"I didn't set out to make a rave valentine to the Beastie Boys-it just turned out that way," testifies Nick Catchdubs as he graces XLR8R Podcast listeners with a sweat-drenched, bass-ridden exclusive mix. The Brooklyn-based DJ, who co-founded Fool's Gold Records with A-Trak, drops heaps of tracks here that employ techno samples and drum sounds in the same anything-goes, hodgepodge fashion the Beasties raided old-school soul breaks and Moog records. Read more »
Thanks to Dre Skull, XLR8R.com readers will get a little lesson in the history of bounce music with this exclusive podcast. The Brooklyn-based DJ and producer compiled tracks from the sissy rap genre, a New Orleans phenomena that rose to fame in the late '90s when a cross-dressing MC named Katey Red came to fame on the Southern rap scene. Here, Dre Skull shows off some of her tracks, as well as those of veteran Big Freedia and up-and-coming star Sissy Nobby.
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Leave it to Tobacco to curate a mix of tracks for the XLR8R Podcast and name the collection Songs to Get Killed in the Woods To. We told the Black Moth Super Rainbow head honcho and lover of mini-golf, whose Fucked Up Friends album will release on anticon. next month, to choose whatever tracks he wanted for this exclusive, hour-long podcast. Read more »
While 2007 saw the release of both their Happy Birthday full-length and Boogy Bytes Vol.3 mix, Berlin duo Modeselektor has been relatively quiet in 2008. Well, that's about to change, as the pair is planning to take their distinct brand of noisy, chopped-up techno on the road as part of the Jetlag Tour 2008 with Ellen Allien.
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