patten to launch 555-5555 imprint with new album, Flex

Coming this Friday. London’s patten today announced a new album, Flex, out this Friday (September 20). The release will also launch patten’s imprint 555-5555, a name shared by his various side projects including a radio show, club night, creative agency and music forum. Flex sees the multimedia artist return to solo status after working with…

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Stroboscopic Artefacts to release 10th anniversary compilation, X – Ten Years Of Artefacts

Compiled by label head Luca Mortellaro, aka Lucy. Berlin-based experimental techno label Stroboscopic Artefacts will celebrate its 1oth anniversary with a new compilation, X – Ten Years Of Artefacts. Compiled by label head Lucy, aka Luca Mortellaro, and featuring original tracks from label affiliates Rrose, Chevel, Alessandro Adriani, L.B. Dub Corp (Luke Slater), Efdemin, Lotus…

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Michiko Koshino & Eytys Get Rave-Ready With Inflatable Jackets, Zipped Trousers & ’90s Prints

Eytys has revisited the 1990s rave culture with its latest capsule collection which sees a collaboration with the London-based, Japanese-born designer Michiko Koshino. Previously seen in its Fall/Winter 2019 lookbook, the pieces channel the river-meets-rave aesthetic that comprised Eytys’ entire seasonal offering. Koshino has mastered her references to ’90s nightlife subcultures with the inflatable jackets…

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Watch an exclusive live session from UCC Harlo at Berlin Atonal 2019

Combining elements of club production, early music and experimental performance. Last month, Berlin Atonal returned to the German capital for another five days of techno, ambient and experimental music from the city’s monolithic Kraftwerk building, a 1960s power station that also houses legendary techno club Tresor. FACT and Atonal teamed up for another series of exclusive live…

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The Seven Best Sets of Morocco’s Oasis Festival 2019

The fifth incarnation of the Marrakech electronic event delivered on its reputation as an elegant, artful and international affair. First, a few things you will not find at Oasis Festival: long lines for anything, over-aggressive security, price-gouging on drinks, garbage on the ground or a stagnant lineup featuring everyone who always plays at every other…

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Jenny Hval: The Practice of Love

In a statement accompanying the announcement of her seventh record, The Practice of Love, Jenny Hval admitted some trepidation about the overarching subject. “Love as a theme in art has been the domain of the canonized, big artists,” she wrote. “I have always seen myself as a minor character, a voice that speaks of other…

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Call Super and Parris join forces for new EP, CANUFEELTHESUNONYRBACK

Listen to the effervescent A-side, ‘Chiselers Rush’, now. Call Super and Parris make for an inspired double act on their new collaborative EP. CANUFEELTHESUNONYRBACK features two tracks, ‘Chiselers Rush’ and ‘Majenta’, the former of which you can listen to below. The duo have shared a short story to accompany the release, which reads as follows: “There…

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Bella Boo announces debut album, Once Upon A Passion

The LP’s creation was catalyzed by a surprise eviction. LA-via-Stockholm DJ/producer Bella Boo will release her debut album this fall on Studio Barnhus. Once Upon A Passion, has nine tracks and features guest appearances from Gnučči, Def Sound, Nils Janson and Axel Boman, according to a press release. Bella Boo wrote in a statement that…

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JPEGMAFIA Nails the Chaos of Post-Internet Society in ‘All My Heroes Are Cornballs’

Highsnobiety 4.5/5.0 Imagine you’re half-computer. But not like half-flesh and half-Dell laptop; some indescribable mutation of human and technology. You experience life as a rapid-eye-movement assault of images and info. You are free to view whatever you desire, but by fixing yourself in the center of this 3D panopticon, you are as subjugated as the…

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10 Must-See Closing Ibiza Parties

elrow. Courtesy of Pablo Dass. Pablo DassIbiza is well-known for its legendary clubs and world-renowned artists that play every night of the week during the party season. The season starts in May and runs through the beginning of October, and it attracts tourists from around the world who seek to dance all day and all…

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Barker: Utility

There is a small but significant faction of the dance-music underground that seems bent on teaching us that drums are overrated. There’s the UK’s “weightless” contingent, led by Mumdance and Logos, whose productions smear grime’s glassy accents into a viscous shimmer punctuated only by the occasional gunshot; there are flickering, arpeggiated tracks from Actress and…

