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Free Live Recording from Vladislav Delay

Last month, a rare goodie appeared over at the newly revamped MUTEK site, in the form of a live mix by Vladislav Delay recorded in the year 2000. Back then he was a relatively up-and-coming producer whose first recordings were surfacing on labels like Chain Reaction and Mille Plateaux. Download this little sliver of dance music history here for free.

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  • 05/11/2009

Moderat Plots North American Tour

Moderat (that's the combined talents of Modeselektor and Apparat) recently reformed after a seven-year hiatus, and with a long-promised self-titled album set for release tomorrow (May 12), the trio now looks to North America for a few tour dates.

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  • 05/11/2009

Fever Ray Readies North American Tour

The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson has performed on U.S. soil before, but this fall will be the first time she does so under her Fever Ray name. Her debut album under this project was released earlier this year and met with endless amounts of praise, so expect this handful of dates to sell out in days (if not minutes). She's enlisted Swedish multimedia artist Andreas Nilsson—who directed the video for her first single—to mastermind the accompanying visual show.

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  • 05/08/2009

Interact: Black Moth Super Rainbow

One day, mere music videos one simply watches won't be good enough. Black Moth Super Rainbow has the jump on that idea—figuratively and literally, since the focal point of the band's new "Dark Bubbles" video is a dude bouncing up and down on a trampoline. Drag your mouse over the picture (or use webcam) to make the screen transform from bright day to black night. Maybe have some drugs handy too...

"Dark Bubbles"

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  • 05/08/2009

Caribou, Grouper on Trentemøller Comp

He might be known the world over for minimal electronic dancefloor cuts, but Anders Trentemøller has a few other tricks up the sleeves of that coat, one of which is lumping artists like Beach House, Grouper, Two Lone Swordsmen, and A Place to Bury Strangers onto the same compilation—and effectively too.

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  • 05/08/2009

Free Hessle Audio Mix from Ben UFO

On the hunt for freebies this afternoon? Head over to Get Darker, where Ben UFO has a free Hessle Audio mix up for grabs, hyping the label's takeover of Room 3 at Fabric on Friday, May 15.

Ben UFO:
Greena - Maracay - (Forthcoming Applepips)
Omar S - Busaru Beats - (Sound Signature)
Aphrodisiax - Unfinished Business - (Jus House)
Karizma - 33rd Street Anthem - (Defected)
Unknown - Unknown - (Unreleased)
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  • 05/07/2009

Damian Lazarus Plots U.S. Tour

Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus has a decade-long history of DJing that speaks for itself, but this month, he's showcasing another set of abilities, namely, his production skills on his debut artist album, Smoke the Monster Out (released earlier this week on Get Physical).

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  • 05/07/2009

Artist to Watch: Jack Beats

Who: Jack Beats
Where: London, U.K.

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  • 05/06/2009

Video Premiere: Pontiak "Aestival"

Pontiak delivered their impressively crafted second album, Maker, earlier this year via Thrill Jockey, so now the Carney brothers are following it up with a video for the track “Aestival.” Since Maker never follows a straightforward musical trajectory, it follows that this clip is a highly abstract collection of images and details that match the retro-psych-meets-sledgehammer riffage of the song.

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  • 05/06/2009

Drop the Lime Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Luca "Drop the Lime" Venezia has been an XLR8R favorite for years now, wining us over time and again with his goblin bass-infused breakcore tracks that have helped spawn an entire movement of club music.

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  • 05/06/2009

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