Following the success of 2005's War Games, former X-Ecutioners member Rob Swift embarks on a different kind of solo project. With his new documentary As The Tables Turn (forgive him for the title, please), Swift goes out of his way to answer questions about his past, present, and future through interviews, performances, and never-before-seen footage. It's a comprehensive history of Swift's rise in the hip-hop world, induction into the X-Ecutioners, and the ups and downs he encountered to become an artist in his own right.Read more »
Servants of the Apocalyptic Goat Rave S/T Sublight
If you're not familiar with Bong-Ra and Sickboy, imagine two robots digging up the corpses of jungle’s past and hosting some type of gnarly satanic mass/rave. Think we’re kidding? Just listen to the track “Glowstyx for the Dead Children” and you’ll see what we mean.
In its quest to to infiltrate the minds of those crazy indie kids, MTV's URGE network has inked a deal to release exclusive goods from legendary techno label Planet E, as well as Paris-based Ed Banger Records. As of today, the corporate giant gets first dibs on brand new songs and never-before-heard tracks and albums from both imprints.
XLR8R's Ken Taylor and Roy Dank (a.k.a. The Dankman) returned to Vegas scope out the latest tech gadgetry at this year's Consumer Electronics tradeshow, which ran from January 8 - 11, 2006 and featured everything from the sensible (cell phones and cameras) to the deliciously indulgent (metallic iPod faces and digital photo frames). Let these guys school you on the hottest gear slated for 2007.
Read more »
Vintage reggae is making a comeback, and XLR8R is here to document the reissues, t-shirts, books, and of course, the 7" label designs. The latter is a significant but often overlooked aspect of reggae culture, and we're showcasing a few of our favorites now.
Catch it exclusively at Peepshow.
Read more »
Not brand new but definitely worth checking out for those of you who haven't is Stones Throw's Chrome Children compilation, released in 2006 and featuring the likes of Madlib, MF Doom, J Dilla, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, and many more of the label's stars.
- 20 Questions - Garnier Talks Teenage Radio Shows, Living in the South of France, and Paying Way Too Much for The KLF
- Hi-Five - P. Morris Revisits His Roots and Lists His Five Favorite Go-Go Tracks
- A Generous Environment: Thoughts, Ideas, and Questions from patten
- Hi-Five - Kerri Chandler Lists the Five Tracks That Influenced Him the Most
XLR8R Downloads Player