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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:
05/15 New York, NY - Love
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  • 05/14/2009

Dopplereffekt to Play Rare U.S. Shows

If any artist or band can claim the word "elusive" as a descriptor, it's Detroit's Dopplereffekt. The four-man outfit has been crafting its electronic music since 1995, but members still hide behind their German pseudonyms, rarely perform live, and there are no known interviews with the band (although it does have a MySpace page).

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  • 05/13/2009

The Juan MacLean Remixes Chairlift

Chairlift proved itself a darling among indie music lovers the world over last year. The Juan MacLean—whose latest album, The Future Will Come, was released in April via DFA—got his remixing hands on the band's track "Evident Utensil" and left his disco stamp all over it.

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  • 05/13/2009

Artist to Watch: Voodeux

Who: Voodeux
Where: Boston, MA / Philadelphia, PA

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  • 05/13/2009

DC Collaborates with Sixpack France

Skateboarding and action sports brand DC will be partnering with Lyon-based company Sixpack France for its upcoming installation of the Double Label™ Project.

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  • 05/12/2009

Free Live Recording from Vladislav Delay

Last month, a rare goodie appeared over at the newly revamped MUTEK site, in the form of a live mix by Vladislav Delay recorded in the year 2000. Back then he was a relatively up-and-coming producer whose first recordings were surfacing on labels like Chain Reaction and Mille Plateaux. Download this little sliver of dance music history here for free.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 05/11/2009

Moderat Plots North American Tour

Moderat (that's the combined talents of Modeselektor and Apparat) recently reformed after a seven-year hiatus, and with a long-promised self-titled album set for release tomorrow (May 12), the trio now looks to North America for a few tour dates.

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  • 05/11/2009

Fever Ray Readies North American Tour

The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson has performed on U.S. soil before, but this fall will be the first time she does so under her Fever Ray name. Her debut album under this project was released earlier this year and met with endless amounts of praise, so expect this handful of dates to sell out in days (if not minutes). She's enlisted Swedish multimedia artist Andreas Nilsson—who directed the video for her first single—to mastermind the accompanying visual show.

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  • 05/08/2009

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