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Appleblim to Mix Dubstep Allstars 6

Laurie "Appleblim" Osborne is a well-known name on the international dubstep circuit, but he's kept so busy running his Skull Disco imprint alongside Shackleton, helping out around the Tempa office, and working in the studio with other producers, he's only just gotten around to making his first mix CD.

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  • 05/23/2008

Nickodemus, Diesler Remix Mexican Electronic Group

Although its electronic music scene has been bubbling under for years with Nortec Collective, Murcof, Static Discos, and others, anyone who has been to Mexico lately knows that the nation stands alongside any other when it comes to dope producers. Now, Spanish label Love Monk has upped the ante with its new remix EP from Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido (a.k.a. Mexican Institute Of Sound, for you pinche gringos!).

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  • 05/23/2008

Diplo, 9th Wonder on Verve Remixed 4

For the past few years, Verve Records has been mining its enviable vaults to give contemporary artists a chance to rework some some classic tracks. It just so happens that those vaults contain some of the best jazz and blues vocal records of the '50s and '60s, including Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday, among others.

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  • 05/22/2008

Opio Announces Sophomore Solo Album

Erstwhile Souls of Mischief member Opio has leaked some details about his sophomore solo album, the follow-up to 2005's Triangulation Station.

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  • 05/22/2008

The Black Ghosts Ready Full-Length

As mentioned on XLR8R.com last fall, The Black Ghosts "have a knack for combining dance-punk, indie-pop, and electro-breaks, and somehow do it without sounding lame." Simon Lord and Theo Keating sing, rock out, and have a taste for spooky outfits, and the same should be true when the London-based duo releases its self-titled debut album on L.A.'s IAMSOUND imprint.

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  • 05/21/2008

Hearts on Fire

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  • 05/21/2008

Pon DI Wire: Wayne Marshall Mixtape, Wailers Book Jazzie B Gets Royal Treatment

After dispelling several rumors, including one that he had checked into Kington’s Ward 21 psychiatric hospital with a “confused state of mind,” producer Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett announced the start of a U.S. and Japanese tour with Munga, Pressure, and Alaine. Bennett will release his new Secrets riddim next week, with songs by Queen Ifrica, Morgan Heritage, Jah Cure, and Buju Banton.

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