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Podcast: DJ Star Eyes

Black dye, 0s and 1s, cyberpunk, undercuts. Just a few of the influences channeled for my hacker mix, featuring Black Strobe, Franz & Shape, and The Hacker alongside some main sources of their inspiration: Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb. Too bad I only had an hour on this one–not even enough time to get to Ministry or Clan of Xymox, Booka Shade or Boyz Noize.

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  • 03/23/2007

Sub Pop Hands Out Loser Scholarship

Sub Pop, the label responsible for releasing classics from the likes of Earth, Modest Mouse, and The Postal Service is offering one Washington or Oregon high-school senior a chance at their first ever “Loser Scholarship.”

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  • 03/23/2007

Now Playing At Peepshow: XLR8R Does SXSW

XLR8R had its hands full at this year's South by Southwest festival, shooting loads of pictures and video footage for XLR8R TV, throwing parties with labels like Hydrahead and Tigerbeat 6, and wandering aimlessly through the back roads of Austin in search of the after parties. See the madness, fully documented through the camera lens, at Peepshow.

 

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  • 03/23/2007

Whitey Embarks on Tour

It’s always a little strange when an artist, band, or producer can hold their own when sharing the stage with acts like LCD Soundsystem, New Order, and The Buzzcocks. In the case of the Whitey though, shit just makes perfect sense. After completing his second long-player, Great Shakes, for 1234 Records, this genre-defying, remix-rendering Englishman (alongside a thorough accompanying band) is going to destroy the West Coast and parts of Mexico.

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  • 03/23/2007

Luz Mob: The Mob Goes Latin

Bringing his San Francisco Mission District’s roots with him to Brooklyn, multi-instrumentalist Luz Fleming (a.k.a Luz Mob) is taking the underground by storm with a danceable mix of Latin-jazz reggae.

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  • 03/23/2007

Panther on Tour

Alongside acts like The Blow, YACHT, and White Rainbow (who are totally redefining electro-pop), Panther is currently luring souls into his fan base with his acclaimed live shows across the States. Known to his friends as Charlie Salas-Humara, he’s already been nominated for MTV2’s Video of the Year Award, in addition to having a tour with Ratatat and The Gossip under his belt.

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  • 03/22/2007

Soundway Records Releases Colombian Compilation

Colombian music circa 1960-1976 is a fiery mash-up of Afro rhythms, zooming horns, and orchestral technicality. More importantly, it’s the sound of partying–from neighborhood block parties to tropical beach bashes.

British label Soundway captures that spirit on its new compilation, Colombia! The Golden Years of Discos Fuentes. Taking music straight from the source label Discos Fuentes (the imprint responsible for the original issues), Soundway has remastered the tracks for a serious hi-fi listening experience.



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  • 03/22/2007

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