Issue 135: Into the Abyss
Indie rock's most talked-about band of the last couple years, Salem, starts off this issue we're dubbing The Chi-Light Saga, in which we dig into all areas of Chicago's past and present. Windy City writer Dave Quam goes deep into the juke and footwork scenes, and former Midwesterners Brenmar and AIDS-3D are also profiled. But that's not all: Across the pond, we check in with El Guincho, Shed, Altered Natives, and Mr. G on the occasions of their new albums. Where next? Read all about it here, or view the entire issue online at Issuu.
- Booze, boobs, bricks, and more!
Writer Brandon Ivers goes undercover at the Insane Clown Posse's 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos
- Footwork Frenzy
Hear the tracks and see the videos from Chicago's juke and footwork underground.
- DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn's Podcast
The much-ballyhooed and oft-commented-on footwork podcast from Chicago's DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn.
- Lazer Sword Lazer Tags!
Wherein the electro fiends Low Limit and Lando Cal point lazers at one another.
- El Guincho's XLR8R TV
El Guincho fields our questions during a brief stop in San Francisco.
XLR8R is printed on 100% recycled paper
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- 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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