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Maureen Yancey Produces Dilla Album

When it comes to compiling music from artists who have passed on, none, it would seem, has a deeper vault of unreleased material to cull from than the late J Dilla. That he was ridiculously prolific we know (see his work with Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, and his own solo albums), but the sheer amount of projects that have sprung from Dilla beats since his death just over three years ago—the Ruff Draft re-issue and little brother Illa J’s debut solo album among them—never fails to surprise.

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  • 03/09/2009

MUTEK Plots North American Mini-Tour

MUTEK already announced the dates for its annual multi-day event in Montreal, but given that 2009 marks the festival 10th anniversary, a little extra hoopla is entirely called for.

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  • 03/09/2009

Au Revoir Simone Preps Third Full-Length

Au Revoir Simone's three lovely ladies—Heather D'Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart—haven't seen five spare minutes of R&R put together, it seems, since their sophomore album, Bird of Music, dropped in 2007. The album's critical success sent the girls through a flurry of tours, festivals, interviews, and the like, but despite a hectic schedule, they've managed to compile a third full-length, which will be released in just a couple of months.

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  • 03/09/2009

Rewrite Deerhoof’s Music

Never a band to market itself traditionally (see last year's sheet music for the single "Fresh Born"), Deerhoof has yet another out-of-the-ordinary project for its fans, and it involves sheet music again.

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  • 03/05/2009

Jeremy P Caulfield Plots U.S. Tour

With this year's Winter Music Conference about to kick off, plenty of international electronic musicians are getting ready to head Stateside. Dumb-Unit founder Jeremy P Caulfield is one of them, but the Germany-based producer will stay in the U.S. post-conference and take his neuro-minimal techno to other places while he's here. He'll hit major U.S. Read more » 

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  • 03/05/2009

Exclusive: Themselves Mixtape Leak

As previously reported, Adam "Doseone" Drucker and Jeffrey "Jel" Logan have returned after a six-year hiatus and are ready to release TheFREEhoudini mixtape under their Themselves guise.

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  • 03/05/2009

Stream Gui Boratto's new Album

As previously mentioned, melodic techno man Gui Boratto will release a sophomore album later this month via Kompakt.

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  • 03/04/2009

Audion Readies New Releases

Starting today, fans of Matthew Dear's alter ego Audion can get a sneak peek at the minimal techno mastermind's latest release.

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  • 03/04/2009

Detroit Heads to Europe

Apparently, Detroit rappers Black Milk and eLZhi can't do anything without one another. Both released albums—TRONIC and The Preface, respectively—late last year, made critics' end-of-year lists, and toured Europe. And while you'd think the pair would be sick of one another by now, they are, in fact, due to head back across the pond this month for another set of performances. Read more » 

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  • 03/04/2009

Dan Deacon's Bromst Mania Begins

Seems like we’ve heard non-stop buzz over Dan Deacon's forthcoming Bromst since the new year began, and it’s about to get a lot louder.

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  • 03/03/2009

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