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John Hughes III (a.k.a. Slicker) Returns With New Album Today

The man behind Hefty Records, and the aliases Bill Ding and Slicker, John Hughes III, returns after a lengthy break to the world of recorded music. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

Ghetto Division Keeps it Self-Titled with New Album, Label

Chicago's South Side DJ/production crew Ghetto Division has a bit of news following the recent City Guide podcast they hooked us up with. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

New Podcast Series Coming From Nature Sounds

The Brooklyn hip-hop label responsible for pushing work from legendary artists the likes of J. Dilla, Wu-Tang, and Pete Rock, Nature Sounds has unleashed a new series of free podcasts which will feature close and extended members of the beat-and-verse hub's family. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

Download Pioneer's New rekordbox™ Software For Free

After innovating the DJ game with its, um, pioneering CDJ turntables, Pioneer is set to change the way DJs organize the tunes on their harddrives with rekordbox™. The software is pretty much like iTunes for beat heads, as it provides DJ-specific info and capabilities like BPM, waveform analysis, cue points, beat grids, and looping, among other perks, in addition to organizing your music files by artist, track, and album name. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

Surgeon Contributes to Fabric Mix Series

Veteran UK DJ/producer Anthony Child has been innovating techno under the name Surgeon since the early '90s, releasing albums and singles on Tresor, Downwards, and his own labels Counterbalance and Dynamic Tension. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2010

Watch the New Rainbow Arabia Video, It's Bonkers



The musical love child of husband and wife Daniel and Tiffany Preston, Rainbow Arabia recently bestowed a new, totally rad music video on the world for the song "Holiday in Congo." Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

Aeroplane Set to Drop Debut Album in September

Following the Belgian duo's seemingly endless string of remixes (for the likes of Grace Jones, Lindstrøm, and MGMT) and sparse grouping of singles, Aeroplane has finally announced the release of its debut full-length, entitled, ironically enough, We Can't Fly. The LP will reach retailers September 6 in the UK via Wall of Sound, without a label set for the US release. To mark the announcement, Aeroplane and Wall of Sound have offered the duo's "Essential Mix" for BBC Radio 1—which was recorded live back at the end of April, and features the title track from their forthcoming debut album—for free download here. Check out a Aeroplane's massive European and US tour schedule after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 05/17/2010

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