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Magda Mixes a Dark Fabric 49 Compilation

Magda is a member of the Minus family for good reason—she's probably the best female techno DJ in world right now. It's no surprise, then, that she was tapped to mix the 49th installment of Fabric's lauded mix series. Featuring an eclectic selection of everything from the Italian horror of Goblin to the minimal atmospherics of Farben, the mix is "dark and groovy, with a soundtrack feel to it," as Magda herself puts it. Just in time for those stark, spooky winter nights! Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2009

Slumberland Celebrates 20 Years With a Pair of East Coast Shows

The iconic Slumberland label is celebrating its 20th anniversary with back-to-back shows in D.C. and New York, featuring the best acts from the current Slumberland roster as well as groups from the label's past. With sets from bands as sonically diverse as Crystal Stilts and Lorelei, both shows are sure to be packed with fans of noisy avant-pop. To learn more about the label, check out September's Labels We Love feature on Slumberland, in which label head Mike Schulman talks about 20 years of releasing records. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2009

Appleblim, John Daly, Deadbeat, and More Remix Beat Pharmacy

New York producer Brendon Moeller (a.k.a. Beat Pharmacy) recently dropped an album of his spacey dub-techno jams on Francois K's Deep Space Media label entitled Wikkid Times. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2009

Ape School's Titillating New Video Rails Against Humanity

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Philadelphia's Michael Johnson, the avant-pop producer behind Ape School, has just had his first video released, featuring the lush animation of Anthony F. Schepperd in fusion with the soaring "Wail to God." The video features a monkey-man and his robotic friend ripping passive humans and oppressive authority figures apart, all the while dreaming of women's breasts. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2009

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

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