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A-Trak, Boys Noize, Santogold Tour

Fool's Gold boss A-Trak and fellow party animal Boys Noize continue trekking the globe on their Attack of the Unibros tour, bringing hip-hop, electro, and house to venues in Europe and North America. Said tour doesn't necessarily need more hype, since these guys pretty much rule the party scene at the moment, but they'll receive some extra attention at the end of this month when they play a few U.S. dates with Santogold.

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  • 09/08/2008

Big Brazilian Fall: Zuco 103, A Filial

Usually, folks saying “everything is going south” means things are about to get bad, or even collapse. But when things go south this fall, it means a brilliant season of new music from South America–specifically Brazil. Sounds from the tropical powerhouse will arrive thick and fast when the air gets colder in the Northern Hemisphere, with a variety of bands and styles to sample from.

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  • 09/08/2008

The Sea and Cake Announce Tour

The Sea and Cake's widely received 2007 album, Everybody left the indie band with one hell of a tour schedule, but after a tad bit of r&r, the boys are ready to hit the road once again. The slew of dates that start in November are in support of the group's eighth full-length, Car Alarm, set to drop October 21 on Thrill Jockey.

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  • 09/08/2008

Idyll

The video for Benoit Pioulard’s “Idyll” is, like the song itself, from another time and place. Glimpses of unpretentious industry from what appears to be ’70s archival film run beneath the retro folk-rock song. The hairstyles and clothing in this grainy footage complement the song’s gentle guitars and simple vocal harmonies perfectly. Lulu McAllister Read more » 

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  • 09/05/2008

East Village Radio Festival: Delayed?

Though many in New York are looking forward to the music, film, and gourmet food promised for the previously announced East Village Radio music festival, fans and music heads may have to wait just a little bit longer. Read more » 

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  • 09/05/2008

Matthew Dear's "Dog Days" Remixed

When Matthew Dear's Leave Luck to Heaven dropped on Ghostly in 2003, it was pretty much unanimously decided by the electronic music community that "Dog Days," a punchy number featuring crisp beats and an arpeggiated synth melody, was the standout track on the release. Remix albums had yet to become the standard practice back then, and so we don't have twenty versions of the track up on Discobelle, though Ghostly is about to change that with the September 9 release of Dog Days: The Robsoul Remixes.

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  • 09/05/2008

Randy Records Turns 50

Producer Clive Chin, son of Randy’s Records founder Vincent “Randy” Chin, has a great story about how his father recruited the Trinidadian singer Lord Creator to voice an ode to Jamaica’s independence. “[Creator] came to the island in 1962 to perform with a set of musicians from Guyana and Trinidad, and my father liked what he heard and said, ‘why don’t you do a song for my label–but do an independence song,’” recalls Chin, from his home in New York. Read more » 

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  • 09/05/2008

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