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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Captain America Is a Timely Story About Steve Rogers and the Country We Live In

Captain America is not just a superhero or the Avengers’ on-again, off-again leader. He’s a symbol, both in Marvel’s comics and here in the real world, for all of the potential the US has to be an agent of justice and change in the larger world. io9 recently spoke with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about the […]

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Techno Tuesday: Fur Coat on the right time to start a label, the state of melodic techno, and their future

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. Sergio Muñoz and […]

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“We need to see more”: 5 queer TV creators discuss the present and future of LBGTQIA+ representation

On a recent Sunday night (June 10, to be exact), primetime viewers found themselves with multiple options for LGBTQIA+ stories: Pose, Vida, and Claws. And not only are all three on major cable networks, but they were all created by queer people.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Toolroom has stood the test of time in an ever-changing landscape [Mark Knight Interview]

Eons from Toolroom’s humble beginnings inside its head honcho Mark Knight’s family toolshed in 2003, the independent label this year celebrates 15 years of operation from the height of the dance music hierarchy. Toolroom has proven its incontrovertible ability to remain relevant in a highly forgetful sonic age. It’s established itself as a “house music […]

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Voltron’s Showrunners Say There’s More to This Season’s Shocking Twist Than Meets the Eye

Though the newest season of Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender might not be the longest seven episodes of television you watch this year, the new plot developments it introduces are some of the most exciting in the franchise’s history.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Metro Exodus Leaves The Train Tunnels For A Dangerous Open Russia

Our train slowly chugged to a halt. Something was apparently blocking the road up ahead, possibly put there by a rival band of survivors. The captain sent my character out to investigate. Moments later, I was killed by a giant floating orb of static. Post-nuclear Russia is not a place to explore blindly.Read more… Continue […]

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Is Dead Simple By Design

Since its debut in 2008, the BlazBlue franchise has enjoyed a decade of serious growth, with four mainline installments, various revisions, and an expansive cast that rivals even its Arc System Works cousin Guilty Gear. The latest game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, is a two-on-two crossover fighter that landed in North…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]

Xan Griffin has been producing music for nine years — half of his life.  When he was just 9 years old, the young music enthusiast being creating his own compositions. He loved the idea of concept-style arrangements and swore to himself that when he honed his craft, he’d work on a large-scale project based around […]

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How Positiva Records has shaped the dance music scene since 1993, A&R director Jason Ellis tells all [Interview]

Positiva Records has been a unique influence in the music industry since its birth 25 years ago, known best for its eclectic roster of artists and breathtaking productions. With all the support Positiva has garnered over the years, the imprint has become more than just a label, but a flourishing platform for artists from all […]

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ODESZA interview reveals how they got into production [WATCH]

When ODESZA aren’t busy on their monumental “A Moment Apart” world tour, performing live on Jimmy Kimmel, or playing back-to-back weekends at Coachella, the Seattle-based duo actually takes quite a bit of time to sit down and talk to fans and the media about their humble roots. Earlier this month, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight sat down […]

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Techno Tuesday: Avision tells a tale of techno and working hard for success

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. Passion, patience, and […]

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Monolink describes growing into his musical self and the inspiration behind ‘Amniotic’ [Q&A]

In recent years, a new type of artist has been developing in Germany, one as unique as he is talented. This artist is called Monolink, and his music is a blend of his own voice, his guitar, and craftily arranged, satisfying electronica. His music has been so well received, in fact, that some are pointing […]

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Techno Tuesday/Premiere: Brian Cid debuts new single from ‘Intriga’ EP, dives into his musical evolution

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. Melody and rhythm […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: wAFF & Mikey Lion

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Carl Cox & Eric Powell become ‘MD Funk Connection,’ share stories of their roots [Q&A]

Legends Carl Cox and Eric Powell remain heroes in the house and techno sphere. Despite clocking in three decades each behind the decks, their passion for their craft and drive to continually move forward musically allows them an endurance that has stood the test of time. Paired with this endurance is a profound connection with […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Doc Martin & Lubelski

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Lee Reynolds & Egyptian Lover

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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