Style: The Light

Credits Photographer: Marley Kate; Stylist: Liz Baca/The Goods!; Hair and makeup: Jet Alexandra Models: Taylor (M2C Model Mgmt.) and Lauren (Wilhelmina) Items from cheap Monday, Jeffrey Campbell, Joy …

Meanderthals: Trip the Light Fantastic

London legends Idjut Boys and Norway’s Rune Lindbaek wander across musical genres as Meanderthals. Urban Dictionary defines the term “meanderthal” as one who adopts “a weirdfunky sort of ‘non-linear’ …

TBC: Teknopolis - 10 Years of MUTEK

As the MUTEK festival turns 10, it sheds its highbrow image for a diverse balance. Over the course of its 10 years in existence, Montreal’s MUTEK festival has asserted itself as North America’s preemi…

Q & A: The Field

With its uniquely dreamy-but-propulsive style, Axel Willner’s From Here We Go Sublime was a game-changer when it dropped in 2007. The soft-spoken Swede, who was then working days in a liquor store, fa…

Q & A: Vaselines' Eugene Kelly

A quick chat with Vaselines’ singer-guitarist Eugene Kelly on reissuing Enter the Vaselines, the band’s reunion tour, and what “Monster Pussy” is all about. XLR8R: Looking back to Glasgow during the l…

Pink Mountaintops

Running up that hill with Vancouver’s love-song mountain man. On a smoke break outside his East Vancouver practice space, Stephen McBean is waxing poetic about his latest Pink Mountaintops album, Outs…

Q & A: Seeland

Tim Felton and Billy Bainbridge on their former bands, Broadcast and Plone. Uniting former members of Birmingham, U.K. retro-futurists Broadcast and Plone, Seeland frames the whir and clunk of vintage…

Dam-Funk: Galaxy Quest

Channeling the past, L.A.’s Dam-Funk brings funk back to the future. “I definitely am a true believer that there are things we’re not privy to but are happening all around us,” Damon Riddick, the one-…

Chase & Status

A drum & bass duo keeps the attitude light and the breaks heavy. Chase & Status’ debut album, last October’s More Than A lot, showed the drum & bass DJ/production duo moving effortlessl…

Xrabit on Paul's Boutique

German hip-hop producer Xrabit finds hope in the form of The Beastie Boys’ not-so-instant classic Paul’s Boutique. Summer 1989. I was 14, and coasting through a hot Munich summer of graffiti, parties,…

In The Studio: Radioclit

A Frenchman and a Swede search Africa for the perfect beat. It’s strange to call a room inside a Swedish expat’s London flat a “nexus of pan-African dance music,” but that’s precisely what Johan Carlb…

Juan MacLean: Past Perfect

A look at some of the defining influences of DFA future-pop whiz The Juan MacLean. Taking his stage name ?from Juan Atkins, one of the founding fathers of Detroit techno, Juan (a.k.a. John) MacLean ha…

Elements: Wild in the Streets

Tigers, leopards, and cros, oh my! Spring’s wardrobe takes its cues from the jungle book. Compiled by Liz Baca. Lira Cat t-shirt $28, liraclothing.com Claw Money Panther Hoodiet $100, clawmoney.…

Salem: Strung Out

A gothic electro trio creates the soundtrackfor America’s most strung-out. It would be easy to dismiss Salem as disaffected youth, but the fact is they’re profoundly affected… by drugs. “There is this…

Videogames: The Hollywood Game

Despite a wealth of failure, movie execs continue to court the lucrative gamer market. For nearly two decades, Hollywood has sodomized many a videogame’s dignity by widely assuming that gamers were dr…

DJ Sprinkles: House of Mirrors

With his new record as DJ Sprinkles, digital-music iconoclast Terre Thaemlitz reflects on the various meanings and myths of deep house music. House isn’t so much a sound as a situation. There must be …

Mixtape: Erol Alkan

A mixtape of current favorites by Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve’s Erol Alkan. 1. A. Vuolo & E. Grande “Drops in the Wind” One of the most wonderful pieces of music I have heard in years. 2. Mount Ki…

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