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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

Gavin Russom Reveals New Project, Single

The man behind the epic proto-techno jams of Black Meteoric Star, DFA bad-boy Gavin Russom, returned home after spending over a month on tour in Brazil with a new set of musical inspirations that have come together to form his latest project, The Crystal Ark. Under this moniker, Russom, along with vocalist Viva Ruiz, has written a new single, a 12-minute slow-burning number called "The City Never Sleeps," for release on the prolific DFA label. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2010

Festival Nrmal and MtyMx Bring the Noise to Mexico

Within a week-long period in March, two festivals of epic proportions will be taking place in Mexico's lovely city of Monterrey (pictured above). Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2010

Kon & Amir to Release Third Volume of Their Mix Series

East coast duo Kon & Amir are set to bring forth the third installment of their Off Track mix series April 26 via BBE. We talked to the crate digging beat-heads a couple years back while they scoured NY's Lower East Side for their fix of rare 45s and long forgotten beats, and now they're switching boroughs with Off Track Vol. III: Brooklyn. Read more » 

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  • 02/19/2010

Juan MacLean in the House on Next DJ-KiCKS Release

Almost a decade and a half after its first release, !K7's DJ-KiCKS series is being treated to less of a typcial DJ mix and more of a music history lesson, courtesy of DFA mainstay Juan MacLean. The disco and house-obsessed artist took the six months before recording his contribution to DJ-KiCKS debating the relevance of the craft in 2010, and came to the conclusion that he would rather delve into his roots in dance music. Read more » 

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  • 02/19/2010

Daedelus Gets Portentous on New Album

The upcoming album from Daedelus is a study in juxtapositions: 19th-century China rubs up against the tele-technological future, organic sonic textures play with electronics, and hope is mixed with an uncertainty about a sinister future. Righteous Fists of Harmony is a sonic tribute to the thousands of Chinese martial artists who died during the Boxer Rebellion, as well as a musing about our society's reliance on contemporary technologies. Read more » 

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  • 02/18/2010

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