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Watch Cajmere's "Percolator 2010" Video



Chicago house legend Cajmere (a.k.a. Green Velvet a.k.a. Curtis Jones) is about to release a new remix album dedicated to his 1992 anthem, "Percolator." He's re-worked the song for 2010, and also enlisted an A-list team of producers to put their own spin on the classic tune, including Major Lazer, DJ Chuckie, Claude VonStroke, Riva Starr, Mixin Marc, Bad Boy Bill, and DJ Gantman. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2010

Owen Pallett to Release New EP, Tour This Fall

If an eponymous name change and ambitiously conceptual third album, Heartland, wasn't enough to send you reeling, how about another Owen Pallett record? Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2010

Amon Tobin Hooks Up Exclusive Starkey EP

Bay Area-based futuristic tunesmith Amon Tobin recently relaunched a special section on his website, the "Featured Artist" page, in which he "showcases artists he digs, inviting them to contribute content that is only available through amontobin.com." For his most recent feature, Tobin snagged the talented Philly-reppin' DJ/producer Starkey (pictured above), who hooked up an exclusive three-song EP of bass-centric space beats called Universe. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2010

Small Black to Drop Debut Album on Jagjaguwar

The poignant, synth-heavy pop coming from Brooklyn's beloved Small Black is set to try itself out in album form when New Chain is released on October 26 via Bloomington, IN's Jagjaguwar label. The full-length record follows a hotly tipped self-titled EP, a split EP with chillwave darling Washed Out, and a 7" record for fan-favorite song "Despicable Dogs," not to mention a few years of bandhood and some fondly remembered performances at CMJ and SXSW. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2010

Video: LOL Boys "123"



In recent months, we've been getting all hot-and-bothered about LA/Montreal duo LOL Boys, even though the guys had only turned out a handful of remixes and bootlegs. But as of this week, that's all changed, as the pair has entered the world of 'official' releases with their debut single, "123," which comes courtesy of Palms Out Sounds. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Stream a New Song From Grouper

The dark, ethereal soundscapes coming from Portland's Grouper are about to grow two songs stronger with the release of a limited-edition tour 7" on the Australian label Room40. The lead number on the two-song disc, "Hold," is available to stream before the Hold/Sick 45 comes out on October 6, and finds solo artist Liz Harris waxing existential about "[observing] one’s own emotions... You’re in that space where you’re not sure whether to follow or reel them in." Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Video: M.I.A. "XXXO"



If /\/\/\Y/\ sounded even a fraction as rad as M.I.A. (and the rest of the video) looks in this clip for "XXXO," maybe it wouldn't be one of the most disappointing albums of the year. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

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