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Communikey Festival Announces Lineup

Boulder, Colorado, might not be known as a hotbed of electronic music, but the lovely mountain city is hosting what promises to be one of spring's best US festivals in mid-April. With a list of performers—many making their Rocky Mountain State debuts—that includes Akufen, Dave Aju, Lucky Dragons, Luke Hess, and White Rainbow, a host of sounds and scenes will be rubbing elbows at the third edition of this annual festival, which also boasts the usual exhibitions, workshops, and so on. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2010

Martin Kemp Comes to the US for Select Shows

The 2-step/funky/garage/bass sound of Martin Kemp is coming to the US for two very special nights. The London-based DJ and producer will be making his American debut at San Francisco's new Icee Hot party on February 27, then hopping across the continent to play Brooklyn's TURRBOTAX® on March 4. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2010

London's Plastic People Under Fire

Popular Shoreditch-area club Plastic People has come under fire from the local Hackney town council over concerns about crime prevention and public nuisance claims. Though the council hearing regarding the club's license isn't until March 31, the prospect of losing Plastic People has generated an outpouring of support and appreciation from club-goers all over the world. Read more » 

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  • 02/24/2010

Dublab and Stones Throw Dig for Gold with Secondhand Sureshots

So here it is: the guys that run Dublab (Bryan "Morpho" Younce and Mark "frosty" McNeill) gathered up four LA-based beatsmiths (Daedelus, J.Rocc, Ras G, and Nobody), sent them on a journey throughout their hometown's thrift stores to score all the dusty vinyl five dollars could buy, commissioned them to turn their uncovered records into new music, and transformed the whole experience into an album, documentary, and art piece to be distributed by Stones Throw. Read more » 

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  • 02/24/2010

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

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