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Brainfeeder Features New Martyn Mix

Martyn, both Holland's and Washington, DC's purveyor of all things blappable, released his most recent contribution to dubstep a few months back, a XLR8R staff pick called Great Lengths. Just yesterday on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder website, the L.A.-based label posted up a new mix from the versatile producer and DJ. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

The Depreciation Guild Tours U.S.

Brooklyn's The Depreciation Guild is bringing its shoegaze pop to the masses this fall with a cross-country tour. Using a modified Nintendo soundcard as a percussionist, the dreamy group's efforts have garnered 90,000 downloads of their album, In Her Gentle Jaws. With a second album in the works and a new single out on Kanine Records, the trio is poised to become the best band of the shoegaze movement's second wave.

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  • 08/14/2009

New Luciano LP in October

The jet-setting DJ-producer Luciano is releasing a new album on his own Cadenza imprint this winter. Titled Tribute to the Sun, the record is an epic journey through the Swiss-Chilean's sonic palette, featuring Senegalese kora player Ali Boulo Santo, Tricky collaborator and vocalist Martina Topley-Bird, and Israeli-Swiss percussionist Omri Hason. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

Quantic Leads Combo Barbaro to the U.S.

Latin soul-funk impresario Quantic is leading a 10-piece orchestra on a mini-tour of the U.S. this month, featuring acclaimed pianist Alfredito Linares, percussionist Malcolm Catto, and many other genius musicians from around the world. Quantic's 2008 tour sold out, so get your tickets soon!

Quantic and His Combo Barbaro Tour Dates

8/14 - San Fran @ Slim's
8/15 - LA @ The Echoplex
8/22 - NY @ TBA



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  • 08/13/2009

Nadja, Pyramids Team Up

The latest collaboration to come fresh out of the pressing oven over at Hydra Head Records will soon come thundering down the side of the mountain with a magnitude that's sure to tip the scales. Pairing up for an October 27 release in CD and double-LP format will be none other than Canada's ambient dream-metal titans Nadja with the Texan psych-doom destructos in Pyramids. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2009

Denon DJ Gets ITCHy This Fall

Dedicated USB controllers are so hot right now, and it seems Denon DJ has been ITCHing to build one. ITCH controllers are hardware certified by Serato Audio Research as built from the ground up with integrated features for DJ software control, and the upcoming DN-HC5000 is one such performance tool. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2009

Annie Signs to Smalltown Supersound

Electro-pop chanteuse Annie has signed to the eminently popular Smalltown Supersound label, and her sophomore record drops on November 17. Titled Don't Stop, the album is an amalgam of different influences, from the boisterous French pop of Serge Gainsbourg to the progressive house stylings of Morgan Page. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2009

Labels We Love: No Hats No Hoods

In the first of a few special web-only Labels We Love features, today we peep the grimy stylings of London's No Hats No Hoods.

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Sian Alice Group Tours U.K., U.S.

Looks like the psych-blues haze and Afro-tech clomp of the Sian Alice Group will sweep through the U.K. before crossing over the Atlantic to American territory for a fall tour in support of the band's latest on The Social Registry, Troubled, Shaken, Etc.. No word yet on an opener, but from the looks of their road map, the group will be sharing stage time with Gang Gang Dance on a couple of U.K. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2009

2020 Celebrates 15 With Mix

U.K. house label 2020 Vision celebrates its 15th year of releasing music for artists Crazy P, Silver City, and 2020Soundsystem, among many others, with a mix compiled by label founder Ralph Lawson. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2009

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