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London's Mount Kimbie Takes Dubstep Over the Bro-Step Hump

The Music of London-based duo Mount Kimbie, whose unique homespun style incorporates ambient, techno, dubstep, and found sounds, is so difficult to pin down, that when they sent out their …

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Tensnake: A Hamburg Producer Slithers Between Bygone Eras and Funky Sounds.

Marco Niemerski, the Hamburg, Germany native known musically as Tensnake, doesn’t mind when people point out his influences—he is, indeed, trying to make his music sound like the records he …

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Thousands of Miles and Decades Removed from the City's Glory Days, Robert Hood Takes the Spirit of Detroit into the Future

When Robert Hood came of age in Detroit, radical change was in the air. People, ideas, and product were on the move. The 1960s and ’70s were marked by political …

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Bubblin': Girl Unit

Who: Girl Unit Where: London, UK Although he was born and bred in the UK, 24-year-old Philip Gamble’s musical passions originate on the American side of the Atlantic. Miami bass, …

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Actress: The Zomby Collaborator, Remix Champ, and Werk Discs Label Manager Makes a Splazsh.

“My DJing has changed a lot from when I was younger. I don’t play as much… sorry! I’m playing football on the PlayStation,” slurs the anonymous Actress as he tries …

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Beat Happening: From the Seeds Planted by Flying Lotus and Low End Theory, LA's Abstract Instrumental Scene Branches Outward.

It’s Wednesday night, and the scene at LA’s Airliner Club is typical: A sea of nodding baseball caps; empty Pabst tallboys lining the bar; speaker stacks blasting out waves of …

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Videogames: The month's wrap-up of the best from Mario to Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar; PS3, XBOX 360) 2004’s Red Dead Revolver re-energized many gamers’ interest in the Old West, but few games since have succeeded in capturing the days of …

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Big Freedia Talks MJ, Katrina, and Treme in Toronto

After checking out New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia’s show at Toronto’s NXNE Festival a couple of weeks back, we just couldn’t help but grab the MC for a few …

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Bubblin': The Miracles Club

Who: The Miracles Club Where: Portland, OR Honey Owens is no music newbie—she’s spent years in genre-bending outfits like Jackie-O Motherfucker, Nudge, and more recently with ambient/experimental solo project Valet. …

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