Music lover, video maker, and Texas native Tommy Boy put together a lengthy mixtape based around his admiration for what he calls the "love triangle" between Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The tunes were initially mixed at the behest of Vice UK. Read more »
Brett Johnson might be from Dallas, Texas, but his latest EP, Things That Go Bump In the Night (Part 1) shows that he isn't your typical southern gentleman. Nimble beats, wonky bass, and a lot of attitude are evident on the record's four tracks, and with endorsements from Mark Henning, Ernesto Ferreyra, and Lauhaus rolling in, Johnson's sounds will be brought to many more ears in the coming months.
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If you happen to be in Europe, it would probably be a smart idea to head to Barcelona next weekend for the Primavera Sound festival. Along with big names like The Pixies and Lee "Scratch" Perry, the festival is also hosting some XLR8R favorites like Beach House, Moderat, Major Lazer, Tortoise, The Field, Delorean, Boy 8-Bit, Ganglians, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Liquid Liquid, and many others. Read more »
Parisian synth-pop newcomers Chateau Marmont will see their second EP, Nibiru, come out on Institubes at the end of May. After a busy year remixing everyone from Ladyhawke to La Roux, the quartet toughened their sound to create a slightly darker, more dancefloor-friendly record. And with remixes from Gavin Russom and Oneohtrix Point Never on the way, it's certain that the group will be heard in the club this summer. Check the tracklisting and the first single after the jump! Read more »
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