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National Geographic Releases Digital-Only Compilation

Long before world music became synonymous with Teva sandals, yoga, and the occasional yin-yang tattoo, National Geographic subscribers and bassheads sought dense Brazilian beats, manic Latin percussion, and the occasional psych-sitar just for good measure. National Geographic Digital Media is bringing world music enthusiasm back with 13 tracks of remixed glory from around the planet.

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  • 03/21/2007

Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf Become Tour Guides

Deaf Dumb & Blind Recordings, along with Time Out magazine, never want us getting lost when taking a trip to SoCal. Nor do Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf. With that in mind, the label and magazine continue their series The Other Side, with the fifth and latest installment featuring the two Stones Throw artists leading viewers through the best sights and sounds of Los Angeles.

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  • 03/21/2007

Steve Bug Releases New DJ Mix

German techno innovator Stefan Brügesch (a.k.a. Steve Bug) delivers a dancefloor-worthy mix to Belgian club Fuse’s DJ mix series Fuse Presents this spring.

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  • 03/21/2007

Pon Di Wire: A Reggae News Flash!

Veteran singer Horace Andy debuts his latest album, Livin It Up, in a novel way: through a series of videos released via YouTube. Andy sings, previews tracks, and narrates an introduction to the new album, made with Sly & Robbie for Taxi Recordings.

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  • 03/21/2007

Antibalas Embarks On Power-Tour

After releasing their debut full-length for the Anti- imprint, Afrobeat warriors Antibalas (which means “bulletproof” in Spanish) are trekking across the U.S. in support of their newest darling, Security. Released earlier this month, the John McEntire-produced album has already gained some extreme praise from the press. The band’s live show is likely to produce similar results.

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  • 03/21/2007

Video: Mark Templeton "Tentative Growth"

Ezekiel Honig's Anticipate imprint has just set a new standard for murky minimalism in the form of Mark Templeton. "Tentative Growth" visually showcases the Canadian sound artist's knack for improvisation and acoustic instrumentation as fuzzy textures and melodies hum to the beat of Templeton's vision. Go grab your metalhead brother– he might have a moment of ambient clarity.

See Mark Templeton's "Tentative Growth" now, at XLR8R's Video Section.



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  • 03/21/2007

Tentative Growth

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  • 03/21/2007

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