Greg Gillis, the highly sought after cut-and-paste artist, has been turning heads with his digitally reworked versions of mainstream music for the last five years. Since the release of his latest album Night Ripper, Gillis has been in demand by what seems like every promoter around the country, and has recently started gaining an international reputation as well.Read more »
When we're not making the mag we're out scouring the headlines, to keep you up to speed on the latest festivals, releases, tours, events, reports of mischief, and various strange occurrences. New releases and mid-term election madness aside, things have been fairly exciting this week, though not necessarily in a good way.Read more »
Bay Area music expert and former XLR8R editor Tomas is back with another top ten this week. For all you future jazz, soul, and global heads out there, here's what you need in heavy rotation over the weekend.
1. Fat Freddy’s Drop "Cay’s Cray (Digital Mystikz Remix)" (Kartel)
2. Owusu & Hannibal "Life With…" (Ubiquity)
3. Democusitco "Grito (Seiji Remix)" (Far Out)
Also known to his fans as Aeroc, Ohio-native Geoff White releases his fourth longplayer later this month. The techno producer's work has numerous artistic homes, including Force Inc., Proptronix, and Ghostly International, and now he moves on to Germany-based Background Records for this release.
Their self-titled 2005 release further solidified LCD Soundsystem as important, influential figures in the world of music, but since then it's been mostly remixes for James Murphy and crew. The exception to this is, of course, Murphy's "45:33," which may or may not be an indicator of the direction LCD Soundsystem's new album, slated for release in early March, will take.Read more »
Ever devoted to showcasing the lives and work of XLR8R artists and photographers, this week's Peepshow presents Chris Gould's One Crazy Night, a collection of photos documenting some not-so-glossy nightlife in San Francisco. From rooftop parties to hooka parties, and an anonymous rock band thrown in the mix, Gould's photos live up to the name of their collection.
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