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Minitek Festival Hits NYC in Sept

Although New York City is no stranger to music festivals, from live events in Central Park to the annual CMJ Music Marathon, few recent events have put dance music and technology in the spotlight. A new one called Minitek looks to change that and bring top techno performers, digital art installations, and green business practices together. Minitek–co-titled The New York Electronic Music and Innovation Festival–takes place September 12-14, with day events in venues to be announced and night events at Penn Plaza Pavilion on Seventh Avenue

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  • Filed under: news
  • 08/14/2008

Triclops! Unleashes Live Shows

If you don't know Bay Area-based outfit Triclops! yet, get thee to one of the band's upcoming shows. An extensive tour kicks off today in support of the group's debut album, Out of Africa, and these psych-noise makers are said to put on quite the live show, full of thrashing guitars, nervous drums, and lots of aggressive energy.

Dates
08/13 Portland, OR: Kenton Club
08/14 Tacoma, WA: Hell's Kitchen
08/15 Spokane, WA: The Blvd
08/16 Missoula, MT: The Palace
08/18 The Aquarium Fargo: Dempsey's Upstairs
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  • 08/13/2008

Top 10: Flying Lotus, Jay Reatard, Vast Aire

Sami Koivikko
Sapphire
Spectral Sound
Release Date; Out Now

Three tracks of house and techno that find this Finnish producer combining the energy of big-room dance music with intricate and emotionally wrought musical arrangements.

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Dance Dance Dance (Live at Bowery Ballroom)

Another one from Sweden's latest indie-pop export, Lykke Li. Armed with a tambourine, drumstick, and her glassy voice, Miss Li takes her cue from the title of this track and shows off her moves to the audience at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Much to their delight, judging by the cheering and shouts of "We love you!" rising out of the crowd. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/13/2008

Milosh Readies Third Full-Length

With two solid full-lengths under his belt, Milosh is gearing up to release a third. iii is set for release September 23 via his longtime home at Plug Research and through !K7 in Europe.

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  • 08/13/2008

Pum Pum

Always the innovator, Lee "Scratch" Perry turned not to any of his fellow reggae producers for help on his new album, Repentance, but to Andrew W.K. The reggae icon and producer with something of a frat boy following met at SXSW in 2006, and, as the story goes, an unlikely partnership was born, resulting in Andrew W.K. co-producing the new album. Repentance will drop on August 19, but to gear fans up, Perry released the sexually charged single, "Pum Pum," which is currently getting the blog world all hot and bothered. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2008

Nightmare Before Christmas Gets Indie

Just in time for the start of Holiday Season madness (which seems to get earlier and earlier every year) is the fifteenth anniversary of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, for which, it's being reported, Walt Disney Records gathered a collection of recordings inspired by the movie. The resulting compilation, titled Nightmare Revisited, will be released September 30 and features a pretty diverse lineup of artists. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2008

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