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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
With XLR8R.com being rather Portland-centric these days, we decided it wouldn't be a proper celebration of good old PDX without a podcast showcasing some of the Northwestern city's music. So we got ahold of Marriage Records' Vice president Jordan Dykstra, who curated this exclusive mix for us. Read more »
"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 »
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