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May 2008

Issue 117: XLR8R’s 15-Year Anniversary Issue

For our May issue, we pull out all the stops, revisiting XLR8R’s storied 15-year history while never stopping to look forward. A brilliant piece by painter Maya Hayuk adorns our cover, and behind it we get the skinny on some of our favorites over the years, from Moby to Portishead to The Prodigy and more. We also bring you the latest on the dance-rock scene with Cut Copy, Late of the Pier, and The Teenagers, and get in the studio with 9th Wonder and Eliot Lipp.

Issue Extras:

  • G&W: The Onement
    We profiled Georgia Ann Muldrow in Issue 110 and gave it a special call-out in our 15-year anniversary issue.
  • The Funk Phenomenon
    We paid respect to Bruno Natal's piece on baile funk in this issue.
  • Softcore Hardcore
    Drew Daniels, mastermind behind The Soft Pink Truth, got a special call-out in our 15-year anniversary issue.
  • Soul Unpredictable
    Soulstress and style queen Tiombe Lockhart got a special call-out in our 15-year anniversary issue.
  • Boiling Points
    Our famous phone feature continues in this issue, where we also referenced the very first installment of this series, with Jaga Jazzist and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta.
  • Dabrye: Cold Front
    Ghostly's Tadd Mullinix, a.k.a. Dabrye, graced our cover in May of 2006. We gave the article a shout-out in our 15-year anniversary issue.
  • Ellen Allien: Thrill Seeker
    We profiled techno's undisputed queen in March of 2005 and gave the a special call-out in this issue.
  • Little Brother: Major League
    This issue we get studio tips from 9th Wonder, who appeared on our August 2005 cover with the other members of Little Brother.
  • Eliot Lipp Takes Flight
    Also gracing our Machines section of this issue is Eliot Lipp, who we first covered in March of 2006 with this article.
  • Audio Interview with Andrew Smith
    Listen to Ken Taylor's full interview with XLR8R's founder and publisher.
  • Making a Scene
    Why?’s Yoni Wolf and punk icon Bob Mould examine the meaning of “do it yourself” then and now.

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