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Pon Di Wire: Lucky Dube Tribute, Dancehall Street Battles, New Tunes for 2008.

Members of Mavado and Vybz Kartel’s entourages squared off at the popular street dance Bembe Thursdays in Kingston. A reporter from OutARoad commented: “Mavado and him crew did stand in …

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Story of the Year: Distribution Distress

Goya Music UK’s November 30 announcement that it was closing after 10 years as broken-beat and nu-jazz music’s most respected distributor only furthered speculation that niche vinyl distribution may finally …

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Trentemøller Announces New Single

Andrers Trentemøller doesn’t like to sit still. In 2007, the Danish producer and remixer unleashed The Trentemøller Chronicles, a double-disc collection of original tracks and remixes, his own fashion line, …

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M83 Announces New Album

It’s not even January and Frenchman Anthony Gonzales has announced the release and tracklisting of a new album, Saturdays = Youth, under his M83 moniker. The goods are slated to …

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AudioCubes: Colorful Controllers Get Updated

Ready to play musical cubes? If there was ever any doubt that 2008 could be the technological “future” we’ve been anticipating for decades, here’s one instrument that will get your …

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Pon Di Wire: Munga Gets Dishonorable, World Clash Photo, Xmas Reggae Shots

One of Jamaica’s premier young video directors, Jay Will, has a new long-form music video out featuring new deejay Rally Bop. Directed with a narrative approach, the video is an …

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Darondo Live in San Francisco Tonight

The abridged history of S.F. legend Darondo goes like this: He started recording low-rider soul, blues, and r&b in the early ’70s, making a name for himself through his releases, …

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Alter Ego Releases Why Not?! and The Kings of Electro

With a new full-length and mix disc, German masters of synths and drum machines Alter Ego provide a crash course on where electro-tech has been and where it’s going. Alter …

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Top 10: Ghostland Observatory, Amplive, Léonard de Léonard

A weekly examination of our favorite current and forthcoming albums, compilations, and singles. Ghostwood “Red Version” Modular Release Date: January 15, 2008. Digital only. It’s nice to see Modular breaking …

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Loading... Hillary Clinton for Videogames, Call of Duty 4 Kid Busted For Online Threat

Hillary Clinton Asks About Your Gaming Habits. Kinda. Former first lady, current Presidential candidate, and long-time adversary of the videogame industry, Hillary Clinton, has seemingly decided to stop alienating people …

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Ghostwood Signs to Modular, Preps EP

Ghostwood might look like the Klaxons and be signed to Modular, but don’t expect any Technicolor-tinted silliness from this Sydney, Australia-based foursome. Rather, as indicated by their forthcoming, self-titled EP, …

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Test Press Thursdays Reloads for New Year

San Francisco digital music academy Pyramind will again host its electronic music producers forum, Test Press Thursdays. Now in its third year, the event invites amateur and bedroom producers to …

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Imaginary Foundation Releases Holiday T-Shirt Line

Behold! Imaginary Foundation, a.k.a. makers of our favorite t-shirts around, have a new batch of designs for the holidays, stunningly designed and eco-friendly too. Says company designer Nick Philip, “your …

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Another XLR8R Holiday Gift Guide

We can’t stop doling out tips on what to buy your friends, family, and yourself for the holidays. Check out our latest advice on gift giving with XLR8R’s MySpace Holiday …

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Beach House to Tour with Papercuts in 2008

Beach House is all over the news these days, and with Devotion set to drop February 26 on Carpark, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand prepare their arsenal of gauzy soundscapes …

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David Ellis and Doze Green Open Exhibition in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Fifty2SF Gallery, which has showcased the work of Sam Flores, David Choe, Soul Assasins, and more, will welcome its latest arrivals, David Ellis and Doze Green, tonight. Rubicon …

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Jan Jelinek Releases Digital-Only Remix Album

While in Berlin last winter, celebrating the release of Tierbeobachtungen,

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Liars Announce Tour with No Age

Now that the three members in Liars have released an album on Mute that blasted through all conventions of the puzzling art-rock genre and been around the U.S. supporting, uh, …

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