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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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