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Digitalism, A-Trak on Kitsuné Compilation

Paris-based label Kitsuné has gathered tracks from some of the usual suspects in dance music and will finish out the fall by releasing said music on the latest installment of the label's Maison compilation series.

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  • 10/09/2008

Pon Di Wire: Macka Diamond, Bescenta

Max Glazer’s Federation Sound, in association with Ward 21, is offering a new, free mixtape titled Badda Badda Gang… 3 The Hard Way, featuring Timberlee, Natalie Storm, and Tifa, three of dancehall’s most important new female artists. The mix highlights the artists' wealth of new tracks and strong crossover appeal. Watch out M.I.A. and Gwen Stefani!

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Z-Trip Unveils Obama Mix

Z-Trip's been hard at work on the Obama support trail, most notably in his collaborative event series with Shepard Fairey. The two have made a mission of educating fans on the importance of voter registration, and Z-Trip continues on that track with his new "Obama Mix."

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  • 10/08/2008

Soulwax Film Makes Stateside Premiere

Shame we can't always go behind-the-scenes in person to witness what our favorite artists get up to in the dressing rooms, but we can count ourselves lucky we live in the age of music documentaries. And after a bit of a wait, Soulwax's previously mentioned film, Part of the Weekend Never Dies, is set to make its Stateside premiere on October 28.

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  • 10/08/2008

Of Montreal Kicks Off Tour

Kevin Barnes and Co will gather up their colorful costumes, mountains of makeup, and tracks off the recently released Skeletal Lamping and hit the road tonight for Of Montreal's tour in support of the new album. Dates should keep the crew busy through the fall and on into December, and the band will be picking up the likes of Gang Gang Dance, HEALTH, Icy Demons, and others along the way. See here for further inspiration to pick up a ticket.

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  • 10/07/2008

Yelle Readies Remix Single

French chanteuse Yelle is ready for the remixes, namely for her track "Ce Jeu," off last year's full-length, Pop-Up. The track has been making the rounds about the club circuit, so the inevitable remix was bound to be announced soon.

The Ce Jeu EP contains the album version of the track, as well as a remix by bandmate Tepr and two mixes created by fans from the recent contest held at the group's MySpace page. The whole package will be released digitally on October 14, with a vinyl version to follow on November 25.

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  • 10/07/2008

Heidi to Host BBC Radio Show

The much-lauded electro DJ and erstwhile member of the Get Physical family (she's also a charming XLR8R TV guest), Heidi, is set to make a foray into the world of radio. Beginning October 23, she'll host a new BBC Radio 1 show, In New DJs We Trust, every fourth Thursday of the month.

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  • 10/07/2008

808 State Gets Reissued, Remixed

The latest news from 808 State should have the old-school acid-house heads stampeding to the record stores like it's 1993 all over again. The Manchester trio will reissue four of its most highly acclaimed albums, namely 808:90, EX:EL, Gorgeous, and Don Solaris, this fall.

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  • 10/06/2008

Pinback Keyboardist Battles Cancer

Pinback will continue its aforementioned tour this fall, though sadly without keyboardist Terrin Durfey to accompany the band.

The band’s label, Touch & Go, reports that Durfey, who has been battling cancer for the last 10 years, experienced a relapse in his condition and "will soon be undergoing intense treatment and therefore unable to perform with the band."

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  • 10/06/2008

Coachella 2009 Dates Announced

Shopping malls are already talking Christmas decoration schemes, and the festival world too, it seems, is moving along at a break-neck pace, waving its 2009 plans at us already.

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  • 10/06/2008

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