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Seven Questions for Pascal Pusher

Lyon-born, Paris-based Pascal Rioux doesn’t have much time for the “French Touch”–the signature disco-house sound established by Daft Punk, Etienne de Crécy, and Cassius. Rioux played his share of house music as a club DJ in the 1990s and producing tracks for the Rotax label and Glasgow Underground, but he found his soul in American '70s and '80s funk and established several labels and Pusher Distribution to bring his beloved grooves to the world.


  • Filed under: news
  • 09/12/2008

Top 10: The Dead Science, Matthew Dear

The Dead Science
Release Date: Out Now

A rich, multi-layered avant-pop affair, Villainaire is both emotionally evocative and technically impressive, with a musical trajectory that one can never quite predict. This is the third full-length from the Seattle-based trio, which dabbles in everything from eerie jazz music to melancholy-drenched ballads here. JM Read more » 

Sissy Bounce


Plants and Animals Plot Tour Dates

If epic post-rock is what you're after to pass the Autumn days away, look no farther than Plants and Animals. The Montreal-based trio will leave their native city this month to embark on a North American tour in support of their March 2008 release, Parc Avenue. Check them at one of these dates:

09/18 Toronto, ON: The Horseshoe
09/20 London, ON: LOLA Fest
09/25 Wakefield, QC: The Black Sheep Inn
09/27 Peterborough, ON: The Montreal House
09/27 Hamilton, ON: The Casbah
09/29 Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert Theater

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/11/2008

Pon Di Wire: Leroy Smart, Mr. Vegas

Is Japanese selecta Sami T, from world clash champion sound Mighty Crown, now an artist? Read more » 

Girl Talk CD Release Delayed

You can still download Girl Talk's sample-heavy new album, Feed the Animals, but those who want the physical CD will have to wait a tad longer, as the release date has been pushed back to October 21, due to manufacturing issues. The disc will apparently be worth the wait though. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/10/2008

Jay Haze Plots First U.S. Tour

Jay Haze might be an expat who prefers Berlin over the U.S., but he'll be heading back Stateside later this month, for his first-ever North American tour. The dates kick off in Philadelphia, where Haze started his TuningSpork label nearly a decade ago. Find him behind the turntables, dropping his favorite house and techno tunes.

09/25 Philadelphia, PA: Fluid w/ Josh Wink
09/27 New York City, NY: Love (Live PA Set)
09/28 Boston, MA: Phoenix Landing
10/02 San Francisco, CA: Endup
10/03 Vancouver, BC: Royal Unicorn

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/09/2008

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