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Third Congotronics Disc Planned

Following Democratic Republic of Congo group Konono No. 1’s success and critical acclaim for its follow-up compilation, Congotronics 2, Belgian label Crammed again returns to Kinshasa, DRC for the series’ next release.

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  • 07/31/2008

Ghostly Signs School of Seven Bells

Ghostly loves any music that's slightly futuristic and hard to pin down, so the label's latest signee, School of Seven Bells, is a noteworthy addition to the roster.

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  • 07/31/2008

Parra, Geoff McFetridge Get Retrospective

London's Kemistry Gallery, the only exhibition space in the U.K. that's completely graphic design-centered, recently asked 11 artists that had previously shown work at the space to participate in Retrospective-One.

The exhibition will feature all manner of graphic-design creations–from collages and light boxes to hand-drawn typography and prints–on display from Parra, Geoff McFetridge, Experimental Jetset, Zak Kyes, NMo, Simon Svärd, Cut-Up Collective, Jay One, Eine, Sanderson Bob, and James Joyce.

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  • 07/31/2008

Kidz in the Hall's Double O Assaulted

Word was just received today that Double O (left), one half of hip-hop duo Kidz in the Hall, was assaulted by bouncers at nightclub this past Saturday in Tempe, AZ.

From a recent press release:

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  • 07/30/2008

The Go! Team Re-Releases EP for Free

As mentioned in a recent article on XLR8R.com, artists not chained to the helm of the mainstream record label ship are getting creative these days about the ways in which they distribute music, and sometimes that means handing out tracks for free.

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  • 07/30/2008

Pon Di Wire: Reggae Embraces Barack

Despite Jamaica’s bleak crime reports and economic development needs, the news from Yard is not all bad. London’s Guardian newspaper reports this week that 1 million tourists have visited the island in the first seven months of 2008. That’s up 20,000 visitors from last year, which JA tourism minister Ed Bartlett describes as "the best ever" for arrivals and revenue. Tourism is Jamaica's second-highest income source, behind remittances from Jamaicans abroad.

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Z-Trip, Shepard Fairey Team Up for Obama

Can't imagine Nixon ever having a former skateboarder-turned graphic design star take his likeness, but Barack Obama's proven himself a fine subject for such a thing, what with the Shepard Fairey's limited edition Obama prints selling out in mere minutes. Z-Trip thinks so too, it seems, and he's teaming up with Fairey to throw a fundraiser party in support of the hopeful candidate.

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  • 07/30/2008

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