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  • Gogol Bordello bassist Thomas 'Tommy T' Gobena is a man of the world

    It's breakfast time at Dukem, the popular Ethiopian restaurant on U Street NW, but Thomas "Tommy T" Gobena orders lunch. In a city of red-eyed, Cinnabon-scarfing frequent fliers, he might be the most jet-lagged man in Washington.

    Gobena lives in Alexandria but will spend most of this new year in the air and on the road, playing bass for Gogol Bordello, a merry band of self-branded "Gypsy punks" scheduled to hit about 200 stages across the globe in 2010. Days earlier, Gobena was wowing a crowd of 20,000 in Mexico City. In a few days, he'll be at it again in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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  • Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation

    "It Takes A Thief" is the long-awaited "greatest hits" album from Thievery Corporation, a pioneering electronic-music duo. Known for their melodic and precise blends of various world-music styles, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have been on tour throughout America with British electronica giants Massive Attack. The live show features a lush layering of live musicians and electronically generated tracks. (The Massive Attack performance also boasts subtle denunciations of American and Israeli foreign policy and a seizure-inducing strobe-light display.)

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  • Little Dragon Interview

    Seher Sikandar a Bay Area-based photographer and writer sits down with Little Dragon, a Swedish based electronic music band. You may have heard their song Twice at Grey's Anatomy, but this interview will sure help you to know them better.
     I was lucky enough to see them live at Bohemian Caverns in Washington, DC and I recommend you to catch one of their shows too!
     

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  • Tru Thoughts Recordings

    Tru Thoughts is run by Robert Luis and Paul Jonas. The label has been around since 1999 and they attempt to release as much quality new music as they can. Below are some of the frequently asked questions.
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  • Chating with Boozoo Bajou...

    With their 2001 release Satta, Nuremberg's Boozoo Bajou reacquainted underground music lovers with the slow sultry sounds of bass-heavy dub. Their latest offering, Dust My Broom, proves that location, location, location isn't always the only thing that matters. Superb Jamaican-style blues and country-influenced music can come from all parts of the world-- even Nuremberg, Germany.

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