Issue 123: 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 Gothenburg, Sweden, chat with shoegaze bands of yesterday and today, go into the studio with Hot Chip and Matthew Herbert, and get the year-ending praise and jabs from Kid Sister, Telepathe, The Death Set, Vivian Girls, Cut Copy, Beach House, Matthew Dear, Santogold, and many more for our Best of 2008 feature.
- Drop Stuff
Drop The Lime picks a few of his stunners for the year 2008.
- 2008’s Six Craziest Political Moments
Lords of Apathy’s Snickerdoodles McPoppycock picks his shockers of the year.
- XLR8R TV Episode 2: Carl Craig
Carl Craig also gets his free-jazz fill at Aquarius Records.
- XLR8R TV Episode 57: Bradford Cox
Bradford Cox gets esoteric at Aquarius Records.
- XLR8R TV Episode 84
Check out our XLR8R TV interview with Buraka Som Sistema here.
- Asobi Seksu versus Slowdive
Read Asobi Seksu singer Yuki Chikudate's interview with Slowdive's Neil Halstead
- Hot Chip Audio Interview
Listen to clips from Evan Shamoon's interview with Hot Chip.
- Podcast: Melodies in Distortion
Download an exclusive shoegaze mix from Damon Way.
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- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- NewsListen to Tin Man's Upcoming 'Ode' LP
- NewsLapalux Drops New Single for Brainfeeder, Announces European Tour
- 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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