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Gear Alert: Cortex dMix-300 iPod Mixing Solution

Cortex’s newest piece of DJ technology, the dMix-300, carries a sophisticated punch, allowing any DJ to excel far beyond many digital DJ devices on the market. The device features an iPod-friendly dock (both Nano, and full-size models work), an LED displaying pitch, track title, and time, two jogging wheels for precision cueing and scratching, and USB connectivity for external hardware. Simply put, it’s the long-lost hub between the digital and analog divide.

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  • 09/07/2007

Animal Collective, Chromeo, Simian Mobile Disco, and More Play Pop Montreal

A grip of XLR8R-approved artist will descend on theaters, lofts, loading docks, and traditional venues around Montreal in October, for the sixth edition of Pop Montreal, the city's annual music, film, and arts festival.

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  • 09/07/2007

Techno and Dubstep's Best Artists Remix Pole

Germany-based minimal dub electronic artist Stefan Betke, who records as Pole, will release a remix collection in November featuring new versions of tracks from his March '07 album Steingarten (~scape). Four limited-edition colored-vinyl 12" singles, featuring some of the world's most unique techno, electronic, and dubstep producers, will precede the CD version of Pole: Steingarten Remixes.

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  • 09/06/2007

The City

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  • 09/05/2007

Richie Hawtin and Minus Go Green

Waxing poetic about the impending environmental crisis is common enough in Hollywood and the political arena, but electronic music is rarely found in the same sentence as phrases like "global warming," "green lifestyle," and "carbon neutral."

Enter techno icon and head of Minus and Plus 8 Records, Richie Hawtin. A quick peek at the label's site reveals the following message from the DJ and producer:

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  • 09/05/2007

Pon Di Wire: The Marley Family, Anthony B, Wailing Souls

Jamaican national elections take place this week. Early, pre-election polling shows that Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller's ruling Peoples National Party is trailing Bruce Golding's Jamaica Labor Party by several percentage points.

The Marley Family's Fifty Six Hope Road Music Limited estate filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group and Verizon Wireless to counter an alleged, fraudulent agreement to utilize Bob Marley's name, likeness, and image to promote ringtones.

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Tour: Holy Fuck, Wolf Parade

Holy Fuck has built quite a reputation touring with the likes of !!! and Mouse On Mars. Now, the Toronto-based quartet is sending its scratchy synth-noise message across North America on a tour supporting fellow Canadian outfit Wolf Parade.

The band has further reason to celebrate. Beggars Group's newest sub-imprint, Young Turks, recently signed Holy Fuck, and is set to release a forthcoming, aptly titled long-player, LP. Canada is the new breeding ground for all things killer.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 09/05/2007

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