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Stream DJ Rashad’s forthcoming EP ‘We On 1′ //

Footwork ambassador DJ Rashad is set to release his We On 1 EP, the inaugural issue for Houston producer Wheez-ie’s Southern Belle Recordings. SBELLE001′s four tracks feature Teklife mainstays DJ Spinn, Gant-Man and DJ Manny, a particularly energetic Chaka Khan sample and is comprised of the behemoth of soul, jungle and footwork that formed last… Read more »

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RBMA Bestival line-up announced //

Red Bull Music Academy have announced the line-up for their stage at Bestival, which takes place 4-7 September at the site on Robin Hill County Park, Isle of Wight. Thursday’s RBMA stage is curated by Numbers, and will see a B2B four deck ‘Can U Dance’ special from Jackmaster and Oneman, a live set from… Read more »

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Rye Wax record store set to open in Peckham //

As spotted by FACT, London will be getting a new record store. Announced soon after what was arguably the biggest Record Store Day since its inception, Rye Wax will be situated in Peckham’s multi level warehouse and creative art space The Bussey Building. The store will be part of the CLF ART cafe in the… Read more »

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Paul Weller slams Record Store Day //

Paul Weller has announced that he will not be involved with Record Store Day after his experience of this year’s event. “Apart from making the record, the rest has very little to do with me but I am disheartened by the whole thing and unfortunately I won’t be taking part in Record Store Day again”,… Read more »

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Stream Ital and Aurora Halal’s collaborative EP //

Brooklyn based artists Ital and Aurora Halal have unveiled their collaborative EP, The Day After. The pair are frequent collaborators, with Halal also providing visual art for Ital, and their latest four track effort is a mix of smoggy ambience and dance floor ready percussion with tinges of acid. Ital and Halal’s The Day After… Read more »

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Crack stage announced for Camden Crawl //

The Crack magazine stage has been announced for 2014’s Camden Crawl, which takes place across 25+ venues in the NW1 and NW5 areas of London 20-21 June. Leeds post-punk five piece Autobahn (who impressed us recently with an Eagulls support slot), Tall Ships and Girls Names will perform on our stage on the Friday (20),… Read more »

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Balcony tickets available for Flying Lotus’ one-off Bristol show //

Standing tickets for Flying Lotus’ forthcoming show at Bristol’s Colston Hall are running out, while upstairs balcony tickets are now available for £15 and can be purchased here. The gig is a one-off Simple Things show and takes place Friday 6 June. FlyLo will be joined on the grandiose venue’s stage by righthand man and Brainfeeder… Read more »

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Read Barack and Michelle Obama’s Frankie Knuckles letter //

Yesterday, a memorial service took place in Chicago in honour of house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles, who passed away on 31 March this year. A condolence letter which is from Barack and Michelle Obama and addressed to Knuckles’ friends and family has been shared by DJ Morales on his Facebook page. When Barack Obama was… Read more »

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Prins Thomas to release “chunky bits” through new label Rett I Fletta //

Prins Thomas has unveiled his new label Rett I Fletta. The Norwegian disco maven already runs two labels, Full Pup and Internasjional, and will now christen his new imprint with two 12″s produced by himself. RIF001 leads in with new track Blusjketuta and according to his Soundcloud offers “music for Neanderthals”, “chunky bits” and “tekno/ikje… Read more »

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Trash Talk announce new album ‘No Peace’ //

Sacramento punk band Trash Talk have announced that their new album No Peace will be released 20 May via Odd Future Records. That’s the artwork above. The album’s tracklist, which can be seen below, reveals that the album will feature contributions from hip-hop producer Alchemist as well as guest appearances from King Krule and Wiki… Read more »

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Kelis and others added to Tauron Nowa Muzyka line-up //

More acts have been announced for Tauron Nowa Muzyka, the Polish music festival taking place in Katwoice coal mine from 21-24 August. Among the additions to the line-up is Kelis (pictured) who will perform with a full live orchestra, and a stage takeover by dance promoters LittleBig Agency that includes appearances from CLARK, The Field, Cakes… Read more »

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Hear the sample that could cost Drake and Cash Money $300,000 //

Drake has been accused of stealing a sample from jazz musician Jimmy Smith, TMZ has reported. The spoken word intro to his track Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 featuring Jay-Z was taken from 1982 song Jimmy Smith Rap. While the album’s liner notes suggest that the sample was legally licensed, Smith claims that nobody asked for… Read more »

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Kanye West and Common collaborate to create 20,000 jobs in Chicago //

Two of Chicago’s most prominent rappers have united with charity Urban League in the hope of creating thousands of jobs for young and impoverished African Americans on the streets of their home city. Kanye West and Common have previously collaborated together on albums like The College Dropout and Be. Now the two MCs are joining… Read more »

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Queens of the Stone Age reunite with Nick Oliveri on stage //

Nick Oliveri appeared on stage to sing with Queens of the Stone Age last night at a show in Portland. The bassist’s band Moistboyz also opened the show. Oliveri was kicked out of QOTSA in 2004 for allegedly abusing frontman Josh Homme’s girlfriend, but surprised fans last year when he contributed vocals to their latest album… Read more »

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Watch the new video for Parquet Courts ‘Sunbathing Animal’ //

Parquet Courts have unveiled the video for their new single Sunbathing Animal. The song is taken from their upcoming album of the same name. The video sees a cat, just doing cat stuff, which is always nice. Sunbathing Animal is scheduled for release on 3 June through Rough Trade. Check out the video for the title… Read more »

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Watch Squarepusher make ‘Music For Robots’ //

You can now watch a short documentary about the making of Squarepusher’s recent Music For Robots EP. The video depicts the process of the EP’s intriguing production methods, a collaboration with Japanese roboticists Z-Machines in which they programmed robots to create a body of new music. Presenting ‘A video history of the Z-machines project’, the… Read more »

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will tour the UK in August

Having released Wig Out at Jagbags in January, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will return to the UK in August for a short string of shows starting in Brighton. See the full list of dates below and check out our interview with the band right here. 25/08 – Brighton - Old Market 27/08 – Newcastle – Riverside 28/08 – Nottingham – The Rescue Rooms… Read more »

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Tim Lane launches Kickstarter to fund limited edition art book //

Artist Tim Lane is working with Antlers Gallery to fund Anima Mundi, a five metre long graphite drawing that folds into an A5 book. The book will be presented in a concertina style, which means the pages can be folded back and forth to create new narratives in the work. With 23 days left to… Read more »

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