Rewind: DJ Shadow

There are endless treasures in DJ Shadow’s deep discography. Although his career stretches back much further, the legendary turntablist first struck gold with his 1996 full-length debut, Endtrod…

High Five: Terror Danjah

This week, UK grime don Terror Danjah released the excellent Dark Crawler, his latest full-length and a clear signal that the sound is alive and well in 2012. Granted, Terror Danjah has been in the ga…

Trainwreck: FaltyDL

For this Decibel-themed Trainwreck, we talked to Brooklyn beatmaker FaltyDL—who performs tonight at the Global Selektors 1 showcase at Re-Bar—about the time he destroyed his own passport while on tour…

Top 10 Things to See at Decibel 2012

As to be expected, the 2012 edition of Decibel has a lot to offer in the way of cutting-edge and underground electronic music. Touting a truly international roster of artists to make up its five days …

Bubblin' Up: South London Ordnance

South London Ordnance politely requests that his real name does not appear in print, but calling the UK producer anonymous would probably give the wrong impression. It’s true that he’s car…

High Five: Dusk + Blackdown

This week saw the release of Dasaflex, the sophomore album from London duo Dusk + Blackdown. While the dark and shadowy outfit is certainly known for its production chops, the pair, particularly Marti…

Trainwreck: Jerome LOL

Like all touring artists, Jerome LOL (a.k.a. Jerome Potter) has his fair share of horror stories. A newly christened solo artist who only recently placed his long-running LOL Boys project on hiatus, P…

By the Power of Dre Skull

On any given day, you might find Dre Skull (a.k.a. Andrew Hershey) flying to London to DJ at Notting Hill Carnival, recording with Lil Scrappy in Atlanta, working with an 18-year-old R&B vocalist…

Trainwreck: Matthew Dear

Trainwreck is a new feature on XLR8R where artists tell us, in their own words, about some horror stories from their past. Catastrophic gear failures, sketchy promoters, travel nightmares… it…

Deep Inside: Mala 'Mala in Cuba'

Cuban music plays heavily with percussion and goes mental for melodies, but rarely does it meditate on bass weight. By contrast, British producer Mala (of Digital Mystikz/Deep Medi fame) has spent nea…

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