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Detroit MC Invincible teamed up with soul queen Tiombe Lockhart for this conscious hip-hop number, whose lyrics swirl around the subject of mental health. "Ropes" nearly made the cut on MTVU, until the network dropped it for being "too problematic, due to suicidal undertones." Invincible retaliates at the beginning of the video, with a message about the song and why its subject matter is an important one to broach.

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  • 04/20/2009

MUTEK 2009 Full Lineup Announced

The initial lineup that MUTEK announced last month for its 2009 Montreal festival looked promising enough, but we're two clicks away from hitting the "purchase" button on Expedia after getting wind of the finalized artist roster for this year's festivities.

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  • 04/20/2009

The Field Tours With The Juan MacLean

The Juan MacLean's new album, The Future Will Come, dropped last week via DFA, while meanwhile Axel Willner (a.k.a. The Field) awaits the May 25 release date of his sophomore album, Yesterday & Today on anti-/Kompakt. Read more » 

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  • 04/20/2009

Carl Craig, LCD Join Sonar Lineup

The first wave of Sonar 2009 artists were announced on XLR8R.com at the end of February, and names like Animal Collective and Fever Ray have made their way onto the roster over the last several weeks.

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  • 04/17/2009

Au Revoir Simone Plots Tour

It's no secret that touring comprises a huge part of Au Revoir Simone's collective life as a band, and the Brooklyn-based trio will prove that again this spring, with the gigantic world tour they’ve just announced. Dates are in support of the group's latest synth-pop opus, Still Night, Still Light, being released through the girls’ own imprint on May 19.

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  • 04/17/2009

Kid Koala Presents Dynamic Party

Canadian DJ Eric San (known as Kid Koala) has opted to take the family-friendly approach to touring and will stay for a number of days in a few select spots (rather than spending one night in many different locations) for the next round. Each stop of the tour will include a dynamic event called LOUD PARTY/QUIET WORK, a back-to-back combination of two distinctly different types of parties.

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  • 04/16/2009

Kate Simko Scores PBS Documentary

Techno producer and club denizen Kate Simko can now pencil in “soundtrack composer” to that promising resume of hers. The Spectral Sound artist recently scored the PBS science documentary The Atom Smashers (137 Films), a project that Ghostly International has released as of today via iTunes and other digital outlets. For this album, Simko delved deep into her past experiences as a classically trained pianist and composer, while also keeping the electronic current in full swing. Read more » 

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  • 04/15/2009

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