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Bjork Does Guest NPR DJ Spot

High priestess of weird pop Björk recently laced stuffy NPR listeners with a survey of her favorite musical things, among them, Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, London's Micachu and The Shapes, Eyeless in Gaza, and fellow Icelandic singer Ólöf Arnalds. Check it all out here.




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  • 07/02/2009

Waterfront Wednesdays Kicks Off With Ark

Starting tonight, and happening each Wednesday throughout the summer, Waterfront Wednesdays will host a slew of amazing artists at Water Taxi Beach in New York (across the river from the United Nations in Long Island City). Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2009

M.I.A. Directs Rye Rye's "Bang" Vid

photo Josh Sisk

B-more queen Rye Rye gets the video treatment from her mentor M.I.A. on this clip for "Bang," replete with lots of lo-fi tape effects, neon lights, and hard-hitting beats.

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  • 07/01/2009

Take a Ride Through L.A. With Busdriver

The dublab collective has been offering free films for streaming via its website as part of the the VisionVersion film series, which follows L.A.-based artists around the city. Next up? It's none other than Busdriver, whose installment was filmed from his own vehicle as he cruises around Echo Park. Watch it here, where you can also download a version for your iPod. Read more » 

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  • 07/01/2009

Free Mix From the Wireblock Crew

Jack Revill (a.k.a. Jackmaster), Neil Morton (a.k.a. Nelson), and Calum Morton (a.k.a. Spencer) are the three heads behind Glasgow, Scotland's Wireblock imprint, and for their next project, they've crafted a free, three-part mix to Resident Advisor's fine site (there's an extensive feature on the label up as well).

Download now, all ye who love electro, dubstep, techno, grime, and U.K. funky house. And then keep an eye out for our feature on the label in August's Labels We Love issue.

Wireblock:
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  • 06/30/2009

Mary Anne Hobbs' Wild Angels

BBC Radio 1 host and undisputed First Lady of Bass, Mary Anne Hobbs, is set to release her third compilation, Wild Angels. As usual, dubstep is the main ingredient here, but don't expect Benga or Skream to appear on the tracklisting. Rather, Hobbs has chosen to showcase artists like wonk master Hudson Mohawke, up-and-comer Untold, and L.A.'s Nosaj Thing, whose music is more IDM-via-hip-hop than it is dubstep. So perhaps it's more appropriate to say that bass is the main ingredient to Wild Angels. Read more » 

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  • 06/30/2009

ZZK Records Summer Tour

ZZK Records and Zizek Urban Beats Club will continue spreading the gospel of cumbia this summer, embarking on another tour that stops in Europe and North America. Uproot Andy, King Coya, Fauna, Oro11, and a few others associated with the crew will be sharing the Latin sounds in various cities and festivals. Pick this up in the meantime.

07/02 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07/08 New York, NY - Latin American Music Conference ^
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  • 06/30/2009

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