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Pon Di Wire: Hurricane Dean, The Skatalites, Jah Jerry

Hurricane Dean passed through Jamaica on Sunday, mainly affecting the southwest of the island, although damage was reported in other areas. It’s been reported that three persons died and many fishing villages have been leveled. As result of Dean damage, national elections scheduled for August 27 have been postponed until September 3.


Delly Ranks



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Thurston Moore Announces Solo Tour

It’d been 12 years since Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore’s Psychic Hearts–his only solo full-length–was unleashed. But with his Trees Outside the Academy soon to be released, it's clear Moore is ready to step back into the solo spotlight, and an upcoming tour that will travel through select US cities only further affirms this.

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  • 08/22/2007

Daily Download: Telepathe "Sinister Militia (TMJ!!! Remix)"

Busy Ganges, Melissa Lavaudais, and a rotating cast of friends follow up last year's Farewell Forest EP with Sinister Militia, and to celebrate, they've enlisted some cats to assume remix duties on select tracks. Here, Tyler Pope of !!! adds tribal drums and warps guitar and vocal notes into stretchy, deliciously catchy sound bytes.

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  • 08/22/2007

You're Supposed To Be My Friend

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  • 08/21/2007

!K7 Preps Ewan Pearson and Cobblestone Jazz LPs

The Berlin-based !K7 imprint is responsible for releasing some of the most noteworthy dance records of 2007 thus far (namely, Joakim’s Monsters and Silly Songs and DJ Kicks: Hot Chip). Now, the cornerstone label is continuing one hell of a year with releases from pop’s remix master Ewan Pearson and improv outfit Cobblestone Jazz.


Ewan Pearson 


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  • 08/21/2007

MF Doom Pulls an Ashlee Simpson?

Sometimes wearing a mask can benefit an MC beyond merely helping develop a recognizable image. According to an army of pissed-off indie hip-hop bloggers and message board scribes, MF Doom pulled an advanced Ashlee Simpson move last night at a sold-out show at San Francisco’s Independent venue. Apparently, a masked “Doom” took to the stage, and lip-synched  over a prerecorded mix. According to blogger Fucs Jones:

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  • 08/21/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 22: Matmos Moves On

Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt (a.k.a. Matmos) put San Francisco on the map as a hotspot for groundbreaking electronic music. Now, as they pack up and head for a new life in Baltimore, they reflect on the effect the Bay Area (and the dot-com boom) had on their music, and speculate on what's ahead.

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Previous Episodes
Episode 18: Mars-1
Episode 19: Chromeo
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  • 08/21/2007

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