Martyn, both Holland's and Washington, DC's purveyor of all things blappable, released his most recent contribution to dubstep a few months back, a XLR8R staff pick called Great Lengths. Just yesterday on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder website, the L.A.-based label posted up a new mix from the versatile producer and DJ. Read more »
London-based photographers Tim and Barry have been providing the U.K.'s underground with some of its finest images for some time now. They recently launched Tim and Barry TV, where every Friday at 4:20 PM GMT (funny, right?) the pair turns its attention to moving pictures, and airs its live, on-the-spot videos of some of our favorite new singers and MCs. Read more »
Brooklyn's The Depreciation Guild is bringing its shoegaze pop to the masses this fall with a cross-country tour. Using a modified Nintendo soundcard as a percussionist, the dreamy group's efforts have garnered 90,000 downloads of their album, In Her Gentle Jaws. With a second album in the works and a new single out on Kanine Records, the trio is poised to become the best band of the shoegaze movement's second wave.
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The jet-setting DJ-producer Luciano is releasing a new album on his own Cadenza imprint this winter. Titled Tribute to the Sun, the record is an epic journey through the Swiss-Chilean's sonic palette, featuring Senegalese kora player Ali Boulo Santo, Tricky collaborator and vocalist Martina Topley-Bird, and Israeli-Swiss percussionist Omri Hason. Read more »
Latin soul-funk impresario Quantic is leading a 10-piece orchestra on a mini-tour of the U.S. this month, featuring acclaimed pianist Alfredito Linares, percussionist Malcolm Catto, and many other genius musicians from around the world. Quantic's 2008 tour sold out, so get your tickets soon!
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro Tour Dates
8/14 - San Fran @ Slim's
8/15 - LA @ The Echoplex
8/22 - NY @ TBA
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The latest collaboration to come fresh out of the pressing oven over at Hydra Head Records will soon come thundering down the side of the mountain with a magnitude that's sure to tip the scales. Pairing up for an October 27 release in CD and double-LP format will be none other than Canada's ambient dream-metal titans Nadja with the Texan psych-doom destructos in Pyramids. Read more »
Dedicated USB controllers are so hot right now, and it seems Denon DJ has been ITCHing to build one. ITCH controllers are hardware certified by Serato Audio Research as built from the ground up with integrated features for DJ software control, and the upcoming DN-HC5000 is one such performance tool. Read more »
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