For the cold months of winter we warmed you with mix after mix of upbeat techno on the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series. Now that spring is upon us and the rain is falling, we turn towards the slower, melancholic strains arriving these days from Bay Area label/collective anticon.
Jason Swinscoe, mastermind behind The Cinematic Orchestra, literally hasn’t stopped moving since the group released its first record, Everyday, in 2002. The production process behind their newest effort, Ma Fleur, had Swinscoe jetting between London, Paris, and New York, where, between unpacking boxes and catching flights, the concept for this album flowered into existence.Read more »
Zealous Records has commissioned DJ and writer Oliver Wang to curate a second compilation named after his Soul Sides website. The concept of the series–a music blog writer as opposed to a DJ gathering and arranging the tracks–speaks not only to Wang's excellent musical ear of, but also the ever-increasing influence and viability of blogs. The success of Soul Sides Volume One bore the idea for a second compilation, the latter featuring rare tracks of soul artists covering pop standards.Read more »
Ferndale, MI-based company Paxahau assumes promotion duties a second year in a row for Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival, the eighth annual techno-centric festival with an ever-changing name. It seems the unsure future of the festival, after swapping hands nearly every year since its inception, has finally been resolved.
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Peepshow’s latest offering takes a snapshot look at our inaugural edition of XLR8R TV, hosted by Revision3.com. Ken Taylor chats with French laptop punks DAT Politics, we journey to the East Bay and into the studio with Zion I, and we get down with S.F. clubgoers for a slice of nightlife.Read more »
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