Blame it on Brangelina’s presence at Banksy's Barely Legal exhibition last September, Neck Face's foray into the gallery scene, or even Claw Money's overpriced fashion line, but street art–at least a large portion of it–is no longer the stuff of train yards at midnight and other dark places of the urban netherworld.Read more »
Though Motown has been lauded as defining one of the most innovative and energetic eras in American musical history, there are still people courageous enough to refute such genius and try reinterpreting the hits. On Motown Remixed Vol. 2, 11 different producers chop up and reinterpret classics from Diana Ross, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 (pictured below), to name a few.Read more »
While foraging through the XLR8R archives, we came across this photo shoot from Issue 85 of the magazine. Mort a l'Aube, shot at Freeman's NYC in October 2004, features photographer Christopher Glancy behind the lens, a striking title design by Surface To Air, and a slew of stick-thin models showing off their goth side.
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It’s been an eclectic week at XLR8R’s Downloads Section, to make an understatement. Venezuelan breakcore master Cardopusher kicked things off, Joakim schooled us on monsters and the finer points of dance-punk carnage, Brother Ali served up a helping of politically enraged boom-bap, and !!! and Yacht delivered funked-out house beats and weird electro-pop, respectively.
Brother Ali is one of the most well-spoken and outspoken MCs in the indie hip-hop scene today. Following up his introspective debut Shadows On the Sun, Ali gets pissed and political on The Undisputed Truth. “Uncle Sam Goddamn” visually rifles through the gnarlier side of America’s recent history and makes us want to pump our fists in revolt. Get into it.
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