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XLR8R steps into Detroit's own People's Records

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Detroit’s own sanctuary of wax People’s Records reflects the Motor City’s defiant, impossible-to-pigeonhole nature. Situated near what was once called the Cass Corridor, the neighborhood has since been renamed Midtown to distance itself from the area’s violent history. It’s now a part of town that reflects Detroit’s mixed reality. Safer than it once was, this part of town is filled with history, not to mention the exceptional Detroit Institute of Art, renowned live music venues The Magic Stick and Majestic Theater, and Wayne State University’s campus. Nestled in a small shopping center, the shop that was founded back in 2003 by owner Brad Hale and has now become a snug harbor for vinyl junkies, DJs, and rabid music fans alike.

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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist tour with Afrika Bambaataa’s vinyl collection, add SF date

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Vinyl purists rejoice! This fall, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will embark on a five-week, 26-date North American tour called Renegades of Rhythm that celebrates Afrika Bambaataa and his massive musical legacy. The tag-teaming US turntablists will spin together in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, LA, Seattle, San Diego, and now, SF, using vinyl only culled together from Bambaataa’s own over 40,000 strong collection that’s currently permanently archived at Cornell University. It’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime sonic archive experience.

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TOKiMONSTA drops mini-album "Desiderium" this fall

By Jason Black
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Korean-born, LA-based electronic pop producer TOKiMONSTA (born Jennifer Lee) has just revealed plans to release her upcoming third album Desiderium coming out this September. It’ll be the debut release on her very own imprint Young Art. This is the first new music since 2013′s critically acclaimed Half Shadows album featuring standout single “Go With It.” In addition, she’s also announced 17 upcoming North American tour dates this fall including major city stops in New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, SF, and, of course, LA.

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Celebrate with our new TenFold: Pride 2014 series now

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The roots of modern dance music lie in late-night discos, weekend circuit parties, and the urban underground counter-cultures of New York, Miami, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, and, of course, San Francisco. This month, we celebrate dance music’s colorful past, present, and future within the global LGBTQ community including the 10 landmark moments, musical heroes, nightclubs, releases, and parties that have inspired us all to dance. Respect where respect is most definitely due.

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Jamie Lidell drops serious science on his live set-up

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English musician and current Nashville resident Jamie Lidell, 40, has got the skills to pay the bills. And he definitely proves his unmatched versatility in a new nine-minute video presented by New York’s own Red Bull Music Academy. For your viewing pleasure, the UK soul singer breaks down his live set-up piece-by-piece and shows a small crowd of onlookers (and you) how it allows him unprecedented agility in improvising.

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Boiler Room spends a laidback afternoon with Ninja Tune's FaltyDL

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There’s no better way to spend the day than chilling out on the couch and playing some tight vinyl cuts. That’s exactly what New York-based producer and Ninja Tune artist FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman) did when he dropped by to spend the afternoon with Boiler Room’s own Thris Tian. In a new 90-minute video, the two chat about Lustman’s upcoming fourth album In The Wild that’s dropping in August and the launch of his Blueberry record label, spin some classic jazz tracks, and munch on some fresh fruit.

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