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Kraddy Departs from The Glitch Mob

Four-man laptop powerhouse The Glitch Mob has been performing recent shows with only three members onstage, and that's a setup that, according to the group, is likely to stick, as member Matthew "Kraddy" Kratz has announced his departure. A recent posting on the group's site had this to say:

"Due to creative differences, we have decided, as a group, to part ways. We believe that this will be a positive change for everyone involved and we continue to support Kraddy as both a friend and a musician."

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  • 06/04/2009

Scion Launches BPM Counter App

This week's must-have digital goodie was tailor-made for those DJ-minded individuals who also own iPhones (or the iPod Touch), as it's one of the latest arrivals to the iPhone app store. Scion Radio's 17 BPM Meter application automatically calculates any given song's BPM as the user taps the phone/pod screen in time to the rhythm (see below). The app then records the song's BPM and sends it to the user, who can create playlists by genre to send to oneself and others, for use in the planning of live sets and recorded mixes.

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  • 06/04/2009

Free LuckyMe Mix by BOK BOK

A new mix from U.K.-based DJ, producer, and graphic designer BOK BOK is currently making its way around the web. He's previously done mixes for the likes of Discobelle, Trash Menagerie, Fact Magazine, and others. Here, he whips up some low-end madness for Scotland's beatmaker/MC crew LuckyMe, with tracks by Zomby, Joker, Dre Skull, DJ Assault, and others.

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  • 06/04/2009

Top 20 MP3s of May

We start June off with another look at some of the most popular MP3s to grace the (web)pages of XLR8R.com, this time for the month of May. It seems our readers' tastes over the last 30 days were dominated by ambient electronics, no-wave-flavored psych-rock, sultry soul, and a little bit of math-rock.

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  • 06/03/2009

Underground Resistance Video Interview

This video might be a couple months old, but it's never too late to watch an interview with the legendary Underground Resistance crew. Current TV traveled to the Motor City this past spring to talk music, gear, and the history of the Detroit techno label and collective, and we have the clip here, featuring "Mad" Mike Banks, Cornelius "Atlantis" Harris, Jon Dixon, DJ Dex, and more.

Current TV - Underground Resistance
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  • 06/03/2009

Hercules & Love Affair Prep Mix

Last summer, the Hercules & Love Affair buzz revolved around Andy Butler and Co.'s self-titled debut album, which was released through DFA and helped usher in a season's worth of disco sounds. Production chops now proven, Butler enters summer 2009 with DJing in mind, and is set to release the first compilation in a new series by Renaissance.

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  • 06/03/2009

Aphex Twin, Matthew Herbert Play Melt!

Germany's Melt! Festival gears up for its 12th year, and with the multi-day event just a little over a month away, organizers are busy finalizing the lineup.

It's been known for a little while that Aphex Twin will headline the event, alongside the likes of DJ Koze, Sascha Funke, Henrik Schwarz, !!!, Buraka Som Sistema, Hudson Mohawke, Kode9, and many, many others. Further additions to the bill were made this week, with Matthew Herbert, Dinky, Ruede Hagelstein, and Animal Collective joining the festivities.

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  • 06/02/2009

Pop Montreal 2009 Dates

Dates for the 2009 edition of Pop Montreal are in. The annual festival—which featured Beach House, Vetiver, The Bug, Dan Deacon, and hundreds of others last year—will unroll another five-day event that, this year, will bring more than 400 artists to Quebec's largest city, from September 30 - October 4.

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  • 06/01/2009

Dubstep Photo Exhibition

Dubstep isn't often associated with art galleries, but the genre will have its moment to shine this summer in London. Photographer/student James Measom will showcase photos taken from dubstep clubs as part of the Plymouth College of Art Graduate Show. Measom is currently offering a preview on his website. The rest can be seen on site from Friday, June 12 - Monday, June 15, with an exhibition launch party on June 11.

The exhibition will show at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London. Read more » 

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  • 06/01/2009

Rye Rye to Tour with A-Trak

No summer breaks for Rye Rye. The Baltimore rapper will see both the release of her debut album (originally slated for March release) and numerous tour dates that kick off in early July.

For the latter she'll share the stage with Fool's Gold boss A-Trak, on the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour. No clues as to how they came up with the name, but according to the Fool's Gold website, "this will not be your average club gig."

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  • 06/01/2009

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