XLR8R has always been about introducing our readers to the future of music. With that in mind, we feature two young geniuses on the cover, Prefuse 73 and Madlib. Also in this double header: Mr. Lif, the ultimate guide to New York house 1983-2003, Lady Saw, Sticky, Mike Grant, visual artist Kenzo Minami, Mira Calix, Fingathing‘s Tour Diary, Final Scratch faces its competition, and much more.