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Pon Di Wire: Reggae Best Of’s, JBC Robbed, Beenie Sues, February Concerts

Several news sources are evaluating the year that was 2007. YardFlex, for instance, features a month-by-month shakedown of reggae news, including Beenie Man’s many ups and downs, a reggae concert protest by gay-rights advocates, Mavado being robbed in Toronto, and Jah Cure’s prison release. Meanwhile, the Observer ranks its top artists of 2007, with Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Mr. Read more » 

WHY? Sets Album Release Date, Final Tracklisting

Buzz on Alopecia, the forthcoming full-length from Yoni Wolf's WHY? project, has been circulating for a few months. Finally, Wolf and bandmates Josiah Wolf and Doug McDiarmid have stopped teasing and given us a release date, along with a final tracklisting.

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  • 01/09/2008

Spectral's Third Death is Nothing to Fear 12" Announced

The third installment of Spectral Sound's Death is Nothing to Fear series furthers the label's mission of highlighting new sounds coming from the farthest reaches of the techno world. The four tracks here present a primer on the various styles currently tearing through the international house and techno scenes. Fans of dark, moody beats should check Side A of the record, while Kate Simko delivers slightly lighter–but no less danceable–fare on Side B. For a complete 180, consult the frantically paced, slightly ravey 2AM/FM track. Read more » 

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  • 01/09/2008

Carl Craig Releases Double-Disc Session

What magical powers keep a producer going strong for nearly two decades? Check Carl Craig's forthcoming, double-disc release on !K7 to find out. The Planet-E founder and Detroit techno legend is set to drop Carl Craig Sessions in March of this year, and the sheer volume of work on this sampler will prove why he has managed to stick around so long in the music game.

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  • 01/08/2008

Blitzen Trapper Announces Headlining Tour

Headlining a tour might be new to the experimental folkies in Blitzen Trapper, but at least the six-piece band from Portland knows how to do it right. Rather than play a few forgettable dates here and there over the last year, the band has saved all its energy for a massive North American tour that kicks off in late February and will continue through the spring. Read more » 

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  • 01/08/2008

Wild Mountain Nation

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  • 01/08/2008

Boogie Preps Limited-Edition Book, Paris Exhibitions

Simply known as Boogie to his fans, the Serbian-born photographer first garnered notice with stirring photographs of his war-torn homeland. One green card and a move to Brooklyn later, he now documents life on the fringe, from gangsters to junkies to some of New York's most notorious neighborhoods.

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  • 01/08/2008

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