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Break 3000 and Daso Prepare Single

Following a stint in which he recorded an album with his Dirt Crew counterpart, James Flavour, Break 3000 (known to friends as Peter Gijselaers) turns to his solo projects once again, the first of which is the forthcoming "Bleed Like Me" single.

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  • 02/20/2008

Pon Di Wire: Airwaves Riddim Album, Spring Break, Bob Marley Boulevard

Ivory Coast reggae star Alpha Blondy was forced to cut short his U.S. tour after contracting pneumonia. The singer, whose following in his home continent Africa rivals that of Bob Marley, was scheduled to perform in Hawaii, but was instead hospitalized before being flown home for treatment. Read more » 

House Music "Originator" Releases House Music Book

House music is finally getting its history tome, courtesy of none other than Chicago native and DJ extraordinaire Jesse Saunders. Often credited as "the originator of house music," he wrote, recorded, and pressed the genre's very first record back in 1984, and has joined forces with writer James Cummins to release House Music: The Real Story.

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  • 02/19/2008

Mishka Forms Cycling Team

Love it or hate it, but few would deny the infamous fixed gear bike isn't a distinct part of urban culture. Brooklyn-based streetwear company Mishka will once again prove that with its upcoming Death Adders Road and Track (D.A.R.T.) Cycling Team.

The group of riders, hand-picked by the Mishka crew and led by captain John "Prolly" Watson, will be participating in numerous bike-related events around the globe, recruiting other riders, collaborating with the industry on new gear, and wearing lots of brightly colored clothing.

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  • 02/19/2008

Cobblestone Jazz Announces Tour

Cobblestone Jazz has been around so long it's hard to imagine that the Canadian trio is only now making its live debut in the U.S. The brief tour, which begins at the end of this week, will see Matthew Jonson, Danuel Tate, and Tyger Dhula performing their improv-jazz-meets-techno in real time, supporting their 2007 release, 23 Seconds (!K7). The myriad of percussion, programming, vocoders, and Rhodes on the album should be present onstage with the boys.

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  • 02/19/2008

Wait for the Summer

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  • 02/19/2008

Atlas Sound Readies Tour

The inimitable Bradford Cox will be joined by Kranky labelmates Brian Foote (Nudge), Adam Forkner (White Rainbow), Honey Owens (Valet), and Atlanta musician Stephanie Macksey, for those highly anticipated Atlas Sound tour dates we've all been waiting for.

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  • 02/18/2008

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