Issue 134: 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 deep with the former Motown resident before surveying LA's still-burgeoning beat scene (Shlohmo, Alex B, Baths, Take et al), heading east to Toronto to sit down with new disco-house dons Azari & III, and even further east to chat up London dubstep iconoclasts Mount Kimbie. Throw in profiles on Tensnake, Oval, and Actress, and you've got quite a beatific affair. Read all about it here, or view the entire issue online at Issuu.
- Alex B's Denver City Guide
Denver-Boulder homeboy Alex B takes us through the haunts of his current locale.
- Ghosts On Tape's Bay Heat Podcast
This month's Five Star guest shows off some hometown pride from back in '09.
- Azari & III's "Hungry for the Power"
Check out the controversial video from the Toronto disco-house group here.
- Diskjokke's Ultimate Beach Mix
Oslo space-disco king Diskjokke offers up some Balearic summertime beats.
- Shlomo's Exclusive XLR8R Podcast
Last year, before anyone knew anything about the young dude behind Shlohmo, a 19-year-old Henry Laufer laced us with a primo mix. Listen here.
XLR8R is printed on 100% recycled paper
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- NewsFriends of Friends Details Fifth Anniversary Comp Featuring Shlohmo, Shigeto, Machinedrum, Nicolas Jaar, and More
- NewsLapalux Drops New Single for Brainfeeder, Announces European Tour
- FeatureFive Artists Not to Miss at Vancouver's New Forms Festival
- 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
XLR8R Downloads Player