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Richie Hawtin Develops Twitter App, Tours

Whether it’s global warming or social networking, Richie Hawtin always seems to be at the forefront of a movement. This time, the Minus Records boss' latest news-making endeavor has a little something to do with Twitter.

Berlin-based Hawtin recently began a European tour, armed, according to a press release, with a Twitter-enabled TRAKTOR setup that will display set tracklists in real-time during a performance.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 04/30/2009

The Prodigy Tours North America

It took The Prodigy six months sealed away in London's Sarm Studios to complete Invaders Must Die, the trio's fifth studio album, which was released in March of this year. Liam Howlett and Co. made a few brief Stateside stops during Winter Music Conference, just after the album’s release. Now the band returns to North America in May for a more expansive tour that includes opening this year's Movement Festival in Detroit. Catch the rave-rock-making pirate lookalikes at one of these dates:

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  • 04/30/2009

Del Releases Free Album, Tours

Hieroglyphics member Del the Funky Homosapien would appear to understand both the state of today's economy and the state of today's music business, as he's announced that his next album, Funk Man, will be released for free.

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  • 04/29/2009

Artist to Watch: Kassem Mosse

Who: Kassem Mosse
Where: Leipzig, Germany

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  • 04/29/2009

Major Lazer Plots Tour

Major Lazer—that's Diplo and Switch—will be treading across American soil this June, as he gears up for a handful of club dates to support his debut album, out on June 19th, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. Expect dancefloors around the country to undergo some serious damage from some of the bangers these two will be busting out. Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios, the album combines the legendary sounds of dancehall with Diplo and Switch’s dancefloor killers. Read more » 

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  • 04/28/2009

Exclusive: Stream Peaches' New Album

"I have a strong image and a strong character," says Peaches, inadvertently making one of the larger understatements of the year. This is, after all, an artist whose last two albums were named Fatherfucker and Impeach My Bush, and promises "blinking pussy lights" to be packaged with her latest offering, I Feel Cream.

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  • 04/28/2009

Ellen Allien Unveils New Fashion Lines

Techno's First Lady, Ellen Allien, is taking a break from the 10th anniversary festivities of her BPitch Control imprint to promote two new lines in her ongoing fashion collection.

As is the case with previous collections, the new main line—for women only—is all about sleek lines and minimal design (not unlike the music Allien produces) in the form of jersey tank-tops, short dresses, and a very sexy catsuit not just anyone will be able to pull off (above).

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  • 04/27/2009

Sonar Festival Makes U.S. Debut

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the folks behind electronic music festival Sonar get a gold star for creatively approaching the puzzle of how to throw events during a global economic recession.

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  • 04/27/2009

Jamie Stewart Tour Photos Available

When Jamie Stewart first announced his solo tour, one thing promised for each show was the presence of longtime collaborator David Horvitz, who would be armed with a camera and taking portrait photographs of each and every attendee.

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  • 04/27/2009

Ableton Takes Live 8 on Tour

We reported earlier this month that Ableton is currently touting a new version of its Live software to the masses, in the form of Live 8. Appropriately then, the Germany-based company has teamed up with DJ/production institute DubSpot for an eight-date educational tour that should satiate the appetites of those eager to learn every nook and cranny of the music-making software (and catch some noteworthy performances at the same time).

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  • Filed under: news
  • 04/24/2009

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