Sammy and Maggie of Telephoned came up with something really special with their “Switchboard” events, which take the cover song / sample flipping vibe of their mixtapes and applies it to a club night. It’s not your average party, which is what has made the three to date so fun and memorable. They return for a fourth round on Tuesday, June 7th at Sargent in the Hotel Chantelle basement, accompanied by guests Tanlines (a “DJ & guitar set”) and dancehall heroine Queen Majesty. Don’t miss it!
To get you in the mood, Telephoned have dropped a new volume of their podcast series, featuring a live set by DJ Wonder, recorded at the last party. He took their instructions to “play some covers and stuff” and turned it into a hour-long journey through quiet storm miami bass, 80s re-works, even an entire mini set of Prince covers. Jam this in your digtal tapedecks all summer (and stay tuned for Wonder’s Foolcast mix, coming soon…) Read More
Download Mayer Hawthorne’s new Impressions EP of cover songs to hear his smoky take on Chromeo’s “Don’t Turn The Lights On.” Says Mayer: “On the surface it’s an electro-funk, dance floor filler, but underneath is a brilliant love ballad with lyrics that reminded me of something from Tyrone Davis. Dave1 told me the song is about a guy who falls in love with a ghost, so I wanted my version to have an eerie, ghostly feel to it.”
Check out Kingdom’s “Uptown Buck” (alongside new tracks from our friends Cubic Zirconia, Michna, Drop The Lime and Hussle Club) on the Trouble & Bass-curated Sounds Of NYC compilation for Scion A/V. Drop your email in the lil download widget and it’s yours for free.
Nacho Lovers just remixed Jacques Greene’s new single “Lay It Down,” out on vinyl this month (with digital to follow) on new NYC imprint Uno. It is a jammer! XLR8R has the mp3 for your downloading delight, and you can also stream courtesy Nachos’ SoundCloud.