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Now Playing At Peepshow: Mat Taplinger

Ohio native Matthew Taplinger has worked as a photographer for several years in Detroit and Chicago, snapping anything from airports and cyclists to crowds and individual portraits. Taplinger, who currently resides on the north side of Chicago, gave us a a sampling of his photos from the last year, now available for viewing at Peepshow.

 

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  • 12/29/2006

Video: Samamidon "Tribulation"

One of the new faces of the Plug Research crew, Samamidon does some gentle singing and guitar playing in the "Tribulations" video, followed by some hard drinking and unusual dance steps. For those who think this sounds a bit conceptual, check out the video and see how these unlikely pieces fit together.

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  • 12/29/2006

Best of 2006: Best Visual Artists

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out which visual artists made waves and captured eyes during the past 12 months. Below are the undisputed artistic masterminds of 2006.

 

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  • 12/29/2006

Stars On 45

With all things vintage reggae making a comeback–from Rockers to Blood & Fire reissues, reggae icon t-shirts, and album-cover coffee table books–reggae 7" label designs reflect a significant yet often overlooked aspect of the culture. Presented here are just a fraction...

Compiled by David J. Weissberg



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Best of 2006: Best Record Labels

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out which record labels shipped out the goodness in 2006.


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  • 12/27/2006

New At INCITE Online, Dec 26

XLR8R presents the Best of INCITE Online, featuring two weeks' worth of the staff's favorite MP3s showcased at our downloads page during 2006. This week features a variety of genres, from hip-hop to house to downtempo, and includes a bonus MP3 from the late J Dilla.


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  • 12/26/2006

XLR8R's Year-End Top Ten Album Picks

The Album Leaf Into The Blue Again Sub Pop

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  • 12/26/2006

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