collaborative series, which it conducts with L.A.-based art magazine Arkitip, the accessory company also asked him to create a mix from music in his collection.

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  • 03/30/2009

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Unveils New Band

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez might sound like a recently created project, but if you've kept your ear close to the rumor mill over the last few years, you'll know that The Mars Volta's über-prolific frontman has been conceptualizing the outfit since 2006. Cryptomnesia will be the group's first release, with contributions from Hella's Zach Hill and Jonathan Hischke, Juan Alderete de la Peña, of The Mars Volta, and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala.

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  • 03/30/2009

Zizek Brings Cumbia to the North

Zizek, the famed cumbia-infused party based in Buenos Aires, will be taking on the North American club circuit with a tour that begins on April 2 at the Trans Atlantic Festival, stops at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 18 and wraps up in Mexico.

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  • 03/30/2009

XLR8R’s SXSW Wrap-up

As usual, the XLR8R crew hit the venerated South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas last week. But rather than present you with a straight-up best-of, we picked a slew of memorable moments and sounds to take you into the year ahead. Lulu McAllister and Ken Taylor

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  • 03/26/2009

2009 WMC Gig Guide

Every year, XLR8R heads to Miami to party non-stop at the city's annual Winter Music Conference. Needless to say, there are hundreds of events to sift through, and we've streamlined your decision process by presenting a handful of them here.



Tuesday, March 24

Mansion Loves Electro
Music By: Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris (DJ Set), The Bloody Beetroots, Sneaky Sound System (live), Joachim Garraud, LA Riots, Don Rimini
Venue: Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave.
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  • 03/26/2009

Mala, Ricardo Villalobos Join MUTEK

One need only scan the recent news on XLR8R.com to know that MUTEK Montreal preparations are in full effect. The multi-day electronic music festival will celebrate its tenth birthday this year, and another round of artists was added to the bill (which already includes the likes of Carl Craig, Akufen, Ghislain Poirier, and a couple dozen others) this morning.

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  • 03/26/2009

XLR8R TV's Exclusive New Track Series

As part of a new XLR8R TV series called "Tune In An Afternoon," XLR8R challenged anticon. artists Jel and Odd Nosdam to collaborate and produce an exclusive track. The catch: it had to be done in a single afternoon, using samples culled from $40 worth of records bought at Nosdam's local junk shop in Berkeley, CA.

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  • 03/25/2009

Glitch Mob, Busy P Join Movement 2009

No less than 25 more artists join the lineup for the previously announced Movement 2009 festival, which will take over Detroit's Hart Plaza from May 23 - 25. The longtime electronic music festival is both a multi-day and multi-genre affair this year, with dubstep star Benga, electro producers Busy P and Krazy Baldhead, and future-blappers Glitch Mob joining Ellen Allien, Flying Lotus, The Prodigy, and Steve Bug.

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  • 03/25/2009

Contribute to MUTEK at Fundraiser

A flailing economy doesn't mean all festivities and fun must cease, it just means one has to be a little more creative in generating the means to hold said festivities and fun. Hence, MUTEK's first-ever fundraiser, which will aid in gathering money to support the festival's 10-year anniversary event.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 03/24/2009

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