This week began with The Dead Texan–that odd-but-delightful Belgium-based duo who records for Kranky–giving Christopher Willits' "Colors Shifting" track an ambient remake. Frenchman datA came through with an original track for the electro kids, then Crunc Tesla, strangest man alive, joined forces with K-Swift, Seraphim, and Diego Maraedonna for some dirty, demonic bass.Read more »
This week began with Maximo Park’s strangely-lit and weirdly popular “Our Velocity.” Next came a video from The Gaslamp Killer, shaving his head alongside guest Gonjasufi (a.k.a. Flying Lotus). Wednesday brought the intensely produced “Divebomb” from Kitsuné’s The Whip, then the awkward psych-sounds of Dirty Projectors as they played for a bunch of apathetic folks in Washington Square Park.Read more »
David Wang, a.k.a. Mochipet, has been involved in the experimental scene since the ripe age of 15. Releasing records for labels as diverse as Kid 606’s Tigerbeat 6, Schematic, and his very own Daly City records, the producer has become a denison of dark, eclectic, and spastic electronic music. For this exclusive XLR8R mix, Mochipet pulls out a gang of unreleased heaters, a bunch of Modeselektor and Spank Rock mash-ups, and Metallica! We’re thrilled.Read more »
Artists do it all nowadays. They run their own labels and management companies, develop in-house talent and, apparently, produce riddim albums. By sheer luck or coincidence, this week, two of reggae’s most recognizable figures, Buju Banton (a.k.a. Gargamel), and Ghetto Youths International (a.k.a.Read more »
Redesigned PSP Coming This Fall
After long-running speculation from fans, and continual denials of any such product existing, Sony announced a slimmer, redesigned PSP at E3 this past week. The newly re-jiggered mini media center is scheduled to hit stores sometime in September, with a sleeker design and a video-out feature.
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