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Harmonisch Serie

This is minimal techno the way it should be done–understated, precisely arranged, and with a few touches of melody to give the track an ethereal touch. For the video, U.K.-based producer Max Cooper enlisted Whiskas fx, who directed the trance-inducing visuals. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 02/23/2009

Sky And Sand

When Paul and Fritz Kalkbrenner were asked to score Hannes Stöhr's film, Berlin Calling, they delivered a minimal techno-centric soundtrack that was recently released via BPitch Control. Peep clips of the film—about a jet setting electronic music composer and his many clubland adventures—with this video. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 02/20/2009

Tigersushi Launches Fashion Line

If you have 70 Euros to spend on clothing (that's $88, according to today's currency converter), the Paris-based mecca of all things cool is a good place to go, particularly since Tigersushi Records recently announced the launch of its own fashion brand and already has a few items on sale.

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  • 02/20/2009

Get Grimy with Zoo York

With skateboarding comes injury, and that's just an inevitable fact, but Zoo York has at least attempted to make blood and black eyes a little more entertaining by launching its Grimy Photo Contest.

The streetwear company requests that fans send "the most grimy photos [they've] ever taken," and while "grime" is loosely defined here, that photo on the Zoo York blog of what appears to be chunks of detached flesh should indicate just what the company is looking for.

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  • 02/19/2009

Dancers

Given that Circlesquare's new album is titled Music for Dancing and Drugs, it makes sense one of the tracks on the album has something to do with the former. The video for "Dancers," directed by Bienvenido Cruz, follows suite, with a cast showing off some rather spastic moves in time to the lo-fi pop music on the track. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 02/19/2009

Megan Whitmarsh Plans Exhibition

"I am a child of the '70s whose sense of furturism is informed by Star Wars... a future with entropy, and drug use, and weeds growing in the cracks between the scratched Plexiglass windows of geodesic domes."

So says Megan Whitmash, and the visual artist will bring her words to life on February 21 when she unveils a new exhibition, The Fucking Crap of Life, at the New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles.

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  • 02/18/2009

Touch and Go Ends Distribution Arm

Though it's not completely shutting down shop, influential Chicago label Touch and Go has confirmed it will shut down its distribution arm.

Started in 1980 by Corey Rusk, the label has been home to countless acts, from Jesus Lizard and Slint to Blonde Redhead, !!!, and TV on the Radio. It has also become a known distributor of other independent labels like Drag City, Merge, Suicide Squeeze, and Jade Tree.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 02/18/2009

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