AUDIO: Etnik’s “Unclassified” (full EP stream)

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If you’re looking for some new electronic music this Tuesday, you may want to have a listen to a new EP by Etni. Released today vis Bitclap/OWSLA, the EP is called Unclassified, described as being music that “dives into the unexplored side of techno.” Rapper Mykki Blanco even find himself in a song, the title track.

SOME STUFFS: clipping. heading to UK/Europe for shows, where an exclusive 10″ EP will be sold

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With a placement on Sub Pop’s roster, clipping. are currently gearing up for a two week stay in Europe for a number of shows that will also be taking them through a number of autumn festivals. Check them out and while at the shows, you’ll be able to hear material the group are working on for their forthcoming album on Sub Pop. On top of that, you’ll be able to purchase a self-released 10″ EP that will feature two brand new songs, “Chain” and “Jump”. Before it gets into the hands of the pesky collectors and eBay fools, these records are tour-only which means you’ll be able to buy them at “tour-only” prices. Take advantage.

October 17… Krakow, Poland (Unsound Festival) *
October 18… London, England (Birthdays) @
October 19… Cardiff, England (SWN Festival)
OCtober 20… Brighton, England (Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar)
October 21… Brussels, Belgium (Cafe Central)
October 22… Rotterdam (Worm/Roodkapje
October 23… Hamburg, Germany (Hafenklang)
October 24… Berlin, Germany (Berghain Kantine)
October 25… Prague, Czech Republic (Klub 007)
October 26… Graz, Austria (Elevate Festival) #
October 27… Birmingham, England (Bring To Light) &
October 28… Dublin, Ireland (Twisted Pepper)
October 29… Paris, France (La Miroiterie)
October 30… Lyon, France (La Triperie)
October 31… Merseille, France (L’Embobineuse)
November 1… Milano, Italy (Leoncavallo)
November 1… Italy (TBA)

* w/ Mykki Blanco, King Midas Sound, Forest Swords and more
@ w/ MXLX
# w/ The Haxan Cloak, Pharmakon, Ninos Du Brasil and more
& w/ Robedoor

SOME STUFFS: 9th Annual Afropunk Fest returns in August

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Look at this, I think the poster/flyer speaks for itself to where I almost don’t have to explain what’s going on. Just look at it and head out there if you can, right? However, I should let you know what’s going on.

First off, the obligatory introduction as to what Afropunk is:
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, it is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of.

The 9th annual Afropunk Fest is bringing together a lot of talent in one place. Headlining will be Chuck D. & DJ Lord of Public Enemy, who will be performing Fear Of A Black Planet in full. Also scheduled to appear include ?uestlove (of The Roots), Saul Williams, The Coup, K-OS, Danny Brown, Jean Grae, Theophilus London, Mykki Blanco, LE1F, and so many more. In fact, more artists are being pulled in for the Afropunk Fest as you read this. Everyone will be gathering at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn on August 24-25th, so if you want to consider this one of your end-of-summer events, this would be a great way to celebrate the season. For updates and more information on the festival, head to

SOME STUFFS: Northern Spy & Tiny Mix Tapes put together an unofficial SXSW show

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What is a Unisex Earplug? In this case it’s a showcase put together by Northern Spy Records and Tiny Mix Tapes that will be presented during SXSW but is not an official part of the festival. It will be held in East Austin on March 15th from 1pm to 2am, a solid 13 hours of music and more, at The Museum of Human Achievement, described as “a multi-disciplinary arts space (and former sex toy factory)”. The show will be an all-ages free show, and you don’t have to have a SXSW badge to get in.

First, the music. These are the people who have been invited for the party, with more promised:

Caught On Tape (a Sonic Youth/Sunburned duo)
Dustin Wong
Mykki Blanco
Sun Araw
Guardian Alien

There will also be a live remix art installation called Score created by ZS. If you’ve had enough SXSW activities and want to check out more incredible artists, check out the Unisex Earplug showcase. You can RSVP by heading to