Tuesday, May 31, 2011

XLR8R Podcast - Mala and Plastikman

XLR8R celebrates their 200th podcast with two massive mixes from two electronic music titans. First up is Richie Hawtin who doesn't really require a whole lot of introduction. Simply put, he's a techno giant. Born in the UK, reared in Canada, and currently residing in Berlin, the man has been pushing techno forward since the early '90s, most notably as an artist, but also as the head of the Plus 8 and Minus labels.

The second half of the two-part 200th podcast comes courtesy of another musical heavyweight, dubstep kingpin Mala (a.k.a. Mark Lawrence). Whether operating solo or as one half of legendary outfit Digital Mystikz, the man helped put dubstep on the musical map in the mid-'00s, not only as a producer and DJ, but also as the co-founder of the genre-defining DMZ label and club night with Coki and Loefah. Along the way, he also found the time to start up his own Deep Medi imprint. He's a true master craftsman, someone who manipulates and massages low-end sonics with the precision of a surgeon, making his contribution to the XLR8R podcast series to true pleasure to behold.