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Jake One Readies New Album

Jake Dutton, who prefers to go by the graf-writer handle Jake One started off making beats in the mid-'90s for Seattle-based Conception records. Since then, he’s been able to straddle both independent and mainstream hip-hop, working for the G-Unit production team, while maintaining ties with underground artists.

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  • 09/05/2008

WHY? Readies Yet Another Massive Tour

Releasing Alopecia in March and traversing the world almost non-stop (and getting the mumps at one point on the tour) isn't enough to satisfy the three members of WHY? and convince them it's time to go home and sit in the armchair a few minutes. The Oakland-based outfit is kicking off yet another lengthy slew of dates tonight in Los Angeles. They'll be joined along the way by a number of pals, including anticon. labelmates Tobacco and Alias, Asthmatic Kitty's Rafter, and others.

09/04 Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex*
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  • 09/04/2008

Heaps Decent Preps New Track for Charity

Next up from Heaps Decent, Diplo's charity program designed to give underprivileged youth in Australia the chance to learn about DJing, production, and releasing music, is an electronic-heavy number from Koori Girls, otherwise known as 16 and 17-year old Heather and Janey King. The young ladies were joined by Chris Devlin, of Spank Rock fame, who produced the track, simply titled "Koori Girls," and Pase Rock, who stopped in to add some vocals to the wobbly basslines, stabbing synths, and revert-drenched voiceovers here.

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  • 09/04/2008

Parenthetical Girls Announce Remixes, Tour

Their first album for Tomlab is set to drop next week, but the Parenthetical Girls have hardly been sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs in the weeks that have led up to the release. Read more » 

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  • 09/04/2008

Top 10: Of Montreal, Madlib, Deastro

Of Montreal
Skeletal Lamping
Polyvinyl
Release Date: October 7

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No Age's Randall Directs DVD

Altamont Apparel took a recent trip to France, where the skatewear clothing company enlisted No Age member Randy Randall to direct a new tour DVD, a short film entitled The Foreigners.

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  • 09/03/2008

Pon Di Wire: Shaggy, Spragga, Mavado

Trouble seems to follow dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel ever since he split from Bounty Killer’s Alliance crew to form his own Portmore Empire posse. Now comes word that his car may have been suspiciously torched. The artist maintains that his vehicle had electrical problems that may caused the fire. Read more » 

Team Robespierre Readies Tour

Brooklyn's Team Robespierre will ring in September by hitting the road for several synth-rock filled evenings around the U.S. The band, who just wrapped a stint on the F Yeah Tour with the likes of Matt & Kim and the Circle Jerks, turns its attention primarily towards the West Coast for these dates. Joining for a few nights will be U.K. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2008

Hiero Crew Adds Tour Dates, Documentary

Still on the massive Freshly Dipped Tour they embarked on earlier this summer, the Hiero Imperium collective just announced more dates. The whole crew–which includes the Hiero dudes, MC Prince Ali, Rhymesayers' Musab, Blue Scholars, and Oakland, CA's Knobody–will continue making the rounds across the U.S., with a few dates in Canada as well.

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  • 09/02/2008

People Under The Stairs Ready Album, Tour

South Central Los Angeles-based avant hip-hop team People Under The Stairs, the brainchild of producer/MC duo Thes One and Double K, have soaked up Southern California sun, soul, and psychedelic music and will release their next 20-track opus on September 30.

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  • 09/02/2008

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