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Free Mix From the Wireblock Crew

Jack Revill (a.k.a. Jackmaster), Neil Morton (a.k.a. Nelson), and Calum Morton (a.k.a. Spencer) are the three heads behind Glasgow, Scotland’s Wireblock imprint, and for their next project, they’ve crafted a …

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Mary Anne Hobbs' Wild Angels

BBC Radio 1 host and undisputed First Lady of Bass, Mary Anne Hobbs, is set to release her third compilation, Wild Angels. As usual, dubstep is the main ingredient here, …

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ZZK Records Summer Tour

ZZK Records and Zizek Urban Beats Club will continue spreading the gospel of cumbia this summer, embarking on another tour that stops in Europe and North America. Uproot Andy, King …

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Listen: Michael Jackson Tribute Sets

The King of Pop is dead, but if this weekend’s onslaught of tributes is any indication, then long live the King. We picked a couple of our favorite nods to …

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Shir Khan Further Exploits Himself

If we had any doubts as to the mixing abilities of Exploited Records boss Shir Khan, they were squashed by last year’s two-part megamix and the release of his first …

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Gang Gang Dance to Tour

Art-rock trio Gang Gang Dance named its latest album, Saint Dymphna, after the patron saint of mental illness, epilepsy, and incest. So expect the next round of live performances from …

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Decibel Festival Line-up Announced

Seattle’s Decibel Festival sees its sixth installment this year, and the organizers are rolling out the details. The ’09 edition will take place September 24 – 27, and it’s going …

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Poirier and Co's Bridge Burner Goes Off!

Remember in last week’s episode of XLR8R TV, when Montreal ragga-bass boy Ghislain Poirier told us about his upcoming Bridge Burner party? Well, check out the results below, courtesy of …

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RIP The Orb's Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes—DJ, producer, and former member of The Orb—passed away on Friday, June 12. According to a recent press statement, his death was due to “a short illness.” Hughes is …

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Rapping with DJ T.

We know DJ T. for many things: his no-nonsense mixing skills, albums like 2005’s Boogie Playground, and his long-standing affiliation with Berlin’s Get Physical imprint among them. His influences, however, …

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Reggae Sumfest is On!

The Gleaner is reporting the details for this year’s Reggae Sumfest, the annual multi-day reggae and dancehall extravaganza that sees everyone from Mavado to Elephant Man perform. This year’s event …

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Climb Aboard the Wurst Boat (Party)

Fancy a Fourth of July pre-party? Those in New York can check out The Wurst Boat Party. Yes, it takes place on a boat. No, it’s not an awful party, …

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Whartscape Lineup Unveiled

Baltimore’s annual Whartscape fest is upon us, thanks once again to Dan Deacon and his Wham City crew. We haven’t heard much on the actual details of this year’s event, …

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Zizek's Villa Diamante Drops a Free Album

Zizek resident and cumbia mash-up specialist Villa Diamante dropped a bomb on the internet today in the form of a free triple album he’s entitled Empacho Digital. The Buenos Aires-based …

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Free Flight Facilities Mix

In case coffee didn’t wake you up this morning, the Too Many Sebastians blog is currently hosting an excellent pick-me-up. Flight Facilities whipped up a mix of crazy club tunes, …

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Artist to Watch: Explode Into Colors

Who: Explode Into Colors Where: Portland, OR Although two members of Explode Into Colors met in a West African drumming class at Evergreen State College, this Portland-based all-girl trio isn’t …

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Atmosphere Plots Another Tour

It’s been a big couple of years for Atmosphere, what with the release of their sixth full-length, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, and the reissue …

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Freebie From Untold

Untold has a new track on his hands, and since, according to the dubstep producer, it won’t be seeing a release any time soon, he’s decided to give it away …

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