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Moodgadget Introduces Next Gen IDM

IDM (“intelligent dance music”)–the awkwardly named electronic music genre encompassing ambient-tinged techno and eclectic instrumental beats–was defined between 1992 and 1995 by labels like Warp, Rephlex, Planet Mu, Mille Plateaux, and Rising High.

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  • 07/28/2008

Atlas Sound to Tour with Stereolab

Some time back, the inimitable Bradford Cox announced on his MySpace page that he would do all future Atlas Sound shows solo, accompanied by his own electronic devices. And while we always enjoyed the full band experience, Cox is such a natural showman that it shouldn't make a difference if it's humans or machines making the extra sounds onstage.

He'll kick off this new setup with several dates in the U.S., none of which are in major cities, opening for Stereolab on their fall tour.

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  • 07/28/2008

Extreme Animals Blind Fanbase, Tour

Since the members of San Diego-based outfit Extreme Animals are affiliates of technicolor art collective Paper Rad, it makes sense their MySpace page is literally painful to look at because of the neon color scheme. We sucked it up and damaged our sight for a few minutes anyway, to find dates for the group's current tour. Read more » 

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  • 07/25/2008

Warehouse Goes Crazy with 2008 Lineup

After peeping the lineup for this year's Warehouse Project, we immediately jumped onto Expedia to book our plane tickets to the U.K. The multi-date party series will host a ridiculously diverse sampling of electronic music artists over a 14-week period, with all parties (there are over 30 of them) taking place beneath the Piccadilly train station in Manchester.

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  • 07/25/2008

Growing to Tour with Hot Chip

They joined the Social Registry's roster a little less than a year ago and have just completed a new full-length of ambient guitar compositions that'll drop on September 9. Shortly thereafter, the boys in Brooklyn-based duo Growing will hit the road. The handful of U.S. tour dates will see them sharing a stage with Hot Chip, but before that, they'll perform at the My Bloody Valentine curated ATP part in New York. More fall dates to follow soon.

09/20 Catskills, NY: Kutshers Country Resort
09/28 Chicago, IL: Metro
09/29 Chicago, IL: Metro
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  • 07/25/2008

Fat Beats Turns 14

Hip-hop label and retail powerhouse Fat Beats turns 14 this year, and to celebrate, the company is holding a massive sale over the weekend.

From Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, July 27, both Fat Beats NY and Fat Beats LA will offer customers 10% off all purchases, from CDs to 12"s to DVDs and t-shirts. Check the Fat Beats catalog for an in-depth look at all the hip-hop it has to offer.

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  • 07/25/2008

Burial Nominated for Mercury Prize

Among this year's Mercury Prize nominees–which include Radiohead, British Sea Power, and Robert Plant–sits the ever-elusive Burial, who guards his privacy so tightly he puts Banksy to shame in terms of anonymity. The U.K.-based dubstep producer's Untrue album has joined the ranks of In Rainbows and Do You Like Rock Music? for the annual music prize.

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  • 07/24/2008

Hot Chip, Beach House Play Pop Montreal

MUTEK has wrapped, the scowling minimal techno DJs have returned to Berlin, and it's now time for bands to descend on Quebec for the seventh annual Pop Montreal festival.

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  • 07/24/2008

Clinic, Junior Boys on Domino Comp

Ah, family drama. Dead mothers, suspect step-parents, and fleeing one's relatives make up the subject matter of British indie flick Hallam Foe, which has already made the rounds in Europe and will be released in the U.S. on September 5 (under the name Mister Foe).

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  • 07/24/2008

Stones Throw Flash, Video Premiere

News is coming from all corners of Stones Throw's brand-new (and very nicely designed) website. Here's the rundown on what the L.A.-based indie hip-hop label is up to this summer.

First, there's the aforementioned site, with more news, podcasts, and downloads, plenty of white space to make reading easy on the eyes, and, most importantly, an online store.

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  • 07/24/2008

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