We weren't sure what to make of the switch, when Icelanders GusGus went from 4AD to their own Pineapple label and now to Kompakt, but after a quick advance listen to the band's 24/7, we've gotta say, we're pretty damn pleased that the Cologne techno powerhouse picked them up. Read more »
In case you haven't gotten enough of the Mad Decent airhorn app for your iPhone or iPod touch (we haven't!), Diplo and his buddy Switch (as Major Lazer) have teamed up with software developer iZotope to create iDrum: Major Lazer, a remix app that lets you have your way with Guns Don't Kill People... Read more »
Leftfield U.K. dancehaller Toddla T, already an XLR8R Artist to Watch, is no stranger to meshing a multitude of sounds into one solid, genre-bending style; elements of house, bassline, hip-hop, and world beat meet on the eclectic playing field of his productions. Read more »
Back in May we ran a story on L.A. boogie revivalist Dam-Funk's upcoming debut album, Toeachizown, an epic body of work being released in separate volumes. The first of these installments, a thick-yet-smooth combination of analog synths and vintage drum machines called LAtrik, is available now through Stone Throw's website. Read more »
Referring to musicians as "genius" is becoming more and more difficult these days, but if and when they surface, it's nothing short of glorious. So you can imagine the joy rippling through XLR8R when news broke that Tyondai Braxton, frontman for math-rock masterminds Battles, is releasing a new solo album, Central Market, on Warp Records on September 15. Read more »
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