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Thomas Köner to Re-Release First Three Albums on Type

German drone icon Thomas Köner has been pioneering new, strange sounds within the realm of noise and drone music since the early '90s. In those days, the experimental musician and composer wrote and recorded three albums that set the bar for any like-minded music to come. The three records, Nunatak, Teimo, and Permafrost, have long been out of print, but now, thanks to the Type label, they will soon be available as one three-disc collection. Read more » 

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  • 06/28/2010

Snag a New, Free Mix From Bogdan Raczynski

It's been years since we've heard much from Rephlex's purveyor of cerebral dance tunes, gabber techno, and happy hardcore, Bogdan Raczynski. His last album, 2007's Alright!, played like a DJ set for hyperactive neon nymphs with permanently dilated pupils losing their minds at an underground rave on Mars, but this new mix from the Polish-born producer is a bit more varied in style and energy. Read more » 

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  • 06/28/2010

Watch "Kastell" From Oval's New EP

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Leave it to electronic music auteur Markus Popp (a.k.a. Oval) to make watching the grass grow a beautiful, immersive experience. The video for "Kastell," which is taken from his recently released Oh EP (a precursor to the massive, double-disc O album), is a minute and a half of tall, green stalks of grass swaying slightly in the wind while a still camera slowly moves over the various depths of field (pun intended!). Read more » 

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  • 06/28/2010

P.S.1's Warm Up Music Series to Feature Delorean, Gavin Russom, Air France, Kingdom, Holy Ghost!, DJ /rupture, Blondes, and More

Going on its 12th year at New York's MoMA P.S.1 space, the Warm Up music series continues to curate a long list of interesting and exciting artists from numerous regions and genres of the musical world—however it's notably bereft of its standard techno and house fare. Read more » 

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  • 06/28/2010

Video: Oh No "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"



Rapper/producer Oh No is Michael Jackson. Literally. He was born Michael Jackson, which isn't an easy burden to haul around when you're an aspiring musician and your older brother Madlib is being celebrated as a living legend. Yet he pressed on, carved out a small niche in the hip-hop underground for himself, and a few years back, tackled the whole MJ issue head on by remixing the Off the Wall album. Oh No called it Michael Jackson vs. Michael Jackson, and although obvious legal/sample issues prevented the record from ever seeing a proper release, today this small piece of project emerged on YouTube. Read more » 

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  • 06/25/2010

Joy Orbison, Plastikman, Braiden, Roxy Music, and More Rule Sónar 2010

When you’re stuck at a shitty techno club at 4:00 a.m., 20 minutes outside of Barcelona, with no ride in sight and no money to pay for one either, one thing becomes abundantly clear: half the fun of Sónar is giving in to serendipity. Read more » 

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  • 06/25/2010

Watch Drop the Lime's "Sex Sax" Video



Trouble & Bass beat don Drop the Lime has a new single, and whaddaya know, there's a video too. As the title "Sex Sax" infers, the track features an incessant saxophone melody, and following in suit, the video shows equal amounts of brass. Read more » 

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  • 06/25/2010

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