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Lightning Bolt Drops New Album, Tours

It's been four years since the amplified tribe of Lightning Bolt has launched an offensive from the jagged peaks of Hypermagic Mountain, but noiseniks of all strains should be on the lookout because a crushing wave of attacks is heading your way just in time for the Halloween season. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

Nadastrom to Drop The Saved EP

Hot on the heels of their Pussy EP with the U.K's 12"-loving Dubsided label, Nadastrom, separately known as Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, have come to rescue our dancefloors once again with their forthcoming release, The Saved EP. The Washington, DC duo's latest productions are rife with cheeky horn loops, thick dollops of synth melodies, and plenty of breakbeats collectively working toward the liberation of your hindquarters. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

Mixpak Drops Vybz Kartel's "Yuh Love"

A sweet slice of electro-pop-dancehall love from Dre Skull and Vybz Kartel on Mixpak Records. Dre Skull is known for his electro/Baltimore Club mix-ups, but he's already done the island sound with Sizzla on Mixpak. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

L.A. Dope: The City's Beatmakers

Sheffield, U.K.-based XLR8R contributor Shaun Bloodworth recently visited Los Angeles to document the scene's many beatmakers with his camera. The project, a self-funded collaboration between Bloodworth and Art Director Stuart Hammersley of GiveUpArt, entitled L.A Dope, "is the first part of what is hoped to be a wider document of electronic artists," says Bloodworth.



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  • 08/18/2009

HEALTH Announces CD Sweepstakes

Those advocates of gated noise in HEALTH will be spreading some of that Willy Wonka magic across the globe when their new album, Get Color, hits next month, and, no, we are not talking about candy bars. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

Canyons Play Free Party Tonight

The Canyons duo, who recently ushered in their release of The Fire Eyes 12" with a sold-out performance on the Hudson River this past Thursday at the DFA boat party, will crash one more soiree tonight in New York City before heading out west for a Californian tour. And guess what? Read more » 

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  • 08/17/2009

IK Multimedia Launches GrooveMaker App

When it comes to the Hammer of the Gods, everybody wants to steal a little thunder. I'm talking about turning the iPhone/iPod Touch into a portable drum machine, a market originated by Intua's BeatMaker and now entered by IK Multimedia with the debut of the GrooveMaker modules. Read more » 

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  • 08/17/2009

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