FJAAK – I COULD NEVER LIVE WITHOUT YOU BY MY SIDE

animated and directed by Raman Djafari & Daniel Almagor: instagram.com/ramandjafari/instagram.com/almagordaniel/ additional sound design by Max Gausepohl:instagram.com/maxgausepohl/ FJAAK instagram.com/fjaak/ The music video for the song "I COULD NEVER LIVE WITHOUT YOU BY MY SIDE" by the Berlin based techno group FJAAK tells the story of one night in a Berlin techno club. Two lovers go on…

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Dolo Percussion: DOLO 4

Andrew Field-Pickering’s music as Max D (aka Maxmillion Dunbar) represents a kind of cheerful excess. Bursting with energy and ideas, it’s scrappy in spirit and also execution, cobbled together from a motley array of daisy-chained drum machines and outmoded synths. With rhythms variously modeled on 1980s house, techno, new jack swing, and the sorts of…

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Remedy Turns 20

“Check your attitude at the door, and throw your coat on the floor.” This was Basement Jaxx’s house motto through the 1990s, from their first night in the back of a rundown Mexican restaurant under a railway bridge in Brixton, London, to the improved digs of neighborhood clubs like the Junction. Felix Buxton and Simon…

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DāM-FunK Shares New Single “Compos Mentis”

DāM-FunKK drops his newest single “Compos Mentis,” a Latin term which translate to “of sound mind.” The song is set to appear on the LA-based modern funk legend’s upcoming project STFU II, which drops next Friday (May 17) on Glydezone Recordings. In a statement given to The FADER, DāM-FunK discussed the state of Funk music…

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Dazed Mix: Virgen María

We delve deep into the rising electronic music provocateur’s world, where sex, techno, and spirituality collide The Virgin Mary was the epitome of sanctity: the mother of Jesus, a symbol of female purity. Fast forward a couple of thousand years and Mother Mary walks among us, her symbolism reclaimed and subverted through the work of…

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Keith Flint inquest: Insufficient evidence to say Prodigy frontman took his life, coroner rules

A coroner has found insufficient evidence to conclude whether The Prodigy singer Keith Flint intended to take his own life.  The inquest previously concluded that the 49-year-old, who was found dead at his Essex home on the 4 March, died as the result of hanging. The latest hearing added that Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his…

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The Sampler That Fits In Your Pocket

The future of the music instrument industry lies in synthesizers, and nowhere is this more apparent than the suite of tiny, pocket-sized synths more than capable of making bleeps and bloops. You’ve got tiny Korgs and Pocket Operators, and the time is ripe for people to wake up to tiny, pocket-sized synths. The latest in…

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Marula Music Euphorbia for DS Thorn-SYNTHiC4TE

SYNTHiC4TE | May 07 2019 | 28.4 MBMarula Music Euphorbia is a collection of 100 presets hand crafted by Nate Raubenheimer of Protoculture and Shadow Chronicles fame for Dmitry Sches’s DS Thorn from Plugin Alliance. The pack covers multiple electronic music genres ranging from ambient and techno to house and trance. Sound set info: 100%…

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Errorsmith, Renick Bell and Nene H rework Eomac on Reconnect Remixes

Listen to Errorsmith’s frenetic take on ‘Transmutation, Redemption, Forgiveness’ now. Artists including Errorsmith, Renick Bell and Nene H have contributed remixes of tracks taken from Eomac’s recent album Reconnect. Selecting producers from a variety of different shades of the electronic music spectrum, the Lakker producer’s punishing percussive sound is reworked in seven separate directions by…

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Ravers get hypothermia after surprise snow storm at French techno festival

Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross. Around 10,000 people attended the unauthorised Teknival 2019 festival in the central Creuse region at the weekend, where temperatures dropped to -3 degrees Celsius (27 degrees fahrenheit)…

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A surprise snowstorm at a French techno festival left 30 people with hypothermia, and the Red Cross had to step in

A surprise snowstorm hit a techno music festival in central France this weekend, and temperatures dropped to 26.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Around 30 people at Teknival caught hypothermia. Most weren't seriously affected, but one was sent to hospital to be treated for it. Teknival is an unauthorized music festival that takes place at a different location…

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♫ Listen: SWISHA – Assorted Flavors Vol. 4

