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Madlib Readies Beat Generation Comp

The ever-prolific beatsmith Madlib will join the ranks of Pete Rock, Jazzy Jeff, and the late J Dilla on September 30, when he drops the latest Beat Generation compilation. WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip also marks the final installment of BBE's acclaimed series. Hip-hop and R&B rule here, with plenty of samples, vocal snippets, and beats from the likes of Guilty Simpson, Prince Po, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and, of course The Beat Konducta himself.

King of Wigflip
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  • Filed under: news
  • 08/18/2008

M83, Vladislav Delay Play DEAF Festival

Not to be confused with Detroit's DEMF festival, over and done with for the year, DEAF electronic music festival is revving up for its seventh year running. The Dublin, Ireland-based party, whose 2008 edition takes place October 22 - 27, is an event independently run by Irish lable D1, and features music, art, and film into one place for five days.

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  • 08/18/2008

Silence

Takka Takka's Migration has been rotating heavily on our speakers in recent weeks, with this track being one of our favorites on the album. With its jangling guitars, gentle flute melodies, and minor chords, "Silence" is a number that's made to cry to. For the video, however, the band enlisted Amy Finkel to direct, gathered an arsenal of plastic tanks, soldiers, and farm animals, then sent them off to war–all played out on arms, legs, feet, and other body parts. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/15/2008

Atmosphere Adds Tour Dates

Slug, Ant, and their live band are in high demand, it seems. Atmosphere's Paint the Nation tour was already extensive when we announced it earlier this month, but the group has tacked on several more U.S. dates that will keep them traveling through the month of November, before heading to Australia for a few post-Christmas shows. Check the full set of dates here:

08/09 Reykjavik, Iceland: Tunglid
08/12 Berlin, Germany: Cassiopeia
08/13 Cologne, Germany: Stadtgarten
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  • 08/15/2008

Adventure to Go on Tour Adventure

Benny Boeldt, the 24-year old 8-bit wonder-kid otherwise known as Adventure, will head out of his hometown Baltimore for his first-ever set of tour dates, bringing his warped videogame music to dancefloors around North America this fall. Dates are with EAR PWR and Future Islands, as well as a few with Dan Deacon's Round Robin extravaganza.

08/16 New York, NY: DCTV
08/27 Richmond, VA: Rumors*
08/28 Washington, DC: The Velvet Lounge*
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  • 08/15/2008

Steve Bug, Kate Simko Get Degenerate

Troublemakers and fans of techno will have the chance to celebrate Labor Day weekend with the inaugural installment of Made's Sunday School for Degenerates party.

The two-day event will take place August 31 and September 1, with some of techno's notables, like Kate Simko, Dominik Eulberg, and Steve Bug, hosting the musical side of things. The main event will be preceded by a boat party and followed by an all-day open air party at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

A pass to all three events is $105. Pick it up, along with other details, here.

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  • 08/15/2008

Illa J Album Gets Title, Tracklisting

In tribute to his late older brother, Detroit hip-hop legend J Dilla, up-and-coming producer John "Illa J" Yancey has dubbed his forthcoming debut album Yancey Boys.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 08/14/2008

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