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Our Music Critics’ Picks for This Week

Composed of Degenerate Art Ensemble members, the new art-rock group Skeleton Flower will play songs from their debut album at the Neptune on Saturday. Artist photo This week, our music critics have picked everything from English synth-pop outfit Hot Chip to Elton John's last Washington tour stop ever to Kremwerk's namesake festival Kremfest. Follow the…

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Aphex Twin live in London

Aphex Twin live auf ‘nem Festival gestern in London: Review des Gigs im Guardian: Aphex Twin review – wild lights, jungle buzzsaw and a boo for Boris Cheers ring out for skittering flashes of British celebrities, as reality TV stars such as Amber and Greg from Love Island are spliced into Technicolor flashes of the…

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INPUT / OUTPUT

A local DJ gives a sneak peak into his process before a show as part of a contest for up-and-coming artists. Cast: Steven Turco Tags: Music, Fire, Documentary, Doc, Local Artist, Techno, Video, DJ and Dubstep

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Adam X details new album as Traversable Wormhole

Regions Of Time is the first full-length from the science fiction-inspired techno alias. Adam X is bringing back Traversable Wormhole. Regions Of Time is the first full album from Adam Mitchell's side project, and it features the first new Traversable Wormhole release since 2016, when Hospital Productions put out a two-track EP. The alias deals…

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The Contino Sessions Turns 20

“Seeing light out of darkness…if you can see, like, beauty in a dark situation it’s kind of…it’s what tickles your boat really, isn’t it?” Encountering a familiar question — “Do you think Death In Vegas like to play around with a lot of dark, iconic imagery?” — backstage at a Polish music festival in 2012,…

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Money

If there’s a single noise that could sum up the sound of the 1990s, a frontrunner would be the digital screech of a dial-up modem as it slowly connected to the internet. It was largely confined to that decade, becoming prevalent as the internet rose in popularity, and then faded as broadband gradually took over.…

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Peter Bart: With Streamers’ Clout Expanding, Hollywood Majors Regret Their Failure To Embrace A Smarter Web Strategy

When Netflix first exposed its intriguing blueprint to the Hollywood studios some years ago, techno-nerds predicted the majors would likely embrace its bold ideas. They were wrong. Hollywood displayed the same chill toward Netflix as it had toward HBO years earlier. Warner Bros declined to invest, for example, but offered to agree to revenue sharing…

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Watch an exclusive live session from Hydromantic at Berlin Atonal 2019

Fourth-world rhythms and techno futurism. Last month, Berlin Atonal returned to the German capital for another five days of techno, ambient and experimental music from the city’s monolithic Kraftwerk building, a 1960s power station that also houses legendary techno club Tresor. FACT and Atonal teamed up for another series of exclusive live sessions in Kraftwerk’s…

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Kulør to reissue Ectotherm EPs from Rune Bagge, IBON and Schacke

Three essential Copenhagen fast techno records are seeing a wider release on Courtesy’s imprint.  Kulør, the fast techno-centric label launched last year by Danish producer Courtesy, will reissue three EPs that started life on the now defunct Ectotherm. Rune Bagge’s Ingen Tak Til Systemet, IBON’s Three Ways and Schacke’s Make Them Remember will all be reissued,…

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Azealia Banks shares Yung Rapunxel: Pt. II mixtape

Azealia Banks has returned with new music, dropping her Yung Rapunxel: Pt. II mixtape overnight. The project is streaming as one, 30-minute long, track via Soundcloud. As usual, Banks is mixing things up musically on the tape and raps over a pounding, relentless techno beat throughout. Yung Rapunxel: Pt. II is Banks's first major project…

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Around the world in seven notes

Jojo Mayer’s Nerve, The F16s, Killpop September 14, 8 pm onwards Fandom at Gilly’s Redefined, Koramangala Entry: ₹1000, plus Rs 250 (cover charge), via insider.in One of the world’s foremost drumming virtuosos, Swiss artist Jojo Mayer moved into new territory when he started Nerve in 1997. For its time and even today, the band offers…

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Jacques Greene announces second album, Dawn Chorus

Listen to a gauzy new track, ‘Do It Without You’, now. Developing the hazy post-club sentiments of last year’s Fever Focus EP, Jacques Greene is back on LuckyMe with a new album. Produced both in Greene’s home in Toronto and in Hudson Mohawke’s LA studio, Dawn Chorus sees the producer collaborating with film composer Brian Reitzell, avant-cellist…

