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Cex Returns to Tigerbeat6

The Eastern seaboard's mad scientist of ambient techno, glitch, and B-more zeal—that's Cex—has finally returned home to his old Tigerbeat6 haunt after a seven-year sabbatical of album releases for Automation, Jade Tree, and Temporary Residence. Read more » 

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  • 08/19/2009

SONAR Launches V-Studio Clinics

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill (a.k.a. the economic porn-sounding “stimulus package”) hasn't had that much press for its musician funding. Wait, that’s because there isn’t any, really. So there's never been a better time for free, which is just how much this clinic tour will cost audio engineers interested in learning about Cakewalk's SONAR V-Studio 100, and in some locations SONAR V-Studio 700. Read more » 

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  • 08/19/2009

Max Tundra Comes to America

Domino's Ben Jacobs will be bringing his Max Tundra persona to America this week to smear some of that electro-pop nectar across dancefloors in Chicago and on both coasts. Catch him while you can starting tonight in San Francisco.

08/18 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
08/19 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland / Club NME
08/20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
08/23 Brooklyn, NY East River State Park w/ Girl Talk Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2009

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

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