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Dolphin & Teknoist: Manchester Metal

There’s a steady noise pounding away in the middle of England, a kick-drum heartbeat coming from Manchester that’s pushing 200 BPMs and beyond. It’s the new sound of hardcore as …

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Clara Hill: The Newest of Nu-Soul

While the rest of the world is being buzzed awake by alarms, cinching up their ties, and rushing out the door to catch the commuter train, Clara Hill takes an …

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TTC: Antics Roadshow

It’s right up there with “all black people have rhythm” and “Asians can’t drive”: “The French,” goes the old, familiar stereotype, “take themselves too seriously.” What a crock. These are …

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Paul Epworth: Totally Epic

Puff Daddy? He’s got no flow,” says British producer Paul Epworth, clicking a mouse on a cluttered desk in the cozy West London studio where he does most of his …

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The Art of Emory Douglas

The history of the Black Panther Party is filled with the bold-faced names of key leaders, martyrs, and political prisoners. But as Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas …

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Henrik Schwarz's Artist Tips

Henrik Schwarz’s latest mix disc, part of the venerable !K7 DJ-Kicks series, isn’t quite what you might expect from the man who’s been redefining tech-house for the past couple of …

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Dusty Grooves: Treasures Uncovered

For better or worse, the idea of a “lost” album almost no longer exists. Whether it’s the effect of the internet’s hyper-real search possibilities, or simply collectors’ affinity for uncovering …

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Crystal Castles: Beer Money

Ethin is so pissed right now. His band, Crystal Castles, was scheduled to perform in New York, when everything went tits up at the Canada/U.S. border. “Basically, the cops took …

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EL-P: A Scanner, Darkly

It seems a lifetime ago. Destruction screaming through the air, deep into the city, smashing into the skyline’s metal-and-glass spines. The nation cocooning into fear, paranoia, and delusion, succumbing to …

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Five Star By RJD2

Expanding upon the themes of the primarily instrumental Since We Last Spoke (Definitive Jux), The Third Hand finds former sampling maestro RJD2 doing his own drum programming, instrumentation, and vocals. …

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Graniph: Wrap Battle

Japanese and German design sensibilities are generally thought to be some of the most refined in the world, so it should come as no surprise that one of the hottest …

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The Baltimore Warehouse Scene

There’s no giant neon arrows pointing to the raddest of rad warehouse spaces in Baltimore. Smartly, the people who live in these spots know how to keep quiet. When they …

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Greensleeves: Celebrating 30 Years

If Island was the label that brought Jamaican music to the world, it was London-based Greensleeves Records that made sure the music’s core of international fans kept their crates full …

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Mathematics: Bee Teamers

The highlights of producer Mathematics’ Wu Tang and Friends: Unreleased (Nature Sounds) don’t come from Raekwon or Ghostface (though both make appearances), but rather unsung Shaolin soldiers like the currently …

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Bitter Bastard: City to City

You know, cities got problems just like people do. There’s a lot of shit-talking, a lot of jealousy, a lot of “grass is greener”-type stuff that goes down. And a …

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Team Shadetek: Native Grime

New York City isn’t a place that people can leave easily. Ask Team Shadetek’s Matt Schell and Zach Tucker. In 2004, the grime/hip-hop/IDM-fusing production duo, both native Manhattanites, decamped to …

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Wowch's Favorite Things

Here is a short list of things Wowch finds funny: pugs smoking doobs, pandas flipping the bird, dragons with beer cans. Not coincidentally, these are themes you’ll find on the …

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