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By:Larm Festival Will Showcase New Talents in February

Once again, the annual By:Larm festival will take place this February in the wiles of Oslo, Norway. Featuring a diversity of upcoming artists such as The Cumshots, CCTV, and Jonathan Johansson (pictured), as well as three days of lectures, seminars, and debates, it is sure to be an amazing (if cold) time. Read more » 

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  • 12/17/2009

Anthony "Shake" Shakir to Release First Full-Length

Though he has worked stages and studios for nearly 30 years alongside veterans like Carl Craig, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins, Anthony "Shake" Shakir has only produced one-off compilation tracks, EPs, and 12" releases in the past. With the forthcoming release of Frictionalism 1994-2009, the seminal Detroit-based techno producer will soon have an official full-length album under his belt. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2009

Dance Music Giants Come Together for DJ Contest

Some of the biggest brands involved with furthering dance music today, Beatport, Pioneer, Tonium, and DJ Magazine, have joined forces and resources with newcomer website Let's Mix to hold the "Next Generation DJ" contest. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2009

Scion AV Radio Now Free in iTunes Store

Following on the heels of the Scion Radio 17 BPM Meter comes the car company's latest mobile program, the new Scion AV Radio App, which allows you to listen to all 17 Scion Radio stations—including streams hosted by The Rub, Wax Poetics, and Turntable Lab—directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch, as well as listen to the latest remix projects and CD Sampler releases from Scion's in-house record label, Scion Audio Visual. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2009

Hyperdub's First 2010 Release Has a Funky Stutter from Scratcha DVA

The venerable Hyperdub label will be staying as busy as ever come the new year, with three highly anticipated singles arriving before the end of March. The first is from young grime upstart DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha DVA), who goes into more UK funky territory on his latest slice, Natty/Ganja. "Natty" features collapsing percussive elements, intense polyrhythms, and a tribal feel that wouldn't sound out of place on a Culoe de Song record. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2009

Vitalic Mobs North America in February

The man from Dijon finally brings his world tour to North America this February, hot on the heels of his Flashmob album, which was one of the more eagerly anticipated records of the past year. Considering Vitalic's reputation for sensational live shows, audiences in Canada and the coastal climes of the US should be getting themselves tickets to these shows as soon as they go on sale.

Vitalic North American Tour Dates

Fri 02/19/10 Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Sat 02/20/10 103 Harriet Street, San Francisco, CA
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  • 12/15/2009

GAFFTA to Host New Year's Eve Party in SF With Brendon Moeller

San Francisco's Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is hosting thee techno party for the New Year's Eve holiday, featuring local favorites Alland Byallo, Nikola Baytala, and Jonah Sharp, along with the San Francisco premiere of dub-techno champion Brendon Moeller. Read more » 

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  • 12/14/2009

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