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The Week In Tours

For those who’ve been sleeping under a mountain or some other very large rock, there’s a slew of different performers shaking up cities around the globe this week. The nine-man machine from Iceland known as Benni Hemm Hemm will crowd stages all over the US with its savory jazz-pop stylings. Meanwhile, for heart-palpitating dance action, New York-based disco kings Rub-N-Tug shine behind the decks for late-night (or early morning) madness.

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  • 05/10/2007

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Reinterpret

Norway owns the cosmic disco game the way the South owns pissed-off rap music, making Lindstrom and Prins Thomas the Ludacris and T.I. of spacey dance music. Independently, both artists have put Norway on the geographical disco radar, with numerous releases on their own Feedelity, Full Pupp, and Tamburin imprints.

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  • 05/10/2007

Daily Download: Someone Else "Pooty Call"

Since the mid-nineties, Someone Else has been crafting electronic music for the masses in one way or another. Whether releasing single after single through his electro-pop outfit Flowchart, through labels like Morr Music and Darla, or DJing at legendary spots like Fabric and the Panorama Bar, this certain somebody has his foot wedged in the history of dance music. "Pooty Call" is an exciting display of click-house that'll make any fan of the Pokerflat sound shiver.

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  • 05/10/2007

Video: The Teenagers “Homecoming”

While Merok Records may have steam rolling off of Crystal Castles and Klaxons releases, the label’s new bread and butter is The Teenagers. The UK-based trio makes Sonic Youthian indie-pop that could make even the most cynical “new rave hater” give their criticisms a second thought. As hilarious as it is catchy, “Homecoming” is a pseudo-duet that speaks volumes for a new generation of post-everything youngsters.

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  • 05/09/2007

UNKLE Releases New Album

London-based Fabric resident and electronic music titan James Lavelle (a.k.a. UNKLE) is unleashing War Stories–the first UNKLE release on Lavelle’s very own Surrender All imprint. While it’s not exactly clear why the album won’t be released on the more established Mo’ Wax, or how these labels are distinctively different, his third full-length should definitely be a project of vast significance.

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  • 05/09/2007

Homecoming

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  • 05/09/2007

Yo Majesty Announces Tour

Call the music of Tampa, Florida’s Yo Majesty what you will–club, rave rap, whatever–but be advised no genre restrictions will tame these three rambunctious women. Fresh from South by Southwest destruction and West Coast mayhem with The Gossip, the three ladies of Yo Majesty have become the toast of the town in just about any urban setting.

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  • 05/09/2007

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