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  • 02/19/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, Feb 19

Various G-Ha and Olanskii: Sunkissed Smalltown Supersound
Smalltown Supersound has released its first mix CD and it smokes. Featuring cosmic madness from Serena-Maneesh, Glimmers, and 120 Days, this Norwegian label is setting us on fire and we dig it.


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  • 02/19/2007

Madlib Releases Final Beat Generation Album

BBE's Beat Generation series more or less put the label on the map, giving producers like Jay Dee, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, and will.i.am (whose offering was surprisingly solid) free reign to put out whatever creations they could concoct. Over the years, the series gained praise for helping highlight the production prowess of some overlooked-at-the-time folks (Jay Dee, DJ Jazzy Jeff), but it also garnered not-undue criticism for putting out what amounted to glorified beat tapes (*ahem* Marley Marl).

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  • 02/19/2007

Mother Mother Releases Touch Up

Toronto’s Last Gang imprint garnered attention from the music world with releases by Death from Above 1979, Metric, and Tiga. Now the label sits once again in the spotlight, with the re-release of Touch Up, the debut album from Vancouver’s five-piece math poppers Mother Mother.

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  • 02/19/2007

Video: Black Dice "Tree Tops"

Black Dice is a band who loves their noise. The Brooklyn-based foursome rocks hard while experimenting with sound, and the result is a frantic palette of improvisation coupled with relentless beats. The bubbly checkerboard graphics swirling through the band's "Tree Tops" video is proof these guys like their visuals chaotic as well.

Watch "Tree Tops" now, at XLR8R's Video Section.

 

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  • 02/19/2007

Ralph Lawson Does Fabric

Consider Ralph Lawson's latest project, Fabric 33, to be just another success on his ever-growing resume.


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  • 02/18/2007

Rewind Dat - Bring It Back!

Flush in the midst of celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the U.K.’s Greensleeves Records is on the move, with incredible reissues from their storied reggae vaults. Among the crop of vintage recordings seeing the light again are Wailing SoulsClassic Cuts: 1978-1984 and Barrington Levy’s Englishman.

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  • 02/16/2007

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