There’s a troop of psych hypnotists coming to steal the throne from dance minimalists. From the quiet-yet-loaded compositions of Portland’s White Rainbow to the trippy expeditions of Turzi (Kemado) and Zombi (Relapse), each outfit’s tracks tie sleek, Euro-style club to guitar-meets-analog-synth brutality for transcendent results.Read more »
Ex-Dragons of Zynth member Crunc Tesla is the new grime occultist. "Firewalk With Us" finds the sci-fi master in the deepest bass lair this side of Kode 9. Featuring K-Swift, Seraphim, and Diego Maradona, this track would suffice well in any club with a seance room.Read more »
Klaxons hit the States hard this year, with their incredibly catchy brand of apocalyptic pop. XLR8R caught up with the wry Brits, who are in the midst of a massive world tour, to talk about Armageddon and the one thing that scares them even more than the End of Days: dogs.
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James “Maps” Chapman has made quite a name for himself in the UK. The pop-gaze protégé has already headlined a sold-out show at London’s ICA Theater, performed at the acclaimed Leeds and Reading Festivals, and enlisted Sweden-based artist The Field to remix the second single, “You Don't Know Her Name,” from Maps' debut album We Can Create. Now, Mute’s new one-man army is heading out West.
DatA is a 21-year old Frenchman caught in the electro-house paradigm, but that doesn't mean that his production skills aren't on point. With tracks in playlists from Justice to Guns 'N' Bombs, this whiz-kid is causing a serious stir. "Morphosis" is the synth-solo answer to your banger prayers.Read more »
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