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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Music Festival, Day One

Treasure Island Music Festival, Day One

It takes an iron will and a penchant for risk to submit to the risky calculus of the day-long music festival. In the weeks leading up to the Treasure Island Music Festival, there was no doubt that the lineup would…
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Music, BeatBox Throbbing MSTRS

Throbbing MSTRS

It'd be easy to chart a Venn diagram of the sonic relationships delivered by Canadian production duo MSTRKRFT. Just assign red to the beat, blue to the bass, and green to the synths, and then align them perfectly atop one…
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Music, BeatBox Dancefloor Carnage from Italy

Dancefloor Carnage from Italy

From ricotta and Sangiovese to impossibly buttery leather, there are certain arenas where the Italians reign supreme. Add to that list disco-filtered house music and oversexed electro. Bringing sawtooth synths and happy house at a kitten-heels-friendly pace, Italy's the Bloody…
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Music, BeatBox MSTRKRFT whip up frosty electro milkshakes

MSTRKRFT whip up frosty electro milkshakes

Los Angeles' Guns N' Bombs can be viewed as a reaction to austere minimal techno or simply as club rats seeking new ways to express surplus energy. GN'B — Johnny Love and Ima Robot's Filip Turbotito — has released the…
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Music, Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

All around the world, people are dying for Justice. "We went to Canvas, you know, in London," says Gaspard Augé, half of French electro duo Justice, on the phone from Paris, "and we saw a crazy guy, like, eating his…
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Music, Reviewed MSTRKRFT


When not causing a dance-rock ruckus with his bass-drums duo Death From Above 1979, mustachioed four-stringer Jesse Keeler likes to team up with pal Al-P to form the equally Canadian, increasingly prolific, vowel-challenged production team MSTRKRFT. Over the past year…
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