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Cut Copy, Roni Size Play Ultra Festival

As is usually the case, the Ultra Music crew will be in attendance this year for the 24th annual Winter Music Conference, and they're throwing another bash to celebrate.

The two-day event dubbed Ultra Music Festival 11, will take place over March 27 and 28 in South Beach, Miami's Bicentennial Park. It also seems that Ultra has stepped up the lineup this year, with Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Roni Size, Busy P, and others slated to perform.

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  • 12/05/2008

OHOW?

Now that he's recovered from his nervous breakdown, Don Rimni is ready release his Kick and Run EP. But first, he's given us this video for "OHOW?" for which he enlisted director Guillaume Grasset and some models from Where Da Ca$h At. Confetti and silly string never looked so sexy, particularly when paired with a very dirty electro beat. Read more » 

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  • 12/05/2008

Phantom II (Live)

Just in time for the release date of their A Cross the Universe documentary, the Justice boys have unveiled this clip off the DVD. The Romain Gavras-directed film captures life on the road for Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay during their March 2008 U.S. tour, and this clip pretty much says it all. While the footage of the duo playing live is certainly interesting, we were more intrigued by the sombrero hats, cops, pillow fights, and many, many, many ladies that crop up during the three-minutes here. Read more » 

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  • 12/05/2008

Of Montreal Takes a Nude Drawing Class

It's a well-documented fact that the members in Of Montreal have been known to shed pieces of their colorful costumes while onstage. Appropriately then, the good folks at Q Magazine passed out the pencils and sketch pads to the band and packed the six art-rockers off to a college in London to take draw the likeness of a nude model. They also sent photographer Edd Westmacott along, who shot the band during this artistic endeavor. Under the tutelage of drawing master Hugh Barndon, Kevin Barnes and Co. Read more » 

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  • 12/05/2008

Squarepusher Readies EP

Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson will follow-up on his recently released Just a Souvenier with a brand-new EP he's titled Numbers Lucent. Rave is apparently the inspiration for the six tracks on this release, though we've yet to see how he's applied that. The EP will drop January 19 in the U.K. and January 20 in the U.S. on Jenkinson's longtime label Warp.

Numbers Lucent
01 Zounds Perspex
02 Paradise Garage
03 Heliacal Torch
04 Star Time 1
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  • 12/05/2008

Lindstrøm is Headed Stateside

It may only consist of three dates, but Lindstøm is officially making a tour of the U.S. in the new year. He'll play an East Coast date, a West Coast one, and a show smack in the middle of the country, thereby giving most of the U.S. something of a chance to see him (though you might have to drive a few hours in some cases). Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2008

Diplo Nominated for Grammy Award

Diplo's resume includes producer, DJ, Mad Decent label boss, and extreme globetrotter. Now we can add Grammy Nominee to the list too, as the man born Wes Pentz has just been nominated for a Record of the Year Award. The nomination comes for his work producing M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," off her 2008 album Kala.

The Grammys air February 9, 2009 on CBS. Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2008

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