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Illa J to Release J Dilla Produced Album

The legacy of J Dilla lives on! The late producer's younger brother, John "Illa J" Yancey, is currently at work on his debut album for Delicious Vinyl. The yet-to-be-titled release will feature 21-year old Yancey singing over beats made by his older brother. Dilla, who passed away in February of 2006 from complications relating to lupus, left behind him an extensive vault of untouched music, which will see light for the first time with this release.

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  • 07/16/2008

Pon Di Wire: Jah Cure, Renato, Perfect

Siccaturie Alcock, better known as roots singer Jah Cure, drops his anticipated new album, The Universal Cure, September 9 on Danger Zone/SoBe. The album is his first recorded work since his release from prison in 2007 and includes collaborations with Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, Enrique Iglesias, and others. Album track “Journey” is also on the Journey Riddim compilation, available via iTunes on August 19.

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Sébastian Tellier Preps Tour

You might only be able to grab his forthcoming Sexuality album in American Apparel outlets come July 22, but fans of French songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sébastian Tellier need not have to buy a new pair of leggings to see some of the tracks off the release performed in the live setting. Tellier will perform the apparent "11-track meditation on lovemaking" in a small (very small) handful of cities in North America this summer. Catch him at one of these venues:

07/26 Los Angeles, CA: Knitting Factory
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  • 07/16/2008

Health Embarks on U.S. Tour

SoCal synth punks Health will hit the road this summer, following the release of last year's self-titled album for Lovepump United and its subsequent remix disc, Health/Disco. The five-piece outfit from Los Angeles kicked off a set of dates last night in Denver and will be hitting clubs and venues around the U.S. for the rest of the month. From there, they'll play a couple dates in Europe before darting right back over the pond for some West Coast shows.

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  • 07/15/2008

Girl Talk, Chromeo Play Capitol Hill

With Sup Pop's 20th Anniversary Party finished and the 2008 Decibel Festival still a couple months away, Seattle looks to to another kind of multi-day party for the interim. The Capitol Hill Block Party, now in its 11th year, is an annual music showcase that gathers indie and underground bands in the U.S., with a special focus on Northwest-based artists.

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  • 07/15/2008

Carl Craig, The Bug Headline Decibel

Seattle's Decibel Festival will return for its fifth year this fall, and while the four-day music, art, and media event has always boasted a worthwhile lineup, it seems the organizers have gone all out for 2008.

Detroit techno legend Car Craig will take some time away from his busy schedule to headline the show, and joining him will be artists from all corners of dance music, including Lusine, The Bug, Jeff Samuel, Jahcoozi, Audion, Tujiko Noriko, and a bunch of others listed below.

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  • 07/15/2008

Architecture in Helsinki Release EP

Like it or Not seems an apt title for the latest offering from Architecture in Helsinki, a band that proved with its last release, Places Like This, that any direction is possible and the band will choose any path it pleases in terms of its musical evolution.

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  • 07/15/2008

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