Sure, it's tacky, but a moment of narcissism is in order for the staff of XLR8R, as the last two weeks have yielded both acknowledgment of and gratitude for the magazine's involvement with the dubstep scene over the last several years.
First, the BBC's Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs thanked XLR8R for coining the term dubstep. Whether or not we actually did remains unclear to this writer, but why argue with one of the UK's premiere Radio 1 DJs?
While surfing the web we ran across the October issue of XLR8R, only to find that particular cover had sparked an anagram face-off among users of False Profit's website. All of the "attractive anagram packages" were put together using the letters of XLR8R's annual city issue, which focused on Berlin this year.Read more »
Their latest compilation, Kitsuné Maison Compilation 3, finds French label Kitsuné-who has been home to everyone from Hot Chip to VHS or Beta-injecting all sorts of fun into this collection of electro-punk tracks, be it Van She remixing labelmates the Klaxons or the accelerated and sometimes ridiculous sounding flutes and harps of Oh No! Oh My!. The underlying theme here is to party, so make sure to keep a copy near your stereo for your next impromptu house party. Note: pay special attention to the end of the disc for a little surprise.
Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has left his longtime home at Definitive Jux and relocated to XL Recordings for his third album, in what's perhaps a fitting move. As his career has climbed over the last four years, his work has used a larger range of styles, and The Third Hand suggests the sharpest left turn of all.Read more »
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