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Loading: Ultima is Reborn, Joust: The Movie, Family Guy Downloads

Ultima Reborn Did you know that the first big MMORPG (which, for the uninitiated, stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. This is the best they could come up …

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Justice Preps Gigantic "Live Set" Tour

Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé (a.k.a. Justice) will have their hands and suitcases full for the next few months, hopping from continent to continent, crossing hemispheres, and igniting crowds …

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Gear Alert: Way Out Ware KikAxxe Virtual Synthesizer

Despite its slightly humiliating name, Way Out Ware’s KikAxxe virtual vintage analog synthesizer is one of the few software instruments that measures up to the original. This 16-step sequencer is …

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The Week in Downloads

Waajeed and Tiombe Lockhart Photo By Dustin Ross

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Booka Shade Preps DJ-Kicks Mix

Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger–alias Booka Shade, founders of the Get Physical imprint–are a production duo, not DJ tag team, and the two have solidified this image by eschewing the …

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Tour: Marissa Nadler with Peter Bjorn and John

The newest signing to New York-based Kemado Records is no Swedish prog-band or tech-metal outfit. Rather, it’s a woman with an acoustic guitar and lungs of steel–Marissa Nadler. With recent …

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Pon Di Wire: Diplo, Ticklah, Jah Mason

Is dancehall’s “outlaw” back? Rumors are flying that popular ’90s singjay Terry Ganzi is plotting a big return to the scene. The nasally deejay, known for humorous and intricately woven …

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Flying Lotus Releases EP on Warp

“I didn’t want cats to think I just did one thing, or one style,” says L.A.-based Steven Ellison (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) of Reset, a new EP and his debut release …

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Chart: Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow's Top Ten

After the band’s recent Dandelion Gum (Graveface) release, there has been something of a Black Moth Super Rainbow insurgence amongst everyone from high-level hip-hop fanatics to neo-psych, Aquarius Records clients. …

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Seattle's Decibel Festival Showcases Announced

Seattle’s 4th annual Decibel Festival has already announced its line-up, and for the 2007 edition, and festival goers should be well-surprised and pleased by this, the most in-depth artist roster …

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XLR8R TV Episode 23: How to Make a Hip-Hop Mix Tape

DJ Eleven and Matthew Africa are responsible for one of the year’s best mixtapes-Dirty Raps: The Best of Too $hort. In this episode, they walk you through how they did …

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XLR8R 110 Now On Sale

This September, we get inside the hip minds of some of the indie world’s most stylish acts, like Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tiombe Lockhart, Waajeed, Alice Russell, The Politik, …

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Tour: The Gosssip with Panther, The Long Blondes

Olympia, Washington-based, Arkansas-bred trio The Gossip is leaving the Northwest again for a headlining tour that’ll make punks, blog-readers, and Europeans stoked to be alive. Unlike the band’s recent tour …

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The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, August 27

Wooden Shjips S/T Holy Mountain We rarely get to give the Holy Mountain bros dap, but the San Francisco-based label has just given birth to one triumphant piece of prog-history. …

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Podcast: Mad Decent

For the newest installment of XLR8R’s Podcast DJ Mix Series we wrangled up Mad Decent’s Paul Devro to mash up some of the Diplo-owned label’s choicest cuts, in addition to …

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Soul Explored: Jennifer Johns Lights It Up

Her fans and admirers include KRS-One, Les Nubians, and Zion-I. She has shared stages and performed with Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Common, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Zap Mama, and …

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Tour: Diplo with Switch

Globetrotter, entrepreneur, and all-around busy guy Diplo is making a dash for the tour bus soon, this time for a handful of dates with DJ/producer Dave Taylor, better known as …

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