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Gear Alert: iDJ2 Put To The Test

Numark’s remarkable solo-iPod iDJ2 DJ mixing console was announced in January 2007, made its official debut at gear conventions in August, and was finally released for public consumption September 10. So how does it perform? We’d like to know, but so far the major gear-review web portals such as Gizmodo and CNET are bereft of anything more than cursory feature lists and PR-provided photos.

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  • 10/12/2007

Black Ghosts: Get Spooked

It’s getting close to Halloween, and some scary-good music is starting to creep our way. Thanks to the break-up of indie band Simian, two great projects have emerged from its corpse: the on-every-hipster’s-lips Simian Mobile Disco and a second, equally good offshoot, Black Ghosts.

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  • 10/12/2007

Dancehall 2007: Drama and Military Drums

Ask a dancehall fan what sounds and trends defined the music in 2007, and most would surely respond “drama.” It was a year of celebrity break-ups (Beenie Man and D’Angel), veteran returns (Buju Banton and Ninja Man), and intimidating new talent (Mavado, Busy Signal, Munga).

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  • 10/11/2007

The Man with the Shovel, Is the Man I'm Going to Marry

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  • 10/10/2007

Stones Throw and 2K Sports Bounce, Tour

New Era cap aficionados and college students, take note–your dreams are about to come true with the 2K Sports Bounce Tour. Featuring Stones Throw icons Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.

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  • 10/10/2007

Klaxons Bug Out!

Where do London’s Klaxons find their influences? The Chemical Brothers? Wu Tang Clan?

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  • 10/10/2007

Pon Di Wire: Jah Cure, Junior Reid, Don Corleon

On the eve of his nearly sold-out tour, Jah Cure faces protests in the U.K. by women’s rights groups who think it is inappropriate that Cure has regained his celebrity status so soon after his release from prison. Campaigner Paulette Coombs commented to The Guardian: “He is able to move on with his life.

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