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Rapper Michael "Eyedea" Larsen Dies at 28

Minnesota-bred rapper, well-regarded freestyle battler, and turntablist Michael Larsen—who wrote and rhymed under the moniker Eyedea, often with his partner-in-crime DJ Abilities, and also made music in the bands Face Candy and Carbon Carousel—was found dead by his mother on Sunday, October 17. Larsen was known best in the hip-hop community for his albums released via the Rhymesayers and Epitaph labels, the most recent record being 2009's By the Throat. Read more » 

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  • 10/18/2010

Listen to the New Peverelist & Hyetal Single on Punch Drunk

Tom Ford (a.k.a. Peverelist) and his Punch Drunk label have been solidly representing Bristol's dubstep scene since 2006, but even with an established name and fanbase, he continues to push things forward. "The Hum" b/w "rrrr" single comes out today, and it finds Ford working in tandem with relative newcomer Hyetal. Read more » 

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  • 10/18/2010

Listen to Red Bull's Culture Clash with Goldie's Metalheadz, Skream, Benga, and More

Red Bull Music Academy has given us an exclusive stream of their recent Culture Clash contest at London's Roundhouse between Goldie and his Metalheadz crew, Soul Jazz Soundsystem with Oxman, Skream, Benga, Joker, and more. Read more » 

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  • 10/18/2010

Serengeti & Polyphonic to Release New EP on Anticon

We haven't heard much from Chicago duo Serengeti & Polyphonic since their album Terradactyl dropped back in 2009. Now, Anticon has announced a new EP from the leftfield hip-hoppers with six new tracks and six remixes from the Anticon camp. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2010

Video Premiere: Ghostpoet's "Cash and Carry Me"



Signed to Gilles Petereson's Brownswood label, London-based wordsmith Ghostpoet will deliver his first full-length record, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, through that imprint come February 7, 2011. The first single to be heard from that record is the poignant "Cash and Carry Me," the video for which we're premiering today. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2010

Video Premiere: Azari & III's Glossy "Into the Night"



Toronto's brilliant house combo Azari & III follow their year's already lengthy string of remixes, originals, and the recent Indigo EP with another brand-new tune, the title track from the forthcoming Into The Night EP (released on November 22 via Scion A/V). Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2010

DJ QNess Mixes Comp of South African House Music

In case you weren't hip to the recent wave of South African-style house music, commonly referred to as Township Funk, that's been making its way throughout the clubs and parties of the dance music community the world over, there is a new compilation to get you up to speed. London's New State Music has gotten one of South Africa's top DJs, DJ QNess, to mix a 20-song compilation of what is pretty much a greatest-hits collection from the genre's recent history. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2010

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