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HEAR YE, HEAR YE! TONY WILSON, FOUNDER OF FACTORY RECORDS, FOUNDER OF THE HA«IENDA, LINKED IN POPULAR MEMORY TO JOY DIVISION, NEW ORDER, THE HAPPY MONDAYS, AND THE SCENE KNOWN AS MADCHESTER, HAS DIED. HEAR YE, HEAR YE!
He had been battling kidney cancer for some time, but according to the Manchester Evening News he died after an unrelated heart attack. Because he had a better head for art than money his finances were not in good shape, but his friends (including the Mondays) rallied round to pay for his treatment. (via ilx)

Sorry I can't make this prettier, Tony, I know you'd want all your obituaries to be art.

Ned Raggett: "...had he not helped bring together a variety of kindred souls in various fields, not all musical, then the world would look different, sound different, simply BE different."

Metafilter: "I'm a minor player in my own life story."

"We drain dry the old pleasures and then never think new ones are going to happen again. Rationally, we know that wonderful things are around the corner, and yet we don't believe it."

His coffin had a FAC number

Tresor's new spot in Berlin looks siiiick

Tresor club in Berlin

And a youtube video of an event there ... damn.

Los Angeles house music / Headinghome / Futurehouse
Ok, you are really fucking cool. You're a loosely associated set of labels, promoters, production companies, and friends. You get NYC legends to spin at your loft parties. You have titans like John Tejada and obscure geniuses like Dubloner. You DO NOT HAVE A MAILING LIST FOR EVENTS YOU FUCKING FUCKING IDIOTS, FUCK.

Submerge ::: Detroit Techno
Apparently a lot of the Underground Resistance stuff got repressed recently, but a reliable source says "avoid the dodgy electro records in the 30's of the UR catalogue.".

Fateless Flows Collective, Los Angeles
They just released a great idmdowntempo compilation called "Shadowmath".

KOMPAKT-MP3
The whole back catalog. Everything.

EARLabs mp3s
"Hi quality music with hi fi compression. there are two major lines; Laboratoire Moderne presents new and contemporary sounds while Laboratoire Classique presents online re-releases of old and long deleted master releases."

textone | at the internet archive
dubby tech net label

the netlabel catalogue
Free mp3 labels.

ROIR USA
Badawi's Soldier of Midian sounds great.

komplott
Label of Figurera.

Adhesive Records
Boston electronic label with a new compilation (with the best liner notes ever) out. Founded November 2001. Mascot is cyborg Dan Paluska. Free candy.

[zod]
Fucking Midwest breakcore fuck yeah.

Yes, yes, yes: unbelieveably cool French house (sorry, no connection to Daft Punk) at F Communications. 'House' doesn't really cut it, though, this is freeform electronic music that careens through dance music, organic music -- oh shit that's Blue Monday. And, and, the Beastie Boys, and the Beatles, and, and, they're all jamming together in space, man, I mean, can you dig it?

Yeah, check the Avril mix, the comparison to Kasparov is merited.

zero g is a record label that a guy I know started. Huh? No, no, I like it over here on the sidelines. There are hot dog vendors here.

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