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Sonar 2009 Dates Announced

Yes, it feels as though we've just seen the wrap of Sonar 2008, which featured performances from the likes of Boys Noize, The Field, Flying Lotus, Neon Neon, Ricardo Villalobos... you get the idea. The annual music and multimedia festival, held in Barcelona, is a mecca for top-shelf electronic music artists and labels, so it's worth saving up the pennies and booking an early flight for the 2009 edition. And without further ado, the dates are:

June 18, 19, and 20, 2009.

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  • 09/19/2008

Subtle Readies Tour, Remix Album

Doseone and his band, Subtle, will head out on the road soon, supporting the release of this year's ExitingARM, which XLR8R scribe Chris Martins described recently as "music like you’ve never heard: a cold/hot combination of prog, rap, pop, rock, and electronic sound that swirls together as shapely solid and many-layered as a tornado."

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  • 09/19/2008

Bitter Bastard: Worst Style Trends

To deaf ears, BJ sounds off on the most atrocious things to wear (or attend) this fall.

1. Weight-loss sneakers
Why run, now that there are shoes that make you lose weight just by walking in them? There are so many: Fit Flops, Kangoo Jumps, and the clown-like MBTs–whose name, ironically, stands for Masai Barefoot Technology–but you really haven’t lived until you’ve seen a very overweight person teetering on Z-Coil’s spring-loaded high-heels.

2. Native American everything
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  • 09/19/2008

Top 5 September Singles

Five blissful, beguiling beat bombs for mid-September that are sure to cure your back-to-school blues.

Barbara Morgenstern
"Come To Berlin (Rice Twins Mix)"
Monika

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  • 09/19/2008

Nothing is Better

Jimmy Edgar is a dark, dark dude. Of course, we've always known that about the Detroit-area native, who's been making sinister beats for a number of years now and was once praised for being one of the few men to make wearing eyeliner look cool. His latest video, for the single "Nothing is Better," features the producer's bristly electronic beats and a very skinny young lady getting rather hot and bothered under a flashing red light. It's a visually stimulating watch, though anyone with epileptic tendencies should proceed with caution. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2008

Black Milk Readies Third Full-Length

Much music coming out of Detroit these days, and the latest offering will arrive October 28 in the form of a third full-length from MC and producer Black Milk.

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  • 09/18/2008

Eliot Lipp and Co Pave the Way

As many artists do, Eliot Lipp has now reached a point in his career where he's ready to dabble in the business of releasing music, and has thusly stepped away from his analog gear arsenal to start Old Tacoma Records, which, despite its name, is a brand-new label operating out of Lipp's current homebase in New York.

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  • 09/18/2008

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