The new tribute album Dionne Dionne is a collaboration between singer Dionne Farris (known for her work with Arrested Development) and guitarist Charlie Hunter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Oberheim DMX rose to popularity in the mid-1980s, one of the first commercial drum machines that came close to mimicking real drum sounds. Courtesy of Get On Down Publishing hide caption

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David Jude Jolicoeur aka Trugoy (from left), Vincent Mason aka P.A. Mase and Kelvin Mercer aka Posdnuos pose for a portrait outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem in September 1993. David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Poets of Rhythm were a group of young retro-soul musicians from Germany. An anthology of their work was recently released. Julian Rosefeldt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On his new album, Magical Thinking, Chico Mann uses a host of electronic playthings to craft West African, Latin and 1980s "boogie" rhythms. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kanye West at his album listening party at Milk Studios last week in New York City. Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic hide caption

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Shuggie Otis' Inspiration Information was first released nearly 40 years ago. B+/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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R&B singers Nicole Wray and Terri Walker have teamed up as the duo Lady. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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