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Podcast 64: Melodies in Distortion

A Dreamweapon Production
Dreamweapon is the nonsensical alias being used by Damon Way, an individual, for the purposes of presenting various sound odysseys aimed at lost decades and mixed generations of dreamy drones.

Melodies in Distortion covers the pedal-attacking pioneers of the early shoegaze movement, paired with the contemporary Wah armed gangs of the newgaze formation, then sidelined by a mind melt of the space-rock and drone-driven pedal pushers. Enjoy this leap through the decades.

Melodies in Distortion
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Podcast 63: Techno Tear Up with Kontrol S.F.

Proclaimed by many to be one of North America's most respected techno events, Kontrol has been bringing some of the genre's most esteemed names to San Francisco since June of 2005, from old-school legends like Josh Wink, Daniel Bell, and Baby Ford to a younger generation that includes Matthew Dear, Modeselektor, Paco Osuna, and Alex Smoke. Pass through the front door of the EndUp, where the party is currently held, and it's pretty much guaranteed you'll spend the next several hours on the dancefloor.

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Podcast 62: Scuba 10245 Dubstep Mix

Under his Scuba guise, DJ, producer, and Hotflush Recordings curator Paul Rose delivers this hour-long, exclusive mix that's a comprehensive sampling of new dubstep sounds. Techno, electro, and atmospheric influences all collide with the genre in the form of tracks from Baby Ford, Sigha, Toasty, Untold, Martyn, and a few from Rose himself.

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Podcast 61: XLR8R Presents Serge Santiago

Our latest chapter of the XLR8R Podcast comes to us from Serge Santiago, a British boy with a little thing for Italo-disco. The Brighton native (who now resides in London) re-edits the classics with his own sassy edge. He has gained attention from the likes of Damian Lazarus, Trevor Jackson, and DFA for his own label, Arcobaleno (which translates to “rainbow” in Italian), and continues to play throughout Europe and Australia, all while maintaining his residency at We Love in Ibiza. Read more » 

Podcast 60: XLR8R Presents Mr. Scruff

The inimitable Andy Carthy (a.k.a. Mr. Scruff) furnished us with the latest installment of the XLR8R Podcast, and it's a trip through soul, R&B, dub, leftfield rhythms, and even a few Latin flavors, proving he's still one of the most eclectic-minded DJs on the planet. Read more » 

Podcast 59: 86 'Til Infinity PDXLR8R by Copy

It's been a blast this month bringing XLR8R readers the very best of the Portland scene, from bands to fashion to coffee, but it wouldn't be a proper celebration of PDX without letting you experience the aural side of all the artists you've been reading about. Fortunately, our man Copy stepped up to the task of bringing the sounds of Portland to your speakers. Read more » 

Podcast 58: All Things Matthew Dear by Derek Plaslaiko

Matthew Dear is a man of many talents and personalities. Over the past decade he has assembled an impressive discography of top-shelf techno, microhouse, electronic pop, and more. After operating for years under a variety of different pseudonyms (Matthew Dear, Audion, False, Jabberjaw), he unveiled a live incarnation called Matthew Dear's Big Hands last year. Read more » 

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