Music geeks and tech heads, brace yourselves. VBS.tv off-shoot Motherboard, an online video blog/network that focuses mainly on technology and its effects on culture, premiered a new episode of its Electric Independence program that features the man behind Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure, Mr. Vince Clarke. Read more »
Read the March/April issue of XLR8R for free right now by either downloading the PDF or viewing it online at Issuu. As well as huge stories on Delorean (pictured), Todd Edwards, and the New Sound of Detroit, we've also packed this issue with a ton of multimedia extras, so git yr download on ASAP!
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The Yay Area's E-40 has two new albums, Revenue Retrievin' Nightshift and Dayshift, coming out at the end of March, and in celebration, he's hosting a remix contest of the record's first single, "The Server." Contestants can either use "The Server" vocals on a different beat/track of their choice or they can take "The Server" instrumental track and spit their own verse alongside 40's. Once the process is done, contestants should send their remixes here before April 8. Read more »
Bay Area MC and Fillmore district native DaVinci has just dropped his long-awaited debut album, The Day the Turf Stood Still, on the SF-based SWTBRDS label. Oddly enough, you can opt to purchase the record of gritty sample-based hip-hop, as per usual, or download the 17 tracks for absolutely free, legally, here. Read more »
We're pleased to bring you an exclusive stream of Oversteps, the latest on Warp from celebrated British duo Autechre, available in its entirety below. And though the official release of the record isn't until next Tuesday, it's currently available as a digital purchase over at Bleep. Read more »
One of the latest additions to the UK's ever-growing bass music scene, fledgling label Blunted Robots last week unveiled its third release: a double single featuring Night Slugs boss Bok Bok on one side and Brackles & Shortstuff on the other. Read more »
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