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Back To Bassics by JJ Stratford

Since their inception in Jamaica during the 1940s, soundsystems have become an integral part of music culture and instrumental in the birth of reggae, bringing music to the masses in a way dancehalls couldn't. These large mobile discotheques placed high currency on low-end bass and overall volume. Once on the lawn, these often homemade systems would clash with rivals' systems for prizes and ultimately (and more importantly) the audience's respect. That tradition continues to thrive today in England, where UK soundsystems still burn on.


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Girl You're No Fun by Christopher Glancy

For our 100th Issue (September, 2006), XLR8R photographer Christopher Glancy went behind the scenes with his camera lens to capture a day in the life of skate kids from Los Angeles.

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Monkey Suite

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  • Filed under: video
  • 01/01/2007

Take It Back

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  • 01/01/2007

Nothing Like This

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  • 01/01/2007

Best of 2006: Best Music Gear

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out what was hot in the world of music technology this year. Read on to find out the undisputed winners of 2006.

 

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  • 12/31/2006

Best of 2006: Best Style Trends

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out the fashion favorites of 2006 and those trends that elicited nothing but hate.

 

Best Style Trends


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  • Filed under: news
  • 12/30/2006

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