In summer 2001, a little-known collective in Los Angeles named dublab released its first compilation, a disc entitled Freeways that showcased some of the city's most creative musical personalities making downtempo, avant-jazz, and leftfield hip-hop.
Fast-forward to 2007, and one could hardly say dublab is just a collective. The company has curated art exhibitions, film productions, numerous events, and hosts a heavily-visited website that offers audio streams and podcasts from a range of different musical styles.
Read more »
Indie acts just can't stop doing good. If they're not making charity lunch boxes for the Lunchbox Auction and Christmas ornaments for Glass Caster’s Union they're headlining toy drives hosted by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The latter is exactly what Pinback, Sea Wolf, and Norwegian electro outfit Datarock will be up to on December 5, at the Bands in Toyland show at L.A.'s Avalon venue. Read more »
What do you do for fun when you hail from a remote Norwegian town? First, you study classical music on the violin. Then, you discover electronic music and make friends with the likes of Linstrom, Prins Thomas, and the Get Physical crew, who will eventually release your classically-influenced electronic tracks that start a buzz about your abilities as a producer.
Read more »
- GearArtist Tips: Marcel Dettmann's Five Keys to Being a Good DJ
- NewsSoundCloud Announces Advertising, Royalty Collection, Subscription Service
- NewsThe Knife Splits, Announces Final Tour Dates
- NewsWarp Confirms Details of Upcoming Aphex Twin LP, Reveals Release Date
- NewsHear the Lead Track from Midland's Upcoming EP for Aus
- 20 Questions: Jackmaster Talks Fast Food, Rubadub, and Coping with the Endless Party Loop
- Get Familiar: Dark Entries
- Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted: Wolfgang Voigt, Lawrence English, and Others Ponder the State of Ambient Music
- 20 Questions: DJ Harvey Talks Surfing, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Meaning of Life
XLR8R Downloads Player