The Radar 124: Mixed by Avision

by: Christina Hernandez Aug 21, 2019 New York boasts a long line of underground dance music pioneers, and Avision is one of the new generation carrying the city’s high reputation into the future. A cousin of the well-established Victor Calderone, Avision’s love affair with house and techno began at a young age and has since…

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8 of the best parties happening in Portland

If Portland, Oregon isn’t already on your map for great cities to see music in, it’s about to be. The Pacific Northwest destination is widely known for its quirky style, hip dive bars, aromatic coffees and its accessibility to a variety of stunning forests, most only a mere 30 minute drive away. In the 90s,…

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BDS movement boycotts German venues ://about blank, Golden Pudel and Conne Island

The Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott Of Israel (PACBI) has called for the boycott of the three German venues. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has called for the boycott of Leipzig venue Conne Island, Hamburg venue Golden Pudel and Berlin venue ://about blank, petitioning them to “end their shameful complicity…

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AceMo trips out on corrosive new release, Ace’s Acid

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I survived an elite workout with Instagram-famous trainer Kira Stokes. Most people train for years to take the class.

Trainer Kira Stokes, who has worked with people like Candace Cameron-Bure, Norah O'Donnell, and Hannah Bronfman, has a workout style designed to shake up your routine and shock the body into getting fit. I signed up for her Stoked 360 class, a full-body workout that is 75 minutes of constant movement with weights, resistance bands,…

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Mortal Kombat Has Cast More of Its Lead Roles

Raiden from Mortal Kombat. Image: NetherRealm Studios Cue the techno theme music. As reported by the Hollywood Reporter (which I always love saying), some of the lead roles in the James Wan-produced reboot of the Mortal Kombat film series, based on the gloriously gory video games, are either cast or very close to it. Popping…

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Various: STUMM433

It’s been almost 70 years since John Cage debuted 4:33, his infamous silent piece, to a baffled crowd in Woodstock, New York. A lot of people left the concert pissed off. His friend and colleague Christian Woolf was mortified to have brought his mother, who dismissed it as “a schoolboy’s prank,” while Lou Harrison, another…

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Topdown Dialectic preps second volume of gaseous dub techno for Peak Oil

Anonymous bass specialist Topdown Dialectic returns. After last year’s critically acclaimed Topdown Dialectic, the mysterious Topdown Dialectic has announced another collection of dub techno experiments, Vol. 2. Due for release again on the Peak Oil imprint, the album is “sourced from the same vault” as its predecessor, so if you love the slippery dubwise electronic…

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FACT and Prague’s Lunchmeat Festival co-host performance of Dasha Rush’s new A/V show, Aurora Cerebralis

It opens the six-day festival on September 30. FACT and Lunchmeat Festival will co-host a performance of Dasha Rush’s new A/V show, Aurora Cerebralis, in Prague next month. Aurora Cerebralis is a collaboration with Alex Guevara, whose generative visuals of cerebral activity from inside the human nervous system join Berlin-based techno artist Rush’s spatial sound…

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Marcel Dettmann launches new label, Bad Manners

Dettmann follows up his MDR imprint with a fresh label. Techno icon Marcel Dettmann is launching a new label called Bad Manners, which aims to provide “undefined space for expression while encouraging unpredictability in format and sound”. The label’s first two releases include an EP from Berlin producer Exterminador and a remix 12″ that sees…

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Dazed Mix: Anthony Naples

The New York producer puts together a house and techno-infused selection that’s strictly ‘big anticipation’ vibes Listening to Anthony Naples’ latest album, Fog FM, feels like tuning into a late-night broadcast from an alien planet – which is apparently what the New York producer was going for when he began crafting his distant, techno and…

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Black to Techno – A New Documentary

Black to Techno is a new mini-documentary that offers a visual take on the origins of techno music in Detroit – and its interconnections with the sounds of German electronic music. Featuring a combination of vintage film and original footage, director Jenn Nkiru‘s film explores the roles played by history, technology, geography and race in…

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Jenn Nkiru Pays Tribute To The Roots Of Detroit Techno With ‘Black To Techno’

Black To Techno, a new film from South London-raised artist and director Jenn Nkiru, has just been made available online as part of four films commissioned by Gucci and art magazine Frieze for their Second Summer Of Love series—alongside Jeremy Deller's film about acid house, Everybody In The Place: An Incomplete View Of Britain 1984-1992, and Wu Tsang's magical realist doc…

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Josh Wink On 25 Years Of Ovum Recordings

