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Ninja Tune To Release Triple Disc Set

Pioneering U.K. label Ninja Tune has never rested on its laurels, despite introducing to the world name-brand dance acts like Mr. Scruff, Kid Koala, Cinematic Orchestra, and Roots Manuva. Those acts, plus some 30 others, comprise the forthcoming 50-track three-disc collection, You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts, available on our shores June 10.

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  • 05/30/2008

DJ Chef Preps U.S. Tour Dates

One of U.K. pirate radio’s biggest dubstep DJs will tour the U.S. and Canada in June. Croydon, U.K.-based Chefal, or DJ Chef, will make his way to the West Coast, appearing Friday, May 30 at Shift in Seattle, Saturday, May 31 at Smog in L.A., and Thursday, June 5 in San Francisco. Along with fellow Croydon producers Skream and Benga, Chef has helped popularize dubstep around the world via his 11 p.m. Read more » 

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  • 05/30/2008

Quiet Village Preps Tour Dates

An homage to their love of vintage movie soundtracks, Quiet Village's new full-length is an assault of complex string arrangements, funked-out rhythms, programmed beats, and dreamy, downtempo melodies, all of which make for 12 tracks of some not-so-quiet music.

With the album safely under their belts, Joel Martin and Matt Edwards will hit the road for a handful of dates that kick off tomorrow. Performances include a spot on the bill at this year's MUTEK festival and an S.F. show where Matt Edwards will appear under his Radio Slave guise.

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  • 05/29/2008

Tijuana Sound Machine

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  • 05/29/2008

Evidence Mistakenly Arrested

Michael "Evidence" Perretta is best known for his work as rapper/producer for indie hip-hop outfit Dilated Peoples, but the street art world–not to mention, all of mainstream media–should see plenty of his face in the next few days, thanks to a bunch of photos that led police to believe Perretta was notorious graffiti artist Cyrus "Buket" Yazdani.

From a recent press release:

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  • 05/29/2008

Lulu Rouge Announces Debut Album

If you're outside of Denmark, chances are, you haven't yet heard of Lulu Rouge. Bless You should ensure you will by the end of June. The duo's debut album has already jumped to number one in their homeland, won the approval of Trentemøller, and will be released June 9 via the Copenhagen-based Music for Dreams imprint.

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  • 05/29/2008

Yellow Magic Orchestra Reunites For Show

Live Earth 2007 was the last time anyone saw legendary Japanese electro-pop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra take the stage, but another reunion is scheduled to take place in just a couple of weeks. On June 15, the band will make its first performance in the U.K. since 1980, at the Massive Attack-curated Meltdown Festival.

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  • 05/29/2008

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