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Podcast: A Touch of Class

We’ve been waiting for this mix a hot minute, and A Touch of Class did not disappoint. Prime on making electro fun again, the New York-based duo, who has been working since the late ‘90s, has already remixed The Gossip and Le Tigre, signed Services (members of Flux Information Sciences), and found a way to make synth-generated music sound warmer than any old-timer’s Moog ever could.

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  • 06/08/2007

Gear Alert: Gemini MPX 40

In the club world, vinyl will never die, but that’s no reason to blaspheme new technology. Nowadays, everyone from the world-renowned to the bedroom DJs are jumping on the Serrato and Traktor bandwagons, and hardware profiteers are scrambling to keep up with the audio-cyclone that’s taking out studios and bar soundsystems.

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  • 06/08/2007

Club Banger

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  • 06/08/2007

Daily Download: Tomboy "Flamingo"

Tomas Barford (a.k.a. Tomboy) is a cosmic-house prophet with one hell of a vision. As producer and drummer for WhoMadeWho, Barford has proven that live instrumentation makes for some of the most impacting dance records around. His debut, Serios, is one of the most unique house records to surface this year.

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  • 06/08/2007

Turzi Releases A

France is no stranger to psychedelic music, and the country’s proverbial hypnotic torch has now been passed down to Romain Turzi. A descendent from the spaced-out, post-shoegaze school of Sébatstian Tellier (best known for his work on the Air-owned label Record Makers), Turzi and his quintet often journey through a tunnel of swirling guitar leads and Kraut-rhythms in their music. Citing influences like J. Masicis, Faust, and LSD, it’s obvious these guys are on another plain of rock-consciousness.

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  • 06/07/2007

Mistaken For Strangers

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  • 06/07/2007

The Week In Tours, June 7

This week we’re offering some solid dates that should have no trouble satisfying everyone from leather-clad electro deviants to sherm-smoking hip-hop heads. The London-based drug punks in Motor are making a few stops in the East with barebones synth and kick chaos. Chromeo hits the states with club visionary Flosstradamus, Morr Music’s lap-pop band, Lymbic System, continues its quest into the depths of Florida, and Cage continues taking his dark, angst-ridden hip-hop through the US.

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  • 06/07/2007

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