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Supermayer to Close Decibel Festival

Those attending Seattle's fifth Decibel Festival can add Kompakt Records' stars Michael Mayer and Superpitcher to the already extensive lineup.


  • Filed under: news
  • 08/20/2008

Pon Di Wire: Queen Ifrica, Ninja Man

This week’s Pon Di Wire is “live”-icated to the great trumpeter, Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, who passed away Saturday, August 16 at age 70. In 1963, Moore joined Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, and Lloyd Knibb in The Skatalites, Jamaica’s most noted jazz orchestra. Read more » 

Live at McCarren Park

Those Manchester, U.K.-based disco rockers in The Whip released their X Marks Destination album earlier this year on Southern Fried, and they have a large handful of tour dates planned, for which they'll show off material from the release. Check a recent performance here, when the band played this past July at McCarren Park in Brooklyn. Much head nodding behind the PowerBook ensues here. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/19/2008

Top 10: Takka Takka, XL, Anthony Rother

Takka Takka
Ernest Jenning
Release Date: Out Now

A comprehensive sampler of many different styles of music (everything from psychedelia to future-folk), Migration finds this Brooklyn-based band turning the indie-pop sound on its head, experimenting with rhythms, tempos, and the like, proving there's more than one way to strum a guitar.


Get Physical Hosts Remix Contest

Patrice Bäumel's referred to his techy dance music as "mutant pop" in the past, which fans of the Amsterdam-based DJ and producer can interpret as they see fit with Get Physical's new remix contest.


  • Filed under: news
  • 08/19/2008

Muxtape Temporarily Shut Down

"Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA," is what the virtual mixtape's site currently states. No information as to what exactly the issues are is known, though anyone familiar with the site, which hosts more free music than a large record shop, could take a guess. Muxtape's blog has also posted a note that says, "No artists or labels have complained. The site is not closed indefinitely. Stay tuned."


  • Filed under: news
  • 08/19/2008

Dub Colossus Releases Album, EP

The connection between Ethiopia and Jamaica dates back to the 1930s, when Jamaican Leonard Howell founded the Rastafarian movement. Inspired by Marcus Garvey’s teachings, Howell propagated that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I was the black Messiah. Selassie visited Jamaica in 1966 and the Ethiopian Amharic language has been taught on the island for decades. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/18/2008

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