XLR8R - logo

News

New At INCITE Online, Jan 30

If you'd like to receive a sample mix and weekly updates when new tracks are posted, please subscribe to our podcast. Subscribe using iTunes (recommended) or with the RSS reader of your choice, by clicking here.


Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/30/2007

9th Wonder and Little Brother Part Ways

In the midst of “philosophical” differences with record label Atlantic, Pat Douthit (a.k.a. 9th Wonder), has announced his departure from hip-hop trio Little Brother, in a decision apparently meant to ensure that other members of the group can pursue individual careers.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/30/2007

Antibalas Releases Album, Tours

Afrobeat collective Antibalas recently left their homebase in Brooklyn to record their latest full-length. Thanks to a collaboration with producer and Tortoise member John McEntire, Security takes a slightly darker turn than previous efforts, though fans of the band's horn-driven, Fela Kuti-inspired sound will still find plenty to enjoy about the new album.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/30/2007

J Dilla's Ruff Draft Re-Issued

Originally released in 2003, Ruff Draft proved to be a turning point in the career of late hip-hop producer James Yancey (a.k.a. J Dilla). The sample-heavy nature of the tracks, along with the aggressive synth work on the album gave the record a far more experimental tone in comparison to the minimal beats Yancey created for groups like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and The Roots. But taking–and succeeding with–such musical risks only further established Yancey as one of the foremost producers in hip-hop.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/30/2007

Chrome Children 2 Available For Free

Stones Throw fans, take note! It seems the label is out to make everyone's day, as Chrome Children 2–the highly-anticipated follow-up to Peanut Butter Wolf's handpicked first compilation–is now available for free download on stonesthrow.com.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, Jan 29

Papercuts Can't Go Back Gnomonsong
San Francisco has a range of talent from all spectra of the indie realm, but Jason Robert Quever's Papercuts moniker is in a league of its own. Can't Go Back rifles through '60s-style pop melodies and sustained, shoegazing guitars that are undeniably the shit.


Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2007

Sascha Funke Gets a Tan, Produces New Tracks

Thanks to BPitch Control's Sascha Funke, we now know that minimal techno DJs are in fact capable of making music in places where the sun shines and the climate calls for smiles and relaxation. The producer and remixer headed off to the South of France recently–a highly publicized decision, it seems–with labelmate Paul Kalkbrenner in tow, and caught both sunshine and inspiration. The result is a great tan for Funke, and a new 12" for fans to enjoy.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/29/2007

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player