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Nothing is Better

Jimmy Edgar is a dark, dark dude. Of course, we've always known that about the Detroit-area native, who's been making sinister beats for a number of years now and was once praised for being one of the few men to make wearing eyeliner look cool. His latest video, for the single "Nothing is Better," features the producer's bristly electronic beats and a very skinny young lady getting rather hot and bothered under a flashing red light. It's a visually stimulating watch, though anyone with epileptic tendencies should proceed with caution. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2008

Black Milk Readies Third Full-Length

Much music coming out of Detroit these days, and the latest offering will arrive October 28 in the form of a third full-length from MC and producer Black Milk.

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  • 09/18/2008

Eliot Lipp and Co Pave the Way

As many artists do, Eliot Lipp has now reached a point in his career where he's ready to dabble in the business of releasing music, and has thusly stepped away from his analog gear arsenal to start Old Tacoma Records, which, despite its name, is a brand-new label operating out of Lipp's current homebase in New York.

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  • 09/18/2008

Hercules and Love Affair Plot Tour

What's fall without a few shades of disco for the sonic palate? Last time we caught Hercules and Love Affair live, the eight-piece band, led by Andy Butler, turned the venue into a room of dance mayhem that DFA head honcho James Murphy would most surely have approved of. With its self-titled debut tearing up charts, the band and its many keyboards are set to hit the road again this fall. Given that some shows on the last round of dates sold out, you'd best not sleep on these performances:

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  • 09/18/2008

Top 10: Land of Talk, Telepathe, Eliot Lipp

Land of Talk
"Corner Phone"
Saddle Creek
Release Date: Out now (digital), October 7 (physical)

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  • 09/18/2008

Pon Di Wire: Ninjaman, Cocoa Tea

Famed 1970s roots music producer Bertram Brown, whose Freedom Sounds label issued some of the era’s most important roots music, died Monday, September 8, at the age of 58. Brown produced hits by Prince Alla, Earl Zero, Rod Taylor, Philip Frazer, Frankie Paul, and Pompidoo, and worked with Earl "Chinna" Smith’s Soul Syndicate session band, as well as with King Tubby. Several of Brown’s productions were reissued on the U.K.-based Blood & Fire label.

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<i>Pitiful Shadow Engulfed in Darkness</i>

The way this black-and-white video from Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 09/16/2008

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