Imagine a street party in a Brazilian city where a huge soundsystem with gut-wobbling bass plays amazing dubbed-out jazz, funky hip-hop, smooth Brazilian dance beats, and other soulful electronics. Now imagine the proceeds from the event going to improve conditions in the slums and favelas of the sprawling city. One record company decided to turn this dream into reality, and now we hear the results on Verge Records' new comp, The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro.Read more »
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
From Demon Days – An Official Planet E Selection
Carl Craig Presents Detroit Live
Marcus Belgrave (Tribe)
Wendell Harrison (Tribe)
Kelvin Sholar (Q Tip Band)
Recloose (Planet E/Peacefrog/New Zealand)
DJ S2 (Los Hermanos/Ican)
Gamall (Demon Days/NYC)
And Special Surprise Guest!
Comercia Cityfest 2007, Detroit
Three years have passed since Icelandic indie phenoms Múm released Summer Make Good and, and in the interim, the band has toured with Benni Hemm Hemm and Sigur Rós, collaborated with members of Pan Sonic, and even published a couple books. Which is to say they’ve acquired some serious creative ammunition for their latest long-player, Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy.
The 15-member, disco-centric outfit from Brooklyn is a boogie fanatic's dream. "All That She Is" makes for a spacey, slow-burning return to the heyday of cosmic fever, and any group that can turn out live violin leads, layered synths, and harmonic vocals with such finesse will win over any club.Read more »
For the latest installment of the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series, we enlisted dirtybird’s Christian Martin to give us a decadent techno extravaganza. Run by San Francisco’s own Claude VonStroke, dirtybird pushes some of the cleanest, in-demand cuts around, and this mix is proof. Featuring a mountain of grinding bass and bubbly percussion from The Martin Brothers, Worthy, and Claude VonStroke, this addition to the XLR8R Podcast family is the new 4 a.m.
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