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Maga Bo Films Ghislain Documentary

Brazilian DJ and producer Maga Bo recently unveiled his new documentary, an interview with Montreal's king of bounce, Ghislain Poirier. A dry biographical piece this is not. Filmed over two months, between New York City and Berlin, the film features video clips of Poirier’s songs interspersed between the bass-loving producer’s thoughts on musical influences, the importance of dedication, and his process behind making music.

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  • 04/13/2009

Tonium Releases New Pacemaker

For those new to Tonium's magical music machine, Pacemaker is a hard drive-based player that allows its users to fully interact with music on the machine, in much the same fashion as a DJ would manipulate tracks during a set. The difference is that Pacemaker is a single device not much bigger than your hand, and Tonium just announced a new model of the machine, No 666 (spooky!).

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  • 04/10/2009

K. Saunderson Offers Remix Retrospective

KMS and Fabric Recordings will honor legendary Detroit techno forefather Kevin Saunderson by releasing a retrospective two-CD compilation of gems from his 20 years in the biz. Brooklyn-born Saunderson moved to Detroit as a kid and rapidly became one of the most sought-after DJs and producers at home and across seas, known for his steady stream of dancefloor tunes, reputable record label, and allegiance with fellow Detroit techno DJs Juan Atkins and Derrick May.

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  • 04/10/2009

Craze & Klever Tour, Release New Video

DJs Craze and Klever are known pals, but they also maintain a friendly rivalry where turntable skills are concerned. Klever took the crown at the 2000 DMC USA DJ Championship, only to have Craze turn the tables a few months later at the 2000 DMC World DJ Championship and retain the title as the World DJ Champion. Read more » 

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  • 04/09/2009

Toy Selectah Releases Free Album

In his home country of Mexico, Toy Selectah might be best known for heading up the hip-hop group Control Machete, but his musical resume stretches far beyond that. And for anyone reading this who's been wanting to get their hands on a grip of tropical music, Toy's latest project, Mex More, should suffice.

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  • 04/09/2009

Treasure Island Festival Dates Announced

Still a relative newcomer in the world of festivals, the Bay Area's Treasure Island Music Festival is now planning for a third year of its two-day music extravaganza, with 2009 dates set for October 17 and 18. The event will, as it does every year, take place on that man-made island halfway between San Francisco and the East Bay.

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  • 04/08/2009

MC Zumbi Responds to Oakland Violence

News stations have been abuzz lately with the slayings of four Oakland, CA police officers at the end of March, but not everyone views the situation—or Oakland’s violent history in general—as a black-and-white, good guys-versus-bad guys scenario. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2009

Vinyl Albums Captured in New Photo Book

As the compact disc creeps closer to its slow and painful demise, another artifact from the past—vinyl—is still basking in all of its glory with a new, inclusive pictorial guide entitled Extraordinary Records. Presented in collaboration with Colors magazine, the book features a striking and colorful array of 400-plus images of vinyl albums (sans the covers) owned by collectors and Extraordinary Records contributors Alessandro Benedetti and Peter Bastine.

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  • 04/07/2009

Kode9 Plots North American Tour Dates

According to reports from clubland, Hyperdub label boss Kode9 isn't sticking strictly to dubstep these days when playing out. Read more » 

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  • 04/07/2009

Video Premiere: Daedelus "LA Nocturn"

Not so long ago, XLR8R favorite and onetime cover star Daedelus announced another album, this time with the brand-new, Los Angeles-based Friends of Friends label. As the imprint's new series calls for, the man known to his pals as Alfred Darlington shared space on the release with fellow L.A. resident Jogger. Read more » 

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  • 04/07/2009

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