With his 2005 Definitive Jux release Mo' Mega still garnering praise, Boston's reflective rhymer Mr. Lif continues to take on the puzzling challenge that is modern day America in his work, both in the studio and on the road. Add the self-proclaimed "block-rocking, system-knocking, lyrical-gun-cocking funkateers" The Coup, fronted by Boots Riley, to the bill, and there's an evening worth going out for.Read more »
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Bonobo - His production work is tighter than ever, with jazzy, downtempo beats often enhanced with vocals by musical nomad Bajka, who brings her own multi-cultural flair to the music.
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For a while it seemed that licensing music to film, television, and videogames was where the real money lay, but it seems mere television, film, or videogames aren't good enough anymore. Vivid-Alt, an offshoot of an adult film company, just last week released its latest film Girls Lie as the first Alt title to package with an original CD soundtrack, and said soundtrack happens to be crawling with some of your favorite indie artists. It's understandable that music would be a key element to the films, as it's what accompanies the, um, action.Read more »
Goldfrapp -We Are Glitter (Mute)
Alison Goldfrapp set the bar for dance music this year with her massively acclaimed Supernature. Now, the bar has risen tenfold with this insane remix album featuring dense reinterpretations of the duo's hits, from everyone from Múm to Carl Craig to The Flaming Lips taking the boards. This may be the hottest remix album of the year.
In issue 101, XLR8R's Berlin City Issue, Cameron Macdonald sat down with Ec8or’s Patric Catani and Gina D’orio. Here's a small sampling of what he discussed with this digital hardcore duo.
XLR8R: At what point did you decide to move on after Ec8or and its label, Digital Hardcore Recordings?
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