Virgil Abloh Talks Hip-Hop Vs. Techno, DJing & Mood Boards in Backstage Coachella Interview

London-based creative collective BONE SODA has released a mini-documentary-style interview with Virgil Abloh, which sees Skinny Macho and the Louis Vuitton artistic director catch up before his debut Coachella set. The conversation is held at the Louis Vuitton atelier and also captures a number of behind-the-scenes and front-of-stage moments at Abloh’s DJ set. A notable…

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Blanck Mass: Animated Violence Mild

The title of Scottish producer Benjamin John Power’s fourth album as Blanck Mass, Animated Violence Mild, isn’t merely poetic word salad. If you’ve visited an arcade since the early 1990s, the phrase might be familiar from the American Amusement Machine Association’s rating system. The classification is meant to cover games that feature “violent elements that…

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Pop Influences, Worldwide Parties & a Massive New Track: Everything You Need to Know About Eagles & Butterflies (Exclusive)

Chris Barratt, the UK-born, LA-based producer who goes by Eagles & Butterflies, has already had some peak career moments -- living and working in Ibiza for years, dropping a well-received Essential Mix, playing Coachella twice and throwing down at shows around the world. But it seems the biggest moment of Barratt's career is yet to come, and soon.…

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Making a stage powered by AI: inside GAMMA_LAB

What happens when you apply machine learning research to experimental sound – and then play live in front of a festival crowd? Recently, in St. Petersburg, RU, we got to find out. Our team for Gamma_LAB AI gathered a diverse international team of artists, musicians, musicologists, coders, and researchers, including people who are deep in…

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ZONAL (Justin Broadrick & Kevin Martin) join forces with Moor Mother for Wrecked

The debut album from the duo’s first collaborative project since Techno Animal. Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu, JK Flesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound) have enlisted the formidable Moor Mother for Wrecked, the duo’s debut album as ZONAL. The Philadelphia artist performs on six songs on the new record, which sees Broadrick and Martin crawling…

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ZONAL (Justin Broadrick & Kevin Martin) join forces with Moor Mother for Wretched

The debut album from the duo’s first collaborative project since Techno Animal. Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu, JK Flesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound) have enlisted the formidable Moor Mother for Wrecked, the duo’s debut album as ZONAL. The Philadelphia artist performs on six songs on the new record, which sees Broadrick and Martin crawling…

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Funeral Future, Schacke and Ibon contribute to Together We Push compilation

100% of the proceeds will go towards buying and delivering high-quality food and other necessities to families incarcerated at the Sjælsmark deportation camp. Copenhagen techno producers Funeral Future, Schacke and Ibon have contributed music to a compilation to raise funds for Together We Push, an organization founded to support refugees in the Sjælsmark deportation camp…

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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

The Vinyl Factory Group, trading as: The Vinyl Factory, Vinyl Factory Manufacturing, Phonica Records, FACT Magazine, FACT TV, Spaces Magazine, Vinyl Space, and The Store X, uses cookies and similar technologies to give you a better experience, enabling things like: - basic site functions- ensuring secure, safe transactions- secure account login- remembering account, browser, and…

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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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