Artist to Watch: Anton Zap

Who: Anton Zap Where: Moscow, Russia Although he only began releasing records in the past couple years, Anton Zap is no newcomer. During a seven-year residency at Moscow’s famed Propaganda night…

Blank Dogs Exclusive Interview

As Blank Dogs, Mike Sniper has spent the past couple of years shelling out one scrap of lo-fi crust and psych filth after the next for banners such as Sacred Bones, Sweet Rot, Woodsist, and his own Ca…

Inbox: Georgia Anne Muldrow

This time around, XLR8R’s Inbox sits down with Angeleno soul sister Georgia Anne Muldrow. Ms. One discusses lost dreams, candle wax, unique family members, and doing away with European philosoph…

Artist to Watch: Pictureplane

Who: Pictureplane Where: Denver, CO Self-described art weirdo Travis Egedy may call the Mile High City home, but his ears are clearly open to sounds from farther afield—maybe even outer space, if his …

Inbox: Lopazz

This week, XLR8R chillzz out with composer, producer, and DJ Stefan Eichinger (a.k.a. Lopazz). Negative Nancies, be gone! Through a rose-colored low-pass filter, this easy-going, mop-haired German mar…

Artist to Watch: Tempa T

Who: Tempa T Where: London, U.K. After cutting his teeth as an MC in East London youth centers, Tempa T (who also goes by the handle Tempz) truly burst out of the underground with the release of smash…

TBC: Songs in the Key of ZE

pictured Lizzy Mercier Descloux Representing everything that was cool about funk, punk, and mutant disco in New York City in the early-to-mid-’80s, famed cult banner ZE Records began in 1978 whe…

Inbox: Mungolian Jet Set

Mungolian Jet Set fellows Pål Nyhus & Knut Sævik take a moment to visit with XLR8R’s Inbox en route to Shangri-La. The Norwegian jet setters remember the King of Pop, discuss the delicacy of “pro…

Party Out of Bounds: Zizek

Global party professionals tell you the best places to get buck wild. It’s common knowledge that the best way to experience a city is to have a local take you around. And since our summer party schedu…

Artist to Watch: TC

Who: TC Where: Bristol, UK With drum & bass suffering from a perceived lack of creativity, an artist like TC (a.k.a. Tom Casswell) is a real breath of fresh air. Armed with frenetic beats and fil…

Five Star: Move D

Heidelberg producer/DJ Move D (a.k.a. David Moufang) tells us about a few of his current favorite house imprints. Workshop This obscure German label, run by my good friend Jens Kuhn (a.k.a. Lowtec), s…

Bodycode's Favorite South African Tracks

To celebrate the recent release of his latest LP, Immune, for Spectral Sound, we tapped Berlin-based house head Bodycode (a.k.a. Alan Abrahams, a.k.a. Portable) for his favorite tracks from his native…

Inbox: Major Lazer

This time around, XLR8R comes pon some dense lingo from Major Lazer, the playful persona of DJs Diplo and Switch. The two wax Jamaican about topics ranging from DJing New York to vending-machine jerk …

Party Out of Bounds: Top Billin

Global party professionals tell you the best places to get buck wild. It’s common knowledge that the best way to experience a city is to have a local take you around. And since our summer party schedu…

Artist to Watch: Toddla T

Who: Toddla T Where: Sheffield, U.K. While the hype over bassline house has already begun to subside, Toddla T’s dancehall-infused take on the sound is still revving up dancefloors on both sides of th…

In the Studio: Trackademicks

The Oakland-based rapper-producer schools us on his post-hyphy synth-hop. Trackademicks (a.k.a. Jason Valerio) moved to the head of the class with his remix of E-40’s “Tell Me When to Go,” which gave …

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