Billie Holiday Gets Resurrected, Remixed

It takes balls to remix Billie Holiday, but Columbia Records accepts the challenge with a forthcoming collection of reworked (and painfully remastered) versions of the jazz singer’s finest songs…

The Week In Tours, May 31

This week, the Pennsylvania psychedelic stars in Black Moth Super Rainbow bring their dreamy, analog purgatory to the big city, and the UK’s dance-punk posterboys Bloc Party run through the US f…

Klaxons Return to the U.S.

To think the Klaxons once had visa issues that cancelled their initial Stateside tour. After the recent release of Myths of the Near Future, interviews galore, and a highly-praised appearance at this …

Daily Download: Guitar "Here"

Michael Lueckner (a.k.a. Guitar) returns with another amplified whirlwind of psych-guitar madness. Taken from his newest release, Dealin with Signal and Noise, "Here" is an epic, post-shogaz…

Graffiti TV Goes DVD

In the graffiti underworld, there has been a motivational force exceeding DIY magazines and word of mouth. Its name is Graffiti TV. Since the late-’90s, Graffiti TV’s low-budget VHS series…

Grime City Turns Two

The US is finally catching up with the UK’s dubstep and grime precedent set by Digital Mystikz, Skream, etc. The leader of the American invasion may fall solely on the shoulders of Baltimore-bas…

Jazz Activist: The World of Mukatsuku

Call him a jazz partisan. DJ, promoter, and label boss Nik Weston has played an important background role in fostering the growth and diversity of nu-jazz, broken beat, and other club sounds. Weston g…

Pon Di Wire

It seems that the Jamaica Observer agrees with Pon Di Wire’s assertion last week that this summer’s next big dancehall artist is most definitely the quick-tongued MC Munga Honorable. &rdqu…

Simian Mobile Disco Preps Debut LP

The English and French have been busy cultivating a scene that has been embraced by the next generation of dance fanatics. Jas Shaw and James Ford (a.k.a Simian Mobile Disco) have been at the head of …

Daily Download: Dolby-Anol "Heather, I'm Dry"

Dolby-Anol is the chip right off of the electro-psych block. This Glasgow-based duo composes the most righteous analog-house, sample-shuffling dance tracks this side of Simian Mobile Disco. Taken from…

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, May 28

Odd Nosdam Level Live Wires Anticon. Odd Nosdam is to experimental hip-hop what Herbert is to disco. Although samples abound, it’s the field recordings (exploding SUVs, gang shootings) in his la…

Daily Download: Lifesavas "Gutterfly"

Portland-based hip-hop duo Lifesavas is unquestionably one of the most soulful outfits to grace the indie scene without coming close to cheesy soul status." Gutterfly is another tight offering be…

The Week In Videos

This was a special week here at XLR8R video central. We started the week right with a new age experience from France’s easy rider Air, then we stepped into Modular territory with the shirtless w…

The Week In Downloads

We kicked off the week with Finland-based mood-swinger Vladislav Delay at his most realized. Next we paved through more B-More art-core courtesy of Videohippos, before London-based duo Motor came thro…

The Week In Music

Lady Sovereign’s best tracks were written before her newfound fame, and the midget who acts even younger than she looks has worked hard to cultivate her dramatic reputation. This week a video su…

No Age Rips

Fat Cat Records has gotten its second wind. Over the past year, the label has released an array of dynamic releases ranging from Vetiver to Mûm to Animal Collective to Nina Nastasia, and Fat Cat…

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