Dirt Crew Gets Raw and Remixed

The recently released Raw marked Dirt Crew’s first full-length artist album, and not so surprisingly, this Mood Music-friendly duo showered the dance world with its trademark dark house beats. But the…

Gold Standard Labs Closes Its Doors

By now you’ve likely heard the news of Gold Standard Laboratories’ shut down, but we have to give props where they’re due… In October of 1994, Angel Hair vocalist Sonny Kay released Bunny Ghengh…

Pon Di Wire: Mikey Dread, Shaggy and I-Wayne Videos

Our sincere wishes for a speedy healing to Michael “Mikey Dread” Campbell (pictured above), who announced that he’s being treated for a brain tumor. Campbell is undergoing chemotherapy at Duke Univers…

XLR8R Singles Update

Conforce “Our Concern” Rush Hour Following its recent Population One remixes by UR’s Roland and Aardvaark, pioneering Dutch label Rush Hour continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary in style, with a…

Black Dice Tours

So Brooklyn’s Black Dice has stepped away from DFA to further its musical endeavors with Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks imprint, but the arty trio hasn’t lost any of its magic in the transition,…

Minus Records Expands, Contracts

If you thought that ambient producers and obscure sound-art nerds were the only folks weird enough to worry about “sonic molecules” and “inaudible space,” the odds are, 12”s from Richie Hawtin’s Minus…

Reggae Anthems Shines

Do one thing and do it well. Seems like a wise old sage or two has said something to that effect–and when it comes to reggae compilations, Greensleeves Records takes the adage to heart. From the…

Tours: Charalambides, Green Velvet, Ariel Pink

 CharalambidesChristina and Tom Carter set travel across North America with their unmistakably haunted psychedelia. 11/02 Somerville, MA: Nave Gallery11/03 Providence, RI: Firehouse 13 Gallery11/…

Loading: Streetfighter 4, More Halo 3 News

Street Fighter 4 AnnouncedIn 1991, Street Fighter II was released on an unsuspecting public that would forever be changed by shouts of “Hadouken!” and “Yoga Flame!” While Stree…

Gear Alert: Ableton Live 7

A growing number of producers swear by Ableton Live, and more will likely follow suit with the seventh edition of the software, which comes with a bounty of new features. From an enhanced audio engine…

Podcast: French Hip-Hop

While there’s still a handful of Americans that may snicker at the idea of French rap, the very same haters may not have heard Paris-born, Lausanne, Switzerland-based Thomas’ Yo La La! pod…

Spin The Globe: A Dance Music Round-Up

Starting October 16, and continuing weekly, San Francisco’s Six Degrees imprint is offering a “download” of the week from its Emerging Artist roster. Every Tuesday, for nine consecut…

Tours: MSTRKRFT, Celebration, Dust Galaxy

Dust GalaxyThievery Corporation’s Rob Garza teams up with Fugazi and Gogogo Airheart members for a tour of Eastern psychedelic proportions. 11/14 Toronto, ON: Circa 11/15 Montreal, QC: Time Supp…

Pon Di Wire: Bunny Wailer, Esco, Levi Roots

Jah Cure’s three-day CureFest has been successfully staged. At the main show, after a who’s-who of Jamaican talent performed, Cure finally took the stage at 7 a.m., releasing three white d…

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