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Floorplan debut on Aus Music with new album, Supernatural

The duo’s first release outside of Robert Hood’s own label M-Plant. Floorplan, aka Robert and Lyric Hood’s family-orientated house project, will debut on Aus Music with Supernatural, their first album in three years. RA reports that the new album will feature 1o tracks of the duo’s signature Chicago house sound, and will be available in both CD…

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Floorplan to release third LP, Supernatural, on Aus Music

Robert and Lyric Hood's next collaborative album is out this November. The father-daughter electronic duo Floorplan will release their first LP in three years on Aus Music. On Supernatural, techno veteran Robert Hood and daughter Lyric Hood have collaborated across ten new tracks. The album continues the duo's signature Chicago house sound spread out over…

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Volcom’s Garden Experience Brought Skate Crews and Punk Energy to Berlin

Shredding skateboarders, screaming singers, and sweaty mosher were on the menu at Cassiopeia when Volcom dropped into the Berlin nightclub their roving European Garden Experience tour. The event, an international take on the brand’s Volcom Garden in Austin, Texas, settled into the German capital after a first stop in Breda, Netherlands. Hanging a hard left from…

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Honey Dijon on whether dance music can save us

The American house DJ discusses her upcoming Comme des Garçons collaboration, how social media transformed club culture and the state of America today “What else do I do besides work? Nothing!” laughs American house DJ Honey Dijon over the phone from Berlin, where she lives. Actually, she adds, that’s not strictly true – she is currently…

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H-Fusion debuts on The Death of Rave with some “cranky, aggy, romantic psycho-jit jazz techno”

The album has been in the works for five years. Boomkat’s ever-innovative record label The Death of Rave (which was one of our favorites of 2018) has announced a new double LP, Captured Entities, from Detroit-based producer and DJ Howard Thomas, aka H-Fusion. The label describes the album as an exploration of improvised “beatless cosmic…

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KINGMCK Hones in on TR-909 Drum Machine for ‘9/09’ EP

South Korean DJ-meets-producer KINGMCK has made a reputation as one of the country’s most forward thinking performers, developing a line of parties that has seen the catapulting of various cultural juggernauts. In many senses, KINGMCK’s unforgettable persona behind the decks is hard to describe outside of being boundary-less, infusing a range of sounds from techno to…

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Our Music Critics’ Picks for This Week

Genre-defying alt hip-hop project WHY? will perform at Neumos on Sunday. Artist photo This week, our music critics have picked everything from savvy local techno selectors Simic, Nick Carroll, and Rhines to the Original Misfits to Ciara. Follow the links below for ticket links and music clips for all of their picks, and find even…

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Sandro Perri: Soft Landing

Time is both our most omnipresent yet precious resource, always moving too slow or running out too fast. The convoluted career of Sandro Perri can be seen as an ongoing effort to find the right balance between those two states, to make time feel like it’s moving at just the right pace. Whether it takes…

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Oliver Coates and Spatial combine modern classical and dub techno for Decouple ][ Series

The latest instalment in a series of split vinyls from OOH-sounds. Avant-cellist Oliver Coates and UK producer Spatial are the latest artists to feature in Florentine label OOH-sounds’ Decouple ][ Series. The series, which according to the label addresses “dependencies, miscommunication and increasing complexity in our media- saturated digital era”, sees a pair of artists…

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Late Verlane’s “Poolside” sounds like a haunted 70s classic

Viktor Persson, the Swedish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who records as Late Verlane, recently graduated from Copenhagen’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory. It’s the same tertiary institution that birthed Smerz, the Oslo duo who now make brilliant-but-tapped techno-leaning pop music. But you wouldn’t know that from listening to Late Verlane’s new single “Poolside,” a fascinating piece of pop…

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Electro wunderkind 96 Back to release Issue In Surreal EP on CPU Records

Featuring remixes from Jensen Interceptor, Happa & Jabes, Sync 24 and Volruptus. 96 Back, aka Sheffield producer Evan Majumdar-Swift, is back on CPU Records with Issue In Surreal, the follow-up to his brilliant debut album Excitable, Girl. The eight-track double-pack features four new tracks of propulsive, elegant electro, accompanied by a suite of remixes from Sydney’s…

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