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Mixpak Launches New Podcast Series With Melé Mix

Brooklyn-based party-jam-and-international-riddim hub Mixpak just announced its first installment of their brand-new podcast series, Mixpak FM. Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Friedman, Liebezeit, and Klimek to Play TodaysArt 2010 Festival

Dutch music and arts festival TodaysArt is set to overtake The Hague's city center with its sixth edition of audio/visual installments and live musical performances the weekend of September 24 and 25. Today, the forward-thinking curators of TodaysArt 2010 shared some finer details on the upcoming festival's performers and artists. Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Download the New Nite Jewel Jam, "Tonight"

XLR8R fave Ramona Gonzales, known to the masses as Nite Jewel (or perhaps as the frontwoman of the band Nite Jewel), is offering up her cover of Prophet's '80s synth-funk jam "Tonight" for free on the Nite Jewel website. Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Download: Poirier "Let Them Hate feat. YT (Mungo's HiFi Remix)"

First Listen
Label: Ninja Tune

While Poirier continues his global bass assault, Mungo's HiFi dubs "Let Them Hate" down a few notches, transforming a pummeling slice of bass into a fast-paced reggae jam that Lee Perry would get down with. Of course, YT's vocals are as fierce as ever, and keep the remix—which appears on the second disc of odds and ends that comes with Poirier's new Running High album—as sizzling as the original. And if you're on the West Coast in the next week, check out Poirier's Myspace page for dates in LA, Vegas, and the Bay Area.  

Average: 7.6 (38 votes)
 
 

Stream the Latest Party Jam From !!!

Disco-and-funk-obsessed octet !!! delivered a brand-new morsel of burning dancefloor fodder today. The groove merchant's new single is called "AM/FM," and comes directly from the Brooklyn-based outfit's upcoming fourth album, Strange Weather, Isn't It?. !!!'s new song is more or less what you'd expect from a band whose reputation is built on funky, repetitious basslines, wah-guitar riffs, and profuse amounts of percussion, which is certainly not a bad thing. Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Check Out Nguzunguzu's Incredible New Icee Hot Mix

This Saturday, LA's globally minded beat-making duo Nguzunguzu takes its club-ready bass bumping tunes up the I-5 (or by plane, train, or ocean liner for all we know) to perform a headlining DJ set at San Francisco's forward-thinking dance party Icee Hot (which actually just won the "Best New Club Night" award from the SF Weekly). Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Mogwai to Release First Live Concert Film, Album

The Glasgow denizens and post-rock progenitors of Mogwai are set to add another couple pages to their six-album, 13-plus-year musical history. Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Download: Archie Bronson Outfit "Hoola (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)"

First Listen
Label: Domino

Berlin's Motor City Drum Ensemble does his usual routine on this remix of London-based indie-rockers Archie Bronson Outfit's new single, taking the pleasant, rocking stems from the original of "Hoola" and filtering them through a German's perspective of what Detroit house sounds like. In fact, this remix sounds almost exactly like a Moodymann or Mike Huckaby outtake, and considering the genius of those two producers, this is high praise. 

Average: 8.4 (89 votes)
 
 

Listen to the New Glitch Mob Album Now

Long-standing LA glitch-hop outfit The Glitch Mob finally put the finishing touches on its highly anticipated debut album, Drink the Sea, and will release the beat-heavy beast next Tuesday, May 25 via Glass Air. A while back, we premiered the first single from Drink the Sea, "Drive It Like You Stole It," and now we're pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of the forthcoming record in its entirety. Get your blap on and check the album artwork after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 05/20/2010

Download: Lil B "Real Life (Pictureplane's True Reality Re-Edit)"

Sounding something like we imagine Pictureplane's new party, Real Is a Feeling, to sound, his treatment to rapper Lil B's "Real Life" marries the original track's gritty vocal performance with producer Travis Edegy's patented style of electro-influenced darkwave music. It's not exactly a song we'd expect the Denver native to take a crack at, but Pictureplane's distorted bass synths and crunchy beat work make Lil B's flow sound right at home. (via Pitchfork

Average: 6.8 (29 votes)
 
 

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