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Zion I to Host Remix Contest

No one appreciates the art of the remix like Zion I, and in preparation for their upcoming album, The TakeOver, MC Zumbi and Amplive are sharing their enthusiasm for the practice by holding a remix contest.

The track in question is "DJ DJ," which was leaked last month on the web and finds the hip-hop duo exploring some electro territory.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/06/2009

Top 10: P.O.S., Mr. Oizo, Glass Candy

P.O.S.
Never Better
Rhymesayers
Release Date: Out Now

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Flamin Hotz Starts Record Club

In a world addled by recession, unemployment, and nose-diving album sales, only the most resourceful indie labels shall survive, and Philly-based imprint Flamin Hotz has gotten creative in its efforts to sell records in 2009.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/05/2009

Artificial Intelligence

Two words come to mind upon hearing this track—'80s and electro, and those elements are combined with some truly lo-fi camera work on this video from L.A.-based duo Nite Jewel.

"Artificial Intelligence" is off Good Evening, out March 17. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 02/05/2009

Restiform Remix Contest Winners

Freak-hop outfit Restiform Bodies went a little remix crazy at the end of last year, putting tracks off their TV Loves You Back album in the hands of other producers, then hosting a remix contest for fans.

Anticon officially announced winners for the latter today. Accolades (not to mention inclusion on a Restiform Bodies single and some free vinyl) go to the following:

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/04/2009

Marc Houle Kicks Off Minus Podcast Series

We know, it's hard to tear oneself away from all the future-blap happening over at the XLR8R podcast, but we're not above giving props to others when they're due. Which is why we're pointing readers to the Minus site, currently bearing the announcement that Richie Hawtin and Co have launched their own podcast series.

From the Minus site:

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/04/2009

The Week in Tours: Lazer Sword, Tricky

Sure, festival season is breathing down our necks, but who can resist forking over a few bucks to see these artists on their respective tours? XLR8R's rounded up the latest batch of show dates worth checking out in the coming months, including performances with Jeremy Jay, Tricky, Lazer Sword, and the Lemonade boys.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/04/2009

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