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Minus Celebrates 10 Years with 10 Weeks of Silence

Ten years have passed since Richie Hawtin opened shop for his Minus imprint, so we were thrilled to hear the label has many celebratory plans for its anniversary. Of course, when Hawtin is at the helm, weird surprises are a foregone conclusion, and the anniversary will be no different, and the label will start celebrations with... 10 weeks of silence.

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  • 01/17/2008

Chrysanthemum

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  • 01/16/2008

Pon Di Wire: Sizzla Busted For Pot, Big Year For Buju, Feb is Reggae Month

Don’t think police in Jamaica are more lenient on ganja than other countries. Celebrities have been finding this out the hard way. Reggae singjay Miguel Collins, a.k.a Sizzla, was stopped in Kingston by police, who arrested the performer for marijuana possession. He was in court January 4, where he was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or serve 10 days behind bars after pleading guilty to possession. Read more » 

Kitsuné Maison 5 Coming Soon

On February 4, Paris-based label Kitsuné will unleash another bundle of tunes to the masses in the form of Kitsuné Maison 5.

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  • 01/16/2008

One Be Lo Self-Releases Second Album

The Michigan-born MC known as One Be Low has always been something of a DIY man. Now, he's taken that policy further, by preparing his second solo album, The R.E.B.I.R.T.H., for release via his own imprint.

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  • 01/16/2008

Simon Reynolds' Energy Flash Re-Issued and Expanded

Author, music critic, historian, and blogger extraordinaire Simon Reynolds has just announced he'll be expanding, updating, and reissuing his famed book, Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, to include more recent events in the history of electronic music.

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  • 01/15/2008

Ghislain Poirier Preps Ninja Tune Debut, Megamix Podcast

Ghislain Poirier has announced the release of his Ninja Tune debut, No Ground Under–and some extra-special promotion to go along with it.
The Montreal-based DJ and producer has prepped a podcast called Bastard Bass, which features segments from the new album as well as a couple of his remixes. The 40-minute mix is about as bass-heavy as Poirier gets, and shows off the wide palette of musical styles (grime, dancehall, ragga, to name a few) he is capable of.

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  • 01/15/2008

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