The venerable Hyperdub label will be staying as busy as ever come the new year, with three highly anticipated singles arriving before the end of March. The first is from young grime upstart DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha DVA), who goes into more UK funky territory on his latest slice, Natty/Ganja. "Natty" features collapsing percussive elements, intense polyrhythms, and a tribal feel that wouldn't sound out of place on a Culoe de Song record. Read more »
Following on the heels of the Scion Radio 17 BPM Meter comes the car company's latest mobile program, the new Scion AV Radio App, which allows you to listen to all 17 Scion Radio stations—including streams hosted by The Rub, Wax Poetics, and Turntable Lab—directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch, as well as listen to the latest remix projects and CD Sampler releases from Scion's in-house record label, Scion Audio Visual. Read more »
The man from Dijon finally brings his world tour to North America this February, hot on the heels of his Flashmob album, which was one of the more eagerly anticipated records of the past year. Considering Vitalic's reputation for sensational live shows, audiences in Canada and the coastal climes of the US should be getting themselves tickets to these shows as soon as they go on sale.
Vitalic North American Tour Dates
Fri 02/19/10 Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Sat 02/20/10 103 Harriet Street, San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco's Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is hosting thee techno party for the New Year's Eve holiday, featuring local favorites Alland Byallo, Nikola Baytala, and Jonah Sharp, along with the San Francisco premiere of dub-techno champion Brendon Moeller. Read more »
After shedding some members and adding a new drummer, Montreal's Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra will be releasing their sixth full-length album at the beginning of 2010. Titled Kollaps Tradixionales, the new record continues along the path the group has forged for itself, spanning blues, folk, punk rock, and orchestral music. With a tour in the works and one single already available to stream on the group's rehabbed new site, the new year holds much for a reconfigured ASMZ.
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The eclectic sounds of Toro Y Moi will bring the heat to some select eastern cities, starting tonight in Philadelphia. Perhaps the most highly anticipated dates, though, are back-to-back nights at New York's Mercury Lounge with XLR8R favorites Neon Indian. Check out both of these solo magicians while they're in your town! Read more »
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