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Don’t know if you’ve heard, but times is mad tough! Furious-tough even! Unemployment is at a 26-year high. Spam is selling like gelatinous hotcakes made of mystery meat. Hell, even we’ve traded the cool, refreshing taste of Sapporo for a lesser, pissier dew from the Rockies. But in these hard times, will no one think of the videogames?! We will!

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  • 05/19/2009

Eyedea & Abilities Announce New Album

Few words and almost no music has been heard from MC Eyedea and his production partner-in-crime Abilities since 2004, when E & A was released on Epitaph. Five years and a move to Rhymesayers later, the Minneapolis-based duo is ready to break its extended silence with a new album, By the Throat, out July 21.

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  • 05/18/2009

Stream a Trevor Jackson Live Set

Earlier this year, N.Y.-based DJ and promoter Eamon Harkin chatted with former Output Recordings boss Trevor Jackson, who played a set at Studio B's Prime Time Party that same night.

Harkin currently has the set from that party streaming at his blog, a it's a melting-pot style batch of tunes from the likes of Moodyman, Runaway, Throbbing Gristle, and Yazoo, among others. Download it here. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2009

Danger Mouse Unveils Album… on a CD-R

Danger Mouse may have taken some grief from EMI for 2004's The Grey Album, but if anyone knows how to bounce back from a legal kerfuffle and find alternative means of distribution, it's him.

So then, after another recent dispute with EMI, the man born Brian Burton has found a slightly more creative way to release Dark Night of the Soul, his second collaboration with Sparklehorse.

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  • 05/18/2009

MC Zulu Teams Up with David Last

Summertime is just up around the bend, folks, and we all know what that means: it’s time to bring the ruckus once again, and whether it’s at a block party bash or a gathering on tarred rooftop, the gang over at the Berlin's Staubgold imprint seems determined to cool us off.

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  • 05/15/2009

Jay Reatard Plans U.S. Tour

Jay Reatard will be the first to admit that music is everything. “There’s really nothing else in the world that conjures up any sort of ambition in me,” he said in a 2008 interview with XLR8R. It makes sense, then, that his live shows are often as impassioned as his attitude, and fans of garage-punk that's confrontational like no other will get a chance to see him in action this summer.

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  • 05/15/2009

Stream a Kitsuné Mini-Mix

As previously reported, the folks at Kitsuné are readying the seventh edition of their Kitsuné Maison series, with the forthcoming version titled The Lucky One.

We know the series as being a collection of hard-hitting tracks best-suited to the dancefloor, and Maison Seven is no exception, with cuts from Crystal Fighters, La Roux, 80 Kidz, and Phoenix, among others. Stream a mini-mix of the comp here.

Maison 7:
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  • 05/15/2009

Buraka Som Sistema Gets Remixed

We've learned a lot about the sound of kuduro lately, thanks to Buraka Som Sistema. The Angolian form of music rose to prominence earlier this year, when the Lisbon, Portugal-based group released Black Diamond, and now we can't get enough of them.

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  • 05/14/2009

Kevin Saunderson Talks History Elevate

With his previously announced, two-disc remix retrospective release, History Elevate, about to drop and Detroit's annual Movement Festival less than two weeks away, one would assume Kevin Saunderson has little time to talk. Read more » 

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  • 05/14/2009

Appleblim Plots North American Tour

Word of Appleblim's appearance at this year's MUTEK festival got out a few weeks ago, but Stateside dubstep fans not in Montreal are in for an even bigger treat, as the Apple Pips boss has announced nine additional North American dates. These shows mark his first-ever U.S. appearances.

He'll kick off the tour tomorrow night at Scuba's Sub:stance party in New York, then travel west, for appearances in California, Vancouver, Oregon, and, uh, Texas.

Appleblim:
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  • 05/14/2009

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