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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- GearArtist Tips: Marcel Dettmann's Five Keys to Being a Good DJ
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- NewsThe Knife Splits, Announces Final Tour Dates
- NewsWarp Confirms Details of Upcoming Aphex Twin LP, Reveals Release Date
- NewsHear the Lead Track from Midland's Upcoming EP for Aus
- 20 Questions: Jackmaster Talks Fast Food, Rubadub, and Coping with the Endless Party Loop
- Get Familiar: Dark Entries
- Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted: Wolfgang Voigt, Lawrence English, and Others Ponder the State of Ambient Music
- 20 Questions: DJ Harvey Talks Surfing, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Meaning of Life
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