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Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen Join Forces

One of the celebrated founders of Afrobeat and the backbone of the band behind the genre's godfather, Fela Kuti, drummer Tony Allen collaborated with Finnish jack-of-all-trades Jimi Tenor on Strut's next installment of Inspiration Information. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2009

RJD2 Starts New Label, Reissues Catalog

Instrumental hip-hop wizard RJD2 has announced the birth of a new label called RJ's Electrical Connections, and to celebrate, he's re-issuing his first three releases, including his break-out album Dead Ringer. As if that weren't enough reason to get happy, the Philadelphian is also releasing some of his b-sides and rarities digitally, and putting out a massive vinyl-only boxed-set retrospective called RJD2: 2002-2010. Read more » 

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  • 08/24/2009

Tribe LP Almost Out on Planet E

Tribe's Rebirth, which we reviewed way back in January before it had an official title, is finally expected for release in October on the LP's producer Carl Craig's Planet E label. For those who don't know, Tribe was Detroit's answer to the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and featured the likes of Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison, and Marcus Belgrave. Read more » 

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  • 08/24/2009

Buzzin' Fly Stayin' Fly

London's venerable Buzzin' Fly label might have lost a premium club night when The End closed in January, but label founder and DJ-producer Ben Watt has kept things with the label moving at an astonishing pace. Read more » 

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  • 08/24/2009

PANTyRAiD Drops Exclusive Mix

It's your lucky day, because the duo of PANTyRAiD has given XLR8R.com an exclusive mix featuring many of the tracks from their upcoming album, The Sauce, smashed together with some of the most well-known hip-hop and pop hits of the past five years. Read more » 

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  • 08/21/2009

Deerhoof Become Movie Stars

Art-rock combo Deerhoof will find itself thrust into the sublime lens of cult filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard when the four-piece swings by the Toronto International Film Festival next month to participate in a contemporary art installation. Read more » 

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  • 08/21/2009

Modeselektor Mixes Body Language, Tours

The mavens of mixes over at Get Physical are releasing their eighth installation of the Body Language series, this time featuring the trickery of Berlin's Modeselektor. Including tracks from sounds as seemingly disparate as electro-pop, dubstep, and Detroit techno, the duo continues to push electronic music forward, outside of boxes and genre tags. A U.S. Read more » 

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  • 08/21/2009

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