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Afro-Punk Announce Tour Dates for First Traveling Show

Taking its lead from the 2003 documentary film of the same name, Afro-Punk is a community based around outsider music, film, art, and skateboarding. Their annual festival, which premiered in 2005 in Brooklyn, is ground-zero for the "multi-cultural" movement, and has just recently sprouted legs to embark on its first tour throughout North America. This week, the traveling show hits the east coast, midwest, and Canada with headliners Saul Williams and CX KiDTRONiK & Tchaka Diallo. Other assorted openers, like Houston's American Fangs and NY-based Earl Greyhound, will be peppered throughout the many dates of the month-long tour. Check out the dates and full line-ups after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 10/21/2009

Lazer Sword Tours Europe

The boys of Lazer Sword are bringing that grime-ridden electro-bass noise to Europe in the next few weeks, with nights at some of the best clubs on the continent. Along with playing some wild sets with the likes of Rustie and The Gaslamp Killer, the duo also has a new 12" out on Innovative Leisure. Tour dates and flyer after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 10/20/2009

Poland's Unsound Festival Begins New York Edition in February

One of the more high-profile European electronic festivals, Poland's Unsound Festival will premiere a New York edition in February. Though the Kraków edition begins tomorrow, it is worth looking forward to the New York installment: it will mark the US debut of the Moritz von Oswald Trio, as well as bring a host of other European and North American artists into the fold. Read more » 

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  • 10/20/2009

Do Make Say Think Releases New Record Tomorrow and Tours

The ever-shifting quintet of Do Make Say Think is about to unleash a sixth studio album on the world, and with its four long-playing tracks, Other Truths is a return to the group's roots. The Toronto-based group has been crafting orchestral, lush avant-pop and post-rock for more than 12 years, all the while maintaining a touring schedule that would make other bands balk at the crew's longevity. On the new record, tracks featuring vocal help from Lullabye Arkestra and indie favorites Akron/Family are stand-outs, and with extensive European and North American tours on the heels of the record's release, DMST is poised to give its fans a new treat of its eclectic sound palette. Read more » 

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  • 10/19/2009

Circlesquare Announces Remix Contest

The off-kilter electronic pop of Circlesquare is blowing up right now, and so !K7 is allowing fans and producers the opportunity to remix "Hey You Guys," the opening track off of Songs About Dancing and Drugs. With Matias Aguayo and The Juan MacLean already giving the track a heavy rubdown, the crafter of the best remix will be in very good company once the remixes EP is released. Read more » 

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  • 10/19/2009

Cocoon to Unveil Cassy's Latest Mix This Fall

Panorama Bar resident and producer Cassy has long been known to straddle the lines between minimal techno and rich, soulful house music, and on her latest mix, she continues to blend the more reductionist with the more lush. Simply Devotion not only features some of Cassy's own productions, but also includes everything from classic remixes of Baby Ford to the contemporary dub-techno sounds of STL. Deeply felt and incredibly slamming, the 70-minute-plus mix is sure to please the dancers and the wallflowers alike.

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  • 10/19/2009

Fabric Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With Massive Weekend Party

Legendary London nightclub Fabric opened its doors for the first time on October 21, 1999, so to celebrate 10 years at the top of the London nightlife scene, the club is hosting a weekend-long bash that features some of the biggest names in electronic music. Friday sees Rusko, Craze, and more FabricLive stars bringing their unique DJing styles to three rooms. Read more » 

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  • 10/16/2009

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