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Steven Harrington Does DJ Mix, Incase

Here at XLR8R, we're often asking visual artists what they listen to while working, and it seems the folks over at Incase harbor similar curiosities. So, when commissioning L.A.-based Steven Harrington to participate in its Curated by Arkitip collaborative series, which it conducts with L.A.-based art magazine Arkitip, the accessory company also asked him to create a mix from music in his collection.

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  • 03/30/2009

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Unveils New Band

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez might sound like a recently created project, but if you've kept your ear close to the rumor mill over the last few years, you'll know that The Mars Volta's über-prolific frontman has been conceptualizing the outfit since 2006. Cryptomnesia will be the group's first release, with contributions from Hella's Zach Hill and Jonathan Hischke, Juan Alderete de la Peña, of The Mars Volta, and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala.

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  • 03/30/2009

Zizek Brings Cumbia to the North

Zizek, the famed cumbia-infused party based in Buenos Aires, will be taking on the North American club circuit with a tour that begins on April 2 at the Trans Atlantic Festival, stops at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 18 and wraps up in Mexico.

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  • 03/30/2009

Slooow

R&B futurists J*DaVeY keep it smooth, sultry, and vaguely Art Deco in this Thomas Whitmore-directed video. The duo—described in its press kit as "new-wave-electro-sex-punk"—pulled this track from its Beauty in Distortion/Land of the Lost double EP, out now on indie hip-hop powerhouse Interdependent Media. Read more » 

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  • 03/30/2009

XLR8R’s SXSW Wrap-up

As usual, the XLR8R crew hit the venerated South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas last week. But rather than present you with a straight-up best-of, we picked a slew of memorable moments and sounds to take you into the year ahead. Lulu McAllister and Ken Taylor

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  • 03/26/2009

2009 WMC Gig Guide

Every year, XLR8R heads to Miami to party non-stop at the city's annual Winter Music Conference. Needless to say, there are hundreds of events to sift through, and we've streamlined your decision process by presenting a handful of them here.



Tuesday, March 24

Mansion Loves Electro
Music By: Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris (DJ Set), The Bloody Beetroots, Sneaky Sound System (live), Joachim Garraud, LA Riots, Don Rimini
Venue: Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave.
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  • 03/26/2009

Sick as Sin

Music videos are a bit more of a rarity in dubstep than with most other genres, so we jump at the chance to post them. This one's courtesy of Cardiff-based producer Stagga, who kept the visuals minimal (very minimal) and the bass heavy on this track. Read more » 

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  • 03/26/2009

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