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Poketo and 826LA Design Wallet Series

Well known for functional and visually appealing art products, design company Poketo has partnered with Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth writing program, 826LA, to create an exclusive new series of wallets.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 10/14/2008

The Whip Album Gets U.S. Release

The Whip first caught our attention in 2006, when the song "Trash" appeared as one of the standouts on Paris-based label Kitsuné's Maison 3 compilation. The Manchester, U.K.-based four-piece has been carrying the rave/rock torch ever since, most notably in the form of its debut full-length, X Marks Destination.

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  • 10/13/2008

Trash

Nothing says indie music Halloween more than black hair, angry lead singers, and strange neon faces beaming through dark backgrounds. Such are the elements of "Trash," lead single off The Whip's debut album, X Marks Destination (you might also recognize the track from way back in 2006, when it appeared on Kitsuné's Maison 3 compilation). Read more » 

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  • 10/13/2008

Rocksteady Icon Alton Ellis Passes On

The reggae world is currently mourning the loss of one of its greatest singers. Alton Nehemiah Ellis (1939–2008) died Friday at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, 10 months after he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. He was 70 years old. Ellis was prolific in the 1960s and '70s and known as “Mr. Soul of Jamaica” for his pioneering rocksteady hits, “I’m Still In Love” (covered in 2004 by Sasha and Sean Paul), “I’m Just A Guy,” “Dance Crasher,” and others.

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  • 10/13/2008

Free Next Stop Comp From PTR

Toronto, ON-based broken-beat, hip-hop, and nu-jazz label Public Transit Recordings (PTR) is offering an exclusive 15-song compilation at its online store. The comp, titled Next Stop, features a comprehensive look at the label’s diverse roster and includes music by broken-house star Arch_typ, deft MCing from L.A.’s Voice, chunky beats from LAL, and PTR founder Moonstarr’s own leftfield beats.

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  • 10/13/2008

ANAVAN Plots Fall Tour

ANAVAN may have been birthed from the scene surrounding L.A.'s legendary institution, The Smell, but it's time for these three synth-punkers to leave the nest and venture out into the big, wide world. In other words, they're going on tour.

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  • 10/10/2008

Top 10: Mux Mool, Benoît Pioulard

The Chap
Builder's Brew
Ghostly
Release Date: Out Now

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