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NocturnOwl: Dubsteppin’ into the Mainstream

In last week's Music Monday blog, I mentioned Rolling Stone's “Dance Takeover” mini-feature. Black-Eyed Peas producer David Guetta kicks off the section and LCD Soundsystem scores the majority of ink, but half of one page is dedicated to “Fresh Beats”, a chart-like breakdown of popular emerging electronica genres or “Clubland's Latest Sounds”. Dubstep sits at number two on the list. Duh....
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Aural Pleasure: MGMT’s Grammy Nods

Alex Khadiwala deserves credit for first turning me on to MGMT. These days, Khadiwala is one of Beta's Noise Friday resident DJs. At the time, though, he played “Poptronica” on Beta's patio for the Beatport “Pool Parties”. One of his very first Poptronica mix CDs featured the MGMT track “Electric Feel”. I won't pretend that I was immediately blown away, but the tune definitely grew on me over time. Apparently, I wasn't alone....