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  • 07/25/2007

MASH SF

XLR8R was there Saturday, June 9, 2007 at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco for the world premier of Mash a film by skate photographer Gabe Morford and my old photo boss Mike Martin. Their film has set the benchmark for the urban fixed gear bike culture movement. In their own words, "It's not about stopping–it's about going as fast as you can. Commitment to every line, corner, and hill is what defines the style of these San Francisco riders. Come roll with us."

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Pon Di Wire: Buju Banton, Heartbeat Records, Mr. Easy


Chuck Fenda


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Kompakt Drops Eighth Total Compilation

Kompakt’s Total series has become an annual day of reckoning for the techno masses. Now in its eighth edition, Michael Mayer’s celebrated compilation always includes an all-star cast of dance mathematicians. Featuring two discs of minimal tracks from Superpitcher, Gui Boratto, The Rice Twins, and a heap of others, Total 8 is one of the most melodic and peak-time friendly collections from the label yet.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/25/2007

Lee "Scratch" Perry and Friends Play the Bay

Roots icon, musical innovator, and lover of multicolored hair Lee “Scratch” Perry heads to the West Coast for an eagerly anticipated live performance next week. Born Rainford Hugh Perry, the dub pioneer’s career covers the better part of 50 years and includes collaborations with artists like Bob Marley, Adrian Sherwood, and Mad Professor, as well as his own massive discography.

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  • 07/25/2007

Daily Download: Future Rapper "Future Past Perfect"

Unusual Animals is Asthmatic Kitty's new imprint for conceptual, electronic projects, and on the forthcoming Land of a Thousand Rappers: Vol 1, The Fall of the Pillers, Asthmatic Kitty employee Michahel Kaufman (a.k.a. Future Rapper) collaborates with the likes of The Holy Fool, the Queen of Soft, and Papa Alabaster for an avant hip-hop album that emulates the label's musical values.

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  • 07/25/2007

Cosmic Times: Villalobos, Cosmo Vitelli, Kompakt

As Australia’s pop forces make their way to the forefront of the once French-dominated electro-house scene, the power has made a continental shift. Modular Records, home to Cut Copy and Van She, has already worked hard to solidify its position. Now, newcomers like Cutters Records (Cut Copy’s imprint), Midnight Juggernauts, and Miami Horror have joined in the struggle.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/24/2007

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