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Tour: Busdriver, Daedelus, Antimc

After a gang of dates with Deerhoof and Caural, plus a performance at Coachella, Regan Farquhar (a.k.a. Busdriver is setting out on a headlining tour of massive proportions. Supporting his Epitaph debut, Roadkillovercoat, the soulful MC is venturing on a 20-date explosion across the U.S. with L.A.-based bros Daedelus and Antimc. Even Montana is getting a taste of the new sound of indie hip-hop.

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  • 09/24/2007

XLR8R Weekly Top Ten: Midnight Juggernauts, Still Going, Morgan Geist

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Aphex Twin Returns to the Stage

While Richard D. James’ Rephlex label remains at the top of its game, dropping reissues from 808 State and Black Devil Disco Club, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from the legend that is James (under his Aphex Twin moniker). Sure, there was the AFX’s Analord series (which totally slayed), but Aphex Twin has been the sleeping giant in recent days.

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  • 09/21/2007

Salsa Con Spam: Latin-Electro Comes Full-Circle

DJ Le Spam and his Miami-based Spam Allstars band have updated vintage Latin sounds for electronic music fans since 1993. Over the years, Spam Allstars have independently released five albums, including this year’s excellent Electrodomésticos. The band incorporates improvisational electronic elements and turntables into live Latin, funk, hip-hop, and dub, creating their own new genre: “electronic descarga.”

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  • 09/21/2007

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  • 09/21/2007

Gear Alert: Propellerhead Reason 4.0

Reason 3.0 is pretty bad-ass. Any production software that comes in the form of an emulated rackmount paradise (just consult the virtual cables, synths, drum machine, mixing board, sequencer, and effects) is dreamy for any musician who cherishes a realistic feel to his or her programming. Unlike other applications, Reason allows the same recording potential as many of its competitors, but without the hassle of necessarily having to learn an entirely foreign, computer-derived language.

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  • 09/21/2007

XLR8R Podcast Live Mix Series: Magnum 38

Oliver “Magnum 38” Greschke is punk. The Berlin-based web programmer by day, gnarly producer by night, is so punk that he went from Germany’s drum and bass hotbed into the open arms of some of the most chopped-up, evil electro-noise imaginable. Recording for T. Raumschmiere’s Shitkatapult imprint, this programmer may not be as celebrated as his labelboss (yet), but with compositions this deadly, he’s well on his way.

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  • 09/20/2007

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