From the brilliant variety of Colorseries to the more ambient sounds of his recordings for the Mille Plateaux label, Dublin's Donnacha Costello has been one of the most innovative producers of electronic music for more than a decade. Little White Earbuds is now hosting a podcast curated by Costello which features the most influential tracks to him and his sonic palette. From the hard Detroit techno of Neil Landstrumm to the gay house of "Love Can't Turn Around," the podcast is a journey through the best house and techno of the past 25 years. Check it out over at LWE. Tracklisting after the break! Read more »
Fatima's debut EP, Mindtravelin', has just been released on the Eglo label, and its first single already has an excellent music video. The soulful songstress definitely pleases on "Soul Glo," but the vid's appropriation of analog television technologies as well as the cult of the infomercial makes us swoon. Check it out below!
Read more »
Music geeks and tech heads, brace yourselves. VBS.tv off-shoot Motherboard, an online video blog/network that focuses mainly on technology and its effects on culture, premiered a new episode of its Electric Independence program that features the man behind Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure, Mr. Vince Clarke. Read more »
Read the March/April issue of XLR8R for free right now by either downloading the PDF or viewing it online at Issuu. As well as huge stories on Delorean (pictured), Todd Edwards, and the New Sound of Detroit, we've also packed this issue with a ton of multimedia extras, so git yr download on ASAP!
Read more »
The Yay Area's E-40 has two new albums, Revenue Retrievin' Nightshift and Dayshift, coming out at the end of March, and in celebration, he's hosting a remix contest of the record's first single, "The Server." Contestants can either use "The Server" vocals on a different beat/track of their choice or they can take "The Server" instrumental track and spit their own verse alongside 40's. Once the process is done, contestants should send their remixes here before April 8. Read more »
Bay Area MC and Fillmore district native DaVinci has just dropped his long-awaited debut album, The Day the Turf Stood Still, on the SF-based SWTBRDS label. Oddly enough, you can opt to purchase the record of gritty sample-based hip-hop, as per usual, or download the 17 tracks for absolutely free, legally, here. Read more »
XLR8R Downloads Player