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Raise it Up for Ma Dukes

On February 10, 2006, James "J Dilla" Yancey" passed away after an ongoing battle with lupus. Now, the late hip-hop legend's own mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, is also suffering from the disease.

Her news reached the music world just as "Dilla month" kicks off, and so celebrating the late producer on the anniversary of his death this year should include not just remembering his contributions to hip-hop (and music in general), but also supporting a worthy cause.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/02/2009

Worth It

Florian Senfter (a.k.a. Zombie Nation) brings us another club-friendly electro with his latest single, "Worth It." He also, if this video is anything to go by, has developed something of a foot fetish of late.

"Worth It" is out now on Decks Records. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 01/30/2009

Zizek, Switch, The Bug Play Coachella

Load up the camper and don't forget to pack the earplugs. The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival–whose dates were announced just last October—has unleashed its initial artist lineup to the masses, with a list that includes everyone from Public Enemy to Zizek Urban Beats Club. Read more » 

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  • 01/30/2009

Musicians Make Art for Noise Pop

San Francisco is again ready for that one week of the year in which the Deerhunters and No Ages of the world descend on the city for Noise Pop. And while we’re now getting scores of updates on the previously announced lineup, music isn’t the only thing the festival organizers have on the burner this year.

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  • 01/30/2009

Omen

"Omen" is the first official single from The Prodigy's fifth studio album, Invaders Must Die, and the track's video is a place where rave and punk rock (and a very large crowd of people) come to converge.

Invaders Must Die will be out March 3.

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  • Filed under: video
  • 01/29/2009

Crystal Mines

Upbeat electro synths are undercut by disturbing images on this Alex Jones-directed video from Montreal DJ/rapper CFCF—with results that are, perplexingly, humorous at times.

"Crystal Mines" is off CFCF's full-length, Panesian Nights, out now via Paper Bag

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  • Filed under: video
  • 01/28/2009

The Week in Tours: Dan Deacon, Efterklang

Never mind waiting for an artist's gratuitously decked-out MySpace page to load so you can peep their upcoming show dates. XLR8R already did the legwork on that, and below are six upcoming tours we’re more than looking forward to. This week: Dan Deacon, Sebastien Tellier, The Glitch Mob, Gui Boratto, Efterklang, and Evil Nine hit the road.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 01/28/2009

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