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Nab Girl Talk's Brand-New Album for Free

The maestro of mash-ups and Pied Piper of party people, Pittsburgh's Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk), solidifies his role as a file-sharing philanthropist today with the release of his brand-new full-length album, which is available for a completely free download with no strings attached. Read more » 

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  • 11/15/2010

Chief Boima and Oro11 are Banana Clipz; Check Out a Free Mega-Mini Mix

At the end of this month, on November 29, NY/LA-based production outfit Banana Clipz will release a free, self-titled EP in conjunction with Ghetto Bassquake and Bersa Discos. The DJ/producers of Banana Clipz, Oro11 (above, second from right) and Chief Boima (above, far left), formulated the project over the past three years, initially while both men resided in Oakland but continuing after Oro11 packed up and headed south for Los Angeles. Now that Boima has also bid adieu to the West Coast, the EP is essentially a snapshot of a particular time in the duo's lives, but that certainly doesn't detract from the quality of the music. The tracks won't be released for another two weeks, but Chief Boima has prepared something to tide you over in the meantime: a free mix of bass-laden, tropically infused dance music, all of which is featured on the forthcoming Banana Clipz EP. Read more » 

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  • 11/15/2010

Download Michna and Dust La Rock's 'Best of the Orb' Mix

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Ghostly's Michna and Fool's Gold's Dust La Rock like The Orb—a lot. As such, the boys recently dug into the musical vaults and put together a cassette-only mixtape of Orb classics and rarities they've simply titled Michna & Dust La Rock Mix the Orb. The cassettes were limited to only 100 and have already sold out on Turntable Lab, but in case the hard copy isn't so important to you, the mix can now be heard in its entirety in MP3 form here. The mixtape contains nearly 90 minutes of Orb material, covering albums like the Kiss EP, Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, and Pomme Fritz. To celebrate the release, Michna and La Rock have scheduled a party on November 27 at Brooklyn's Public Assembly, a night that will feature them dropping all-vinyl sets along with Trouble & Bass queen Star Eyes and drum & bass OG DJ Dara of Planet of the Drums. Check the poster for the release party after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 11/15/2010

Pampa to Release New Single With Nathan Fake and DJ Koze

Berlin's Pampa label is set to release a new double a-sided single with tracks from Nathan Fake (pictured above) and label head DJ Koze, on which the two established artists are found concocting somewhat out-of-character tunes. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Rainbow Arabia Signs to Kompakt, Preps LP for March

Twenty-first-century world music—that is, music that looks to, borrows from, and name-drops artists and genres from different parts of the globe—has frequently been met with discomfort and thorny arguments about appropriation and authenticity, although few have been sophisticated or productive. Recent targets include: Vampire Weekend, Gang Gang Dance, Fool's Gold, or Brooklyn duo Tanlines. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Download a Track from Scientist's Upcoming Release on Tectonic

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We already hipped you to the details on Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space!, the upcoming album on which legendary dub producer Scientist (pictured above) mixes his own version of 12 unreleased tracks from dubstep heavyweights like Kode 9, Guido, Shackleton, and Mala. Thanks to the label behind the project, Pinch's Tectonic imprint, we've gotten our hands on an exclusive download of a track from the record, Scientist's dub of King Midas Sound, entitled "U Dub." Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

Matthewdavid and Jonwayne to Host Live Dublab Broadcast This Saturday

As part of the Sounds of Symmetry Proton Drive fundraiser for LA-based music collective and internet radio station dublab, Leaving Records label head Matthewdavid and California MC/producer Jonwayne will be hosting a remote broadcast from their front yard (the view from which is pictured above), which you can listen to/watch live on dublab.com starting 3 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, November 13. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2010

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