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Poirier and Co's Bridge Burner Goes Off!

Remember in last week's episode of XLR8R TV, when Montreal ragga-bass boy Ghislain Poirier told us about his upcoming Bridge Burner party? Well, check out the results below, courtesy of our friend Jeff at Ninja Tune!

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/26/2009

RIP The Orb's Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes—DJ, producer, and former member of The Orb—passed away on Friday, June 12. According to a recent press statement, his death was due to "a short illness."

Hughes is considered one of the genius producers of the '90s, having worked not only with Alex Patterson and The Orb, but also Thomas Fehlmann, Nick Burton, Simon Phillips, and others.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/25/2009

Rapping with DJ T.

We know DJ T. for many things: his no-nonsense mixing skills, albums like 2005's Boogie Playground, and his long-standing affiliation with Berlin's Get Physical imprint among them. His influences, however, don't stop with minimal, 4/4 beats, and according to some recent press, there was a time when the man born Thomas Koch's musical tastes revolved more around rap, electro-funk, and hip-hop than they did around techno. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/25/2009

Reggae Sumfest is On!

The Gleaner is reporting the details for this year's Reggae Sumfest, the annual multi-day reggae and dancehall extravaganza that sees everyone from Mavado to Elephant Man perform.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/25/2009

Climb Aboard the Wurst Boat (Party)



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  • 06/24/2009

Whartscape Lineup Unveiled

Baltimore's annual Whartscape fest is upon us, thanks once again to Dan Deacon and his Wham City crew. We haven't heard much on the actual details of this year's event, but we do know it's taking place July 9 - 12, and at least some artists are booked. According to Whartscape's official site, tickets will go on sale soon. Prepare for some exhaustively good times.

Whartscape '09:
Dan Deacon w/ Ensemble
Ponytail
Future Islands
Double Dagger
Vincent Black Shadow
Adventure
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Crazy Dreams Band
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  • 06/24/2009

Zizek's Villa Diamante Drops a Free Album

Zizek resident and cumbia mash-up specialist Villa Diamante dropped a bomb on the internet today in the form of a free triple album he's entitled Empacho Digital. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/24/2009

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