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Ableton Takes Live 8 on Tour

We reported earlier this month that Ableton is currently touting a new version of its Live software to the masses, in the form of Live 8. Appropriately then, the Germany-based company has teamed up with DJ/production institute DubSpot for an eight-date educational tour that should satiate the appetites of those eager to learn every nook and cranny of the music-making software (and catch some noteworthy performances at the same time).

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  • 04/24/2009

Buck 65, Greetings from Tuskan Team Up

The never-ending cannonade of projects coming out of the anticon. stable have always managed to seize our attention, but this new one, from Canadian rapper Richard Terfry (Buck 65) and Belgian electronicist Joelle Phuong Minh Le (Greetings From Tuskan), called Bike For Three! has got us doubly stoked this time.

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  • 04/23/2009

The Knife's Darwin Opera Gets Show Date

Last December, word surfaced that The Knife was penning an opera supposedly inspired by Charles Darwin. Tomorrow, in a Year, it seems, is a reality, as the Swedish brother/sister duo has a confirmed premiere date of September 2, 2009, at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Theatre.

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  • 04/23/2009

Ear Pwr Plans Tour Dates

Baltimore-based Ear Pwr isn't exactly a new band, but the duo has been turning an awful lot of heads and ears of late with talk (and leakage) of their forthcoming new album, Super Animal Brothers III. When they aren't making music or striking acrobatic poses (above), Devin Booze and Sarah Reynolds like to haul a few synths and a megaphone from club to club and play their distinct disco-meets-electro dance jams.

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  • 04/23/2009

Artist To Watch: Stephen McGregor

Who: Stephen McGregor
Location: Kingston, Jamaica

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  • 04/22/2009

Strut Releases Ze Records Retrospective

Cult imprint Ze Records will mark its 30th year in the biz with an all-star comp set for release entitled Ze 30: Ze Records 1979 – 2009 . Launched in 1979 by French art student Michel Esteban and British journalist Michael Zilkha, Ze tapped into the art-fueled, post-punk goliath that was New York City’s underground music scene in the early '80s. The label signed artists like James White & The Blacks, Suicide, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, and Marie Et Les Garcons. Judging by the tracklisting, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate this special occasion.

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  • 04/21/2009

Two-Song EP Dedicated to Charlie Cooper

The end of January brought the tragic news of Charlie Cooper's untimely death. The Telefon Tel Aviv member disappeared one evening and was later found in the Near Northwest Side neighborhood in Chicago, and many are still reeling from his death.

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  • 04/21/2009

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