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The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, April 23

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  • 04/23/2007

Soul Jazz Revives Rocksteady’s Best

Rocksteady fans have something new to cheer about, as London’s Soul Jazz imprint has added more to its already enormous cache of Studio One reissue compilations. Most early reggae collectors have religiously followed the dozens of excellently conceived and packaged compilations since the series debuted in 2001.
 
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  • 04/23/2007

Ghostface Headlines Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

On June 23, Brooklyn is going to go off. Event promoter/blog Brooklyn Bodega has confirmed that Ghostface will headline its third annual Brooklyn Hip-hop Festival, a day-long celebration of all things B-Boy.

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  • 04/23/2007

Download: Cardopusher "El Pote Que Mece La Cuna"

Breakcore is alive, and Venezuela's Cardopusher doesn't rely on cliché spooky samples or excessively scattered, distorted drums to prove that point. Instead, homeboy melds Latin rhythms, trance synths (and, yes, they sound rad), dubstep-influenced bass, and fierce breakdowns. For his I Need Someone I Can Imitate EP, Cardo brings along Breakcore vets Sickboy and Retrigger. Chaos awaits.

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  • 04/23/2007

Video: The Go Find “New Year”

Belgum-based The Go Find often delivers indie-rock that's more straightforward than is typical of its label, Morr. On the video for “New Year,” the band sacrifices glitch and introspection for guitars and sunbeams. Fans of Styrofoam and The Postal Service take note, and prepare yourselves for a video full of helmets, bicycling, pizza, and, of course, a love narrative.

Watch "New Year" now, at XLR8R's Video Section.



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  • 04/20/2007

New Year

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  • 04/20/2007

Dan Deacon Releases Album

As an important member of the Baltimore warehouse scene, notably Wham City (download a copy of XLR8R 106 to read more about this), Dan Deacon is setting out to have fun on his latest album, Spiderman of the Rings. Listening to Deacon’s music feels akin to wandering through an electronic Candyland, with larger-than-life sounds going head-to-head with one another, and plenty of electronics coated in a fuzzy layer of static.

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  • 04/20/2007

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