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Oxbow Narrates Narcotics

The noise-vets in Oxbow have reason to celebrate. They’ve finally graduated from the Nick Cave academy with degrees in the slaying arts, and on The Narcotic Story, the San Francisco-based band takes the blues for a demented spin.

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  • 06/05/2007

Mr. Oizo Makes Feature Film

Steak, in this case, is not a slab of red meat, but the debut feature film from Quentin Dupieux, better known to Ed Banger Records fans as Mr. Oizo. The 90-minute film is set in the year 2016, and follows a young man named George, who is obsessed with the latest rage in the fashion world–facelifts.

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  • 06/05/2007

Weekly Chart: Awol One

Awol One has been making hip-hop for nearly 20 years, but he shows no signs of slowing down. Only Death Can Kill You, his latest release, sees Awol make a temporary break from his conventional backpack-style hip-hop. Skid Row-esque guitar samples and loose percussion make his uniquely biting voice more scruffy and agro than ever, and we caught up with the vocal marauder to see what tracks inspired this album, his spookiest vision yet.

Only Death Can Kill You is out now on Cornerstone R.A.S.

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  • 06/05/2007

Les Matins De Paris

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  • 06/05/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 11: Pole

In part two of our series on San Francisco's Recombinant Media Labs, XLR8R Technology Editor Ken Taylor looks at the state-of-the-art sound facility through the eyes of Berlin-based musician Stefan Betke (a.k.a. Pole). To a soundboard master like Betke, the lab is not only "a dreamland," but a fertile ground for his dub-heavy explorations. Watch as he experiences Recombinant Media Labs for the first time.

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  • 06/05/2007

Daily Download: Bumps "Tryplmeade Gorsmatch"

When three percussionists from post-rock behemoth Tortoise make a breakbeat record, the odds are that it's going to be groundbreaking. Bumps' first release for Stones Throw, Beats, Breaks, Raw, Drums, beams with Latin, Jazz, Afroabeat, and yes, a little post-rock rhythm. Is there anything these guys can't accomplish musically? 

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  • 06/05/2007

Kompakt Readies Speicher 3

Fans of all things techno, take note. Cologne-based imprint Kompakt Records is set to unleash the third installment of its Speicher (“Extra”) series, a collection of compilations showcasing the label’s best 12” tracks in a single mix CD.

This time around, labelhead Michael Mayer and Jorg Burger (a.k.a. The Modernist) take the reigns, steering the mix through melodic intros, peak-time dancefloor numbers, and straight into 4 a.m, dropping some of the freshest techno tracks Kompakt has released to date.

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  • 06/04/2007

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