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Derek Plaslaiko Headlines Spectral Residency 7

Another iteration of Spectral Sound's Death is Nothing to Fear tour, which features Sepctral DJs visiting a series of venues in U.S cities, is about to begin. Tonight, label resident Derek Plaslaiko will kick off the seventh tour in New York, and will thus begin pushing his high-energy sets to clubs around the country. The Detroit-based DJ is currently a resident at the Bunker in New York, as well as at the Wolf+Lamb parties. Read more » 

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  • 01/25/2008

Flosstradamus Announce Debut Album and Exclusive Gear

After a whirlwind 2007 that included a spot on Chromeo's Fancy Footwork tour, shows with A-Trak and Kid Sister, and a remix album for Vice, Flosstradamus begin 2008 by preparing their debut album.

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  • 01/24/2008

Boredoms Sign to Thrill Jockey

Avant-garde rockers Boredoms have named Thrill Jockey their new home outside of Japan, and to kick things off, the band will be releasing the first installment of its Super Roots series in eight years.

Super Roots 9 is a recording of a show from Christmas Even 2004 in Japan, when a 20-person choir joined the band onstage. It's also the first official live release from the band. The disc will feature artwork by EYE and a 40-page booklet of musical scores and notations.

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  • 01/24/2008

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  • 01/24/2008

Deitch Gallery Opens Interactive Michel Gondry Exhibition

A new exhibition of works by Michel Gondry will open at Deitch Projects in New York next month, to coincide with the release of his film of the same name.

The filmmaker, whose most notable works are 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and 2006's The Science of Sleep, heads to New Jersey for his latest film, to tell the story of two friends who attempt to remake classic movies that have been erased from a video store's inventory.

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  • 01/24/2008

Jay Haze Preps Single with Ricardo Villalobos

Dance music producer Jay Haze, who XLR8R chatted with earlier this month, has announced a new single due out on his TuningSpork imprint. "Ass to Mouth" is as dirty as it sounds, with choppy synth lines, thick beats, and Jay breathing seductively in the background. The single is also the first time we've heard his skills as a beatboxer. Read more » 

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  • 01/24/2008

Pon Di Wire: “Irie” Dispute, Slang of the Year Award, Manley Inducted

Several reggae news outlets have reported that producer Cordell 'Skatta' Burrell was involved in a very serious car accident. Known for creating such riddims as Coolie Dance, Martial Arts, Chiney Gal, Bad Co., Burrell was driving his blue Subaru WRX when it went out of control and hit another vehicle parked near a taxi stand. Burrell is alleged to be alright, with injuries unknown at this time.

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