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People Press Play Debuts Album

Morr Music certainly knows slow motion electro-pop, with artists from B. Fleishmann to The Go Find to Isan mellowing out the German electronic stratosphere. But like the other side of German electronics (i.e. techno and all of its derivatives), Morr has found itself in somewhat of a pigeonhole (see mopey, indie-pop songwriting), so the label's newest signing, People Press Play, is the breath of fresh air we’ve been waiting for.

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  • 06/01/2007

Swayzak Rocks Some Other Country

Now going on ten years of making music, Swayzak is back and cleaner than ever. The UK-based dub-tech innovators have taken a gigantic leap from their prior, more dance-focused work, Loops From the Bergerie. Some Other Country travels through blitzes of digital noise and softly attacking kick-thumps–a dark shift when compared to 2004’s super-acclaimed Loops…, or any number of mixes Swayzak has cranked out over the past decade.

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  • 06/01/2007

The Crystal Cat

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  • 06/01/2007

Earl 16: 21st Century Rootsman

Reggae music, reggae sound, the number one sound/Play the guitar, come in with the bassman, I can’t do without the drummer… Read more » 

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  • 06/01/2007

Daily Download: Bassnectar "Kick It Complex"

Unlike the more "chill" artistry of Om Records, Bassnectar thrives on the power of bass fire. Fusing deep dubstep rhythms and dirty hip-hop drum kits, "Kick It Complex" is destined to win over more than just bearded festival-goers. 

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  • 06/01/2007

Billie Holiday Gets Resurrected, Remixed

It takes balls to remix Billie Holiday, but Columbia Records accepts the challenge with a forthcoming collection of reworked (and painfully remastered) versions of the jazz singer's finest songs. Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined features an assemblage of nu-jazz artistry, the likes of which include Digable PlanetsLady Bug Mecca, Nickodemus and Zeb, DJ Logic, and several other notable producers.

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  • 05/31/2007

The Week In Tours, May 31

This week, the Pennsylvania psychedelic stars in Black Moth Super Rainbow bring their dreamy, analog purgatory to the big city, and the UK’s dance-punk posterboys Bloc Party run through the US for a few weeks. Meanwhile, disco phenom Daniel Wang drops by a few (four, to be exact) party destinations to throw the kids a bone, and Fat Cat’s newest indie-pop outing, Welcome, sets out with Mary Timony on a hefty venture through the States. These shows should not be missed.

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  • 05/31/2007

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