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Blank Dogs Exclusive Interview

As Blank Dogs, Mike Sniper has spent the past couple of years shelling out one scrap of lo-fi crust and psych filth after the next for banners such as Sacred Bones, Sweet Rot, Woodsist, and his own Captured Tracks imprint. His latest for the In the Red label, Under and Under, features more of the same from the dexterous New Yorker, with a couple of cameos from Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls popping up throughout the album. Here Sniper chats with us about Blank Dogs, life in New York, and Sheila E.

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ADE Announces Partial Line-Up

We've all got at least one more reason to love Amsterdam now. This October, from the 21st til the 24th, 80,000 dance music lovers, and just about the entirety of the industry behind the music's many genres, will converge on 40 different venues to witness the 700-plus DJs and live music acts that make up the 14th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2009

Brother Ali Announces Us, Tours

Hip-hop head-nodders and lovers of words, be advised. Your brother-in-arms, Minneapolis-based MC Brother Ali, has finished prepping his follow-up to 2007's The Undisputed Truth. The next chapter in Ali's anthology of personal albums, entitled Us, comes September 22 from backpack rap's dream team, Rhymesayers. Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2009

Tellier, Brodinski to Play OohLaLA Fest

Not that the Ed Banger crew hasn't already brought some French flavor to the west coast's largest center of music and entertainment, but L.A. will once again be taken by a storm of berets, French house, and indie-pop music, this time at the Henry Fonda Theatre September 23 through the 25. Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2009

New Clipse Track Surfaces

The hip-hop world clambers at just about any music news from the reliably slow-moving Clipse front, so you can imagine our excitement upon learning that the Virginia Beach-based duo was hard at work with a multitude of producers on its third full-length, Till the Casket Drops. Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2009

Kingdom, Bok Bok Go 1-for-1 on the Radio

Brooklyn party starter Kingdom recently spent some time in London, much of it bumming around with folks like L-Vis 1990, Bok Bok, and the rest of the Night Slugs crew. Read more » 

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  • 07/27/2009

New Zomby EP Out in August

The elusive boy beyond breakbeat-hardcore-revivalist persona Zomby is at it again, this time with One Foot Ahead of the Other, an EP expected August 24 on
Ramp Recordings. A tracklist follows, but if you just can't wait, preview a few of the tunes here and at the Ramp MySpacepage.

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  • 07/27/2009

Download: Kid Koala Presents The Slew "It's All Over"

A nice little slice of rock-hop from the tour-only album 100% from Kid Koala, Dynomite D, and members of Wolfmother under the moniker The Slew. Scratches (natches!), dope-ass beats, and rock guitar and vocals round out this exclusive track from the foursome to promote their upcoming one-off North American tour

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Exclusive: Kid Koala Unveils The Slew

Exclusive XLR8R news comin' atcha! Read more » 

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  • 07/27/2009

Plus 8 Celebrates 100 With Logo Contest

This October, Richie Hawtin's Plus 8 label will celebrate its 100th release with a special remix compilation, featuring tracks from the 19-years-running back-catalog remixed by friends of the producer/DJ extraordinaire. As well, the iconic Plus 8 logo will undergo a redesign. And here's where you come in: Plus 8 is asking its fans to reinterpret one of the label's five logos from the past. The best submissions will be integrated as part of the special anniversary release. Read more » 

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  • 07/27/2009

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