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Salsa Con Spam: Latin-Electro Comes Full-Circle

DJ Le Spam and his Miami-based Spam Allstars band have updated vintage Latin sounds for electronic music fans since 1993. Over the years, Spam Allstars have independently released five albums, including this year’s excellent Electrodomésticos. The band incorporates improvisational electronic elements and turntables into live Latin, funk, hip-hop, and dub, creating their own new genre: “electronic descarga.”

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  • 09/21/2007

Afghanistan

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  • 09/21/2007

Gear Alert: Propellerhead Reason 4.0

Reason 3.0 is pretty bad-ass. Any production software that comes in the form of an emulated rackmount paradise (just consult the virtual cables, synths, drum machine, mixing board, sequencer, and effects) is dreamy for any musician who cherishes a realistic feel to his or her programming. Unlike other applications, Reason allows the same recording potential as many of its competitors, but without the hassle of necessarily having to learn an entirely foreign, computer-derived language.

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  • 09/21/2007

XLR8R Podcast Live Mix Series: Magnum 38

Oliver “Magnum 38” Greschke is punk. The Berlin-based web programmer by day, gnarly producer by night, is so punk that he went from Germany’s drum and bass hotbed into the open arms of some of the most chopped-up, evil electro-noise imaginable. Recording for T. Raumschmiere’s Shitkatapult imprint, this programmer may not be as celebrated as his labelboss (yet), but with compositions this deadly, he’s well on his way.

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  • 09/20/2007

Shaggy's Reggae Intoxication

He had the biggest summer single by taking on a sacrilegious topic, he’s been a recent guest on Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show, and his label has racked up an impressive set of chart-topping dancehall riddims. Is there any doubt that the baritone-voiced deejay Shaggy is on track to make another run at the Billboard charts? Already one of reggae’s most successful selling artists, the 38-year old–born Orville Richard Burrell–will drop his eighth album, Intoxication, November 13 on Big Yard/VP.

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  • 09/20/2007

Bullets

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  • 09/19/2007

Pon Di Wire: The Orb with Mad Professor, VP's Vintage Imprint

Trojan Records’ celebrity mix series (where influential artists cull their all-time favorites tracks from the Trojan vaults) continues, with the October 15 release of The Orb–I’ll Be Black, a double-disc set compiled by The Orb’s Dr. Alex Patterson.

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