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Bonjay to Drop New EP With Remixes

Toronto's premiere purveyors of dancehall-indebted club tunes, singer Alana and DJ/producer Pho (a.k.a. Bonjay), are prepped to release Gimmee Gimmee, their first official output since 2007's Bangarang Business mixtape. The EP, set for digital release November 20, features "Gimmee Gimmee" and "Faat Gyal," two original tracks filled with the same vocal energy and bass-heavy production as the group's previous remixes, with various treatments from fellow Canadian producers, like Poirier and Thunderheist's Grahmzilla, given to the title track. In celebration of this upcoming release, Bonjay will take to the road for a brief stint of Canadian dates. More tour and EP information after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 11/04/2009

First Listen: New Amp Live Video Feat. Trackademicks



Forming a futuristic force of club-ready hip-hop, Bay Area producer Amp Live of Zion-I fame has joined up with East Bay MC Trackademicks for his new track, "Gary is a Robot," taken from Amp Live's forthcoming solo album Murder at the Discotek. The video for the jam, which XLR8R has grabbed premiering rights for, seems like a simultaneous bash at and celebration of contemporary club culture. We'll let you be the judge. Read more » 

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  • 11/03/2009

New Clipd Beaks Album Realized and Readied for Release

Building upon the constant psychedelic drone and claustrophobic tribal-disco assault of past releases Preyers and Hoarse Lords, Oakland's Clipd Beaks have finished work on their follow-up album, To Realize. Read more » 

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  • 11/03/2009

Edan's Latest Boundary-Breaking Slice Set to Arrive in November

Edan, the iconoclastic DJ and producer, has a new concept record coming out soon. Echo Party was created using samples from the extensive back catalog of the Traffic Entertainment Group as a structure to create new sonic textures. Armed with synths, drum machines, guitars, kazoos, and even glockenspiels, Edan has crafted a seamless, experimental artist mix, complete with extensive notes, insane artwork (see above), and more sample sources than most DJs would know what to do with.

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  • 11/03/2009

Werk Discs to Release New Lone Record in December

December will see the release of Nottingham producer Lone's third full-length, his first for Werk Discs, entitled Ecstasy & Friends. The record moves gracefully from leftfield hip-hop beats to boogie tracks reminiscent of Dam-Funk, stuttering hip-house to silky R&B. With a penchant for sunny, spacy synths, Lone's latest effort brings him further into the ranks of contemporary beat exploders who are changing what soulful music can sound like.

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  • 11/02/2009

Friday's NSFW Scantily-Clad-Indie-Boys/Girls Video Stream

To celebrate the long-overdue video release for Uffie's 2006 jam "Pop the Glock" and the dirty version of Girls' "Lust for Life" clip, we decided to compile a few of our favorite strung-out-indie-kid-nude-not-nude-pseudo-sex romps into one easy-to-digest stream. Enjoy. And keep your screen out of view.

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  • 10/30/2009

One Day Left to Bid in Dublab's Art Auction

Our dear friends at net-radio kingdom Dublab are celebrating their tenth year in existence, and to keep the beats going, they've secured a number of incredible artworks for an online auction, which closes on Saturday, October 31 (spooky!). Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2009

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