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Native Makes Massive Announcements

If any audio company could be said to be candy flipping, it's Germany's Native Instruments. NI has an amazing knack when it comes to developing its digital processing "instruments" for cross-promotion, cross-pollination, and cross-genre shenanigans. Latest to augment the synergistic effect is MASCHINE Drum Selection—20 full drum kits pulled from the banks of the previously released MASCHINE groove production system. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2009

Top Billin's Sharkslayer Offers Free Mix

Top Billin' member Sir Nenis and DJ Pushups (here as Sharkslayer) just released a rad new Palms Out Sounds mix. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2009

Mad Decent Block Party Hits Philly

Mad Decent is making it a yearly affair with its second installment of the Mad Decent Block Party, taking place on Saturday, August 15, in Philadelphia. Seeing as how last year was so much fun, it is almost guaranteed that the second go-round will be even better. Featuring Major Lazer, Blaqstarr, Maluca, DJ Sega, and more, the free, community-oriented street fest and carnival runs all day, and features all sorts of fun for kids and adults.

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  • 08/06/2009

C2 Reissues 69, Produces Etienne Jaumet

The autumn brings two new treats from Planet-E founder and Detroit techno wizard Carl Craig. In September, C2 will be re-releasing the four EPs that he recorded under his 69 moniker on his own venerable label; including such instant techno classics as "Desire" and "My Machines," the four-disc vinyl-only boxed set will be released in an edition of 500, and 100 of those come with limited 69 t-shirts. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2009

Hyperdub Celebrates Five Years

London-based dubstep purveyors Hyperdub will be celebrating the label's first five years come October with a wealth of gifts. Not only is founder Kode9 releasing a double-CD featuring past label favorites on one disc and new tunes on another, there are also five 12" releases planned, featuring the new disc's best tracks. Read more » 

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  • 08/05/2009

Horse Meat Disco Offers Comp and Mix

It used to be only on Sunday nights at the Eagle London in Vauxhall, London that you could enjoy the pure disco pleasure of Horse Meat Disco, but now, thanks to the release of their first official mix CD, you can get down to their choice sounds any time you like. Read more » 

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  • 08/05/2009

Amanda Blank Tours I Love You

Club-rap MC-turned-pop sensation Amanda Blank of Spankrock and Sweatheart notoriety will be hitting the road later this month for a U.S. tour to support her much-anticipated debut full-length, I Love You, which dropped yesterday on Downtown Recordings. Read more » 

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  • 08/05/2009

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