Deepblak’s Busy Fall Schedule

Oakland, CA-based digital label Deepblak Recordings has a busy fall planned, with new EPs and albums by its growing roster. Since 2001, Deepblak has established itself as a home for broken-beat, futur…

Hood Internet Drops Tobacco Mixtape

Feels like we’ve been waiting years for the Tobacco’s debut solo album to drop, the release of which was announced this past July. Lucky for everyone, the Black Moth Super Rainbow boss has…

Crucial Afrobeat Albums Reissued

Spanish imprint Vampi Soul has reissued three new Afrobeat and Highlife music collections, available in the U.S. through Light in the Attic distribution. These three releases add to the label’s growin…

AeroCCCP Readies Halloween Comp

Though less common than the ubiquitous Christmas-themed sampler, musical compilations celebrating Halloween are nevertheless circulating out there, one of which is Brooklyn-based AeroCCCP Recordings&#…

J Rocc Hosts Stones Throw Podcast

This week, J Rocc is hosting Stones Throw Records podcast 38, which highlights the work of prolific DJ/producer Madlib. The man born Otis Jackson Jr.’s list of aliases is almost as dizzying, as is the…

Vivian Girls Ready Tour Dates

What was previously a handful of dates with Crystal Stilts has turned into a full-on tour extravaganza for Vivian Girls. The New York-based band began another round of dates this week, and they’…

Gang Gang Dance Plots Tour, Album

Now that they’ve conducted the New York version of this past August’s 88 Boadrum, the members of Gang Gang Dance will return to their own projects, which arrive in October in the form of a…

The Week in Hip-Hop

The 24th annual DMC’s DJ Battle For World Supremacy and World DJ Finals take place this Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, in London. The battle segment features the U.S.’s defending champion, DJ S…

Top 10: Michna, Born Ruffians, Lemonade

Michna Magic Monday Ghostly Release Date: October 7 Michna (born Adrian Michna), a production partner of Bonde do Role and Diplo, has released his own sparkling instrumental debut album, Magic Monday.…

FlyLo, Jimmy Edgar Play MUTEK Mexico

The 2008 edition of the MUTEK Montreal wrapped not too long ago, but the good folks who organize the festival aren’t sitting still. The crew will head south of the border at the end of October f…

Fool’s Gold Remixed for Compilation

Remember the days when you couldn’t even buy a Scion if you didn’t live in the state of California? Well, those don’t exist anymore, and, as if to prove that point, Scion has been re…

Pon Di Wire: King Jammy, Beenie Man

Internationally known reggae archivist, author, and Bob Marley expert Roger “Rojah” Stephens has been unable to find a permanent home in Jamaica for his historical reggae artifacts. The collection inc…

Broker/Dealer Preps New Single

Hard to believe, but Broker/Dealer hasn’t unveiled a release on Spectral Sound in a good four years. Ryan and Ryan finally put a stop to this silence earlier this week, with the announcement of …

CYNE Readies Third Album

The members of CYNE don’t just remix indie rock. The hip-hop collective comprised of MCs Akin and Cise and producers Spech and Enoch have their own collection of politically charged hip-hop cuts…

Beach House Preps Single, Tour

Used-to-bes are usually something of the past no one pays much attention to anymore, often time becoming the punch line to a cheap joke. The A-side off of Beach House’s limited-edition, vinyl-on…

Growing, Hot Chip Play Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal unveiled its final lineup today, and it’s a compelling collection of artists that’s set to descend upon the Quebec capital October 1 – 5. The seven-year-old festival will see …

Mogwai Drummer Hospitalized

Mogwai drummer Martin Bulloch was hospitalized last night after the band’s set at ATP New York, due to complications with his heart condition (for which he has a pacemaker). Though he’s si…

Yelle Readies Tour Dates, Likes Masks

Halloween’s the time of year to don intriguing disguises, and sunny pop singer Yelle is taking the idea to heart when she embarks on a U.S. tour with her boys, Tepr and Grand Marnier. Show atten…

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