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Neo Violence

Gothenburg, Sweden-based duo The Tough Alliance's energetic electro-pop is anything but violent, and though the two childhood friends have onstage antics that include swinging baseball bats and have been cited as hooligans by the press, the video for "Neo Violence" finds them in a rather reflective state. With nary a baseball bat to be found, Henning Fürst and Eric Berglund sit quietly amid doric columns and Technicolor light beams while the synths and beats swirl around. Read more » 

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  • 10/07/2008

Yelle Readies Remix Single

French chanteuse Yelle is ready for the remixes, namely for her track "Ce Jeu," off last year's full-length, Pop-Up. The track has been making the rounds about the club circuit, so the inevitable remix was bound to be announced soon.

The Ce Jeu EP contains the album version of the track, as well as a remix by bandmate Tepr and two mixes created by fans from the recent contest held at the group's MySpace page. The whole package will be released digitally on October 14, with a vinyl version to follow on November 25.

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  • 10/07/2008

Heidi to Host BBC Radio Show

The much-lauded electro DJ and erstwhile member of the Get Physical family (she's also a charming XLR8R TV guest), Heidi, is set to make a foray into the world of radio. Beginning October 23, she'll host a new BBC Radio 1 show, In New DJs We Trust, every fourth Thursday of the month.

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  • 10/07/2008

808 State Gets Reissued, Remixed

The latest news from 808 State should have the old-school acid-house heads stampeding to the record stores like it's 1993 all over again. The Manchester trio will reissue four of its most highly acclaimed albums, namely 808:90, EX:EL, Gorgeous, and Don Solaris, this fall.

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  • 10/06/2008

Pinback Keyboardist Battles Cancer

Pinback will continue its aforementioned tour this fall, though sadly without keyboardist Terrin Durfey to accompany the band.

The band’s label, Touch & Go, reports that Durfey, who has been battling cancer for the last 10 years, experienced a relapse in his condition and "will soon be undergoing intense treatment and therefore unable to perform with the band."

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  • 10/06/2008

Coachella 2009 Dates Announced

Shopping malls are already talking Christmas decoration schemes, and the festival world too, it seems, is moving along at a break-neck pace, waving its 2009 plans at us already.

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  • 10/06/2008

Dubstep Forum Shuts Down "Indefinitely"

The 20,000-strong online discussion board, Dubstep Forum, has announced that it’s closing indefinitely. Over its three-year run, the site, founded by European producer Dubway, has become a major information portal for dubstep artists, producers, DJs, radio shows, and intensive, multi-user discussions. Read more » 

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  • 10/06/2008

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