In issue 103 XLR8R's Fred Miketa brought Tom Moulton, the man responsible for inventing the 12-inch single, and nu-disco masters Rub-N-Tug together for a conversation on favorite records, clubs, and much more.
Besides his contribution to singles, Moulton is also a highly-sought producer, arranger, and engineer. Eric Duncan and Thomas Bullock of Rub-N-Tug have been bringing the disco live to New York for over a decade, through both music production and parties.Read more »
One of the founders of Thizz Nation, Vallejo, California's PSD has teamed up with Bay Area hyphy dons Keak Da Sneak and Messy Marv, and this trio is definitely bringing Da Bidness. The collaborative album features production from Droop-E, Rick Rock, PSD, and others, and features guest appearances from Bay Area rappers like E-40, Mac Dre, and Misah F.A.B.Read more »
The reggae/dancehall star Sizzla has signed to Damon Dash Music Group (DDMG) for his upcoming release The Overstanding. Like Elephant Man, who recently inked his own deal, with Diddy, Sizzla is one of the few reggae/dancehall stars to cross into mainstream music, and his signing to DDMG will likely push him further into that realm.Read more »
XLR8R has teamed up with Creative Commons and Ghostly International for the Christopher Willits/"Colors Shifting" Remix Contest!Read more »
Sure, it's tacky, but a moment of narcissism is in order for the staff of XLR8R, as the last two weeks have yielded both acknowledgment of and gratitude for the magazine's involvement with the dubstep scene over the last several years.
First, the BBC's Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs thanked XLR8R for coining the term dubstep. Whether or not we actually did remains unclear to this writer, but why argue with one of the UK's premiere Radio 1 DJs?
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