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Jay Haze Plots First U.S. Tour

Jay Haze might be an expat who prefers Berlin over the U.S., but he'll be heading back Stateside later this month, for his first-ever North American tour. The dates kick off in Philadelphia, where Haze started his TuningSpork label nearly a decade ago. Find him behind the turntables, dropping his favorite house and techno tunes.

Dates
09/25 Philadelphia, PA: Fluid w/ Josh Wink
09/27 New York City, NY: Love (Live PA Set)
09/28 Boston, MA: Phoenix Landing
10/02 San Francisco, CA: Endup
10/03 Vancouver, BC: Royal Unicorn
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  • 09/09/2008

Vote for Deerhoof's Charity

Deerhoof is really pulling out the stops for the release of Offend Maggie, which will drop October 7 via Kill Rock Stars. Besides releasing the first single as sheet music, preparing a world tour, and entertaining XLR8R by appearing in an XLR8R TV episode, the four members of the experimental indie rock outfit are also getting involved with charity.

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  • 09/09/2008

Drop Music Turns 10, Releases Comp

Laurence Rich (one half of Inland Knights) founded Drop Music in 1998, after he and fellow Knight, Andy Riley, decided they wanted to support the "knowing” collective of DJs, producers, and party organizers circulating Northern England’s free party scene in the early ’90s. Since then, Drop Music has kept the underground dance community jackin’ with over 59 releases of DIY-style four-to-the-floor music.

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  • 09/09/2008

Flying Lotus, RZA Play We the People

It's going to be election time before we can blink, so naturally, everyone's getting patriotic this fall in a variety of different ways. For the organizers behind the We the People festival, that means rounding up a slew of artists, guest speakers, b-boys, b-girls, and non-profit organizations for another event, this one to take place September 27 at the Los Angeles Historic State Park.

On the music tip, expect performances from Flying Lotus, RZA, DJ Premiere, EMPD, Z-Trip, Eek-A-Mouse, Barrington Levy, Bassnectar, and others.

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  • 09/08/2008

XLR8R Seeks N.Y. Intern

XLR8R is currently looking for a Marketing and Advertising Intern in our NY office.

We're searching high and low for a passionate individual who wants to translate their love of music, art, style and technology into a rewarding job experience in the media industry. The right candidate reads XLR8R and is well-versed in the fields of coverage the magazine is known for; is already based in the New York metropolitan area; is available at least 2 full days each week; and, most importantly, is excited to be a part of a kick-ass team!

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  • 09/08/2008

A-Trak, Boys Noize, Santogold Tour

Fool's Gold boss A-Trak and fellow party animal Boys Noize continue trekking the globe on their Attack of the Unibros tour, bringing hip-hop, electro, and house to venues in Europe and North America. Said tour doesn't necessarily need more hype, since these guys pretty much rule the party scene at the moment, but they'll receive some extra attention at the end of this month when they play a few U.S. dates with Santogold.

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  • 09/08/2008

Big Brazilian Fall: Zuco 103, A Filial

Usually, folks saying “everything is going south” means things are about to get bad, or even collapse. But when things go south this fall, it means a brilliant season of new music from South America–specifically Brazil. Sounds from the tropical powerhouse will arrive thick and fast when the air gets colder in the Northern Hemisphere, with a variety of bands and styles to sample from.

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  • 09/08/2008

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