Justice Preps Gigantic "Live Set" Tour

Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé (a.k.a. Justice) will have their hands and suitcases full for the next few months, hopping from continent to continent, crossing hemispheres, and igniting crowds with…

Booka Shade Preps DJ-Kicks Mix

Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger–alias Booka Shade, founders of the Get Physical imprint–are a production duo, not DJ tag team, and the two have solidified this image by eschewing the usual hum-dr…

Tour: Marissa Nadler with Peter Bjorn and John

The newest signing to New York-based Kemado Records is no Swedish prog-band or tech-metal outfit. Rather, it’s a woman with an acoustic guitar and lungs of steel–Marissa Nadler. With recent rele…

Pon Di Wire: Diplo, Ticklah, Jah Mason

Is dancehall’s “outlaw” back? Rumors are flying that popular ’90s singjay Terry Ganzi is plotting a big return to the scene. The nasally deejay, known for humorous and intricat…

Flying Lotus Releases EP on Warp

“I didn’t want cats to think I just did one thing, or one style,” says L.A.-based Steven Ellison (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) of Reset, a new EP and his debut release for Warp Records. R…

Seattle's Decibel Festival Showcases Announced

Seattle’s 4th annual Decibel Festival has already announced its line-up, and for the 2007 edition, and festival goers should be well-surprised and pleased by this, the most in-depth artist roste…

XLR8R 110 Now On Sale

This September, we get inside the hip minds of some of the indie world’s most stylish acts, like Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tiombe Lockhart, Waajeed, Alice Russell, The Politik, and R…

Tour: The Gosssip with Panther, The Long Blondes

Olympia, Washington-based, Arkansas-bred trio The Gossip is leaving the Northwest again for a headlining tour that’ll make punks, blog-readers, and Europeans stoked to be alive. Unlike the band&…

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, August 27

Wooden Shjips S/T Holy Mountain We rarely get to give the Holy Mountain bros dap, but the San Francisco-based label has just given birth to one triumphant piece of prog-history. Wooden Shijps figured …

Podcast: Mad Decent

For the newest installment of XLR8R’s Podcast DJ Mix Series we wrangled up Mad Decent’s Paul Devro to mash up some of the Diplo-owned label’s choicest cuts, in addition to a crop of …

Soul Explored: Jennifer Johns Lights It Up

Her fans and admirers include KRS-One, Les Nubians, and Zion-I. She has shared stages and performed with Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Common, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Zap Mama, and The Roots. Yet Oakland-b…

Tour: Diplo with Switch

Globetrotter, entrepreneur, and all-around busy guy Diplo is making a dash for the tour bus soon, this time for a handful of dates with DJ/producer Dave Taylor, better known as Switch. The two just fi…

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