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Panasonic Confirms the End of Technics Turntables

DJs the world over will be mourning the news that Panasonic has officially announced that production of Technics turntables ended this fall. Last month we posted that Panasonic had planned to discontinue the Technics SL-1200MK6 analog turntable, the SH-EX1200 analog audio mixer, the RP-DH1200, and RP-DJ1200 stereo headphones, and now comes the news that the entire line of Technics turntables has been shut down. Read more » 

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  • 11/18/2010

Listen to a Live Performance From FaltyDL in London

As we saw briefly in this recent video interview with FaltyDL (not to mention his set at this year's Decibel Festival), the DJ/producer holds his own quite well in a live setting, so we're certainly more than willing to catch his DJ sets in any capacity. FACT posted a live recording of DL's performance at the Heaven club in London, and it's certainly a doozy. Read more » 

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  • 11/18/2010

Baths to Tour North America Next Year

The creator of one of this year's most rewarding and melodic beat-related albums , Will Wiesenfeld (a.k.a. Baths), follows up the release of his lovely Cerulean (not to mention his inclusion in our beat-scene feature) with a headlining tour across North America. Read more » 

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  • 11/18/2010

Check Out Pictureplane's New 'Dimensional Rip' Mix

When he's not inciting internet drama and 'to mix or not to mix' debates, as he did so effortlessly on his recent podcast for us, Colorado DJ/producer Pictureplane likes to spend his time tearing our dimension to shreds in a variety of different ways. As the mixmaster also known as Travis Edegy put it on his blog, "I have been conducting magical social experiments under the guise of 'dimensional rip,' as a way of altering the reality of both myself and the world (universe) at large, attempting to tear open and manipulate the fabric of reality, basically." So, his latest rip comes to us in the form of a mixtape, featuring 11 obscure happy hardcore and jungle tunes slowed down to the artist's liking. Read more » 

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  • 11/17/2010

Get to Know the Real LV Over on FACT

Elusive London-via-South Africa production trio LV, the tunesmiths behind the massive "Boomslang" single, recently granted a rare interview with all of its three members to FACT, who then turned it into this lengthy and informative Q & A. The Hyperdub-signed producers, Will Horrocks, Gervase Gordon, and Si Williams, talk about their backgrounds, both musical and personal, the inclusion of kwaito and reggae styles into their bassy club tunes, and how they got hooked up with Kode9's label, among other revealing topics. Read more » 

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  • 11/17/2010

Recloose Releases 'Early Works' Compilation on Rush Hour

Veteran house and techno DJ/producer Recloose (a.k.a. Matt Chicoine) just dropped the first release to bear his name in two years, a compilation of his, um, early works, called Early Works. Amsterdam's Rush Hour label released the collection of tunes—calling it a "retrospective featuring unreleased tracks and forgotten gems," not unlike the imprint's three-disc compilation for Anthony "Shake" Shakir—in a number of formats, each with a different tracklist. Read more » 

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  • 11/17/2010

FaltyDL, Lemonade, Javelin, oOoOO, Sinden, and More to Play Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

One week before Christmas, Brooklyn's third annual festival celebrating both veteran and up-and-coming electronic artists will kick off at Public Assembly and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Read more » 

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  • 11/17/2010

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