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Godfathers of Berlin Tech Plastikman and pole Return to the US

In a brief series of concert dates which kick off Feb 12 at the Unsound Festival in New York, one of Berlin's kings of dub-tech and founders of the ˜scape label, Stefan Betke (a.k.a. pole), will be returning to the US and Canada for live performances along with ˜scape co-founder, DJ Barbara Preisinger. Read more » 

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  • 02/10/2010

Jamie Lidell to Show Us the Way on His New Album

The recordings for Jamie Lidell's forthcoming third album, Compass, started down in Los Angeles while he was working with Beck on the artist's Record Club project (essentially a group of musicians coming together for an impromptu covering of classic albums). After things began to take off in Beck's home studio, Lidell moved the sessions all around between studios in LA, New York, and Canada, making time to catch contributions from Feist, Beck, and members of Grizzly Bear and Wilco. Read more » 

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  • 02/09/2010

El Hijo de la Cumbia Shares Video for "La Mara Tomaza"



This video for "La Mara Tomaza" by El Hijo de la Cumbia (which translates to Cumbia's Son) was shot entirely in Mexico throughout the NY-based DJ/producer's recent tour, though the song itself was released back in 2008 on Bersa Discos. Read more » 

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  • 02/09/2010

Queer New Orleans Hip-Hop Celebrated at New York Art Show

The New Orleans genre known as bounce, which came into being in the late '90s, is being documented and celebrated in an upcoming exhibit at New York's Abrons Art Center. Titled "Where They At," the exhibition is casting a special spotlight on the sissy bounce genre, whose practitioners are among the most outspoken queer and transgendered performers in all of hip-hop. Read more » 

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  • 02/09/2010

Wolfgang Voigt Relaunches Profan Label

In the mid-'90s, Kompakt head Wolfgang Voigt launched Profan, a sub-label dedicated to the more abstract side of techno and minimal electronics. But with only one release since 2000, it seemed as if the label had gone the way of minimal itself ...until now! Read more » 

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  • 02/08/2010

Donnacha Costello Emotes on Upcoming Poker Flat Record

It seems like Dublin's Donnacha Costello has had a rough time of it in recent years; luckily, he has channeled these emotional peaks and troughs into wildly dense tech-house on his upcoming Poker Flat release, Before We Say Goodbye. Read more » 

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  • 02/08/2010

Flying Lotus Goes Cosmic on New Album This May

Taking a cue from the space jazz of his aunt, Alice Coltrane, the upcoming record from Flying Lotus promises to be one of the more mind-melting releases of 2010. Cosmogramma expands on the lauded sounds featured on FlyLo's Los Angeles, bursting further into psychedelic realms of soul, evidenced by collaborations with harpist Rebekah Raff, bass virtuoso Thundercat, and a host of vocalists ranging from Thom Yorke to Laura Darlington. Read more » 

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  • 02/05/2010

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