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  • 06/19/2008

Pon Di Wire: Beenie Man, Jah Warrior

Six foot, six inch-tall reggae toaster Eek-A-Mouse, famous for songs like “Wa Do Dem” and “Ganja Smuggling,” has been booted from the performance lineup for the July 6 Reggae Carifest concert in New York after making racially insensitive remarks at the Carifest C.A.R.E.S. press conference this week. Read more » 

Yo Majesty to Release EP in July

While the oft-discussed debut album from Yo Majesty will arrive in no time (October 7, to be exact), Tampa, Florida's sauciest trio of ladies have a little something to tide fans over until that day. As aggressive, honest, and playful as any of their other releases, the Kryptonite Pussy EP will lyrically explore lesbianism, Christianity, as well as take a few jabs at some of the less praiseworthy aspects of hip-hop culture (ie: misogyny) and see music production from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Radio Clit, CLP, and others. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/18/2008

Growing Readies New Full-Length

Not every band can write a song that's a single, elongated guitar chord and then be hailed by the press as creators of gorgeous, conceptual indie-rock. Growing–the Brooklyn-based duo of Kevin Doria and Joe Denardo–have somehow managed to achieve this, and since joining The Social Registry's roster a little less than a year ago, the duo has continued its fascination with that gray area between free-form noise and instrumental rock.

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  • 06/18/2008

Richie Hawtin Takes Magic Cube to Sonar

Currently in the midst of their CONTAKT tour, which revolves around the mysterious cube we wrote about last month, Richie Hawtin and his Minus crew will make a stopover in Barcelona (with the cube) for this year's Sonar Festival.

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  • 06/18/2008

Zizek Crew Returns to North America

Following a brief series of dates back in March, the crew behind Argentina's Zikzek Urban Beats Club will return to North America for a lengthier tour showcasing hip-hop, reggaeton, grime, and, of course, cumbia, the Colombian groove that has risen to popularity in recent years.

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  • 06/18/2008

Atlas Sound Releases Virtual 7", Tours

Most people read books or watch TV before going to sleep. Atlanta-based musician and erstwhile frontman of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound Bradford Cox likes to write new material. In fact, we've been getting so much music from Mr. Cox via his Deerhunter blog lately, using the term prolific to describe him as an artist is beginning to lose all meaning (not that we can think of a better word right now).

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/18/2008

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