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A-Trak Takes his Fool's Gold Roster on Tour

Twenty-three-year-old DJ A-Trak has evolved from prepubescent turntablist to a respected artist (who has toured with everyone from Diplo to Kanye West) and head of the Fool’s Gold imprint with Nick Catchdubs. Fans will get to see what A-Trak is up to with the label when he and the other artists on the roster tour North America in just a few weeks.

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  • 09/13/2007

Pon Di Wire: Curefest, New Records from VP, Reggae Birthdays

Jah Cure’s celebratory Curefest concerts have been expanded to take place to three separate locations over three days. The event, celebrating Jah Cure's freedom after a seven-year jail term and presented by Danger Promotions, takes place Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14.

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Infamous Hair Wars Event Documented in New Book

Laptop DJ battles are about as lame as the cruddy DJs and producers who took part in them to begin with. A more riveting branch of competitive events can be found in Hair Wars, David “Hump Grinder” Humphries’ 20-year-old, multi-city competition that pits one outrageous hairstyle against another, now documented in a photography book of the same name by David Yellen.

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  • 09/12/2007

Biosphere, Blixa Bargeld Explore Language, Sound, Cinema

San Francisco’s Recombinant Media Labs, run by Ashodel boss Naut Humon, is unleashing its newest (and possibly rarest) set of live engagements to date. The Language, Sound, and Cinema Series will draw international talent to demonstrate real-time sound and art installations in Recombinant’s state-of-the-art facility.

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  • 09/12/2007

A Cause Des Garcons

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  • 09/11/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 25: Dubstep 101 with Youngsta

London-based DJ Youngsta schools us on one of our favorite emerging music scenes, dubstep. Youngsta explains the evolution of the genre, who the key players are, and which records should be on your turntable.

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Previous Episodes
Episode 20: My Sing-A-Ling
Episode 21: Devin the Dude
Episode 22: Matmos
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  • 09/11/2007

New Skate Deck Series from Zoo York

New York-based skateboard company Zoo York begins the fall season with two new skate deck lines. As expected, the Makeset and Broken Windows series follow the company practice of making New York City-centric products, but instead of enlisting graffiti dons, Zoo York enlisted the commercial skills of two sets of graphic artists.

 


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  • 09/11/2007

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