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Tour: Diplo with Switch

Globetrotter, entrepreneur, and all-around busy guy Diplo is making a dash for the tour bus soon, this time for a handful of dates with DJ/producer Dave Taylor, better known as Switch.

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  • 08/24/2007

Gear Alert: Gemini MM-3000 Mixer

DJs, get your wallets out, because Gemini just provided another item to clutter your studio, bedroom, or club. The MM-3000 professional mixer is equipped with five channels of connectivity potential, with two phono/line RCA inputs that come with a three-band EQ (with a cut feature) for each separate channel. The M-3000 is also bundled with an iPod connector.

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  • 08/24/2007

Daily Download: Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan "Bethe Bethe Kese Kese"

Qawwali is the music of the Sufism faith, and Pakistan-born Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was one of the genres legendary producers. London-based composer Gaudi uses some recently-discovered vocal samples from one of Nusrat's recording sessions to create Dub Qawwali, a tribute album of sorts that blends reggae, dub, electronic music, and the late Nusrat's melodies.

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  • 08/24/2007

Peacebone

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  • 08/23/2007

Tours: Modeselektor, Enon, Matthew Dear, Motor

This autumn will definitely be something to behold, as Touch and Go Records’ spazz-punk outfit Enon prepares to run through the US for a brief stint, and Matthew Dear gathers his full band to tour as Matthew Dear’s Big Hands. Also, London-based electro duo Motor brings its heavy post-industrial set to the States, and Modeselektor makes a few stops at a series of huge European fests and super clubs.

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  • 08/23/2007

Busy Dogs: Alpha Pup Ramps Up Releases

Daddy Kev and his finance Danyell Jariel are running their Alpha Pup label like a top-flight, pure-breed kennel. They’ve planned a slew of new albums from some of L.A.’s finest underground hip-hop acts, and, along with labels like Plug Research and Mush, are defining the new century L.A. sound.

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  • 08/23/2007

Daily Download: Madlib the Beat Konducta "Freeze"

One can pretty much assume at this point that Madlib will try anything production-wise. We've seen this guy tackle hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, and numerous themes, including Movie Scenes, the first installment of his Beat Konducta project. Vol. 3-4 of this series sees him exploring Eastern sounds with as much gutless energy as a chef might experiment with spices. What's next? Madlib does alt-country?

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  • 08/23/2007

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