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Pon Di Wire: Bloodfire Reforms, Mavado Threats, Talented McGregor, Riddim Guides

PDW expresses our continued condolences to the family and friends of Michael “Mikey Dread” Campbell, the artist who passed away last Saturday, March 15. For more, read XLR8R’s full tribute to the man who pioneered radio and music as the Dread At The Controls.

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Je Veux Te Voir

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  • Filed under: video
  • 03/18/2008

Top 10: Plant Life, Anja Schneider

Power Douglas
Pentecostal Fangbread
FiveSixMedia
Release Date: April 15

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Modeselektor, Kode 9, Carl Craig on Initial Mutek Lineup

The organizers behind Montreal's annual Mutek Festival have announced the five-day event's ninth edition, set to take place May 28 - June 1, 2008, in various locations around the Canadian city.

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  • 03/18/2008

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Patapon
Sony Computer Entertainment
PSP
$19.99


Once in a while, a game comes along that seems so ridiculous it has to be awesome. Patapon is one such a game.

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The Perceptionists, African Underground to Play Third Trinity Hip-Hop Festival

In the words of its co-organizer, Zee Santiago, the annual Trinity Hip-Hop Festival "demonstrates how hip-hop has become an international culture as well as an accepted academic area of study."

Past editions of the festival have held true to this statement, with personalities like Can't Stop Won't Stop author Jeff Chang and film director Byron Hurt giving talks alongside performances from contemporary, "conscious" hip-hop artists.

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  • 03/18/2008

SXSW 2008 with Kid Kameleon

Last week, XLR8R columnist and local S.F. hero Matt Earp (alias Kid Kameleon) descended upon Austin, camera and laptop in hand, ready to capture the music, technology, and general mayhem of this year's South By Southwest Interactive festival. In between trying out new iPhone gadgetry, catching panels on the latest in music- and social-networking tech, DJing with Flosstradamus at the Threadless party, and drinking beer from really big glasses, Matt managed to snap a boatload of pictures documenting the fun.

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