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  • 08/03/2007

The Week In Music, August 3


Mock & Toof

Death From Above Releases Good Records Again


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  • 08/03/2007

Black Dice Signs to Paw Tracks

Brooklyn-based Black Dice set the standard for dance-friendly noise-rock long ago, dropping albums on labels like Gravity, Troubleman Unlimited, and DFA. Now, the trio preps its debut for the Animal Collective-owned Paw Tracks imprint. Load Blown is, of course, filled with more of the spastic, cathartic, and abrasive synth-noise that is the band’s trademark, but it also showcases Black Dice’s ability to incorporate pop into the equation.

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  • 08/03/2007

Nu-Jazz Round Up

Tons of amazing new jazz and, em, “nu-jazz” releases are flowing like cars down the turnpike this summer and fall. Lets look at what’s new in broken, future soul and electrojazz business.

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  • 08/03/2007

Gear Alert: Korg Kaoss Pad 3

Korg’s third edition of the Kaoss Pad effects processor is no joke. Not unlike its preceding incarnations, the KP3 hosts a platform of effects, including several delays, flangers, and reverbs, and it also comes equipped with new algorithms, like an analog synth filter, a grain shifter, and expanded EQs. In addition to new parameters, the touchpad device also acts as an instrument unto itself, with actual vocoder and drum samples, plus the ability to trigger playback samples and sample on the fly.

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  • 08/03/2007

Daily Download: ChemicalX "Endsville"

B. Sharp and J. Freeman have been producing drum and bass for a number of years, but "Endsville" is the spooky anthem that may establish the duo as potential dancefloor antichrists. Blending heavily effected vocals and the crunch of overproduced death metal, ChemicalX could be on the path to developing another wave of drum and bass.

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  • 08/03/2007

9th Wonder Preps Debut Solo Album

After an incredible running with the now infamous hip-hop trio Little Brother, production credits for Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child, and a Grammy under his belt, North Carolina-based Patrick Douthit, known to his fans as 9th Wonder, is finally releasing his debut solo album. Dream Merchant Volume 2 includes the soulful beatscapes Douthit made a name for himself with, but it isn't just an instrumental album.

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  • 08/02/2007

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