The Social Registry is one of the labels we love for many reasons, and now throwing festivals one of them. The Brooklyn based-imprint is responsible for releasing records from the likes of Gang Gang Dance, Blood On the Wall, and Psychic Ills, and its roster is expanding exponentially. Recently enlisting psych duo Growing, Mike Bones, Sian Alice Group, and Douglas Armour to its army, the label will showcase its old and newfound talent with a two-day outdoor celebration at Brooklyn’s The Yard.
XLR8R was there Saturday, June 9, 2007 at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco for the world premier of Mash a film by skate photographer Gabe Morford and my old photo boss Mike Martin. Their film has set the benchmark for the urban fixed gear bike culture movement. In their own words, "It's not about stopping–it's about going as fast as you can. Commitment to every line, corner, and hill is what defines the style of these San Francisco riders. Come roll with us."
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Kompakt’s Total series has become an annual day of reckoning for the techno masses. Now in its eighth edition, Michael Mayer’s celebrated compilation always includes an all-star cast of dance mathematicians. Featuring two discs of minimal tracks from Superpitcher, Gui Boratto, The Rice Twins, and a heap of others, Total 8 is one of the most melodic and peak-time friendly collections from the label yet.Read more »
Roots icon, musical innovator, and lover of multicolored hair Lee “Scratch” Perry heads to the West Coast for an eagerly anticipated live performance next week. Born Rainford Hugh Perry, the dub pioneer’s career covers the better part of 50 years and includes collaborations with artists like Bob Marley, Adrian Sherwood, and Mad Professor, as well as his own massive discography.Read more »
Unusual Animals is Asthmatic Kitty's new imprint for conceptual, electronic projects, and on the forthcoming Land of a Thousand Rappers: Vol 1, The Fall of the Pillers, Asthmatic Kitty employee Michahel Kaufman (a.k.a. Future Rapper) collaborates with the likes of The Holy Fool, the Queen of Soft, and Papa Alabaster for an avant hip-hop album that emulates the label's musical values.Read more »
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