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Modeselektor and Apparat Reform Moderat

Any good techno fan knows that 2009 is not the first year the name Moderat has surfaced. Fans of the genre (or electronic music in general) will recall that, in 2002, the Modeselektor boys (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) joined forces with Apparat (Sascha Ring) and recorded the Auf Kosten der Gesundheit EP. Read more » 

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  • 02/26/2009

Crookers, Moderat Play Sonar 2009

Word is finally coming through as to just who is on the bill for Sonar 2009. The multi-day electronic music and arts festival, whose dates we announced late last year, unveiled its official lineup thus far, and it should please the techno purists, cool kids, and dubstep heads alike.

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  • 02/26/2009

RIP Randy Bewley of Pylon

Earlier this morning, numerous sources reported that Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley had suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition. He had been driving through his hometown of Athens, GA on Monday, February 23 when the heart attack occurred, and according to an email sent by bandmember Vanessa Briscoe-Hay, he was taken to the ICU in critical condition.

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  • 02/25/2009

Week in Tours: Atmosphere, Late of the Pier

Whether they're coming out of Italy clad in masks or hopping the pond armed with synthesizers, plenty of artists are headed Stateside this spring. Here are a few noteworthy tours about to kick off.

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  • 02/25/2009

Latin Revenge

For anyone who ever wanted to see MC Azeem strutting around San Francisco's Mission District clad in devil horns and trailed by a group of cheer leading cops, this is the video. Thousands of still photographs make up this Ben Stokes directed video, with additional animation by Patrick Siemer. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2009

Harmonisch Serie

This is minimal techno the way it should be done–understated, precisely arranged, and with a few touches of melody to give the track an ethereal touch. For the video, U.K.-based producer Max Cooper enlisted Whiskas fx, who directed the trance-inducing visuals. Read more » 

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  • 02/23/2009

Sky And Sand

When Paul and Fritz Kalkbrenner were asked to score Hannes Stöhr's film, Berlin Calling, they delivered a minimal techno-centric soundtrack that was recently released via BPitch Control. Peep clips of the film—about a jet setting electronic music composer and his many clubland adventures—with this video. Read more » 

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  • 02/20/2009

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