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Sound providers: labels to watch in 2010.

TRANSPARENT

Location: London

Founded: 2009

What it is: A label that sprung from the popular blog of the same name, specializing in singles that range from lo-fi nuggets to experimental pop.

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Previous Releases: 7-inches from Cymbals Eat Guitars, Washed Out, That Ghost, Small Black and more.

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What to expect in 2010: Records from Perfume Genius, Ivansxtc and Active Child.

HOZAC

Location: Chicago

Founded: 2006

What it is: Label releasing bluesy garage rock to sneering glam.

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Previous Releases: Blank Dogs' first 7-inch, Smith Westerns debut 7-inch and LP, records from Dutchess & the Duke, Jacuzzi Boys, Cave Weddings and more.

What to expect in 2010: LPs from Medication, Dum Dum Girls and Woven Bones, as well as 7-inches by Nerve City, Mess Folk and the HoZac Hookup Klub singles series.

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TERRIBLE RECORDS

Location: Brooklyn

Founded: 2008

What it is: Low key label from Ethan Silverman and Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, releasing everything from never-heard Arthur Russell songs to new EPs from similarly avant-garde '70s New York-loving bands.

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Previous Releases: Arthur Russell/CANT (Taylor solo) split 7-inch, Acrylics All of the Fire.

What to expect in 2010: Class Actress' Journal of Ardency, CANT full length, releases by Kindness and Twin Shadow.

SOUND PELLEGRINO

Location: Paris, France

Founded: 2009

What it is: French electronic scene godheads Teki Latex and DJ Orgasmic banded together to release imaginative electronic singles reflecting their desire for weird synths, wild parties and wicked humor. Now transitioning from digital to physical releases.

Previous releases: Digital singles by Zombie Disco Squad, Douster, Harvard Bass, Renaissance Man, Gucci Vump, L-VIS 1990.

What to expect in 2010: Releases by Bart Bmore, Teki Latex, Sandro Silva, a first anniversary compilation and a collaboration with Danish designers Soulland.

WHEEL AND DEAL

Location: London

Founded: 2009

What it is: The brainchild of hailed Rinse DJ N-Type specializes in future-gazing, tub-thumping dubstep.

Previous releases: Singles from The Others, Kutz, Matt-U and N-Type.

What to expect in 2010: 12-inches from Kutz, Matt-U, Youngsta & Seven, and DJ N-Type & Seven f. Youngsta.

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