Bubblin' Up: Lou Phelps
The rising Montreal rapper reflects on his career to date and muses over new music.

Trace through the musical lineage of Montreal artist Lou Phelps (born Louis-Philippe Celestin) and you’ll be hit by obvious cue points leading to a career in music. That’s not to say succe…

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Leaf Erikson "Cypress feat. Intricate Dialect"

Hailing from Detroit, the well-rounded and astute lyricism of rapper Leaf Erikson is a far cry from the trapped-out, unintelligible, autotune style of hip-hop, the kind that all too often overshadows …

Soundwave Croatia 2015

In 2015 Soundwave Croatia, one of Europe’s most friendly and intimate festivals, returns for its 7th year with a live art and film program added to its eclectic musical offering.  Heralded as one of ‘…

XLR8R Presents Exclusive Ticket Deal For Soundwave Croatia
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In 2015 Soundwave Croatia, one of Europe’s most friendly and intimate festivals, returns for its 7th year with a live art and film program added to its eclectic musical offering.  Heralded as one of ‘…

Slum Village My Life

SV have always recognized the hard Detroit blocks they hail from, a world they describe in Panorama-vision on “Ghetto Movie.” It‘s a close-to-the-edge world where the weak get fed to the s…

Slum Village Prequel To A Classic

Detroit-based Slum Village has gone through many incarnations over the past decade, but emerges fit and trim for their latest “mixtape” collection. Calling it so is odd since every track i…

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