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Bubblin': The Blessings

Who: The Blessings Where: Glasgow, Scotland While Mike Slott and Hudson Mohawke are the biggest names to come out of Glasgow’s LuckyMe collective, Dominic Flannigan (a.k.a. Dom Sum) and Martyn …

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Components: The month's wrap-up of the best in gaming

Metroid: Other M (Nintendo; Wii) With a near 25-year history, to say that the Metroid series (alongside its space-pirate-hunting protagonist, Samus Aran) has a loyal following would be an understatement. …

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Vis-Ed: Give Up Art—The Visualists Behind Tempa and Apple Pips Give It All Up

London-based design house Give Up Art has more than just a clever name behind it. Amongst numerous projects, the husband-wife team of Stuart and Emma Hammersley has also been responsible …

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Outbox: Josh Wink

Techno icon Josh Wink has been making music for 21 years. As a kid, he was so hungry to break into the early rave scene in his hometown of Philadelphia, …

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Booze, Boobs, Bricks, and More In Our NSFW Wrap-Up of the 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

“We need TOTAL coverage!” I kept repeating that line from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and my photographer, Kelly O, was clearly getting sick of it. It was 5:30 …

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What Is It: Tribal Guarachero

With each passing day, it seems that the the global bass tent becomes just a bit more crowded. Baile funk. Cumbia. Champeta. Mambo de la Calle. Kuduro. Kwaito. Shangaan Electro. …

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Oval: With Two New Records, the German Glitch-Techno God Takes it Waaaay Back to Basics.

Fifteen years ago, Germany’s Oval caught our ears by physically damaging CDs and mining alien beauty from their skips and loops. Their classic albums, Systemisch and 94 Diskont, wrote the …

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Mixpak Records: Head Honcho Dre Skull Updates Brooklyn's Dancehall Collabo Blueprints.

Not since the days of Bobby Konders’ and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez’s ragga-hip-hop hybrids of the early to mid-’90s has the US-Jamaica bashment connection seemed so energized as it does with …

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Reviewed: Caribou, Toro Y Moi at Trailerpark Festival 2010

No stranger to awesome music festivals, Copenhagen added the Trailerpark Festival to its ranks, which include Roskilde, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Distortion, and Strøm, four years ago, and it’s been going …

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Bubblin': Supra1

Who: Supra1 Where: Krakow, Poland Remix contests often seem like cheap promotional gimmicks, but every once in awhile, they do unearth something special. Tomek Urbanowicz and Thomas Wirski came together …

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Outbox: Solvent

Zimbabwe-born Canadian Jason Amm has long been at the forefront of contemporary synth-pop. With his arsenal of vintage analog gear and drum machines, Amm has crafted four full-length albums under …

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Wolf + Lamb: A Brooklyn DJ/producer/promoter/label Collective Disguises its Viciously Deep Beats in Sheep's Clothes

To say that there’s a mythology surrounding Wolf + Lamb’s parties is a gross understatement. “Eli from Soul Clap always says that [it was] only after they came to one …

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Outbox: Kenneth Gibson

No matter which of Kenneth James Gibson’s monikers are employed (Eight Frozen Modules, [a]pendics.shuffle, dubLoner, etc.), a certain frigid sound and playfully austere production quality can be expected from the …

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De Tropix: M.I.A.'s backing vocalist takes her own hype to the next level.

“Cherry B” Byron might be most well known as M.I.A.’s hot-stepping hype girl, but, as one half of De Tropix, she isn’t ever content playing second fiddle. A partnership with …

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House Party III: Toronto Duo Azari & III Avoids Pigeonholing While Taking Disco and R&B on the Ride of Their Life

On the eve of a North American and European tour to include stops at Detroit’s Movement festival, London’s infamous Fabric club, Berlin’s Panoramabar, and Toronto’s Pride festival, Azari & III …

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Bubblin': Teen Daze

Who: Teen Daze Where: Vancouver, Canada Operating in a cloud of mystery, young Canadian producer Teen Daze has made a name for himself simply by opening a tumblr account and …

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