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DFA's Been Busy in 2010

Yesterday, we reported on the upcoming single from Gavin Russom's latest moniker, The Crystal Ark, to be released in March on DFA, and now we've got more to share. Read more » 

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  • 02/23/2010

New Techno Albums Coming from Hrdvsion, Pier Bucci

While this isn't exactly shocking, Berlin's always-churning techno scene is cooking up some potentially pleasing listens for spring release. Two of the most exciting options include a new album from Hrdvsion on Wagon Repair, available May 15, and another from Pier Bucci, coming April 19 on his own label, Maruca. Read more » 

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  • 02/23/2010

Black Moth Super Rainbow Frontman to Release Second Solo Album

Tobacco, the elusive, partially anonymous frontman for Pennsylvania's psych-pop outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow, is about to deliver his follow-up to the 2008 debut solo album, Fucked Up Friends. Read more » 

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  • 02/23/2010

Gavin Russom Reveals New Project, Single

The man behind the epic proto-techno jams of Black Meteoric Star, DFA bad-boy Gavin Russom, returned home after spending over a month on tour in Brazil with a new set of musical inspirations that have come together to form his latest project, The Crystal Ark. Under this moniker, Russom, along with vocalist Viva Ruiz, has written a new single, a 12-minute slow-burning number called "The City Never Sleeps," for release on the prolific DFA label. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2010

Festival Nrmal and MtyMx Bring the Noise to Mexico

Within a week-long period in March, two festivals of epic proportions will be taking place in Mexico's lovely city of Monterrey (pictured above). Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2010

Kon & Amir to Release Third Volume of Their Mix Series

East coast duo Kon & Amir are set to bring forth the third installment of their Off Track mix series April 26 via BBE. We talked to the crate digging beat-heads a couple years back while they scoured NY's Lower East Side for their fix of rare 45s and long forgotten beats, and now they're switching boroughs with Off Track Vol. III: Brooklyn. Read more » 

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  • 02/19/2010

Juan MacLean in the House on Next DJ-KiCKS Release

Almost a decade and a half after its first release, !K7's DJ-KiCKS series is being treated to less of a typcial DJ mix and more of a music history lesson, courtesy of DFA mainstay Juan MacLean. The disco and house-obsessed artist took the six months before recording his contribution to DJ-KiCKS debating the relevance of the craft in 2010, and came to the conclusion that he would rather delve into his roots in dance music. Read more » 

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  • 02/19/2010

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