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Richie Hawtin Develops Twitter App, Tours

Whether it’s global warming or social networking, Richie Hawtin always seems to be at the forefront of a movement. This time, the Minus Records boss' latest news-making endeavor has a little something to do with Twitter.

Berlin-based Hawtin recently began a European tour, armed, according to a press release, with a Twitter-enabled TRAKTOR setup that will display set tracklists in real-time during a performance.

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  • 04/30/2009

The Prodigy Tours North America

It took The Prodigy six months sealed away in London's Sarm Studios to complete Invaders Must Die, the trio's fifth studio album, which was released in March of this year. Liam Howlett and Co. made a few brief Stateside stops during Winter Music Conference, just after the album’s release. Now the band returns to North America in May for a more expansive tour that includes opening this year's Movement Festival in Detroit. Catch the rave-rock-making pirate lookalikes at one of these dates:

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  • 04/30/2009

Del Releases Free Album, Tours

Hieroglyphics member Del the Funky Homosapien would appear to understand both the state of today's economy and the state of today's music business, as he's announced that his next album, Funk Man, will be released for free.

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  • 04/29/2009

Artist to Watch: Kassem Mosse

Who: Kassem Mosse
Where: Leipzig, Germany

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  • 04/29/2009

Young Adult Friction

Cemeteries, skeletons, and cutesy indie-rock boys and girls reading highbrow novels in the same bed, all shot on super 8 film. Those are the essentials of this Pains of Being Pure at Heart music video. Since their Slumberland-issued debut album hit the market in February, this foursome’s noisy dream-pop has left listeners with a massive buzz. This new video for the single “Young Adult Friction” features the Pains doing what they do best. Read more » 

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  • 04/28/2009

Major Lazer Plots Tour

Major Lazer—that's Diplo and Switch—will be treading across American soil this June, as he gears up for a handful of club dates to support his debut album, out on June 19th, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. Expect dancefloors around the country to undergo some serious damage from some of the bangers these two will be busting out. Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios, the album combines the legendary sounds of dancehall with Diplo and Switch’s dancefloor killers. Read more » 

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  • 04/28/2009

Exclusive: Stream Peaches' New Album

"I have a strong image and a strong character," says Peaches, inadvertently making one of the larger understatements of the year. This is, after all, an artist whose last two albums were named Fatherfucker and Impeach My Bush, and promises "blinking pussy lights" to be packaged with her latest offering, I Feel Cream.

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  • 04/28/2009

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