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Pon Di Wire: Macka Diamond, Bescenta

Max Glazer’s Federation Sound, in association with Ward 21, is offering a new, free mixtape titled Badda Badda Gang… 3 The Hard Way, featuring Timberlee, Natalie Storm, and Tifa, three of dancehall’s most important new female artists. The mix highlights the artists' wealth of new tracks and strong crossover appeal. Watch out M.I.A. and Gwen Stefani!

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Ragged Tint

Benoît Pioulard's latest video has all the trappings of a good suspense drama. There's him running through a field of tall grass, clearly to get away from something frightening. Then there's the abandoned house, where he finds a little metal box and its unsettling contents. Add fire, gasoline, and an eerie night, and you could sit back and narrate your own twisted storyline to the video while the track plays in the background. Jennifer Marston Read more » 

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  • 10/08/2008

Z-Trip Unveils Obama Mix

Z-Trip's been hard at work on the Obama support trail, most notably in his collaborative event series with Shepard Fairey. The two have made a mission of educating fans on the importance of voter registration, and Z-Trip continues on that track with his new "Obama Mix."

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  • 10/08/2008

Chandelier Searchlight

Deerhoof kept it lo-fi for the third video from the band's recently released album, Offend Maggie, with a 2D-animated adventure of seeming doom and destruction. Lightning bolts strike ghosts, characters boat through a treacherous lake of fire, and then there's that coffin at the beginning. It's all rather gloomy, but juxtaposed with the band's upbeat rhythms, there's an air of comedy about the whole thing. Maverick Newberry Read more » 

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  • 10/08/2008

Soulwax Film Makes Stateside Premiere

Shame we can't always go behind-the-scenes in person to witness what our favorite artists get up to in the dressing rooms, but we can count ourselves lucky we live in the age of music documentaries. And after a bit of a wait, Soulwax's previously mentioned film, Part of the Weekend Never Dies, is set to make its Stateside premiere on October 28.

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  • 10/08/2008

You

Lyrically, Atmosphere's track "You," off this year's When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold album, follows the trials of an overburdened, under-appreicated waitress. Not so for the track's video, which was just recently released. The visual accompaniment to the song is more concerned with shots of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop act performing, snacks in the fridge, and the many travels of a tiny skateboard. Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2008

Of Montreal Kicks Off Tour

Kevin Barnes and Co will gather up their colorful costumes, mountains of makeup, and tracks off the recently released Skeletal Lamping and hit the road tonight for Of Montreal's tour in support of the new album. Dates should keep the crew busy through the fall and on into December, and the band will be picking up the likes of Gang Gang Dance, HEALTH, Icy Demons, and others along the way. See here for further inspiration to pick up a ticket.

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  • 10/07/2008

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