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The Field Announces New Album

Axel Willner's debut full-length under his guise The Field garnered words like "brilliant" and "beautiful" when it was released in 2007, and the pop-infused techno on From Here We Go Sublime found a fitting home at Kompakt Records.

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  • 02/26/2009

FINALE Becomes a Mario Brother

We briefly mentioned Detroit rapper FINALE's forthcoming debut album, A Pipe Dream & a Promise, a couple weeks ago, touching on the fact that Interdependent Media has created a Super Mario Bros.-themed videogame to go along with the release. More information on the game has surfaced this week, along with the actual player, so those wishing to revisit 1985 can do so now.

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  • 02/26/2009

Modeselektor and Apparat Reform Moderat

Any good techno fan knows that 2009 is not the first year the name Moderat has surfaced. Fans of the genre (or electronic music in general) will recall that, in 2002, the Modeselektor boys (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) joined forces with Apparat (Sascha Ring) and recorded the Auf Kosten der Gesundheit EP. Read more » 

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  • 02/26/2009

Crookers, Moderat Play Sonar 2009

Word is finally coming through as to just who is on the bill for Sonar 2009. The multi-day electronic music and arts festival, whose dates we announced late last year, unveiled its official lineup thus far, and it should please the techno purists, cool kids, and dubstep heads alike.

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  • 02/26/2009

RIP Randy Bewley of Pylon

Earlier this morning, numerous sources reported that Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley had suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition. He had been driving through his hometown of Athens, GA on Monday, February 23 when the heart attack occurred, and according to an email sent by bandmember Vanessa Briscoe-Hay, he was taken to the ICU in critical condition.

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  • 02/25/2009

Week in Tours: Atmosphere, Late of the Pier

Whether they're coming out of Italy clad in masks or hopping the pond armed with synthesizers, plenty of artists are headed Stateside this spring. Here are a few noteworthy tours about to kick off.

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  • 02/25/2009

Latin Revenge

For anyone who ever wanted to see MC Azeem strutting around San Francisco's Mission District clad in devil horns and trailed by a group of cheer leading cops, this is the video. Thousands of still photographs make up this Ben Stokes directed video, with additional animation by Patrick Siemer. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2009

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