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Palac "Kind Things Sing"

Journalists and critics love to pontificate about “new media” and the phenomenon of “media convergence” and more often than not the discussions devolve in semantic arguments or grandiose visions of …

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The Grouch "Artsy"

The Living Legends crew counts eight west coast members among their ranks, spread mostly between Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Prolific crew member Corey Scoffern, known as the The Grouch, …

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Funckarma "Senservice"

Don and Roel Funcken, brothers from the Netherlands, have made bass-heavy music as Funckarma for nearly ten years – mostly crafting dark, electronic hip-hop beats while also working in the …

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Ellen Allien "Bim"

In the somewhat faceless world of techno music, Ellen Allien is a shining star. Over the years, her albums and collaborations have rightfully propelled her further into a spotlight that …

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Sebastian Tellier "Sexual Sportswear (Donovan Remix)"

In a match made for a white-powder-coated heaven, Sebastian Tellier has teamed with Dov Charney to sell the Sexuality album exclusively in American Apparel retail stores. Perhaps this combination is …

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Dusk & Blackdown "Focus (Excerpt)"

As both a music journalist and a musician, Martin Clark walks on both sides of a sometimes tenuous line. While the writer blogs and pens articles for the occasional magazine …

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Drop The Lime "I Love New York"

Luca Venezia is ready to rattle your skull. Working under the Drop The Lime alias and spinning at the Trouble and Bass monthly party in NYC, Venezia works the low …

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Subtle "Unlikely Rock Shock"

Oakland-based Subtle aren’t just releasing the third album of an epic trilogy, they’re also putting finishing touches on a universe of their own creation. Since 2004’s A New White, Anticon …

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Afrikan Simba "Alternative Power"

Nigerian-born, London-based MC Afrikan Simba has made quite a name for himself in the U.K., having recorded with the likes of Jah Warrior and Zion Train and being one of …

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The Saturday Knights "Foreign Affair"

One can’t really call The Saturday Knights a rap group. Yes, there are lyrical stories delivered by group members Tilson and Barfly, and DJ Suspense has programmed some fairly sharp …

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A-Trak "Nike Plus (Nature Edit)"

A-Trak’s contribution to the Nike Run series is one of our current favorites here at the XLR8R office, so we thought we’d share the love with our readers by offering …

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Curses! "What I Need (Sharkslayer Remix)"

Brooklyn’s Trouble & Bass collective has a love of all things low-end, and the same goes for their latest release, this time from Finaland-based Top Billin’ crew member Sharkslayer. Remixing …

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Alias "Well Water Black feat. Yoni Wolf"

Alias is set to rise again with his first instrumental solo album in five years. During his hiatus, the man born Brendon Whitney has collaborated on a couple of projects …

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Craig Sopo "Shell Tone"

Producers and Midwest transplants Craig Sopo and lovehate bring some Detroit techno and Chicago house to the B-more music scene with Below the Line. Just released via their More or …

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Factor "Good Old Smokey (My Kanine) feat. Myka 9"

Canadian producer Factor lives for making beats, something that has led him to work with members of the indie hip-hop scene that include Living Legends, Freestyle Fellowship, Project Blowed, and …

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Tanya Morgan "Be You feat. Czelena"

Tanya Morgan is not one but three people, and after unleashing their debut full-length, Moonlighting, in 2006 to much praise, Donwill, Ilyas, and Von Pea are set to join the …

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Sally Shapiro "Time To Let Go (CFCF Remix)"

It seems that every producer on the planet jumped at the opportunity to remix Shally Shapiro’s Disco Romance album, and she and producer John Agebjörn apparently had quite the time …

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Tilly and The Wall "Pot Kettle Black"

Tilly & the Wall is adept at being simultaneously aggressive and fun-loving, something likely due to the fact that each member of the five-person songwriting collective from Omaha, NE brings …

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