This year, XLR8R decided to tackle Montreal a little differently. Rather than just report back on the greatness of MUTEK's eighth installment, we chose to poke around the city’s sound-specific hot spots, too. Here’s what we saw, starting with number one.
Mochipet has taken the imaginary corpse of Timbaland, shot it full of PCP, brought it back to life, and created "Justin Timberlake Core." Using enough gnarly rave synths, anarchic kicks, and Scream 4-esque distortion to deafen a young horse, Mochipet is on road to breakcore heaven.Read more »
Guillaume Sorge and Clovis Goux, and Benjamin Morando, collectively known as Dirty Sound System, are steadfastly dedicated to giving the masses music that’s engaging and challenging, rather than sticking to the standard trendy cuts during their sets. “We are selectors, not DJs,” the Paris-based trio’s website states, before going on to list a multitude of genres the guys have been known to drop on the dancefloor.Read more »
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