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Efdemin: Techno Tear-Jerker

"If house is a nation," exhorts a sample on Efdemin's Chicago-indebted "Just a Track," "I want to be President. If you vote for me, I promise I will deliver you even more bass, even more soul, longer hours on the dancefloor, DJs who believe as we believe."

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Devin the Dude: To Put it Bluntly

It all started with a race.

Devin Copeland was in the sixth grade, chilling with his friend Boomer after school when the other boy pulled out a joint.

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That '70s Something

For as long as we've been alive, the '70s have been lampooned via strap-on Afros, bad pimp costumes, and sketch comedy gags set to pop-disco anthems like "Y.M.C.A." and "It's Raining Men." But the decade also gave us a veritable bible full of real musical heroes. Read more » 

Just Jeremy: A Book That Bares All

From toys to tees to treads, Sydney, Australia-based Jeremyville is a tireless supporter of the myriad manifestations of our generation's style and design. Read more » 

Milanese: Birmingham Bass

Birmingham, UK's reputation as a bombed-out, concrete wasteland is slowly changing, but you'd never know that listening to the music of Steve Milanese. After leaving London in favor of the birthplace of Judas Priest, Godflesh, and Duran Duran over three years ago, Milanese and his friends found themselves desperate and miserable. "I wrote a lot of angry music here 'cos I was broke," he says. "And when I had to finally get a job it really sucked. Read more » 

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