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Bob Marley Remixed Again

Quango Records is releasing the first-ever Bob Marley remix that’s actually receiving approval from both the Marley family and Island Records’ founder Chris Blackwell–far from an easy task, given Marley’s profoundly timeless production. Fortunately, Roots, Rock, Remixed’s sole aim is to respect the original recordings, while updating them for the dancefloor–not the mass market (if that’s possible). And if the Marley family approves, the Marley family approves.

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  • 05/02/2007

Daily Download: Hudson Mohawke “Trace”

Representing the Netherlands-based collective Beat Dimensions, Hudson Mohawke joins the circle of hip-hop producers following the electro-heavy footsteps of the late J Dilla and company. "Trace" runs through synth squiggles, deep hip-hop percussion, and tons of layered effects, helping propel a scene bourgeoning with appreciation for the untapped.


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  • 05/02/2007

Mutek Artists Added: Heartthrob, Ambivalent, O.Lamm

Montreal’s Mutek has been going strong since 2000, and this year is no exception. Over 100 artists will converge in five separate venues over five days at the end of May. Those already initiated know what to expect, but newcomers are sure to be blown away.

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  • 05/01/2007

Logan Hicks Announces Farewell Show

Logan Hicks (a.k.a. Workhorse) has called Los Angeles home for the last seven years, and it's certainly embedded throughout his work (which includes graffiti prints and custom bandannas for XLarge, but now the artist sets his sights on New York to continue his artistic mission.

Hicks began his career as a screen-print artist, working with Shepard Fairey and Dave Kinsey in Baltimore before moving to Los Angeles to ransack the bustling urban art scene. Unfortunately, he had to sell his equipment in order to move, leading to his best-known forum: stenciling.

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  • 05/01/2007

Phat Kat Tours

Detroit native and local scene proponent Ronnie Watts (a.k.a. Phat Kat) is poised to rock crowds across the country with his futuristic hip-hop that’s recently helped put his hometown back on the map (Download Issue 106 of XLR8R to read an article about the new Detroit hip-hop scene).

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  • 05/01/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 6: Psychedelic Videos

XLR8R staff mascot Rab the Rave Bunny plays the part of disturbing music-video curator in the latest episode of XLR8R TV. Rab's drug-addled mind chose videos from London "new ravers" the Klaxons, Brooklyn crooners TV on the Radio, and the insane Massachusetts art collective Paper Rad. Needless to say, all of Rab's choices are jam-packed with seizure-inducing visuals, guaranteed to get your brain on par with his. Post-viewing chill-out room advised.

Watch This Episode

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  • 05/01/2007

Weekly Chart: Dirt Crew

Dirt Crew (a.k.a. Break 3000 and James Flavour) launched the Berlin-based Dirt Crew Recordings in 2004, and its sub-label, Players Paradise, in 2005. After a slew of successful singles from the likes of Tigerskin, Jennifer Cardini, Adultnapper, Drum Cult, and others, as well Collection 01, a two-year anniversary compilation, the guys are more ready than ever to send their signature minimal sound to Stateside.

XLR8R caught up with the crew to find out what's on their turntables, and received a healthy roundup of the latest minimal cuts.

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  • 05/01/2007

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