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Mr. Chop to Cut Up Pete Rock and Drop Album of Remixes

After jack-of-all-trades engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Mr. Chop delivered a host of co-written and co-produced tracks on recent album Born Like This, DOOM touted his collaborator as "the illest to grace the boards." The praise hit the streets and landed Mr. Chop an offer to create a record of remixes and covers paying tribute to legendary NY DJ/producer/MC Pete Rock. The album, cleverly titled For Pete's Sake, will see release Nov. 3 on Now Again/Five Day Weekend. Tracklist is below. Read more » 

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  • 10/02/2009

Buraka Som Sistema Embarks on Tour of Select US Cities

With its latest kuduro jam, "Restless," in hand, Portugal's Buraka Som Sistema is taking to the states to perform its fiery live show in select cities across the country. The new single will be available for all this November through download, and you can check out the tour dates below. Read more » 

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  • 10/02/2009

Kid606 Returns to the West Coast

The former East Bay resident and now Berlin-based Kid606 is returning to the west coast to party down with friends and fans alike. The Kid will be rocking five dates in a three-week span including a massive Tigerbeat6 night at San Francisco's Elbo Room. There's even a free Kid606 mix to download and get you pumped up for the upcoming shows. Cop the mix here and check out the dates below. Read more » 

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  • 10/01/2009

Mary Anne Hobbs' US Tour Videoblog, Part 2

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For the duration of her first proper US tour, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs has been doing her best to keep herself hydrated and healthily fed, and keeping us abreast of her progress throughout this fine nation. Here's the last of her exclusive tour vids for XLR8R, before she hopped a plane back to London earlier in the week. Read more » 

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  • 10/01/2009

Graf Icon Miss Van Set to Make Her Mark in London With Lovestain

Barcelona-based street artist Miss Van, a painter whose doe-eyed, full-lipped figures have provided the graffiti world with a much needed feminine edge, has curated a new solo show for London gallery StolenSpace serving as a retrospective for her 13-plus years as an artist while also unveiling her new work. The exhibition, Miss Van's largest show to date entitled Lovestain, opens today and will run through Oct 18. Read more » 

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  • 10/01/2009

Final Fantasy Signs to Domino, Prepares January Album

Fans of Toronto's gamer-geek-with-a-violin Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallett) can expect a new, third LP, Heartland, via Domino in January of next year. Started in November of last year, Heartland saw Pallett collaborating with Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara at Reykjavik, Iceland's Greenhouse studio. They recorded the album's orchestrations in Prague a few months later with the Czech Symphony, and The Present's Rusty Santo (a frequent Animal Collective production collaborator) mixed the record with Pallett. Read more » 

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  • 09/30/2009

Plone Gets Plaid

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The defunct Birmingham-based electronic-pop trio Plone has been remixed by London's Plaid for the just-released Warp20 (Recreated) compilation, which features 21 Warp artists remixing tracks from the storied label's past. Read more » 

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  • 09/29/2009

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