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Dirt Crew Releases First Artist Album

It's been a few years, several singles, and even more remixes since James Flavour and Break 3000 (collectively working as Dirt Crew) emerged as innovators in the house/electro/techno scene, but all this time a proper artist album has been the missing element. A peek into the near-future (this fall), sees that fact change, as the duo is set to drop Raw, its debut album.

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  • 07/13/2007

Sizzla Creates I-Space

Sizzla Kalonji (born Miguel Collins) unleashes a new album just seven months after releasing The Overstanding on Dame Dash’s imprint. But unlike that album, Sizzla’s latest, I-Space (Greensleeves), hasn’t a hint of crossover or R&B-flavored material. Instead, Byron Murray–of In The Streetz Records, and one of Jamaica’s premier reggae riddim masters–is the primary producer for many of I-Space’s tracks.

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  • 07/13/2007

Gear Alert: Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ

With Serato, Traktor, and Xponent combining both traditional DJ capabilities and all the perks of digital DJing, the only thing that’s missing is an interface that can bring in the high-end audiophile part of the equation. Enter the Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ interface, a sturdy, compact rack-style box with eight inputs, eight outputs, a separate mic and headphone input, and the ability to connect to any of the above digital DJ operating systems.

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  • 07/13/2007

Daily Download: Turzi "Acid Taste"

The name says it all. "Acid Taste," from the forthcoming A release, is post-Italo psychedelia with analog in mind. Not unlike Faust or Can, Turzi and his band write tripped-out live music that's as intricate as any piece of sequenced electronic wizardry. If there was ever a time for acid, it's now.

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  • 07/13/2007

Pon Di Wire: Elephant Man, I-Roy, Daddy Shark

Jamaica’s general elections, taking place Monday, August 27 between current Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s Peoples National Party and Bruce Golding’s Jamaican Labor Party, have caused the Curefest showcase, which marks the release of artist Jah Cure (pictured left) from prison, to be postponed.

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Crackerjack Docker

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  • 07/12/2007

The Week In Tours, July 12

This week, prog-disco pusher Prins Thomas is making some stops in Europe before heading to the West Coast in September. San Francisco-based Numbers will head across the States, while Thrill jockey’s newest folk-sensation Tunng makes some headway in the UK. Last, the Bay Area hip-hop supergroup Souls of Mischief is slated to start trouble in the South and Canada.

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  • 07/12/2007

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