Mochipet has taken the imaginary corpse of Timbaland, shot it full of PCP, brought it back to life, and created "Justin Timberlake Core." Using enough gnarly rave synths, anarchic kicks, and Scream 4-esque distortion to deafen a young horse, Mochipet is on road to breakcore heaven.Read more »
Guillaume Sorge and Clovis Goux, and Benjamin Morando, collectively known as Dirty Sound System, are steadfastly dedicated to giving the masses music that’s engaging and challenging, rather than sticking to the standard trendy cuts during their sets. “We are selectors, not DJs,” the Paris-based trio’s website states, before going on to list a multitude of genres the guys have been known to drop on the dancefloor.Read more »
XLR8R TV's Brianna Pope heads to the best party at this year's Detroit Electronic Music Festival–Soul Skate '07–to get the real dirt on Detroit rollerskating. The reclusive, legendary Detroit DJ/producer Kenny Dixon, Jr. (a.k.a. Moodymann) hosted the night, which brought out not only loyal Detroit music fans, but also lifelong Motown skaters who don't mess around when it comes to serious roller parties. Rock, skate, roll, bounce!
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XLR8R gives summer a proper welcome with the release of our June/July issue (#108), featuring cover boys Digitalism, shot on location at the Palm Springs home of CSI's Eric Szmanda. We also kept it hot down in Houston, eating ribs and talking smoke with Devin the Dude, got icy-cool with Arnaud Rebotini of Black Strobe, and strategized with Portland's Paul "Strategy" Dickow.Read more »
Digitalism may be the new face of electro-pop. "Pogo" is one of the few singles released this year that successfully bridges the gap between the grittiest dance music and post-pop. Taken from the German duo's breakthrough album, Idealism, this infectious track is an introduction to a young group beaming with potential.Read more »
To understand what Brazilian art collective Autista is about, one should go to its website, which describes the group as "a do-it-yourself refuge for Brazilian artists, photographers, musicians, writers, homeless soccer players, and filmmakers that live across the planet."
Autista's other claims to fame are its scores of visual art pieces filled with chaotic color combinations, charmingly strange characters, and scenes that look as if they were conceptualized on some faraway planet humans have yet to comprehend.Read more »
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