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Deadly Syndrome Preps New Album

The indie-folk gods are bestowing another offering on mankind soon, this time from L.A.-based outfit The Deadly Syndrome. The band will release The Ortolan on Dim Mak, and with Steve Aoki’s money backing the project, a new folk resurgence might be imminent.

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  • 07/23/2007

Daily Download: Amir Suliman "Change Gonna Come"

Amir Suliman appears to be on a one-man mission to revive posi-hip-hop, one track at a time. This activist, writer and MC is at his most uplifting on "Change Gonna Come," a politically conscious opus that'll have backpackers and nu-soul devotees equally energetic.

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  • 07/23/2007

The Week In Videos

This week began with Maximo Park’s strangely-lit and weirdly popular “Our Velocity.” Next came a video from The Gaslamp Killer, shaving his head alongside guest Gonjasufi (a.k.a. Flying Lotus). Wednesday brought the intensely produced “Divebomb” from Kitsuné’s The Whip, then the awkward psych-sounds of Dirty Projectors as they played for a bunch of apathetic folks in Washington Square Park.

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  • 07/22/2007

The Week In Downloads

This week began with The Dead Texan–that odd-but-delightful Belgium-based duo who records for Kranky–giving Christopher Willits' "Colors Shifting" track an ambient remake. Frenchman datA came through with an original track for the electro kids, then Crunc Tesla, strangest man alive, joined forces with K-Swift, Seraphim, and Diego Maraedonna for some dirty, demonic bass.

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  • 07/21/2007

Podcast: Daly City Records

David Wang, a.k.a. Mochipet, has been involved in the experimental scene since the ripe age of 15. Releasing records for labels as diverse as Kid 606’s Tigerbeat 6, Schematic, and his very own Daly City records, the producer has become a denison of dark, eclectic, and spastic electronic music. For this exclusive XLR8R mix, Mochipet pulls out a gang of unreleased heaters, a bunch of Modeselektor and Spank Rock mash-ups, and Metallica! We’re thrilled.

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  • 07/20/2007

The Week In Music, July 20


Mum will appear at the Iceland Airwaves festival.



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  • 07/20/2007

Big Guns Debut Big Riddims

Artists do it all nowadays. They run their own labels and management companies, develop in-house talent and, apparently, produce riddim albums. By sheer luck or coincidence, this week, two of reggae’s most recognizable figures, Buju Banton (a.k.a. Gargamel), and Ghetto Youths International (a.k.a.

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  • 07/20/2007

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