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Poirier Offers New Free Mix!

Canada's dancehall-indebted beat maker Poirier has followed up his latest EP for Ninja Tune, Run the Riddim, with a new mix that deftly blends the DJ/producer's beloved genres of soca, UK funky, dancehall, kuduro, and electro, among others. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2009

The Broadcast Witch Project

While keeping their forthcoming new album in pocket, Birmingham-based duo Broadcast have let their love for library music and psychedelic cinema flourish with old friend and new musical collaborator The Focus Group on their new mini-LP Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age. Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2009

Exclusive: Mary Anne Hobbs Blog #2

While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs will be supplying us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. Check back every few days for more updates and videocasts, and see her in action in your town soon (if you haven't already). Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2009

Plateaux Festival Turns Two

As anyone up on their European knowledge can attest to, Poland is quickly becoming a hotbed of digital culture, not only because it is a cheap and beautiful country, but also because of arts organizations like the Plateaux Foundation. For the second year, the group is putting on a festival curated to present the world's leading multimedia artists, audiovisual and VJ art, and experimental films, as well as live electronic and electro-acoustic music. Read more » 

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  • 09/22/2009

Shure's SRH840 Headphones Reviewed

The Shure brand is not alien to the studio, stage, or even subway platform; the company's microphones, wireless systems, and in-ear monitoring devices are legendary recording and performance workhorses, as well as popular in personal audio thanks to the SE530 earphones. Now, Shure is positioned to invade the mixing console; and with the closed-back, circumaural SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones, the company has an immediate critical listening contender offering platinum engineer performance at a project-studio-friendly $199 price point. Read more » 

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  • 09/21/2009

Decibel Fest's Music Conference

While Seattle's fast-approaching Decibel festival is mostly about amazing performances from many XLR8R favorites, the event also features an educational aspect, with workshops, round-table discussions, and panel talks. Read more » 

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  • 09/21/2009

Trapez Celebrates 100 Releases

After almost 10 years, Traum Schallplatten sub-label Trapez has hit the 100-release mark, and is celebrating with two releases: an 11-track CD and a 12" featuring three of the larger release's more banging numbers from the likes of Gabriel Ananda, Five Green Circle, and Roland M. Dill. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2009

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