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Redbud Releases Symeonn Remixes

Brooklyn-based conscious reggae artist Rob Symeonn’s distinctly pitched voice is both fragile and deliberate, which allows his clean-living roots and culture lyrics to sound inspirational rather than bossy. Songs like “King Tafari,” “Good Over Evil,” and “Empress,” on the 2006 album Chosen One (Redbud), showcased his range and consistency, as did this year’s uniquely cognizant “Pork Eater” on dubmaster Tiklah’s full length for Easy Star. Read more » 

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  • 05/15/2008

Buzzin' Fly Turns Five, Releases Comp

With five solid years of releasing tunes under his belt, Ben Watt and his Buzzin' Fly imprint are taking some time to acknowledge half a decade's worth of musical accomplishments with Buzzin' Fly - 5 Golden Years in the Wilderness.

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  • 05/14/2008

Daedelus Preps New Album

Producer, inventor, and lover of conceptual music and Victorian attire, Daedelus has once again emerged from the studio with a playful, genre-defying album. Love To Make Music To, set for release on July 15, marks his first full collaboration with Ninja Tune, though he's had several albums and singles on the label in the past (not to mention ones on Mush, Alpha Pup, Plug Research, Hefty, and a bunch of other imprints).

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  • 05/14/2008

Ghosts

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  • 05/14/2008

Mister Jung Stuffed

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  • 05/14/2008

Take the XLR8R.com Reader Survey

While we're always thrilled to spend the mornings sifting through the numerous comments left on XLR8R.com, the web staff is greedy to know more about its readers, and have prepped the XLR8R.com reader survey to find out all the details. Tell us about your favorite genres, sections of the site, social networking habits, how you get your hands on new music, and more, and you'll be in the running to win a stack of CDs.

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  • 05/14/2008

Pon Di Wire: Selassie DC Exhibit, Anthony B Downloaded, Morgan Heritage #1

Morgan Heritage’s new album, Mission In Progress, landed at the number one position on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart last week. Read more » 

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