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R.I.P.: Legendary Reggae Producer Joe Gibbs Dead At 65

Joe Gibbs (born Joel A. Gibson), the producer responsible for Culture’s Two Sevens Clash, Althea & Donna’s “Uptown Top Ranking,” Trinity’s “Three Piece Suit,” and Dennis Brown’s “Money In My Pocket,” died last week of a heart attack. He was 65. Gibbs left an indelible mark on reggae music and his hits are staples at reggae dances to this day.

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  • 02/25/2008

Paint it Gold

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  • 02/25/2008

Neon Neon Preps Tour Dates

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys and L.A. producer Boom Bip will hit the road in March to support their Neon Neon album, Stainless Style. The album is conceptualized around the life of engineer John Delorean, which should provide an unusual slant to the live shows. Best of all, Yo Majesty, Spank Rock, and Cate Le Bon, all of who appeared on the album, will be included in the tour.

Dates
03/13 Austin, TX: SXSW
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  • 02/22/2008

Hot Chip Makes Exclusive Track for Zune

Hot Chip is the latest act to participate in Zune's Ignition program, which provides free downloads and videos, features, and artist playlists to users. On February 26, the London-based group will release "So Deep" exclusively for the program. The track will be available for one month.

In the meantime, the band has a track-by-track breakdown of its Made in the Dark release currently on Zune, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the band made its "Ready for the Floor" video.

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  • 02/22/2008

Minus Announces Anniversary Shows

Minus Records' self-imposed 10 weeks of silence are coming to a close, and to remind us all the label is alive and kicking in 2008, Richie Hawtin and Co have announced several showcases taking place over the spring. The bulk of these events, which are meant to celebrate the label's 10-year anniversary, will take place during this year's Winter Music Conference in Miami. Read more » 

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  • 02/22/2008

By The Time I Get To Venus

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  • 02/22/2008

4: Casey and Paul Find Set List

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  • 02/21/2008

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