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  • 05/18/2007

Wrasse Releases Femi Kuti Box Set

Femi Kuti was born into the history of Afrobeat–literally. Son to the genre’s pioneer, Feli Kuti, the Nigerian bandleader has been a leading force both musically and in numerous political causes (Pan-Africanism, Socialism, anti-AIDS campaigns) in addition to numerous releases. The percussive genius has released records for Motown, Polygram, and Mondo Melodia, and has attempted to run for President in Nigeria. Dude is no joke.

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  • 05/18/2007

This Week In Singles

With a resurgence of releases in the techno, nu-jazz, hip-hop, and dubstep scenes, music is diverse as ever, often with its newest incarnations and hybrids entering the market by way of new single releases. Plus, in a dominant digital-downloading era, new tracks appear more frequently and with less promotion, causing many fans to miss out on some astounding releases.

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  • 05/18/2007

Daily Download: Deejay OM “The Arrival”

San Francisco-based beatsmith Deejay OM is quite possibly the only producer who cites a passion for meditation and Yoga while still pumping out tracks for Thrasher magazine skate videos. His latest album, Reheated Naan and Curry, is a collision of boom-bap beats and exotic Eastern flair. When an Indian spot opens up next to an indie hip-hop club, business owners would be wise to hire OM as a resident.

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  • 05/18/2007

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  • 05/17/2007

Bonde Do Role Preps With Lasers

With Lasers may mark the debut album for Bonde Do Role (The Role Crew), but this Brazilian trio–simply known as Pedro, Marina, and Gorky–is hardly a new outfit on the music circuit. Last year saw the band deliver a series of performances worldwide that had dancefloors exploding and crowds begging for more of the group's filthy mash-up of baile-funk rhythms, chugging basslines, heavy metal guitars, and hilarious lyrics about partying, fucking, going to the beach, and long lines at the post office.

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  • 05/17/2007

Yesterdays New Quintet Preps Fifth Album

It seems that Madlib lives in a universe far beyond the reaches other producers and MCs. For Yesterday’s Universe, his fifth release under the Yesterdays New Quintet moniker, the production monster lets his jazz hands loose and serves up a hip-hop album that eschews all formulaic conventions–even where aliases are concerned.

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  • 05/17/2007

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