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  • 01/10/2008

Dabrye Collaborates with Flying Lotus, Kode 9 for New Single

As evidenced by the plethora of guests on his 2006 full-length Two/Three, Dabrye loves himself some collaborations. “Get Dirty,” a new single meant to tide fans over until a yet-to-be-announced full-length arrives, picks up where Two/Three left off, with an extensive list of guest appearances.

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  • 01/10/2008

Syntax Closes Shop

As reported at XLR8R.com a few weeks back, New York dance music distributor Syntax has gone out of business. The company’s last day is this Friday, January 11. Rumors have been circulating for weeks as the influential house, techno, and drum & bass distributor sold its warehoused stock at 50 percent off and ceased importing new vinyl from overseas.

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  • 01/09/2008

Pon Di Wire: Reggae Best Of’s, JBC Robbed, Beenie Sues, February Concerts

Several news sources are evaluating the year that was 2007. YardFlex, for instance, features a month-by-month shakedown of reggae news, including Beenie Man’s many ups and downs, a reggae concert protest by gay-rights advocates, Mavado being robbed in Toronto, and Jah Cure’s prison release. Meanwhile, the Observer ranks its top artists of 2007, with Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Mr. Read more » 

WHY? Sets Album Release Date, Final Tracklisting

Buzz on Alopecia, the forthcoming full-length from Yoni Wolf's WHY? project, has been circulating for a few months. Finally, Wolf and bandmates Josiah Wolf and Doug McDiarmid have stopped teasing and given us a release date, along with a final tracklisting.

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  • 01/09/2008

Spectral's Third Death is Nothing to Fear 12" Announced

The third installment of Spectral Sound's Death is Nothing to Fear series furthers the label's mission of highlighting new sounds coming from the farthest reaches of the techno world. The four tracks here present a primer on the various styles currently tearing through the international house and techno scenes. Fans of dark, moody beats should check Side A of the record, while Kate Simko delivers slightly lighter–but no less danceable–fare on Side B. For a complete 180, consult the frantically paced, slightly ravey 2AM/FM track. Read more » 

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  • 01/09/2008

Carl Craig Releases Double-Disc Session

What magical powers keep a producer going strong for nearly two decades? Check Carl Craig's forthcoming, double-disc release on !K7 to find out. The Planet-E founder and Detroit techno legend is set to drop Carl Craig Sessions in March of this year, and the sheer volume of work on this sampler will prove why he has managed to stick around so long in the music game.

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  • 01/08/2008

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