If you live in the City of Angels, don’t you dare sleep on this! Belgium-bred, London-based drum & bass don Alix Perez (born Alix Depauw) will be spinning at LA’s long-running haven of soulful, experimental beats Low End Theory alongside The Breathing Effect, Mast, and Jay Cue. As always, tonight’s very special event takes place at the Airliner in Lincoln Heights. Plus, for the first time in over a month, all five LET residents will be there in support including night founder and Alpha Pup boss Daddy Kev, Nobody, the Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, and Nocando.
New York-based beatmaker FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman) defies simple categorization. Whether it’s on his various albums like 2013′s critically acclaimed Hardcourage for English tastemaker Ninja Tune or his musically diverse releases on his own underground Blueberry imprint, he enjoys dabbling in jazz, hip-hop, electronic, obscure vinyl-only oddities, and much more. Next month, he’s releasing his anticipated fourth LP In The Wild so XLR8R decided that it was high-time to put the American DJ producer on the hot seat.
Where do Williamsburg hipsters source their wax? From Co-Op 87, of course. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn vinyl haunt is home to the finest selection of house, disco, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and plenty more musical genres and LP oddities. Co-owners Mike Catalano and Ben Steidel are doing quite well for themselves even in a crowded area; five record shops currently surround them on all sides including local neighborhood veterans Permanent Records, Captured Tracks, and others.
Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our mid-week Wednesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Kevin and Dantiez Saunderson doing a B2B interview with Thump, SBTKT prepping his sophomore release Wonder Where We Land, and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez dropping some dope hip-hop flavor in Miami. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
LA-based electronic experimentalist Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison), 31, has just announced the release of his fifth studio album You’re Dead, his follow-up to 2012′s Until The Quiet Comes. Slated for an October 7th release, Ellison plans to support his latest LP by hitting the road on a massive 24-date North American tour this fall including major city stops in New York, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and Denver, as well as Canadian area shows in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.
Detroit’s own sanctuary of wax People’s Records reflects the Motor City’s defiant, impossible-to-pigeonhole nature. Situated near what was once called the Cass Corridor, the neighborhood has since been renamed Midtown to distance itself from the area’s violent history. It’s now a part of town that reflects Detroit’s mixed reality. Safer than it once was, this part of town is filled with history, not to mention the exceptional Detroit Institute of Art, renowned live music venues The Magic Stick and Majestic Theater, and Wayne State University’s campus. Nestled in a small shopping center, the shop that was founded back in 2003 by owner Brad Hale and has now become a snug harbor for vinyl junkies, DJs, and rabid music fans alike.
Welcome to our action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Avicii prepping a rock-tinged follow-up to 2013′s True, Peanut Butter Wolf throwing down Down Under, and Disclosure collaborator Jessie Ware hitting the States this fall. Right this way for our complete link-o-rama.
Welcome to our Aloha Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Moby dropping a new DJ mix, RL Grime playing Mixmag’s The Lab, and Fact TV going record shopping in Montreal. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Vinyl purists rejoice! This fall, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will embark on a five-week, 26-date North American tour called Renegades of Rhythm that celebrates Afrika Bambaataa and his massive musical legacy. The tag-teaming US turntablists will spin together in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, LA, Seattle, San Diego, and now, SF, using vinyl only culled together from Bambaataa’s own over 40,000 strong collection that’s currently permanently archived at Cornell University. It’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime sonic archive experience.