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The DJ Is a Jukebox?

Most club-goers understand (or learn the hard way) that approaching a big-name DJ mid-set with a song request is usually a futile effort. Further, some DJs (including San Francisco’s M3) have gone so far as to print t-shirts bearing the warning “No Fucking Requests Ever!”

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  • 05/04/2007

Daily Download: Matthew Dear “Pom Pom”

Matthew Dear is the champion of potently poppy electro-house. Although Asa Breed is only his sophomore full-length, this Texas-born producer has already released a mountain of singles under several monikers (Audion, False, Jabberjaw). "Pom Pom" finds Ghostly's flagship artist at his most dynamic and accessibly banging.

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  • 05/04/2007

Podcast: Sublight Records

Since 2004, Winnipeg, Canada's Sublight Records has been a crucial force in the breakcore and experimental electronic stratospheres, releasing albums from bedroom maniacs Servants of the Apocalyptic Goat Rave, The Gasman, and Ebola (just listen to the names!).

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  • 05/03/2007

Talib Kweli Preps Album

Now that Mos Def is a Hollywood playboy and indie hip-hoppers embrace the rugged rhymes of Lil Wayne, socially conscious, sensitive rappers have their work cut out for them. But Mos Def’s ex-partner-in-crime Talib Kweli seems up for the challenge on his forthcoming long-player Ear Drum.

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  • 05/03/2007

Pon Di Wire: A Weekly Reggae Roundup

According to this week’s reggae singles charts, Rasta singer Lutan Fyah (pictured below) retains his number one position in Jamaica for a second week, with "Save The Juvinile" (Real Life). Macka Diamond’s dancehall hit "Hula Hoop" swivels in at two, while Vegas climbs to three. Mavado’s "Dying" (Daseca) moves quickly to number four in JA, and tops London's BBC 1Xtra chart.

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The Week In Tours

We know Coachella wore everyone out like a 27-year-old reliving a Cancun spring-break vacation, but whatever. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and bands are slaying. Take it easy over the next few weeks and prepare for the live devastation headed your way.

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  • 05/03/2007

Video: CocoRosie "Rainbowarriors"

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Cassady make up the freakishly adorable duo CocoRosie. Though the siblings are often associated with the freak-folk movement alongside bearded icons Devendra Banhart and Akron Family, the duo’s manipulation of toys, use of beatboxing, and electronic percussion make for a much more lively soundscape than two ladies with acoustic guitars. “Rainbowarriors” is mystifying both visually (thanks to the duo’s friend and director Kai Reagan) and sonically (turntablist scratching, fairy-like vocals).

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  • 05/02/2007

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