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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

Blitzen Trapper Announces Headlining Tour

Headlining a tour might be new to the experimental folkies in Blitzen Trapper, but at least the six-piece band from Portland knows how to do it right. Rather than play a few forgettable dates here and there over the last year, the band has saved all its energy for a massive North American tour that kicks off in late February and will continue through the spring. Read more » 

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  • 01/08/2008

Wild Mountain Nation

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  • 01/08/2008

Boogie Preps Limited-Edition Book, Paris Exhibitions

Simply known as Boogie to his fans, the Serbian-born photographer first garnered notice with stirring photographs of his war-torn homeland. One green card and a move to Brooklyn later, he now documents life on the fringe, from gangsters to junkies to some of New York's most notorious neighborhoods.

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  • 01/08/2008

The Politik Announces Remix Album and Artwork Competition

Now that making a remix version of one’s album is a commonplace, expected practice, more and more artists have turned to their fans and are holding remix competitions for those albums. Bémbé Ségué and Mark de Clive-Lowe, the force behind future-soul project The Politik, follow that trend this month, with a contest to rework not just the music on their 2007 self-titled album, but also its artwork.

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  • 01/08/2008

Top 10: Autechre, Luciano, Jimpster

Luciano
Jah is My Navigator
VP
Release Date: February 12

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