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[CMJ 2011] Cold War Kids, Datarock, Active Child, Mike Relm and Figo Perform at Hyundai Presents Re:Mix Labs

After previewing the trailer for Amir Bar-Lev's music documentary Re:Generation last thursday, Hyundai and Re:Mix Lab continued to bring their love of music to New York's CMJ Music Marathon. With events having taken place in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and Chicago, it was hard to avoid their presence.

On Saturday night, they brought together huge names in music to put on another night of awesome performances. The fourth night of the Re:Mix Labs series featured none other than Cold War Kids as the headliner for the evenings performances, followed by Active Child, as well as DJ sets from Norwegian electronic duo Datarock, American turntablist Mike Relm and New York City electro punk band Figo. There's no denying it was a night full of great music and fantastic performances.

For more information on Re:Mix Labs, head here, and look forward to the release of the Re:Generation documentary in February 2012. The documentary sees five of the hottest DJs in music, inlcuding DJ Premier, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson, and The Crystal Method, collaborating in genres that are out of their element, and the five tracks recorded for the documentary will be given away for free via a DJ Mixer App, which launches in November.

CMJ Music Marathon Unveils Full 2011 Lineup

In three weeks, the 31st annual CMJ Music Marathon will kick off in New York City. From October 18th to the 22nd, 75 of New York City's venues will be home to hundreds of musicians who will showcase the future of the music landscape. The initial lineup announcement featured the likes of Neon Indian, Wild Flag, Talib Kweli, Portugal. The Man, Metronomy and CSS. The second announcement brought another slew of exciting talent, including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bag Raiders, 1, 2, 3, Young Buffalo, and Free Energy. Today, the third round of CMJ artists was announced, and there is a lot to be excited about.

Among the newly announced additions, notable acts include Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr., araabMUZIK, Braids, Cerebral Ballzy, Exitmusic, French Montana, Gauntlet Hair, Hindi Zahra, Islands, Jacuzzi Boys, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lord Huron, Main Attrakionz, Nina Nastasia, Outernational, Parts & Labor, Quilt, Rusted Root, Seekae, Twin Shadow, Unstoppable Death Machines, Vockah Redu, Weekend, Xylos, Young Prisms, and Zambri. Just when you thought there couldn't be more, CMJ will be announcing even more additions to the lineup in the weeks leading up the festival, and rest assured we will keep you posted.

Other acts that will be appearing at the festival include Datarock, The Wombats, Zola Jesus, Mr. Dream, Trash Talk, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Crocodiles, ANR, Canon Logic, D’eon, Locksley, Emil & Friends, Funeral Suits, Jenny Owens Young, Look Mexico, Shout Out Out Out Out, The Japanese Popstars, Xylos, Exitmusic, Gauntlet Hair, and The Pass. You can head here to see the full lineup.

CMJ 2011 passes are available to purchase on the festival website. As well, all of us here at Some Kind of Awesome will be attending the festival, so expect a significant amount of coverage of all things CMJ.

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