If you live in New York you've likely heard of Foreign Islands, the musical foresome known around the city for their own style of the electronic-spiced-rock formula oozing from every pore of the music world these days. Having carved out a reputation in one of the toughest cities to crack, the boys take their music to further parts of the country now, with Restart Now!, their full-length follow-up to 2005's EP.Read more »
Each issue XLR8R unearths the hottest new styles and designers in its Elements section. For the December issue (#103), we got our hands on a couple of purses that will make excellent Christmas presents-even if you're just giving them to yourself.
Geoff McFettridge Small Problem tote bag for 2K
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Brooklyn-based collective Antibalas (means "bulletproof" in Spanish), a group known for its politics as well as its dozen or so members, has always given a twist to the standard afrobeat formula, and that's likely to continue with their recent signing to Anti Records.
Each issue XLR8R unearths the hottest new styles and designers in its Elements section. The latest footwear, featured in our November issue (#102), showcases bold patterns and unlikely color schemes, which we couldn't help but fall in love with. We think you will, too.
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The ever-expanding MUTEK empire takes its first trip to Argentina this year, with MUTEK Buenos Aires. Though still a much smaller operation than its North American counterpart, the festival features a notable lineup of artists bringing their technology-driven music to the stage, much of it based in the realms of minimalism and techno.
Amsterdam Dance Event is a three-day music conference viewed by some as the WMC of Europe. This year the event boasted more than 300 artist performances and an estimated 50,000 visitors, all enjoying the stunning backdrop of the city and the astonishingly open attitude of the people who live there.
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