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Hip-Hop Producers Battle Cancer

Russian-born, U.K.-based hip-hop producer DJ Vadim, of Ninja Tune and One Self fame, and London's Sean McCaffrey, a.k.a. Quincey Tones, who's worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, Little Brother, Royce da 5'9", Apathy, and Talib Kweli, have gone public with their battles against cancer. Vadim is recovering from ocular melanoma, while McCaffrey was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor and is now in remission.

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  • 10/17/2008

M.A.N.D.Y. On Tour in the U.S.

In the wake of celebrating the long awaited their remix of famed performance artists Laurie Anderson's "O Superman," Get Physical co-founders and electro-house vets M.A.N.D.Y. will kick off a brief tour of the U.S. tonight. The Berlin-based duo will only be hitting the major markets this time around, so catch 'em where you can.

Dates
10/16 Denver, CO - Beta
10/17 Vancouver, BC (CAN) - Celebrities
10/18 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
10/21 Philadelphia, PA - Woody's
10/23 New York, NY - Cielo
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  • 10/16/2008

Dub Trio Plots Yet More Tour Dates

In the several months since their latest album, Another Sound is Dying, was released, the members of Dub Trio have completed no less than two North American tours and a European one, not to mention made numerous appearances at festivals and in general been far away from their hometown of Brooklyn. The guys obviously have an enormous stash of RedBull, or something, on hand, because despite their already jam-packed year, they'll continue touring through mid-December. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2008

Pon Di Wire: Alton Ellis, Vybz Kartel

Morgan Heritage has had to cancel its anticipated European tour due to a medical injury suffered by keyboardist/vocalist Roy "Gramps" Morgan. The group is currently on the charts with the single “Nothing To Smile About” and was to tour its current album, Mission In Progress. Heritage is known for its dynamic live shows; the canceled tour would have marked the group's first time to the EU in three years.

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Girl Talk Tours, Blogs, Eats

Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) is likely one of the busiest guys in music, what with all the show dates, songs, and samples on his plate, but he hasn't forgotten the fans. Thus, he has unveiled his new day-to-day blog, which is currently documenting adventures on the road as he embarks on his six-week tour.

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  • 10/15/2008

Justice Releases DVD/CD Documentary

Given the giant crosses, light shows, and general mayhem that occurs when Justice gets onstage, one can only assume life on the road with these guys sees few dull moments. Directors Romain Gavras and Ed Banger’s resident designer So-Me were so intrigued by what goes on backstage they trained a camera on the Parisian duo 24/7, for three straight weeks during March 2008, and the ensuing footage will be available to the masses come December 9.

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  • 10/15/2008

Don't Stop the Movement

“Don’t Stop the Movement,” off of Bay Area rapper and activist Paris’ forthcoming album, Acid Reflex, touches on issues of black-on-black crime, police brutality, war, politics, and negative influences in the entertainment industry. The style of his video combines the 3D-animated anarchy of Grand Theft Auto with the urgency of a breaking news report from “FOXSNBCNN” news channel. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 10/14/2008

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