Previously on XLR8R TV's Tune in an Afternoon special, leftfield hip-hop craftsmen Jel and Odd Nosdam ran through a junk shop in Berkeley to find the elements to create their collaborative track, Tune in an Afternoon. Today, we unleash the second installment of our series, this time featuring Brooklyn's psych-house trio, Lemonade. Read more »
There's nothing quite like a true exhibition of teamwork in the music world these days. In this case, BBC Radio 1's experimental DJ and electronic-music tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs has joined forces with L.A.'s future of hip-hop, Flying Lotus, and the beat master's Brainfeeder label. Read more »
Your one-stop shop for streaming grime, dubstep, and U.K. funky on the internet has just gotten a upgrade, and it's come in the form of a free iPhone app. The online radio station Rinse.fm has just made their iPhone application available on iTunes, so those interested can listen to mixes from the likes of Benga, Skream, and Youngsta anywhere, anytime. Sadly, members of the Blackberry clan will have to wait a bit longer to get their mobile RinseFM radio fix. Read more »
We're sure you all remember back in April of this year when the Portuguese juggernauts Buraka Som Sistema dropped their debut album, Black Diamond, stateside. The record, a grimy and explosive mission statement for their foray into progressive kuduro, took the music world by storm and even garnered them a MTV Europe Music Award. Read more »
Looks like the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to bring some top-notch electronic-music festivals to its coasts, with both the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and L.A.'s Convention Festival announcing their 2009 installments' plans. Convention will take place over September 18 - 20 at multiple L.A. Read more »
Get ready for BEMF 2, this year's follow-up installment of New York's celebration of electronic music. Just announced today, the line-up features everyone from The Juan MacLean to Free Blood, and a very special headlining guest (who'll be named here in the weeks to come). The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival takes place August 8 at the Old American Can Factory (232 3rd Street in Brooklyn) from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., and tickets are available for $25 here.
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It was only a matter of time until every music genre had its chance to be melded with the omnipresence of electro. Kitsune's latest addition to their ever-growing roster, Spain's Crystal Fighters, juxtaposes the eerie flavor of traditional, Basque folk music with churning basslines and catchy, energetic vocals. What their unique culture clash produces can be witnessed in Crystal Fighters' hour long mix they recently did for broadcast on Le Mouv in France. Read more »
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