Giant Swan employ weed, beats and brains on their self-titled debut album

Listen to the cacophonous first single, ‘55 Year Old Daughter’, now. Giant Swan, aka Bristol’s foremost experimental techno wreckheads Robin Stewart and Harry Wright, have announced their highly-anticipated debut album. The self-titled project will be released on the duo’s newly launched label, KECK, and features their singular blend of banging techno, fuzzy noise and hardcore…

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Grimes – “Violence” (Feat. i_o) Video

Earlier this week, Grimes wiped her Instagram account clean and started posting teasers for a new song. “A new way to die!” read one, “There were Humans and Gods and nothing but Angels in between,” read another. It’s been four long years since Grimes released Art Angels in 2015, but the alt-pop star has been…

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LISTEN: New Giant Swan

Bristol duo Giant Swan have announced details of their self-titled debut album. Set for release on their own newly-founded label, Keck, the record takes in 10 tracks and comes preceded by lead cut and album opener '55 Year Old Daughter'. You can hear that above. The duo's first album follows in the wake of releases…

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Berlin Atonal 2019 in videos: Objekt, Nkisi, Shapednoise and more

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The Best Things To Do In Detroit

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. The birthplace of the automotive industry and…

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The Nine Best Moments of Electric Zoo 2019 Featuring Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Dog Blood & More

Much like the fish that grew legs and wandered on shore many eons ago, New York City’s premiere electronic music festival has experienced an evolution. Electric Zoo has taken many colorful forms since its 2009 inception, but this year’s “evolved” theme was palpable thanks to improved sound, curated takeovers and new stages, on which a…

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Chelsea Wolfe, JPEGMAFIA, and 28 more albums we can’t wait to hear in September

With certainly a few surprises still to come—from SZA, perhaps?—September is already a huge month for new music. In hip-hop, we’re anticipating JPEGMAFIA’s return and Sampa The Great’s The Return, a cheekily titled debut. In indie and rock, heavy hitters like The New Pornographers and The Messthetics are back, as are Lower Dens, Vivian Girls,…

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Rrose announces debut album, Hymn to Moisture

Rrose’s first LP explores “detailed, sensual, and hallucinatory” techno. Rrose, the techno and experimental alias of US producer Seth Horvitz, will release their debut album in November. Hymn to Moisture will be released on their own Eaux label, and “explores embodiment in natural phenomena by playing with microtonal and unstable tunings, shifting overtones, and integrated modulations…

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Shadowax: nikolai reptile

If the shady Russian spies from “Stranger Things”’ telekinetic netherworld made electronic pop, it might sound a little like nikolai reptile, Shadowax’s debut EP for Nina Kraviz’s Trip: mysterious, disorienting, and faintly ridiculous. This is a record that dares you to understand it, safe in the knowledge you will never quite get the measure of…

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Function returns with new solo album, Existenz

Comprised from a series of recordings made from late 2016 to mid 2019. Function, aka New York techno legend David Sumner, is back with Existenz, his second solo album. Put together from a series of recordings made from late 2016 to mid 2019 and featuring collaborations with house icon Robert Owens and Sumner’s life partner…

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Skrillex, Boys Noize, & Ty Dolla $ign Share Dance-Heavy R&B Cut “Midnight Hour”

After nearly two years, prolific dance music artist Skrillex has returned with a brand new single alongside Boys Noize (who recently produced A$AP Rocky’s “Babushka Boi”) and Ty Dolla $ign. Entitled “Midnight Hour,” the new cut relishes in a techno-heavy instrumental that excels at providing various R&B experimentation. As is evident, the production relishes in…

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Brockhampton’s ‘Ginger’ is the Omnivorous, Vaguely Alienated Work of a Group That’s Perfectly Built for the Inernet

The 13-member Brockhampton collective are usually described as a pan-racial, non-heteronormative, self-proclaimed “boy band,” a rap group born on the internet and destined for pop domination. All of this obscures what Brockhampton truly is: a savvy, decent alternative rap group who understands the modern cyber-grind. Their output is staggering, a perfect model for the era…

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Moor Mother preaches Afrofuturist techno-gospel on Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes

Listen to the blistering new track, ‘After Images’, now. Philadelphia-based artist, poet, and musician Moor Mother, aka Camae Ayewa, returns with a new album, Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes. Philadelphia rap icon Reef the Lost Cauze and musician and poet Saul Williams both appear on the record, in which, according to Don Giovanni Records, “haunting…

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Moor Mother announces new LP, shares song prod. Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick

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DJ Firmeza returns to Príncipe with Ardeu EP

Listen to a rowdy new track, ‘Intenso’, now. Angolan producer and MC DJ Firmeza is back on Príncipe with a new EP. Ardeu sees the artist delivering improvised “animação” vocals over his own hypnotic takes on kuduro and batida, as well as more abstracted explorations into percussive techno. The EP marks Firmeza’s first appearance on…

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YATTA: WAHALA

At one point on “Francis," a song on the Brooklyn-based vocalist and poet YATTA’s second album WAHALA, a loop of the ubiquitous ice cream truck jingle pops up. Depending on your mood, it will either stir idyllic childhood memories or set your teeth on edge. YATTA excels at inspiring these kinds of polarizing emotions on…

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Our Music Critics’ Picks for This Week

David Crosby—the well-weathered mellow jammer of Crosby, Stills & Nash—will come to the Neptune on Saturday. Artist photo This week, our music critics have picked everything from English punk and leather pants icon Billy Idol to Portland singer-songwriter Kyle Craft to Lizzo and Carly Rae Jepsen at Bumbershoot. Follow the links below for ticket links…

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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

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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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