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Inbox: Oneida

This week, XLR8R’s Inbox tunes in to Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock outfit Oneida. Frontman Kid Millions takes us on a journey to abandoned nightclubs-cum-flophouses, The Royal Exile’s Cricket Club, lame shows in Memphis, TN, and awesome shows in Marina di Ravenna, Italy. Oneida’s tenth full-length, Rated O, is out now on Jagjaguwar. Read more » 

XLR8R Seeks S.F. Interns

XLR8R is looking for editorial interns in our San Francisco office who know the difference between Junior Boys and Boys Noize, techno and electro, Major Lazer, lazer bass, and drum & bass, hip-hop and trip-hop, and who require minimal hand-holding. Positions are for both editorial and events and online marketing.

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  • 09/11/2009

Matthew Africa's Jerkin' Hot

The East Bay's DJ Matthew Africa has a new podcast up which features two hours of jerk music, the L.A.-centered music movement that builds on foundations built by Bay Area crews like The Pack. With freaky mixes and nasty lyrics in surplus, this podcast is damn sure to be blasting from a lot of porches and earbuds in the coming weeks. Read more » 

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  • 09/11/2009

Pygmalion Music Fest Next Week

Autumn always brings a smattering of music fests all over the U.S., and next week, the twin cities of Champaign-Urbana, IL, are hosting the Pygmalion Music Festival. Read more » 

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  • 09/11/2009

Review: Vladislav Delay Tummaa

Label: Leaf

Tummaa diametrically opposes Finnish producer/percussionist Sasu Ripatti’s work as Luomo. Whereas that project imagines minimal, vocal-centric house as a lubricious glide through sleek clubs and luxurious boudoirs, Ripatti’s new Vladislav Delay album revives his instincts as an improvising Scandinavian jazz musician. Spurning the dancefloor and the horizontal bop, Tummaa translates Delay’s usual impressionistic, knotted strain of abstract techno into introverted jazz tropes. Read more » 

Ultrasone PRO 900s Reviewed

In my more embarrassing years, I hugged some subwoofers. And when I first fired up the Read more » 

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  • 09/11/2009

DJ Shadow Releases XFM Cast From 2000

Over on DJShadow.com, the Bay Area turntable superstar has made available the live broadcast from XFM London he performed alongside the Quannum Crew (Blackalicious, Lateef, Lyrics Born, Joyo) live in the studio. You can buy the download or CD of the previously unavailable performance from back in December of 2000 off of either Shadow's or Quannum's website. Read more » 

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  • 09/10/2009

Fabric to Release Caspa Debut

London ultra-club and DJ-mix haven Fabric is readying the release of the debut album for U.K. dubstep producer Caspa. Better known for his DJ sets, singles output, and assorted remixes for the likes of Deadmau5 and Kid Sister, Caspa has crafted his first LP, Everybody's Talking, Nobody's Listening, for release on November 24, which comes complete with his latest dancefloor hit, "The Takeover (feat. MC Dynamite)." The album's tracklist is below.

01. Intro
02. Low Blow
03. The Takeover (feat. MC Dynamite)
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  • 09/10/2009

Labels We Love: True Panther and IAMSOUND

Two young labels vie for the hearts and minds of today's tastemakers.

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Review: Jamie Jones Don't You Remember the Future

Even as the '80s revival has dubiously morphed from a passing fad into what seems like permanent status, every once in a while an artist proves that the neon decade still has some ore worth mining. Don't You Remember the Future is the debut album from U.K. retro-futurist Jamie Jones, and although it portends to be a concept album set in 2116, the music sounds a lot more like 1986, from the Prince-biting proto-rave of "Summertime" to the jackin' diva-disco of "Half Human." Read more » 

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