For the latest installment of the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series, Shitkatapult’s noise-tech guru, Håkan Lidbo, lays down a live mix of exclusive, unreleased tracks inspired by late nights and the hazy days that follow. He was also kind enough to throw in “Ravers Nation,” “Call For Islam,” and a few other tracks from his newest Shitkatapult release, Dunka Dunka. How one man transforms the sounds of all things hellish into dancefloor bangers remains a mystery, but cease with the analysis and enjoy this mix of dark thumps from the underworld.
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This week, the UK can look forward to avant-house performances from duo Radioclit, while those wealthy few who can stand being in an arena have the chance to dance to Kavinsky as he opens for the almighty Daft Punk. Brooklyn’s near-hessian outfit Panthers will brave a strenuous month of back-to-back dates, while Lex records’ artsy hip-hop group Subtle treks through the East Coast and adds few stops down South.Read more »
With the godfather of the hyphy movement E-40 in superstar mode, it’s about time someone paid respect to the hero’s past. Thankfully, prior to the launch of his new album, The Ball Street Journal, his very own Sick Wid’ It label, along with Jive, is releasing The Best of E-40: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow–The Videos.Read more »
Our man Ghislain Poirier just pounded out another bass-heavy treat. Incorporating the energy of dancehall with the heaviness of dubstep, Poirier looks to be mapping out a new blueprint instrumental hip-hop. This French-Canadian is, without a doubt, a subsonic architect.Read more »
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