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Cobblestone Jazz's Danuel Tate to Release Solo Record

Solo artist and longtime keyboardist for Canada's Cobblestone Jazz Danuel Tate will soon follow up his two EPs for the Wagon Repair label with a full-length solo album. Mexican Hotbox is a genre-spanning LP that will be released on November 22. Its 11 songs are said to be full of the elements of jazz, swing, Latin guitars, funk, modern electronics, and a whole lot of dance music. Read more » 

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  • 09/29/2010

Kyle Hall, Mount Kimbie, Monolake, and More in XLR8R's Decibel Festival Recap, Part Two

If you missed the first part of our Decibel coverage, you can find it here.

My first two days at Seattle's seventh annual Decibel Festival were perfectly streamlined in regards to catching all of the artists I hoped to see—that is, compared to the following three days of the festival. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were all littered with DJs and producers I'd long hoped for a chance to watch perform live, many of which played minutes and miles from each other. Read more » 

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  • 09/28/2010

Video: Tim Turbo feat. Spoek Mathambo & Gnucci Banana "Hush (Iggy, Iggy)"



This Friday, Vienna's Big-N-Hairy label will release the debut EP from Tim Turbo, the Hush (Iggy, Iggy)/Linyora EP. Featuring the vocal talents of Spoek Mathambo and his wife Gnucci Banana, the EP finds the pair rapping with a healthy dose of South African slang over the Berlin-based producer's synthy bounce. Read more » 

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  • 09/28/2010

Aaron-Carl Cancels European Tour After Cancer Diagnosis

Our friend and contributor Walter Wasacz reports in Detroit's Metro Times that house producer/DJ Aaron-Carl Ragland has just canceled his European tour after being diagnosed with lymphoma. Read more » 

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  • 09/27/2010

XLR8R's Decibel Festival Recap, Part One

It pains me to say this, but I've never been to a proper 'electronic music' festival. Be it geographical location or lack of appropriate funds, getting to those kinds of massive happenings somehow always skirted my grasp. So, when travelling up to Seattle, WA, for the city's annual Decibel Festival, I was brimming with an eagerness and excitement usually reserved for pre-teens on Christmas morning. And here I am on my third day of the experience, still riding that high of anticipation and the overload of a whole lot of great music. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2010

Watch Jamie XX and Cooly G at Last Night's Icee Hot in SF

Not to pat ourselves on the back too hard, but gathering the likes of Untold, Cooly G, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Jamie xx, for last night's XLR8R-sponsored Icee Hot event (and official after-party for The xx's Oakland show), was no small feat. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2010

Monolake Announces US Tour Dates

Electronic music legend Monolake will be playing a handful of dates around the US starting with two shows at the Decibel Festival in Seattle this weekend. Read more » 

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  • 09/24/2010

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