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M83 Announces New Album

It's not even January and Frenchman Anthony Gonzales has announced the release and tracklisting of a new album, Saturdays = Youth, under his M83 moniker. The goods are slated to drop April 15, 2008 on Mute.

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  • 12/21/2007

AudioCubes: Colorful Controllers Get Updated

Ready to play musical cubes? If there was ever any doubt that 2008 could be the technological “future” we’ve been anticipating for decades, here’s one instrument that will get your head spinning. Belgian music technology company Percussa will debut new software for its AudioCubes hardware platform this January, at the winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.

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  • 12/20/2007

Pon Di Wire: Munga Gets Dishonorable, World Clash Photo, Xmas Reggae Shots

One of Jamaica’s premier young video directors, Jay Will, has a new long-form music video out featuring new deejay Rally Bop. Directed with a narrative approach, the video is an ill-fated tale of three friends (all portrayed by Bop in different costumes) planning a robbery. With plot twists galore, this is not your average dancehall video. Read more » 

Huge Samurai Radish

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  • 12/19/2007

Darondo Live in San Francisco Tonight

The abridged history of S.F. legend Darondo goes like this: He started recording low-rider soul, blues, and r&b in the early '70s, making a name for himself through his releases, connections, and the white Rolls Royce he drove around the Bay Area. But three 45s in, Darondo ceased producing music and all but disappeared.

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  • 12/19/2007

Alter Ego Releases Why Not?! and The Kings of Electro

With a new full-length and mix disc, German masters of synths and drum machines Alter Ego provide a crash course on where electro-tech has been and where it’s going.

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  • 12/19/2007

Top 10: Ghostland Observatory, Amplive, Léonard de Léonard

A weekly examination of our favorite current and forthcoming albums, compilations, and singles.

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  • 12/17/2007

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