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Kevin Saunderson to Tour With Derrick May Next Year

2010 was a good year for Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson; the iconic DJ/musician/producer resurrected his Inner City band at Movement, and released a load of singles and EPs both for himself and members of the Saunderson extended family (like his nephew, Kweku). Now, the artist is ready to follow up that work with another exciting project, a world tour with fellow dance music innovator Derrick May. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2010

Boys Noize to Release 'Acid' Compilation on His Label

As a sort of celebration of 20 years of acid music, German DJ/producer/label head Boys Noize has brought together a handful of friends and label mates to craft a compilation of brand-new tunes following the blueprints of the old-school club genre. Read more » 

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  • 12/16/2010

Dirtybird Preps New Releases, Readies For XLR8R Holiday Party

Bay Area house and techno hub Dirtybird is keeping quite busy throughout the winter seasons. More specifically, the imprint has a couple releases coming out this month, with an excellent holiday party on the way, as well. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2010

Brownswood to Introduce 'World Family' Compilation Series Next Year

Between running his own record label, Brownswood, hosting his own radio show on BBC 1, and constantly searching for the "perfect beat," Gilles Peterson has to be one insanely busy guy. Though he's not one to let that get in the way of sharing fresh sounds with the world. Though he's not one to let that get in the way of sharing fresh sounds with the world. For his label's next release, the inaugural edition of a brand-new compilation series called World Family, Peterson is relinquishing his curatorial duties to friends and fellow DJs Lefto and Simbad in lieu of his own selections. Read more » 

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  • 12/15/2010

Nab a New Mix From Pictureplane For Mishka

When they aren't busy compiling obscure bands and producers into questionably titled "guides", the folks over at NYC culture hub Mishka also corral artists for their ongoing Keep Watch mix series. The latest artist to offer a DJ set as a Mishka podcast is Denver, CO, producer Pictureplane. Read more » 

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  • 12/14/2010

Diplo to Release Reggae Mix Album Via VP Records

Never mind Diplo Presents Dubstep. Now the DJ/producer known as Wes Pentz is staking his claim in the field of reggae classics with Riddimentary: Diplo Selects Greensleeves, a forthcoming mix album in which the Mad Decent head honcho reinvigorates the Greensleeves vaults for your listening pleasure. The mixmaster has his way with Gregory Isaacs' "Night Nurse," Eek-A-Mouse's "Anarexol," Trison Palma's "Joker Smoker," and 12 other tracks, all of which drop on February 8 via VP Records. Read more » 

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  • 12/14/2010

MZO Bullet's "Casablanca" to Be Released Alongside a Hot City Remix

For those of you who've been playing out YouTube audio rips of South African kwaito producer MZO Bullet's "Casablanca," your murky set moments will soon return to crisp clarity. On December 27, London's New State Music will release "Casablanca" in both vinyl and digital formats, and packaged alongside a remix from sweat-inducing duo Hot City. If you haven't seen the dance-move-inspiring (watch for the lone "mzungu") video for "Casablanca," take a look below, and then check out the Hot City remix from New State's Soundcloud. Read more » 

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  • 12/14/2010

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