Minus Records' self-imposed 10 weeks of silence are coming to a close, and to remind us all the label is alive and kicking in 2008, Richie Hawtin and Co have announced several showcases taking place over the spring. The bulk of these events, which are meant to celebrate the label's 10-year anniversary, will take place during this year's Winter Music Conference in Miami. Read more »
Hot Chip is the latest act to participate in Zune's Ignition program, which provides free downloads and videos, features, and artist playlists to users. On February 26, the London-based group will release "So Deep" exclusively for the program. The track will be available for one month.
In the meantime, the band has a track-by-track breakdown of its Made in the Dark release currently on Zune, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the band made its "Ready for the Floor" video.
Read more »
"I’m really thrilled about going back to North America!" says Anthony Gonzalez, better known to all of us as M83. The French producer, whose new shoegaze-friendly album, Saturdays = Youth, drops April 15, will hit major U.S. and Canadian cities in May, and not alone. For these live shows, Gonzalez will take drummer Loic Maurin, Pierre-Marie Maulini, who will man bass and guitar, and Morgan Kibby, who did vocals for the new album.
A new single, "Couleurs," will be released on February 26 on Mute.
Read more »
BPitch Control label boss Ellen Allien will join the ranks of Sascha Funke and Modeselektor when she releases latest edition of the label's Boogy Bytes compilation series. Yes, that is the series that features pale-faced European techno artists making strange faces on the CD covers. Read more »
XLR8R Downloads Player