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Toy Selectah Releases Free Album

In his home country of Mexico, Toy Selectah might be best known for heading up the hip-hop group Control Machete, but his musical resume stretches far beyond that. And for anyone reading this who's been wanting to get their hands on a grip of tropical music, Toy's latest project, Mex More, should suffice.

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  • 04/09/2009

Treasure Island Festival Dates Announced

Still a relative newcomer in the world of festivals, the Bay Area's Treasure Island Music Festival is now planning for a third year of its two-day music extravaganza, with 2009 dates set for October 17 and 18. The event will, as it does every year, take place on that man-made island halfway between San Francisco and the East Bay.

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  • 04/08/2009

MC Zumbi Responds to Oakland Violence

News stations have been abuzz lately with the slayings of four Oakland, CA police officers at the end of March, but not everyone views the situation—or Oakland’s violent history in general—as a black-and-white, good guys-versus-bad guys scenario. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2009

Vinyl Albums Captured in New Photo Book

As the compact disc creeps closer to its slow and painful demise, another artifact from the past—vinyl—is still basking in all of its glory with a new, inclusive pictorial guide entitled Extraordinary Records. Presented in collaboration with Colors magazine, the book features a striking and colorful array of 400-plus images of vinyl albums (sans the covers) owned by collectors and Extraordinary Records contributors Alessandro Benedetti and Peter Bastine.

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  • 04/07/2009

Kode9 Plots North American Tour Dates

According to reports from clubland, Hyperdub label boss Kode9 isn't sticking strictly to dubstep these days when playing out. Read more » 

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  • 04/07/2009

Video Premiere: Daedelus "LA Nocturn"

Not so long ago, XLR8R favorite and onetime cover star Daedelus announced another album, this time with the brand-new, Los Angeles-based Friends of Friends label. As the imprint's new series calls for, the man known to his pals as Alfred Darlington shared space on the release with fellow L.A. resident Jogger. Read more » 

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  • 04/07/2009

Crookers Host Remix Contest

DJ/production team Bot and Phra (a.k.a. Crookers) are well known remixers, having taken on the likes of Kid Cudi, Bonde Do Role, The Secret Handshake, and Adam Sky over the last couple years. April, however, finds the Milan, Italy-based duo stepping away from the mixing board and giving fans a chance to work their own magic on the pair's electro-drenched club music, with the Funk Mundial Remix Contest.

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  • 04/06/2009

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