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Casual Fridays: Gettin' Sporty

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Sergio Tacchini Classics Last Sunday, I decided to see Hanna. Not a ground-breaking, tween-emo action drama, but entertaining …

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Vis-Ed: Forbidden Kingdom–A look at the mystical, spiritual, and symmetrical work of Melbourne-based cover artist Leif Podhajsky

Obsessed with symmetry and geometric shapes, Melbourne-based artist Leif Podhajsky is attempting to harmonize the universe one piece at a time. Whether he’s colliding nature with space or exploring the …

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Planetary Evolution: 10 Game-Changing Moments in Planet E History

As Carl Craig’s pioneering second-wave techno label Planet E turns 20, we chatted with the longtime Detroit-based producer, DJ, remixer, and label owner about some of his, and the company’s, …

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Bubblin': Phaseone

Who: Phaseone Where: St. Louis, MO What happens when shoegaze collides with early-’90s jungle, footwork, Chicago rap, and a love for Outkast and the greater Dungeon Family collective? Apparently, Phaseone …

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Coachella Gnarly Vibes Wrap-Up 2011

Last year, we scooped the entire Coachella blogosphere with Mephedrone (a.k.a. Meow), Benzo Fury, and P90X Insanity lunges. Now we’re back with twice the scoops, including trending fashions such as …

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Casual Fridays: Beach Britches and the Tank Top Debacle

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Birdwell Beach Britches Okay, so we’ve got about a month until Ibiza jumps off for summer 2011. Thank …

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Sunshine Supermen: Kode9 and The Spaceape ponder the apocalypse, graphic novels, and a Ballardian world of black suns.

After a busy year of releases on his genre-defining Hyperdub label, and a critically acclaimed book entitled Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, dubstep’s godfather, Kode9 (a.k.a. …

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Labels We Love: Cascine—Scando pop and Embassy Records combine for an even more international affair.

It was only the start of summer 2010 when Jeff Bratton and Sandra Croft crossed paths and bonded immediately over a mutual love of Scandinavian pop and the in-house cover …

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Bubblin': Banjo or Freakout

Who: Banjo or Freakout Where: London, UK Italian-born Alessio Natalizia has been playing music since his youth, but it was only after moving to London—not to mention countless days spent …

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Casual Fridays: The Trance Edition

Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men’s and women’s must-haves. Art Production Fund Towels x Sven Vath “L’Esperanza (Visions of Shiva Mix)” Okay, so if you hear this …

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Outbox: Mogwai

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the endearingly brash post-rock hooligans of Scotland’s veteran instrumental export,

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The Ice Storm: Ambient noisemaker Tim Hecker ponders snowy tundras and M.I.T. experiments of a bygone era.

Quite possibly the last thing you’d expect Tim Hecker to admit to possessing is a “tropical soul.” Not only is he Canadian, but an artist best known for producing some …

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Hype Williams: An almost-anonymous duo drags a hip-hop videomaker's name down the rabbit hole.

Hype Williams, the enigmatic Berlin-London duo consisting of Russian-born Inga Copeland and London’s Dean Blunt, is not your typical band. They’re not in the game to promote themselves, create a …

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Bubblin': Damu

Who: Damu Where: Manchester, UK Another entry in the long line of British youngsters who have been producing since their teenage years, Sam Schorb’s experiments with songwriting actually started on …

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Five Star: Rainbow Arabia

The LA-based genre mashers tell us about the major influences on their new album, Boys and Diamonds. DJ Beppe Loda’s 1985 Mix DJ Loda was part of the Italo-disco scene, …

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Strictly Ballroom: After decades in the shadow of vogue dancing and culture, ballroom beats come to the fore.

Step on edgier dancefloors nowadays, and you best be prepared to come a little cunty, honey. Dip, drop, duckwalk, catwalk, hands, hands, hands: vogue dancing and ballroom culture are experiencing …

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Maya Jane Coles: A young Londoner infuses tech-house with deep vibes and dubwise sounds.

Twenty-three-year-old London house producer Maya Jane Coles might seem to have appeared out of nowhere, but it looks like she’s not going anywhere for a while. Her 2010 single, “What …

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

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Capcom; X360, PS3 While the rest of the world waits for Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man to finally get their shit together on screen, you, …

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