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Free Next Stop Comp From PTR

Toronto, ON-based broken-beat, hip-hop, and nu-jazz label Public Transit Recordings (PTR) is offering an exclusive 15-song compilation at its online store. The comp, titled Next Stop, features a comprehensive look at the label’s diverse roster and includes music by broken-house star Arch_typ, deft MCing from L.A.’s Voice, chunky beats from LAL, and PTR founder Moonstarr’s own leftfield beats.

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  • 10/13/2008

ANAVAN Plots Fall Tour

ANAVAN may have been birthed from the scene surrounding L.A.'s legendary institution, The Smell, but it's time for these three synth-punkers to leave the nest and venture out into the big, wide world. In other words, they're going on tour.

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  • 10/10/2008

Top 10: Mux Mool, Benoît Pioulard

The Chap
Builder's Brew
Ghostly
Release Date: Out Now

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Mad Again (Whoa)

Brooklyn-based mic-slayer/producer, 77klash, took the drum and bass-induced, post-genre rhythm, Skallawa, back to his homeland of Jamaica in 2005. Now, he's teamed up with warm-voiced reggae and dancehall mainstay, Johnny Osbourne, to produce a genre-advancing dancehall banger, “Mad Again (Whoa).” The video, directed by John Fine, features dancers from Ground Zero and Dancerz Blvd getting down to the minimalistic, low-end heavy, electro and hip hop-impelled track. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 10/09/2008

Magic the Gathering

What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas! A sampling of sprint 2009 looks from the clothing tradeshows POOL, Magic, and S.L.A.T.E.


Matt from S.F. brand Free Gold Watch shows off their Best Friends tee.




Outer space meets ’80s electro-funk in 55DSL’s spring line.




Comfortable silhouettes in black and blue dominated Triple5Soul’s women’s line.





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Animal Collective Readies New Album

Word was out this week that Animal Collective has a new album in the works, and while details about it are few and far between right now, a strange-yet-intriguing video on the band's site suggests there may be a set tracklisting for Merriweather Post Pavilion. Just listen to the strange voice on the clip and wait for the hand-written song titles to appear on the screen. Or, okay, you can also read the new titles below. The album is rumored to be out in January 2009, on Domino

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  • 10/09/2008

Digitalism, A-Trak on Kitsuné Compilation

Paris-based label Kitsuné has gathered tracks from some of the usual suspects in dance music and will finish out the fall by releasing said music on the latest installment of the label's Maison compilation series.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 10/09/2008

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