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Pon Di Wire: Buju Banton, Aba Shati-I

International Reggae Day was Tuesday July 1, but continues online as a “virtual festival.” Visit the site to check out past and present IRD events, pictures, and artist profiles. Hear audio and see video on IRD’s MySpace page. Several veteran reggae artists praised IRD for recognizing the genre's impact and contributions to Jamaican culture.

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  • 07/02/2008

Rat is Dead

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  • 07/02/2008

edIT Drops New Single

The inconvenience of having his laptop stolen then recovered hasn't appeared to delay edIT's musical output. The L.A.-based producer and Glitch Mobber has just dropped another single, a sequel to Dabrye's "Game Over" track that's simply titled "The Game Is Not Over."

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  • 07/02/2008

Tittsworth Ready For 12 Steps

If you've been on a dance floor in the past year, you've probably heard something from the hands of Baltimore party-rocker Tittsworth. His remixes and edits for the likes of Justice, M.O.P., PM Dawn, and AC/DC have been pumping up the blogs and clubgoers with some serious energy. Not content to play second-fiddle forever, though, the young and talented Jesse Tittsworth (he claims that to be his real name) is getting ready for the spotlight. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2008

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Push Hard Sell

Prior to this golden age of Serato and Ableton-fueled mixes, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist built legendary careers cutting up dusty, towering stacks of vinyl. Rather than jump on the auto-beat-matched bandwagon, though, their latest collaborative project has taken a decidedly anachronistic turn. Using only original 45s, eight turntables, and a couple of guitar pedals, The Hard Sell project mixes music across genres and generations to create the distinct sort of compositions that we expect from these wax gurus. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2008

XLR8R Does Sonar 2008

“Soooonaaaaarrrrr!” It seemed that with each new day of this year’s Sónar Festival in Barcelona, yet another band or DJ would give in to the primordial urge to holler the festival's name out over the sweaty masses. While typically a cringe-inducing act on par with “Put your hands in the air,” in this case it was nearly impossible to smirk–the sun was too brilliant, the crowds were too enthusiastic, and everyone was simply having too much fun for irony.

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