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Dizzee Rascal to Party "Every Night"

If you visit music sites, you'll likely know that U.K. MC Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" track is currently sitting comfortably at number one on the U.K. Singles Chart. What you may not have heard, and what sources are reporting, is that Dizzee plans to party every night the track–which he made with producer Calvin Harris and Chrome–stays at that spot.

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  • 07/07/2008

Top 10: Poni Hoax, CSS, Lindstrøm

Poni Hoax
Images of Sigrid
Tigersushi
Release Date: July 22

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M83 Readies New Digital Single

For his next trick, Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez–better known as shoegazey electronic producer M83–will release the single "Kim & Jesse" off his latest Mute album, Saturadays = Youth. The digital package will include the original track, along with a radio edit and remixes from DatA and Montreal producer Montag. The whole deal drops tomorrow at your friendly neighborhood digital download store.

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  • 07/07/2008

Pusher Drops Reggae-Soul Remixes

French dance music distributor Pusher Distribution, previously covered in XLR8R news, is offering a fresh batch of soul-reggae singles and EPs from a variety of independent labels this July that could possibly launch a summer music trend. Pusher will promote five new singles and EPs all featuring reggae covers or edits of classic soul and funk cuts.

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  • 07/07/2008

Boogie Releases New Book

Since releasing his self-titled sophomore book in 2007, Serbian-born, New York-based photographer Boogie has kept busy documenting life south of the equator.

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  • 07/04/2008

Baltimore Hosts Whartscape 2008

The folks over at Wham City have put a lot blood, sweat, and caffeinated soda into making Baltimore a haven for unabashed weirdness and sweaty parties. With a style that seems to both venerate and eviscerate the popular culture icons of the '80s and '90s, the art collective makes and promotes music that usually sounds like an old video game strung out on energy drinks and psychedelics. Read more » 

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  • 07/03/2008

Bass Reaction: Benga, The Bug, Appleblim

Bass Reaction’s theme this month: Enter the Technodrome. Lately, dubstep has been infiltrated by interesting IDM and dub techno elements. For evidence, check out completely superb new recordings by 2562 (Aerial, on Tectonic), Scuba (A Mutual Antipathy, on Hotflush), iTAL tEK (Cyclical, on Planet Mu). and Appleblim’s standout mix compilation for Tempa, Dubstep All-Stars Volume 6. Read more » 

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  • 07/03/2008

Alias Readies New Album

In the five years since we last heard from him, Brendon Whitney has kept busy with a move back to his hometown of Portland, Maine, collaborating with Ehren and Tarsier, and working on Resurgam, his latest release under the Alias guise.

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  • 07/03/2008

Win Your Own Party with Scion Radio

Most folks have, at some point, spent time holed up in their bedrooms crafting meticulous playlists of their favorite tunes, but few have ever won anything for such efforts. Car company and marketing powerhouse Scion is ready to give obscure indie music lovers their due, with the Scion Playlist Contest.

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  • 07/02/2008

Girl Talk is Going on a Gigantic Tour

When it comes to music, Girl Talk will settle for nothing less than spectacular. His recent album, Feed the Animals, used 300 samples in 50 minutes, was released under an extensive pay-what-you-want plan, and now the inimitable man born Greg Gillis is packing his bags for a rather epic tour.

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  • 07/02/2008

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