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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

Rare Mala Interview on YouTube

One of dubstep's most influential producers, Digital Mystikz's Mala, doesn't give interviews often, but the people at Scion managed to sit him down with DJ Skeet Skeet for talk about dubstep culture, his influences, and the "energy of bringing people together." Watch the full clip below!

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  • 08/17/2009

Friday Blog Fun: Tim & Barry TV

London-based photographers Tim and Barry have been providing the U.K.'s underground with some of its finest images for some time now. They recently launched Tim and Barry TV, where every Friday at 4:20 PM GMT (funny, right?) the pair turns its attention to moving pictures, and airs its live, on-the-spot videos of some of our favorite new singers and MCs. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2009

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