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Themselves' New Album Arrives in October

Not too long ago, the Bay Area experimental hip-hop group Themselves announced their return to the game with a mixtape called theFREEhoudini. Always hard at work, the duo, comprised of …

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Warp20 Celebrations Abound in September

Warp, the independent music world’s number-one label synonymous with IDM, experimental hip-hop, choice indie-rock, and just about any other awesome subgenre of electronic music you can imagine, has just turned …

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Grab Derrick May's Mixes While You Can

Detroit’s pioneer of early techno, DJ and producer Derrick May, was commissioned by BBC Radio to contribute to their 6 Mix series. What May created for the innovative radio program …

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Ellen Allien's Fall/Winter Line Revealed

After being premiered at Berlin Fashion Week, electronic renaissance woman Ellen Allien’s fall/winter collection for 2009 has been revealed! Reflecting the neon glow of rainy city streets, the unisex City …

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Jack Beats Tour North America

Though bassline house is still more of a U.K. phenomenon, London remix favorites Jack Beats are visiting major coastal and Canadian cities this August, bringing their high-energy, sample-driven sounds to …

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Free Liquid Liquid/Rhys Chatham Show

1980s post-punk beat-makers Liquid Liquid return to the stage this summer in New York, finally bringing their oft-sampled disco-punk to a new generation of eager fans. With them, the iconic …

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Wavves Tour Set for the Fall

Keeping it on the DL since his meltdown at the Primavera Festival in late May, Nathan Williams of Wavves is hopefully ready to lay off the hard stuff this time …

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CocoRosie Returns to North America

The sisters Casady of France-based experimental folk-pop group CocoRosie will be landing stateside in September for their first North American tour in over two years. The last time the girls …

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ADE Announces Partial Line-Up

We’ve all got at least one more reason to love Amsterdam now. This October, from the 21st til the 24th, 80,000 dance music lovers, and just about the entirety of …

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Brother Ali Announces Us, Tours

Hip-hop head-nodders and lovers of words, be advised. Your brother-in-arms, Minneapolis-based MC Brother Ali, has finished prepping his follow-up to 2007’s The Undisputed Truth. The next chapter in Ali’s anthology …

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Tellier, Brodinski to Play OohLaLA Fest

Not that the Ed Banger crew hasn’t already brought some French flavor to the west coast’s largest center of music and entertainment, but L.A. will once again be taken by …

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New Clipse Track Surfaces

The hip-hop world clambers at just about any music news from the reliably slow-moving Clipse front, so you can imagine our excitement upon learning that the Virginia Beach-based duo was …

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Kingdom, Bok Bok Go 1-for-1 on the Radio

Brooklyn party starter Kingdom recently spent some time in London, much of it bumming around with folks like L-Vis 1990, Bok Bok, and the rest of the Night Slugs crew. …

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New Zomby EP Out in August

The elusive boy beyond breakbeat-hardcore-revivalist persona Zomby is at it again, this time with One Foot Ahead of the Other, an EP expected August 24 on Ramp Recordings. A tracklist …

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Exclusive: Kid Koala Unveils The Slew

Exclusive XLR8R news comin’ atcha! A couple years ago, turntablist extraordinaire Kid Koala (a.k.a. Eric San) and his friend Dynomite D (a.k.a. Dylan Frombach) were assigned the task of soundtracking …

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Plus 8 Celebrates 100 With Logo Contest

This October, Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 label will celebrate its 100th release with a special remix compilation, featuring tracks from the 19-years-running back-catalog remixed by friends of the producer/DJ extraordinaire. …

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A First Look at Logic Pro 9

Maybe you heard, Apple has released the next generation of Logic Pro. Then again, maybe you didn’t hear, as the announcement received surprisingly little pomp and circumstance. No tradeshow unveiling, …

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Grab a Free Leaf Album Sampler

The ambitiously eclectic U.K. label Leaf has put together a sampler of their current roster, called Don’t Run Over the Birds, Please. The nine-song compilation, featuring an exclusive track from …

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