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LCD Soundsystem Makes Track For Nike

James Murphy, DFA label boss and the delightfully quirky mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem, always wrote music that made folks want to party on the dancefloor, but it looks to be the first instance his musical creations will have people running for the treadmill. Thank Nike for making that happen. The sporting gear company commissioned Murphy to write a 45 minute track that would make good background music for a workout.

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  • 10/16/2006

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, Oct 14

Big Rich Block Tested Hood Approved Koch
Big Rich is not just some random dude putting out another hyphy record with “E-40 presents…” attached. This is SF hip-hop free from muscle cars, silly goggles, and thizz references. Gritty rhymes, Rick Rock beats, and appearances from Sheeek Louch, J-Hood, and San Quinn make this the hardest record to come out of the bay this year.

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  • 10/14/2006

New Videos On xlr8r.com

The latest music videos have arrived, courtesy of all the best XLR8R-aproved labels. Go to our Videos Section to peep 'em.

 

James Figurine "Apologies" (Plug Research)
Danielson "Did I STep On Your Trumpet (Secretly Canadian)

 

 


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  • 10/13/2006

Generate Your Own Cassette

Yes, it's true. Sometimes when we're slaving away to create the magazine for you people, XLR8R staffers get the urge for a break. Not the "get up, stretch and walk around kind," but the "stay where you are and look at a random, dumb website" variety.

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  • 10/13/2006

Bizzart Releases Bloodshot Mama

When XLR8R released its LA issue in 2003, one page featured a quirky looking spoken word MC who went by the name of Bizzart and specialized in unorthodox rhyming and theatrics.

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  • 10/13/2006

Disco D launches Disco Digital

Ghettotech trailblazer and multi-platinum producer Disco D-if you haven't kept up with the underground then you'll undoubtedly recognize his work for artists like 50 Cent-recently embarked on a new venture, his Disco Digital music house. Besides his own tracks, the business will license music out from Brazilian hip-hop group BRAZA, and the soundtrack to EA's NBA Live 07, as well as in-house licenses for MTV's The Duel: Real World Road Rules Challenge.

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  • 10/13/2006

Now Playing At Peepshow

Numusic Festival 

Norway's Numusic Festival (Sep 6-9, 2006) was born out of a desire to have an intimate non-commercial festival that would bring the most contemporary electronic artists together on a bill with musical pioneers who have influenced them. Everyone from the Afra Beatbox Orchestra to Annie to Andy Weatherall got people's happy feet moving in the nearby venues, where having fun ruled and pretension of any sort was frowned on.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 10/13/2006

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