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Shackleton Tours North America

Shackleton, eclectic producer and co-founder of Skull Disco, will embark on several North American tour dates in late February and early March. Culminating in San Francisco, the tour will find bass-loving Shackleton sharing stages with Eskmo, EPROM, and Kush Arora, guaranteeing many nights of sweaty, bass-throbbing abandon. Read more » 

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  • 02/12/2010

Watch Dâm-Funk Perform Live and Unplugged Just in Time for V-Day



You've got to imagine Damon Riddick (a.k.a. Dâm-Funk) to be the kind of guy who walks into a room and immediately sits down to play any instrument around him. That's just about the vibe you get when watching this video of an unplugged live performance of Dâm's Toeachizown track "I Wanna Thank U (4 Steppin' Into My Life)." Read more » 

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  • 02/12/2010

Mike Ladd Returns With New Infesticons Slice

Jack of all trades Mike Ladd returns in April with the third installment of his Infesticons project, a musical vehicle aimed at combating "indifference and apathy." Combining hip-hop swagger with funk's intensity and punk's attitude, the Infesticons' Bedford Park features appearances from slam king Saul Williams, among others. Read more » 

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  • 02/11/2010

Ikonika and Cooly G Are Running the Game

It seems that the ladies of UK funky are truly bringing it in 2010, as April will see the Hyperdub release of Ikonika's first artist album, Contact, Love, Want, Have, and on top of that, Cooly G is now the subject of a television spot which you can view below. It's certainly refreshing to see some ladies riding the top of an explosive production wave that doesn't look like it's crashing anytime soon!

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  • 02/11/2010

Kuniyuki Takahashi Collaborates with Henrik Schwarz on New Album

Kuniyuki Takahashi, better known as simply Kuniyuki, will release his third full-length this spring on the ever-dependable Mule Musiq label. Perhaps best known for the many remixes of 2005's "Earth Beats" and his jazzy deep house style, Kuniyuki's explorations of jazz forms on Walking in the Naked City land somewhere between the deep house of the Moodmusic label and the West Coast jazz swing of Dave Brubeck. Read more » 

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  • 02/11/2010

Nguzunguzu Blows Minds with Moments in Love Mixtape

Just in time for Valentine's Day, global beat hunters Nguzunguzu have gone and topped themselves with a mixtape devoted to the Art of Noise classic "Moments in Love." Blending together hip-hop, ghetto house, B-more club, drum & bass, R&B, and even cumbia, the LA-based duo has done some serious digging here, all in celebration of this timeless tune. Your girlfriend might not enjoy this mix as much as you do, but if she's into it, we're going to say just go ahead and marry that girl. Download the mix here and peep the tracklist after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 02/11/2010

The Chemical Brothers and Dizzee Rascal to Play Sónar 2010

Two of the biggest names in electronic music have confirmed appearances at this summer's Sónar Festival in Barcelona. The pioneering sounds of The Chemical Brothers will be gracing Spanish ears for the only time this summer, and countryman Dizzee Rascal will be bringing his grimey house game to the festival stage, too. Read more » 

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  • 02/11/2010

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