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Welcome to the 9th annual X-MIX, an end of the year mixtape celebration. As always, these aren’t necessarily songs released this year, but just a collection of the favorite things I’ve been listening to in 2012. Merry X-MIX Internet!

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Track listing:
- Chelsea Peretti: Wolf Blitzer
- Iggy Azalea: My World
- SBTRKT: Trials of the Past
- Curren$y: Showroom
- Clams Casino: Palace
- Waka Flocka Flame: Triple F Intro
- Purity Ring: Fineshrine
- Amerigo Gazaway: Runnin’ (Bizarre Tribe)
- Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean: Clique
- Purity Ring, Obedear
- Beastie Boys, Pass the Mic
- Dolly Parton, Puppy Love
- Angel Haze, Wicked Moon
- Stevie Wonder, Village Ghetto Land
- Boldy James, I Sold Dope All My Life
- XXYYXX, Alone
- SBTRKT, Wildfire
- Chelsea Peretti: Wolf Blitzer

Ghosts of X-MIX past: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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Posted on December 14, 2012

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Detroit native James Dewitt Yancey (also known as J Dilla and Jay Dee) was one of the most prolific and influential producers in the history of hip-hop. The Legacy Lives On is a memorial tribute consisting of an urban scale timer that counts down to 70 years after Yancey’s death, at which point his music will be free of copyright and enter the public domain. This temporary version of the piece was installed on the facade of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Oct. 5 and 6, 2012.

Thanks Dlectricity, Ma Dukes, everyone at the J Dilla Foundation, and above all, thank you Jay Dee.

The software and source code used to project the memorial can be downloaded and modified for use with other artists at the links below.

Download source code: the_legacy_lives_on.zip.

Download standalone application: Linux | Windows | OSX

Posted on November 2, 2012

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Free Speech is a new piece that I premiered at the Kunsthalle Museum last week in Vienna. Thanks to everyone in Vienna that called in, especially Faceboook entertainers Roomeoo Kuubii and Ali Bakelasia… subscribe to their Facebook and ‘like’ all of their photos.

Free Speech was curated by Sydney Ogidan and created in collaboration with the BLK River Festival. Additional thanks to Catherine Hug for her support in bringing it to the Kunsthalle.

Posted on October 1, 2012

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All 11 performances (2 finales and 9 encores) of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Niggas In Paris from Friday’s Watch The Throne tour in Paris. (Easier to see full screen in HD mode.)

Posted on June 4, 2012

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