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Inbox: Shit Robot

DFA crew member Marcus Lambkin (a.k.a. Shit Robot) eludes the mid-summer sun for a hot second to let XLR8R’s Inbox in on his goings-on. When not braving the treacherous parking lot of his local swimming pool in Germany, the Dublin-born DJ is rocking his Sabres of Paradise T-shirt behind the decks anywhere between Tokyo and Sao Paolo or running new techno-tickled material through unidentifiable electronic equipment in a pimped-out home studio. Read more » 

Shadetek and /rupture Prepare New LP

More of that off-the-hook tropical-street bass-dubstep action is on the way from the Dutty Artz pack this fall with the release of Solar Life Raft, the latest project to emerge from the DJ /rupture-Matt Shadetek laboratory. Launching a scad of bass and beats into a vortex of tropic winds, the album leaves no street corner unturned as it explores the duo's love of urban dance music in various forms. Read more » 

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  • 08/03/2009

Slum Village's Baatin Dies at 35

Rapper and Slum Village cofounder Baatin (ne Titus Glover) died on Saturday night in his Detroit home at the age of 35. Cause of death is still unknown at this time. Check back for more updates here.

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  • 08/02/2009

Themselves' New Album Arrives in October

Not too long ago, the Bay Area experimental hip-hop group Themselves announced their return to the game with a mixtape called theFREEhoudini. Read more » 

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  • 07/31/2009

Warp20 Celebrations Abound in September

Warp, the independent music world's number-one label synonymous with IDM, experimental hip-hop, choice indie-rock, and just about any other awesome subgenre of electronic music you can imagine, has just turned 20, and boy, are they celebrating. Read more » 

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  • 07/31/2009

Grab Derrick May's Mixes While You Can

Detroit's pioneer of early techno, DJ and producer Derrick May, was commissioned by BBC Radio to contribute to their 6 Mix series. What May created for the innovative radio program is an eclectic collection of energetic and classic songs spanning three separate mixes. The mixes, "Hi Tek Soul Mix," "Influences and All Time Favourites," and "Mayday Club Mix," feature songs from Miles Davis, Boards of Canada, D'Angelo, Karizma, Cadenza 34, Los Hermanos, and just about everything in between. Read more » 

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  • 07/31/2009

Ellen Allien's Fall/Winter Line Revealed

After being premiered at Berlin Fashion Week, electronic renaissance woman Ellen Allien's fall/winter collection for 2009 has been revealed! Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2009

Jack Beats Tour North America

Though bassline house is still more of a U.K. phenomenon, London remix favorites Jack Beats are visiting major coastal and Canadian cities this August, bringing their high-energy, sample-driven sounds to locales as disparate as the resort town of Whistler, BC, and the megalopolis of Los Angeles. With remixes for Lady Sovereign, AC Slater, and Does It Offend You, Yeah? Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2009

Free Liquid Liquid/Rhys Chatham Show

1980s post-punk beat-makers Liquid Liquid return to the stage this summer in New York, finally bringing their oft-sampled disco-punk to a new generation of eager fans. With them, the iconic experimental composer Rhys Chatham is premiering A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars, a Glenn Branca-esque piece featuring both professional axe wielders and students. Read more » 

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  • 07/30/2009

Wavves Tour Set for the Fall

Keeping it on the DL since his meltdown at the Primavera Festival in late May, Nathan Williams of Wavves is hopefully ready to lay off the hard stuff this time when he hits the road this fall for a full U.S. tour. Hitting up some serious urban ports along the way, Williams will have to keep those temptations of his in check if he plans to make it to New York City by week three. Hopefully his tour mates in the Ganglians will keep him in line for the long haul. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2009

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