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Slideshow: Breakonomics 2009 at MIT

Dancers battle it out for cash prizes during Breakonomics 2009 at MIT's La Sala de Puerto Rico, April 25, 2009
Breakers, popper, and housers get on the good foot at MIT's student center
By ALEXANDER HSU  |  April 29, 2009

Taking the B-boys to School

The Other MIT Crew
You may have noticed, hip-hop dance has gone legit — or at least slightly commercial.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  April 22, 2009

Dance, dance, evolution

The secret weekend start the party with Energy Broadcast System
They've been working together for a long time, since the late 1990s in Florida and the nascent Slowing Room, which came to Maine to become early innovators of the Portland electronic music scene.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009

Various Artists | Money Will Ruin Everything

Rune Grammofon (2009)
Asked to describe his label Rune Grammofon's output, Rune Kristoffersen uncomfortably offers, "It's typically somewhere between improvised, electronic, contemporary . . . ," before fading off.
By DEVIN KING  |  February 03, 2009

Review: Humcrush | Rest at World's End

Rune Grammofon (2009)
Replete with bands who weave jazz, modern composition, and electronic music, the Rune Grammofon label captures a thriving scene of Norwegian improvisers and composers.
By DEVIN KING  |  January 13, 2009

This old house

Rise celebrates 10 years on the edge
You wouldn't know it, but throbbing away in the upper two floors of that tiny wedge of a building splitting Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue is Rise: Boston's only after-hours nightclub.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 12, 2009

Lows and highs

Martyn at Good Life; Infinity Window at Butcher Shoppe
Although he lives in suburban DC — a few thousand miles and an ocean away from dubstep ground zero in London — producer Martijn Deykers (a/k/a MARTYN) was one of the genre's pivotal figures of 2008.
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 06, 2009

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