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Ralph Lawson Does Fabric

Consider Ralph Lawson's latest project, Fabric 33, to be just another success on his ever-growing resume.


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  • 02/18/2007

Rewind Dat - Bring It Back!

Flush in the midst of celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the U.K.’s Greensleeves Records is on the move, with incredible reissues from their storied reggae vaults. Among the crop of vintage recordings seeing the light again are Wailing SoulsClassic Cuts: 1978-1984 and Barrington Levy’s Englishman.

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  • 02/16/2007

Eats Tapes Releases Album

Though Marijke Jorritsma and Greg Zifcak, collectively known as Eats Tapes, make music recognizable to the experimental music scene, the result of the San Francisco-based duo's experiments is unique and incapable of being repeated. Utilizing anything from reprogrammed drum machines to a MIDI-controlled Nintendo, Eats Tapes has one goal: to make energetic techno that crosses boundaries while having fun. Think of it as a bad science experiment with great results.

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  • 02/15/2007

Aesop Rock and Nike, Together

Ian Bavitz, otherwise known as Aesop Rock, has taken on the task of producing an extended track for the Nike + Original Run series, and the results are in.

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  • 02/15/2007

Xiu Xiu Gets Remixed and Covered

Now that they've won the Plug Award for "Avant Album of the Year," Jamie Stewart, Caralee McElroy, and Ches Smith (a.k.a. Xiu Xiu) place their tracks in the hands of others with Remixed and Covered, out April 10 on on 5RC.

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  • 02/15/2007

Booka Shade Tours North America

Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, better known by tech-house fans as Booka Shade, were showered with praise from Groove, Pitchfork, and, of course, XLR8R throughout 2006. The recognition was certainly deserved, given that they’ve been crafting their particularly progressive mix of electro and techno since the mid-’90s.

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  • 02/15/2007

Southport Weekender Turns 40

Southport Weekender–hailed as one of the friendliest and most musically diverse festivals around–celebrates its 40th edition this year, and it looks like you'll have to find a scalper and lots of extra cash to attend. Tickets to the three-day event are already sold out.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/14/2007

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