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S.F. Triple Base Gallery Hosts Show, Walk

San Francisco's Triple Base Gallery has an installation coming up just around the bend that might be worth checking out if you're strolling along 24th Street in the Mission District neighborhood. Curated by S.F.-based artist Michelle Blade, Involved, Socially is a group exhibition of foil-wrapped letters, photography, and video montages that examines how an artist may be informed by a parallel social practice. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2009

Inbox: Joyo Velarde

This week, XLR8R Inbox shoots the breeze with a very pregnant Joyo Velarde. The soulful Bay Area hip-hop queen (and Lyrics Born's official main squeeze) gets juiced on Depeche Mode, bossing friends around on the playground, and her impending picture-perfect family life. Look for her funky fresh debut full-length, Love & Understanding, this November on Quannum.

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New Tortoise Remixes Drop Mid-August

Given the success of the Tortoise remix series of the '90s, Thrill Jockey is releasing a new limited 12" featuring two new remixes of tracks from Beacons of Ancestorship. "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In" gets the remix treatment from Japanese freakout artist Eye of Boredoms fame, and techno pioneer Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel dubs out "Gigantes."

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  • 08/10/2009

Free Mix From ~scape's Barbara Presinger

~scape Records co-founder Barbara Presinger just released a killer Read more » 

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  • 08/07/2009

Say Hello to Moshi Moshi's 10th Year

London's Moshi Moshi Records is celebrating its 10th year with a North American tour featuring three label favorites: lo-fi electro-troupe Casiokids (pictured), anti-folk songsters Slow Club, and post-rock bluesmen The Wave Pictures. Read more » 

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  • 08/07/2009

Audion Releases New EP, Tours Europe

Matthew Dear is at it again under his Audion moniker, dropping two new EPs on Spectral Sound and touring Europe with a new audio-visual feast called Hecatomb. Read more » 

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  • 08/07/2009

Numero Launches Eccentric Soul Revue

Chicago-based reissue label The Numero Group has spent the better part of the last six years enlightening the world on soul music that most of us have probably never heard, nor ever would had it not been for their intervention. Read more » 

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  • 08/07/2009

Frankie Knuckles, Danny Krivit Ride Again

This fall, legendary NYC house imprint Nervous Records is releasing two new mixes from two luminaries of the genre: Frankie Knuckles and Danny Krivit. September 22 brings Krivit's 718 Sessions, a mix celebrating the best music from the DJ's long-running synonymous party, while Knuckles' inspirational Motivation Too mix drops on October 20. Read more » 

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  • 08/07/2009

Chronic Youth Launches With Party, MP3

In keeping with celebrating brutal culture, XLR8R writer Fred Miketa and company launch their music and lifestyle website, Chronic Youth, with a night of live insanity and spoken word performances at Santo's Party House in Manhattan this Saturday. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2009

Native Makes Massive Announcements

If any audio company could be said to be candy flipping, it's Germany's Native Instruments. NI has an amazing knack when it comes to developing its digital processing "instruments" for cross-promotion, cross-pollination, and cross-genre shenanigans. Latest to augment the synergistic effect is MASCHINE Drum Selection—20 full drum kits pulled from the banks of the previously released MASCHINE groove production system. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2009

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