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Canyons Play Free Party Tonight

The Canyons duo, who recently ushered in their release of The Fire Eyes 12" with a sold-out performance on the Hudson River this past Thursday at the DFA boat party, will crash one more soiree tonight in New York City before heading out west for a Californian tour. And guess what? Read more » 

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  • 08/17/2009

IK Multimedia Launches GrooveMaker App

When it comes to the Hammer of the Gods, everybody wants to steal a little thunder. I'm talking about turning the iPhone/iPod Touch into a portable drum machine, a market originated by Intua's BeatMaker and now entered by IK Multimedia with the debut of the GrooveMaker modules. Read more » 

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  • 08/17/2009

Rare Mala Interview on YouTube

One of dubstep's most influential producers, Digital Mystikz's Mala, doesn't give interviews often, but the people at Scion managed to sit him down with DJ Skeet Skeet for talk about dubstep culture, his influences, and the "energy of bringing people together." Watch the full clip below!

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  • 08/17/2009

Friday Blog Fun: Tim & Barry TV

London-based photographers Tim and Barry have been providing the U.K.'s underground with some of its finest images for some time now. They recently launched Tim and Barry TV, where every Friday at 4:20 PM GMT (funny, right?) the pair turns its attention to moving pictures, and airs its live, on-the-spot videos of some of our favorite new singers and MCs. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

Brainfeeder Features New Martyn Mix

Martyn, both Holland's and Washington, DC's purveyor of all things blappable, released his most recent contribution to dubstep a few months back, a XLR8R staff pick called Great Lengths. Just yesterday on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder website, the L.A.-based label posted up a new mix from the versatile producer and DJ. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

The Depreciation Guild Tours U.S.

Brooklyn's The Depreciation Guild is bringing its shoegaze pop to the masses this fall with a cross-country tour. Using a modified Nintendo soundcard as a percussionist, the dreamy group's efforts have garnered 90,000 downloads of their album, In Her Gentle Jaws. With a second album in the works and a new single out on Kanine Records, the trio is poised to become the best band of the shoegaze movement's second wave.

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  • 08/14/2009

New Luciano LP in October

The jet-setting DJ-producer Luciano is releasing a new album on his own Cadenza imprint this winter. Titled Tribute to the Sun, the record is an epic journey through the Swiss-Chilean's sonic palette, featuring Senegalese kora player Ali Boulo Santo, Tricky collaborator and vocalist Martina Topley-Bird, and Israeli-Swiss percussionist Omri Hason. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

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