Issue 119: Labels We Love
For our annual Labels We Love issue, we pulled out all the newest labels you're sure to love in months to come. We flew down to L.A. to get the scoop on cover star Flying Lotus and checked in with mash-up pioneer Steinski, VP Records maven "Miss" Pat Chin, Sweden's Lykke Li, and DJ Godfather. All that while going bang with Bang Gang DJs, negotiating a chat between Sub Pop headmaster Jonathan Poneman and RCRD LBL auteur Peter Rojas, and keeping up to speed with the month's tech gear.
- Listen Here: Flying Lotus
XLR8R writer Brandon Ivers plays the tracks, while L.A. beatsmith FlyLo dishes the dirt.
- Read the Chalkboard
Excerpts from our interview with hip-hop mix legend Steinski.
- Good Lord
Excerpts from an interview with Black Ghosts' singer and ex-Simian frontman Simon Lord.
- En Garde with DJ Touché
Excerpts from an interview with the Black Ghosts’ Theo Keating.
- Blast Off
Excerpts from an interview with German graffiti artist/graphic designer SuperBlast.
- Mutek Grows Older and Wiser
Check out our recent trip to Montreal where we surveyed the MUTEK festival's ninth year running.
- Kid Koala's Montreal
Also on our travels through Montreal, we stopped in with Kid Koala and got the scoop on his favorite spots in the city.
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- Train on the Brain
Watch a clip from Alison Murray's film about America's train-hopping subculture.
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- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- NewsLapalux Drops New Single for Brainfeeder, Announces European Tour
- NewsListen to Tin Man's Upcoming 'Ode' LP
- NewsWatch Holly Herndon's Video for New Single, "Home"
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
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