Some of the UK’s most diverse and compelling concerts have sprung from All Tomorrow’s Parties, a label and promotion team that’s hosted performances by everyone from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Now, ATP brings its newest live series, Don’t Look Back to the States.Read more »
For the latest installment of the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series, soulful house collective King Street Sounds has compiled an arsenal of groove-worthy cuts for dangerous nights. Taking several tracks from its sublabel, Nite Grooves, as well as a slew of other imprints, host Jason Hayer and Tonylee, Joe B, James, Tomo, Alex, and Hoshiko unleash one of the most eclectic 'casts we’ve posted to date.Read more »
The state of California is in luck next month, with reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry popping in for a few select live dates. Next, after collaborating with Kanye on Spank Rock’s XXXchange, club rapper Kid Sister rolls through a ton of festivals and other massive events. The dub-punk experimentalists in The Jai Alai-Savant are packing their horns and guitars for a trek through Europe, while ambient shoegazer Ulrich Schnauss rings in autumn with a week in North America.Read more »
There's no disputing that "D.A.N.C.E." is 2007's most essential club banger. Taken from the Parisian duo’s highly-anticipated debut full-length, †, this track is proof that Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé are onto something huge, and not just a couple of Daft Punk imitators.Read more »
It’s been two years since Modeselektor unleashed Hello Mom! to the masses, and one wonders how an electronic outfit that brought together all things crunk follows up on such a strong debut.
The answer: fill the new album with an all-star guest list, which Modeselektor has done on Happy Birthday!. The new album features a wealth of electronic music’s great sages, including Thom Yorke, TTC, Otto Von Schirach, and a bonus track featuring Maximo Park.Read more »
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