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Get Physical Hosts Remix Contest

Patrice Bäumel's referred to his techy dance music as "mutant pop" in the past, which fans of the Amsterdam-based DJ and producer can interpret as they see fit with Get Physical's new remix contest.

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  • 08/19/2008

Muxtape Temporarily Shut Down

"Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA," is what the virtual mixtape's site currently states. No information as to what exactly the issues are is known, though anyone familiar with the site, which hosts more free music than a large record shop, could take a guess. Muxtape's blog has also posted a note that says, "No artists or labels have complained. The site is not closed indefinitely. Stay tuned."

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  • 08/19/2008

Dub Colossus Releases Album, EP

The connection between Ethiopia and Jamaica dates back to the 1930s, when Jamaican Leonard Howell founded the Rastafarian movement. Inspired by Marcus Garvey’s teachings, Howell propagated that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I was the black Messiah. Selassie visited Jamaica in 1966 and the Ethiopian Amharic language has been taught on the island for decades. Read more » 

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  • 08/18/2008

Madlib Readies Beat Generation Comp

The ever-prolific beatsmith Madlib will join the ranks of Pete Rock, Jazzy Jeff, and the late J Dilla on September 30, when he drops the latest Beat Generation compilation. WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip also marks the final installment of BBE's acclaimed series. Hip-hop and R&B rule here, with plenty of samples, vocal snippets, and beats from the likes of Guilty Simpson, Prince Po, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and, of course The Beat Konducta himself.

King of Wigflip
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  • 08/18/2008

M83, Vladislav Delay Play DEAF Festival

Not to be confused with Detroit's DEMF festival, over and done with for the year, DEAF electronic music festival is revving up for its seventh year running. The Dublin, Ireland-based party, whose 2008 edition takes place October 22 - 27, is an event independently run by Irish lable D1, and features music, art, and film into one place for five days.

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  • 08/18/2008

Silence

Takka Takka's Migration has been rotating heavily on our speakers in recent weeks, with this track being one of our favorites on the album. With its jangling guitars, gentle flute melodies, and minor chords, "Silence" is a number that's made to cry to. For the video, however, the band enlisted Amy Finkel to direct, gathered an arsenal of plastic tanks, soldiers, and farm animals, then sent them off to war–all played out on arms, legs, feet, and other body parts. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/15/2008

Atmosphere Adds Tour Dates

Slug, Ant, and their live band are in high demand, it seems. Atmosphere's Paint the Nation tour was already extensive when we announced it earlier this month, but the group has tacked on several more U.S. dates that will keep them traveling through the month of November, before heading to Australia for a few post-Christmas shows. Check the full set of dates here:

08/09 Reykjavik, Iceland: Tunglid
08/12 Berlin, Germany: Cassiopeia
08/13 Cologne, Germany: Stadtgarten
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  • 08/15/2008

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