Five Minutes with Mala at Movement 2013

One of the absolute highlights from XLR8R’s time at this year’s Movement festival in Detroit was the set that Mala played on the Red Bull Music Academy stage on Sunday (our review of it ca…

Five Minutes with Dabrye at Movement 2013

As XLR8R was getting ready to head to Detroit for this year’s Movement festival—which we wrote about and photographed extensively—there were many acts we couldn’t wait to see, and Ann Arbo…

Trainwreck: Baths

Los Angeles-based artist Baths (a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld) trades in wistful, vocal-led electronic pop, and has often been lumped in with the chillwave movement as a result. This isn’t inherently w…

High Five: Hyetal

After spending enough time with the radiant style of bass-focused electronic music put forth by Bristolian producer Hyetal (a.k.a. David Corney), it’s easy to hear that his artistic vision owes …

Things We Learned at Primavera Sound 2013

In electronic music circles, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival is always likely to be slightly overshadowed by the presence of Sónar, which takes place in the same city just two weeks later. …

An Inside Look at RBMA New York 2013

Most people experience the Red Bull Music Academy as a month-long series of sponsored events, bold advertisements plastered onto tall buildings and subway walls, and copies of the Daily Note newspaper…

10 Lessons We Learned from Together Festival

In terms of sheer scope, Together is gargantuan. The 2013 edition of the yearly Boston event was spread across eight days in a citywide selection of venues, acting as much as a test of endurance as a …

High Five: RP Boo

When throwing the word “veteran” around with the players of Chicago’s juke/footwork scene, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that RP Boo was making moves roughly a decade bef…

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