Building an Iconic Sound: Mala

2010 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for dubstep. Wobble-craving bros are threatening to take over the scene, each month an obscure new musical strain further splinters the genre, and the musi…

Bubblin': Cedaa

Who: Cedaa Where: Bellingham, WA Twenty-year-old Simon Ho grew up in a musical household. Dad used to build guitars, his sister was an R&B fanatic, and Ho himself played drums in the school march…

Building an Iconic Sound: Squarepusher

If there’s one thing that will probably never vacate the world of electronic music, it’s the scores of imitators ready at a moment’s notice to ape the latest forward-thinking concept…

Tour Stockholm With Skweee's Key Players

Earlier this year, we paid a visit to Sweden, where we had an XLR8R TV sit-down with Studio side-project The Crepes in Gothenburg, and got the goods on all things skweee in Stockholm. The main players…

Bubblin': Nicolas Jaar

Who: Nicolas Jaar Where: New York, New York In 2004, Nicolas Jaar—who was all of 14 years old at the time—received a Villalobos album for Christmas from his father. So yes, one could say that he was o…

Outbox: Mary Anne Hobbs

At this point, Mary Anne Hobbs’ name has become synonymous with electronic music. The musical icon has carved out an ideal niche for herself within the bass- and beat-heavy landscape via her len…

Bubblin': John Talabot

Who: John Talabot Where: Barcelona, Spain This young Spaniard’s true identity remains a mystery—the name John Talabot was borrowed from his former school—but there’s no question that the p…

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