Notch Up Another Hit

Silky reggae vocalist Notch, from ‘90s dancehall duo Born Jamericans, has been making the rounds on his own for the past several years, and going solo hasn’t hurt him one bit. As his new a…

Tusia Beridze: The Next Bjork?

Natalie Beridze, also known as Tusia Beridze, or TBA, doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about her many aliases. Instead, she’s been literally holed up in a bunker-based studio in the fo…

Tours: El-P, MVEE with the Golden Road, Múm

 El-PDef Jux’s most popular MC takes angst and unrest to Europe. 09/27 Antwerp, BE: Trix09/29 Dublin, UK: Temple Music Bar10/01 Leeds, UK: Faversham10/02 Manchester, UK: Roadhouse10/03 Brig…

Waxploitation Turns Ten

Waxploitation is notoriously remembered for releasing and breaking L.A.-based hip-hop supergroup The Alkaholiks to the masses with the seminal Firewater album. Now 10 years into its existence, the lab…

Tour: Magik Markers

It’s not everyday a band can switch from lo-fi noise to melancholic blues, but Hartford, Connecticut-based duo Magik Markers pulls it off without slipping into White Stripes territory or art-roc…

XLR8R TV Episode 27: Eats Tapes Return

Join electro duo Eats Tapes as they take you on a bike tour of all the San Francisco places they miss terribly when they’re off touring Europe for months at a time. Watch This Episode Previous E…

XLR8R's Paris Issue On Sale Now

This month we shine a little, um, light on the City of Lights, with special features on all our favorite Parisian musicians, labels, clubs, fashion mavens, and haunts. Chloé, Chateau Flight, Busy P, P…

Tour: Busdriver, Daedelus, Antimc

After a gang of dates with Deerhoof and Caural, plus a performance at Coachella, Regan Farquhar (a.k.a. Busdriver is setting out on a headlining tour of massive proportions. Supporting his Epitaph deb…

Aphex Twin Returns to the Stage

While Richard D. James’ Rephlex label remains at the top of its game, dropping reissues from 808 State and Black Devil Disco Club, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from the legend…

Salsa Con Spam: Latin-Electro Comes Full-Circle

DJ Le Spam and his Miami-based Spam Allstars band have updated vintage Latin sounds for electronic music fans since 1993. Over the years, Spam Allstars have independently released five albums, includi…

Gear Alert: Propellerhead Reason 4.0

Reason 3.0 is pretty bad-ass. Any production software that comes in the form of an emulated rackmount paradise (just consult the virtual cables, synths, drum machine, mixing board, sequencer, and effe…

XLR8R Podcast Live Mix Series: Magnum 38

Oliver “Magnum 38” Greschke is punk. The Berlin-based web programmer by day, gnarly producer by night, is so punk that he went from Germany’s drum and bass hotbed into the open arms …

Shaggy's Reggae Intoxication

He had the biggest summer single by taking on a sacrilegious topic, he’s been a recent guest on Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show, and his label has racked up an impressive set of chart-topp…

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