Michigan-based producer Josh Dahlberg adds some extra flavor to the classic Detroit sound by adorning it with Kraftwerkian vocals and shades of heavy metal. Is it us, or is this breakthrough artist on his way to making an impact on the techno sound?Read more »
You must not be listening to music if you haven’t heard From Here We Go Sublime, Axel Willner’s latest album recorded under his The Field moniker. Seamlessly integrating elements of acid, techno, and pop into one a kind of melodic haven, the new release is equal parts Kompakt, My Bloody Valentine, and Lionel Richie (samples, that is). In other words, the Stockholm native has crafted a near-perfect pop/techno crossover record.
XLR8R TV's Vivian Host goes backstage at Detroit's Movement Festival to discuss the finer points of down-and-dirty booty bass beats with 313’s ghettotech hero, DJ Godfather. Along the way, she gets a ghettotech primer and learns the difference between the Detroit jit and the Chicago juke dances from some of those cities' hypest DJs.
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Keep Reachin’ Up is an apt name for Brooklyn-based vocalist Nicole Willis’ new record. Along with the Finnish-bred The Soul Investigators, Willis has been getting her just desserts over the last year, with Giles Peterson proclaiming the album’s opener, “Feeling Free,” track of the year, and “If This Ain’t Love” taking a slot on BBC’s Top Ten Tracks of the Year list.Read more »
Drop the Lime is back, with more subsonic bass blasphemy. “Hear Me” is a club-ready, 4/4 ascent into mosh-friendly, post- drum & bass bliss. Complete with DTL’s patent vocals, the track is taken from the forthcoming single, which also features a Curses! remix and an extended dance mix.Read more »
Many of us dumb Americans probably don’t know that Moby (yes, that guy) has a long history with Mute Records, having dropped releases for the label just about everywhere except North America.
It’s tough to imagine the dance legend’s recent synth-pop excursions being distributed by the same imprint responsible for the noise of Throbbing Gristle and the always-controversial cuts of Laibach, but it’s true nonetheless.Read more »
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