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Download Bleep's 100 Top Tracks From '09

Seems like the think-tank over at online music retailer Bleep has one-upped the plethora of year-end lists from 2009. The music store already put together their 100 favorite songs from last year, but now they've also compiled every one of those tracks into a single download of pure contemporary classics. The songs are all DRM-free, high-quality mp3s, and include music from such luminaries as Animal Collective, Hudson Mohawke, DOOM, Bok Bok, Dam-Funk, FaltyDL, and so many more. Read more » 

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  • 01/14/2010

Wax Trax! Co-Founder Passes Away

Dannie Flesher, co-founder of Chicago's legendary Wax Trax! Records, passed away of AIDS-related pneumonia on Sunday in Hope, Arkansas. With Jim Nash, Flesher helped foster the burgeoning industrial music scene, putting out countless records from the likes of the Revolting Cocks, Front Line Assembly, Meat Beat Manifesto, Coil, and many others. Though the label was bought by TVT in 1992, and was further stymied by Nash's death in 1995, it is still considered by many to be one of the most original labels to ever come out of the United States. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2010

Singer-Guitarist Jay Reatard Dead At 29

Memphis-based punk and indie-rock musician Jay Reatard was found dead early this morning in his home. The cause of his death is not yet known. The talented yet overwhelmingly negative Reatard (born Jay Lindsey) leaves behind a legacy of garage-punk and synth-trash records, as well as a host of friends and fans. His last album, Watch Me Fall, was released on Matador last August. For more about Reatard and his often tragic life story, read the 2008 XLR8R profile on him. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2010

Trouble & Bass Relaunches No Escape from NY

New York's low-end loving Trouble & Bass crew has been putting on its No Escape from NY parties for awhile now, but for 2010 the T&B gang has decided to up the ante. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2010

Gui Boratto Mixes Renaissance Set

Brazilian producer Gui Boratto will see his first official compilation released in February as part of the esteemed Renaissance Mix Collection. Featuring exclusive new material—including a collaboration with Bomb the Bass—as well as tracks from electronic luminaries such as Gabriel Ananda, Tricky, and Dominik Eulberg, the two discs will only raise Boratto's stature further. Tracklisting after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2010

Boston's Together Festival Announces Headliners Untold, Neon Indian, and More

That other east coast music festival, Boston's Together: The New England Electronic Music Festival, announced today the first wave of headlining acts booked to perform February 8 - 14. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2010

Meanest Man Contest Premieres Video for "Partially Smart"



Just as the producer/MC duo of Meanest Man Contest has one foot in SF and the other in LA, the group's new track, "Partially Smart," straddles the line between hip-hop and electro, not to mention humor and critique. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2010

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