Josh Wink. Courtesy of Stephen Bondio. Stephen BondioToday, world-renowned acid house producer Josh Wink released remixes of his acclaimed ‘Sixth Sense’ track on his label, Ovum Recordings, to celebrate the imprint’s 25th anniversary. The remixes of the 1998 track are by New York house legend Louie Vega and Be As One label head Shlomi Aber.…

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First Spin: The Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Phantogram, Cashmere Cat & More

New Music Friday is intense. Hundreds of songs drop from artists around the world, and you're supposed to somehow find the best ones. It's fun work, but it's time-consuming -- so we at Billboard Dance want to give you a hand. Each week, we sift through the streams and dig into the digital crates to present absolute must-hears from the wide breadth…

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7 must-hear mixes from July 2019

It’s almost impossible to keep on top of everything that SoundCloud, Mixcloud and online radio has to offer. In our monthly column, FACT guides you through the must-hear mixes of the last 30 days, whether you want a club session to warm you up for the weekend, ambient soothers or a set of vinyl-only obscurities.…

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object blue, Lee Gamble and Rui Ho contribute to Total Solidarity compilation

A 113-track statement of solidarity with Poland’s queer community. Polish queer arts collective Oramics and Drvg Cvltvre’s New York Haunted imprint have compiled 113 tracks from producers including Air Max ’97, Doc Sleep, Lee Gamble, Loraine James, object blue, Peder Mannerfelt, Rui Ho, Varg, Violet and many, many more for Total Solidarity.  The compilation will…

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Shadowax returns to трип with debut EP nikolai reptile

Watch the video for ‘Nikolai Reptile’ now. Following an appearance on трип Recordings’ Don’t Mess With Cupid, ‘Cause Cupid Ain’t Stupid compilation last year, producer Shadowax returns to the Russian techno imprint with her debut EP, nikolai reptile. Described by трип as “a fun-filled package of effervescent techno and mutant bass jams”, the new EP features four…

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i_o delivers driving techno EP, ‘House of God’

by: Harry Levin Aug 8, 2019 i_o is the next notch in the long line of dance music prodigies curated by deadmau5 and his mau5trap domain. The smoldering techno producer’s latest EP on the label, entitled House of God, sees the burgeoning young talent perpetuate his driving, tongue-in-cheek niche in the exciting middle ground between…

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Jeremy P. Caulfield returns to his Dumb-Unit imprint for “The Moral Rails”

Jeremy P Caulfield returns to his Dumb-Unit imprint with two revolving techno cuts entitled "The Moral Rails"⁠—fast-tracking us down into the depths of modulation with firmly-grasped rhythm.  The A-side, aptly titled "The Moral Rails", propels satiated darkness into the abyss of techno heaven. Undulating resonance vibrates in harmony with the ever-evolving progression, with Caulfield expertly…

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Afriqua to release debut album, Colored, on R&S

The record is "a celebration of the unifying power of Black culture through the prism of electronic music," inspired by the work of Quincy Jones, Roy Ayers and Weldon Irvine. Afriqua will release his debut album, Colored, on R&S this October. Colored is "a celebration of the unifying power of Black culture through the prism…

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Spacebase Was The Place: The Life Of Ras G, Blunted Saint Of The L.A. Beat Scene

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Marc Almond performing Soft Cell on U.S. tour

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Fusing Theory and Practice at MUTEK’s Twentieth

Eroding privacy norms, a planet in crisis, reactionary cultural narratives – at the 20th anniversary edition of MUTEK Montréal (Aug 20–25) CAN & HOLO combine critical discussions with hands-on exercises to address some of most pressing issues of our time. When it launched in 2000, MUTEK signalled a convergence of forward thinking artists and labels,…

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Burial and The Bug reunite for Flame 2 EP, Dive / Rain

William Bevan and Kevin Martin take on UK drill and doom-laden dancehall. Burial and The Bug have reunited for a second collaborative EP. Flame 2 sees the veteran producers exploring UK drill and dancehall over two tracks, ‘Dive’ and ‘Rain’, channeling murky atmospherics and cavernous dub pressure in each of their unmistakable styles. The EP arrives…

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kaja haven builds a giant persian cat with laser machine eyes for copenhagen festival

during 2019’s distortion ø festival in copenhagen, kaja haven conceived and built ‘laser cat‘ to watch over the 5-day music event. marking the artist’s largest installation to date, the giant white persian cat was envisioned to sit on top of the festival’s distinctive shipping containers. designed as a large temporary sculpture and scenographic object by…

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