Labels We Love: Werk Discs

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

Inbox: Boy 8-Bit

XLR8R’s Inbox takes a knee with modest British electro-bass DJ and producer David Morris (a.k.a Boy 8-Bit). Morris talks a bit (…) about Swedish metal, imaginary retro soundtracks, hovercrafts, Christ…

Labels We Love: Interdependent Media

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

BMSR: Over the Rainbow

The nicotine-stained frontman of Pittsburgh’s Black Moth Super Rainbow explains the means behind the band’s electronic freak-pop, and the reasons for their smokescreen. It’s a Thursday in March and To…

Podcast 101: Labels We Love: Modern Love

As part of our ongoing Labels We Love podcast series, we shift our focus to the gritty streets of Manchester, where the Modern Love crew has been turning heads since 2006 when Claro Intelecto began dr…

Labels We Love: Dirty

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

Artist to Watch: Memory Tapes

Who: Memory Tapes Where: New Jersey 28-year-old Dayve Hawk isn’t your average musician. The one-time frontman for defunct Philly post-punk outfit Hail Social now spends his days as a stay-at-hom…

Audiofile: Durrty Goodz

East London’s most versatile grime lord is Born Blessed. Watching Durrty Goodz freestyle is a hypnotic experience. He’s angry, he’s funny, he’s nice, he’s happy, he’s scary, he’s rapping double-time, …

Labels We Love: Mothership

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

Labels We Love: Modular

This Years Model As the music industry scrambles for a magic bullet, Modular Recordings keeps doing what it’s done for the past decade: taking risks, one release at a time. Don’t fall asle…

Labels We Love: Bersa Discos

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

Øya Festival 2009

Above Photo by Erik Moholdt Earlier this month, XLR8R was invited to come and check out the 2009 edition of the Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway. Over the course of five days, we scampered around Oslo, sa…

Inbox: Alland Byallo

In this round of Inbox, XLR8R gets down to business with techno DJ and producer, Nightlight Music founder, and graphic designer, Alland Byallo. The snarky San Franciscan hates on Dell computers, flaun…

Labels We Love Web Feature: Cómeme

More from our special web-only Labels We Love features, today we check out Matias Aguayo’s fledgling new Cómeme label. Matias Aguayo is often cited as one of the pioneers of minimal house, but d…

Podcast 100: Labels We Love: Diynamic

After kicking off our Labels We Love podcast series with a beautifully moody offering from Type Records, this week’s installment comes direct from the dancefloors of Hamburg, Germany. For severa…

Labels We Love: DiscError

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

Artist to Watch: Joy Orbison

Who: Joy Orbison Where: South London, U.K. “Cool” uncles have always gotten kids into all kinds of wonderful mischief, but 22-year-old Peter O’Grady, better known as Joy Orbison, was…

Labels We Love: Type

Every day this month we’re rolling out a new feature on XLR8R’s Labels We Love of 2009. Whether it’s the eye-catching aesthetics of Type or the model-for-the-future approach of Inter…

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