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The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, July 9

Various The Bang Gang Deejays Present Light Sound Dance Modular
It's about time Sydney's Bang Gang Deejays (not to be confused with the Icelandic band of the same name) had a proper international release. This two-disc mix shreds through a laundry list (70 tracks!) of dance-punk and electro-house from just about every hyped artist of the last two years (which is actually a good thing).


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Cut and Paste Design Tournament

Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament is an annual chance for designers to compete and converse about the creative process, and the multi-city tournament is once again accepting entries for this year’s contest.  Eight designers will go head-to-head, while projectors stream their live designs across the venue, and be judged by an elected panel and an internet audience. Themes are provided in advance, and participants will have 15 minutes to craft their masterpieces from scratch.

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  • 07/09/2007

Daily Download: Christ. "Cordate"

Christ. has arrived, with another venture into dance music's subconscious. Not unlike newcomers 120 Days, the Kraut-messiah lets his psychedelic inner-child loose on "Cordate." With gentle, ambient resonance and pop melodies, he may be the producer who saves your soul.

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  • 07/09/2007

The Week In Videos

This week we celebrated freedom with Black Strobe’s Arnaud Rebotini bringing rock-and-roll back into the dark electro game with "I’m A Man.” Next, we kept the black flame burning with Blitzen Trapper’s creepy “Devil’s A Go-Go.” France’s newest Kraut-tripper Turzi offered up a lesson on how to make authentic mood music, only to lead into Matt & Kim’s (slightly annoying) Sesame Street vibes on Flosstradamus’ remix of “Yeah Yeah.” Yeah.

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  • 07/08/2007

The Week In Downloads

Dnae Beats arrived straight from b-boy central this week to school us on a new brand of soulful hip-hop. Then, Norway's Datarock brought the disco madness to our speakers and the four-man band Printer mangled rock's formula into a delightful sonic mash-up. Our man Ghislain Poirier pounded out another bass-heavy treat, and Germany's Al Haca got all sci-fi on our asses. 

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  • 07/07/2007

Peanut Butter Wolf Repents With Killer Mix

Last year, Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf got a little sacrilegious with his maleficent mix entitled 666, and now the time for penance has come. 777 is a collection assembled by PBW that’s centered around all things spiritual. It was compiled after a seven-day L.A. tour (seven clubs, seven genres), and completed in one take. If you value your salvation, or whatever, download this podcast and repent.


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  • 07/06/2007

The Week In Music, July 6

The past few years have been busy for Japanese noise-rockers the Boredoms (pictured above), filled with remixes, recordings, and the acclaimed Super Roots series. After a series of rumors concerning whether or not the show would happen, Boredoms have officially confirmed that on July 7, 2007 they will be performing with 77 drummers in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 77 Drums will feature members of Gang Gang Dance, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Excepter, and others.
 
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  • 07/06/2007

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