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Artist to Watch: Kassem Mosse

Who: Kassem Mosse
Where: Leipzig, Germany

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  • Filed under: news
  • 04/29/2009

Young Adult Friction

Cemeteries, skeletons, and cutesy indie-rock boys and girls reading highbrow novels in the same bed, all shot on super 8 film. Those are the essentials of this Pains of Being Pure at Heart music video. Since their Slumberland-issued debut album hit the market in February, this foursome’s noisy dream-pop has left listeners with a massive buzz. This new video for the single “Young Adult Friction” features the Pains doing what they do best. Read more » 

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  • 04/28/2009

Major Lazer Plots Tour

Major Lazer—that's Diplo and Switch—will be treading across American soil this June, as he gears up for a handful of club dates to support his debut album, out on June 19th, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. Expect dancefloors around the country to undergo some serious damage from some of the bangers these two will be busting out. Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios, the album combines the legendary sounds of dancehall with Diplo and Switch’s dancefloor killers. Read more » 

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  • 04/28/2009

Exclusive: Stream Peaches' New Album

"I have a strong image and a strong character," says Peaches, inadvertently making one of the larger understatements of the year. This is, after all, an artist whose last two albums were named Fatherfucker and Impeach My Bush, and promises "blinking pussy lights" to be packaged with her latest offering, I Feel Cream.

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  • 04/28/2009

Ellen Allien Unveils New Fashion Lines

Techno's First Lady, Ellen Allien, is taking a break from the 10th anniversary festivities of her BPitch Control imprint to promote two new lines in her ongoing fashion collection.

As is the case with previous collections, the new main line—for women only—is all about sleek lines and minimal design (not unlike the music Allien produces) in the form of jersey tank-tops, short dresses, and a very sexy catsuit not just anyone will be able to pull off (above).

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  • 04/27/2009

Sonar Festival Makes U.S. Debut

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the folks behind electronic music festival Sonar get a gold star for creatively approaching the puzzle of how to throw events during a global economic recession.

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  • 04/27/2009

Jamie Stewart Tour Photos Available

When Jamie Stewart first announced his solo tour, one thing promised for each show was the presence of longtime collaborator David Horvitz, who would be armed with a camera and taking portrait photographs of each and every attendee.

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  • 04/27/2009

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