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J Rocc Hosts Stones Throw Podcast

This week, J Rocc is hosting Stones Throw Records podcast 38, which highlights the work of prolific DJ/producer Madlib. The man born Otis Jackson Jr.’s list of aliases is almost as dizzying, as is the amount of work he’s produced, but J Rocc has cherry-picked some of Jackson's finer offerings and put them together in this 27-minute medley. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2008

Vivian Girls Ready Tour Dates

What was previously a handful of dates with Crystal Stilts has turned into a full-on tour extravaganza for Vivian Girls. The New York-based band began another round of dates this week, and they'll be picking up the likes of Dark Meat, Jay Reatard, King Khan, and others to share the stage with along the way.

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  • 09/26/2008

Summer Song

Here comes Team YACHT. "Summer Song" was originally recorded by Jona Bechtold in his hometown of Portland, OR, and was intended to be a love letter to LCD Soundsystem. Bechtold, along with erstwhile YACHT counterpart Claire L. Evans, intended to release the song for free, but DFA got ahold of it and packaged it up as a four-track single. When it came to making this video, YACHT employed fellow Portland resident Judah Switzer to direct this pastel-tinted banger that features confetti, paint, and lots of dancing. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2008

Gang Gang Dance Plots Tour, Album

Now that they've conducted the New York version of this past August's 88 Boadrum, the members of Gang Gang Dance will return to their own projects, which arrive in October in the form of a new album and a bunch of tour dates.

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  • 09/26/2008

The Week in Hip-Hop

The 24th annual DMC’s DJ Battle For World Supremacy and World DJ Finals take place this Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, in London. The battle segment features the U.S.’s defending champion, DJ Shiftee, versus contenders from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Israel, France, Sweden, and Portugal. The event also includes performances by Killa Kela, Million Dan, and Jungle Drummer. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2008

Top 10: Michna, Born Ruffians, Lemonade

Michna
Magic Monday
Ghostly
Release Date: October 7

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Stay the Same

An English duo making electro-house with heavily distorted guitars, driving beats, and a whole lot of sass? Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 09/25/2008

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