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Bubblin': Eliphino

Who: Eliphino Where: London, UK Like many producers, Leeds native Tom Wrankmore took to beatmaking at a young age, saving up from his “awful call-center job” to buy an MPC …

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Casual Fridays: Sailing jackets, leopard-print Gitman Bros, and Nike throwbacks.

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Henri Lloyd Jackets I’ve been logging some serious time looking into old sailing jackets on eBay these days. …

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Jacques Greene: A Montreal newcomer takes on R&B divas and house with a borrowed 303.

The Montreal DJ/producer who calls himself Jacques Greene (yep, it’s an alias) has a knack for making house grooves that toy with emotions, often dancing between euphoria and melancholia in …

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XLR8R and Scion Present Version 2 of the City Guide iPhone and Android Apps!!!!

Remember when we, along with Scion, launched the City Guide mobile apps for iPhone and Android to bring you the best bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, shops, record stores and unique …

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MIDI Party: As Games, Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin and Tigercity's Joel Ford grab their synths and dig into the past.

Sitting in a cozy living room in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and eating a bag of Haribo Build-A-Burger Gummi Candy, it’s clear that 28-year-olds Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford have been …

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Outbox: David Rodigan

Reggae has a lot of icons—but probably only one who’s white, British, and looks like “a dentist or an accountant” (his words, not ours). The legendary selector David “Ram Jam” …

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Guest Reviews: Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia is a motley assemblage of music makers, a group that dabbles in house, disco, electro, R&B, and hip-hop, but can always be relied upon to deliver plenty of …

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Elijah & Skilliam: Rinse FM upstarts and Butterz CEOs rep grime's new class.

“I never ‘discovered’ grime,” DJ Elijah, one half of the Rinse FM DJ team Elijah & Skilliam, assuredly states. “I’m from East London—I was born into it. Everyone used to …

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Bubblin': Laurel Halo

Who: Laurel Halo Where: Brooklyn, NY While the washy synthscapes and peppy drum-machine beats of her debut EP, King Felix, underscore Laurel Halo’s place in the current class of Brooklyn bedroom producers …

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Badman Begins: As Ramadanman, David Kennedy mines hardcore, juke, acid, and more to reshape dubstep.

David Kennedy seems perfectly positioned for the new millennium. His recollection of the 20th century is a bit vague. The future is far away and up for grabs. His professional …

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Shigeto: Taking a jazzman's approach, a post-Dilla acolyte builds on Michigan's beat legacy.

For a generation of bedroom producers, now is the time to get their due—at least according to beat-geek extraordinaire Zach Saginaw, who performs and records as Shigeto. “I think the need …

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Videomakers Thunderhorse Talk With Dump FM

Thunderhorse Video is a media arts collective responsible for making some of 2010’s trippiest assemblages from White Car and Gatekeeper. Dump FM is a web portal/chat room where participants converse …

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Fatima: A Swedish soul songstress finds a place in London's bubbling slow-jam underground.

If you’ve spent any time at London’s Plastic People club, you know that the musical fare on tap changes nightly. It’s on this eclectic menu where you’re most likely to …

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