XLR8R even into the early 00s was pretty great. Cover stories on cats like Amp Fiddler and more when guys like that got next to no love in any other US mags. They made URB look like total jokers. Then sometime around 05 iirc they changed their vibe to include fashion, design, and lots of other crap that really didn't matter, as well as a seemingly ironic take on music that seemed straight ripped off from Vice or other hipster mags. That's when I quit reading it. To be honest, I can't believe they kept making a print magazine until 2011! Who was reading that bullshit?!?! LOL.
Are there any real US dance music mags that aren't cheesy bullshit? I feel like with the underground here stronger than its been in at least 14 years or so, it's time for someone to step up and deliver some real shit.