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Kode9 & The Spaceape: Sunshine Supermen

In this issue, we talk with dubstep’s elder statesmen, Kode9 and The Spaceape, about their new LP, Black Sun, and what’s become of dubstep in the last decade. We also …

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Work Them: Ramadanman leads a new crop of producers into 2011.

In this first issue of 2011, the young David Kennedy (a.k.a. Ramadanman and Pearson Sound) leads London’s still-burgeoning, post-funky bass scene into 2011, with the likes of fellow UK natives …

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Building an Iconic Sound

This issue, we dig in deep with the icons of electronic music, and gather intel on how they make their sounds so uniquely original. From Four Tet to Squarepusher to …

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Into the Abyss

Indie rock’s most talked-about band of the last couple years, Salem, starts off this issue we’re dubbing The Chi-Light Saga, in which we dig into all areas of Chicago’s past …

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Beat Happening

Just when you thought Detroit’s roots couldn’t spread any further, the master of the Minimal Nation, Robert Hood, returns to the fray from his home in Alabama. We dig in …

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Q+A: The Interview Issue

This month, nearly every feature within the issue takes the shape of an interview. Whether it’s our scribes getting the scoop from the likes of Trailer Trash Tracys and DaVinci …

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Back to the Future: Delorean

Still a little chilly in your part of the world? No Anthony “Shake” Shakir or Kyle Hall or Todd Edwards or Mosca to keep the dancefloor hot and sweaty? Then …

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Revolutions Per Minute: Matias Aguayo

As we head into 2010, the continuum of great music streaming from the tail end of last year just don’t stop. Latin playboy Matías Aguayo takes house in all sorts …

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XLR8R's Favorites of 2009

While we where pretty burnt on definitive best-of lists, we couldn’t resist crowning Bristol cover star Joker the 2009 king of bass music. On top of that, in this year-end …

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Funkstep?

In our latest issue, Cooly G, Geeneus, and Roska—the trifecta of London artists leading the charge for UK funky—are already onto the next thing… Funkstep? Dubbage? Who cares what you …

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Labels We Love!

The wonderful Modular Records graces the cover of this year’s Labels We Love special, an issue in which we feature all of our favorite young (and some old) labels as …

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Hot Tropic!

For June/July, we take a summery trip down to the Tropics. First up, we hit the gully with Kingston dancehall don Mavado. Next, for our Party Out of Bounds feature, …

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Spring Loaded

For our April/May issue, editor Vivian Host goes worldwide. She gets down to business with breakbeat-punk statesmen The Prodigy on their new record and what it took to get them …

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Mixed Up

This issue we take you around the globe in search of the perfect mixtape. Electro-pop princes Junior Boys tell all about their new record before lacing us with a 10-song …

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Flipping the Bird

We talk Dada cinema and cheesy saxophones with French electro-house master Mr. Oizo, trade icy stares with Finland’s Luomo, and survey the future bass boys Lazer Sword, Megasoid, Rustie, and …

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Best of 2008

Luca “Drop the Lime” Venezia tops our list for best artist of 2008, but there’s much more where he came from. We dig up the latest music coming out of …

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Make Noise

For this year’s very special Make Noise! issue (a.k.a. the Music Technology issue), The Bug leads the pack (with MCs Flow Dan and Warrior Queen in tow), then we get …

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PDXLR8R!

For this year’s special City Issue, Portland’s weirdest and finest tell us about their music, their art, and their uniquely Pacific Northwestern lives. We catch up with Panther, Valet, video …

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