When making predictions for what might be hot in 2009, best friends Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais (a.k.a. Telepathe) didn't include themselves on the list, though they might as well have. The pair will release its debut full-length, Dance Mother, in less than two weeks, and on the live show front the girls are already in high demand. Read more »
A recent band featured in XLR8R's Artist to Watch series, Long Beach, CA-based outfit Crystal Antlers is gearing up for the April 7 release of its debut full-length, Tentacles. The group unveiled the soulful psych-punk track "Andrew" a few weeks ago, and here comes the accompanying video, in which much jamming takes place. Read more »
In 2007, Ableton released Live 7 in response to the growing number of producers swearing by the Germany-based company's music-making software. A little less than two years later, it's time for another upgrade, hence the announcement this morning that Live 8 and Suite 8 are now available to music-tech heads everywhere.
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February found XLR8R readers enthusiastic over melodic techno and electro, but the top 20 MP3 downloads for March were a little more varied in style, with leftfield hip-hop making a strong showing alongside ambient tracks, minimal ones, and beats made especially for XLR8R.
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Behold, the top 20 MP3s of March on XLR8R.com:
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Does the sound of kuduro make you want to move something? Well, Buraka Som Sistema is inviting you to shake what your mama gave you with your mama, along with the rest of your crew, for their “Sound of Your Community Dance Contest.” The contest intends to celebrate the music, dance and culture of Angola, in combination with other local cultures, by asking participants to create and submit videos showcasing their own community’s flavor to the tune of the group's single, “Sound of Kuduro.”
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