CG—®8’ing outta 5 Styles: zombie club, rolling for character stats, the feeling of pulling off a perfect slam dunk, finesse, willfully rejecting deep-state conspiracy theories, Make Techno Black Again Others: Shadowrun, DIYR, BASSBEAR!!, Surly, Kush Jones, AceMo, The Nativist, Speaker Music More about: BASSBEAR!!, DIYR, Kush Jones, Surly, SWISHA

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30 get hypothermia as snow hits French techno festival

Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross. Up to 10,000 people attended the unauthorised Teknival 2019 festival in the central Creuse region at the weekend, where temperatures dropped to -3C overnight from…

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i_o declares ‘DEATH BY TECHNO’

Rising from his progressive beginnings, i_o is an ascending techno aficionado—gaining momentous notoriety over the last few years with quick succession. It's clear the enigmatic producer has gained a loyal following with his consistent releases, giving fans a clear choice to go by way of DEATH BY TECHNO. His latest offering released via mau5trap, i_o's two-track EP…

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Ravers get hypothermia at snow-hit French techno festival

GUERET, France: Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross. Around 10,000 people attended the unauthorised Teknival 2019 festival in the central Creuse region at the weekend, where temperatures dropped to -3 degrees Celsius…

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Bitty Is a Pocket Drum Machine and Synthesizer

We’ve seen our fair share of pocket-sized drum machines and synthesizers over the years that were designed and built to make music on the go something fun and feasible. The new Bitty from Curious Sound Objects delivers in ways most of the other options don’t. For starters, it’s simple–four trigger buttons for sounds, two function…

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Ravers get hypothermia at snow-hit French techno festival

Guéret (France) (AFP) - Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross. Around 10,000 people attended the unauthorised Teknival 2019 festival in the central Creuse region at the weekend, where temperatures dropped to…

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Chris Forsyth: All Time Present

On All Time Present, Chris Forsyth’s most ambitious album yet, he continues to make the case that there’s yet more to be wrought from the electric guitar. Though the Washington Post not long ago reported the instrument to be on the virtual brink of extinction and rock has been declared dead too many times to…

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BFractal Music Techno Basslines WAV

FANTASTiC | 05 May 2019 | 266 MBBFractal Music is proud to present the new Techno weapon for your subs, designed to add a powerful bottom-end to your tracks. Made entirely from modern and vintage analog synthesizers. Featuring over 281MB of Wav 24-bit Stereo Loops. All Loops are 125bpm and key labeled. What's In The…

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Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Volume II

The facts were thin on the ground. Richard D. James was from Cornwall, yes—a geographical outsider in the context of early-1990s UK rave, a kind of coastal cowpoke. He’d been at college for an engineering degree, one he never finished, and was known to pick at the innards of his analog synths. He collected aliases…

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Hamilton Scalpel: “Uprated Nite Zone”

Drum’n’bass and jungle were supposed to be dead. At least that’s what the dance music cognoscenti told us for the better part of the past 15 years. Of course, this music never truly disappeared , and when it comes to electronic music, “dead” is often a relative term. In reality, it’s usually just a matter…

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Rockfort: A French Music Column For April

The latest album from hardcore math/jazz rockers Ni, Pantophobie, is a catalogue of different and unusual phobias. Pantophobia is a fear of everything, but we get subsections of terror that including ‘Athazagoraphobie’ (the fear of being forgotten or ignored), ‘Stasophobie’ (the fear of walking or standing) and ‘Lachanophobie’ (fear of vegetables). I’ve concluded the latest…

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Computer Music June 2019

English | 116 pages | True PDF | 47.3MBEASY MUSIC TIPSChords, scales, intervals and songwriting simplified... MATRIX & FUTUREBOUNDThe dancefloor DnB legends break down their vocal anthem, Let It Go, produced in Steinberg Cubase CARL CRAIGThe Detroit techno pioneer on adapting his back catalogue for a full symphony orchestra

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Composing a ‘thillana’ to a Santana track

Classical musician Vedanth Bharadwaj is on a high. Since making a name for himself in the mainstream movie business with his soulful score for Aruvi, he has kept busy. Last week, an indie musical, His Father’s Voice, which features classical Indian dance, and for which he had scored the music, premiered in Hollywood. Musicians like…

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Bitty pocket drum machine hits Kickstarter

Musicians and music makers may be interested in a new pocket drum machine and synthesiser created by instrument designer Nickolas Peter Chelyapov. Every Bitty comes complete with software and samples simply plug it into your computer via a USB connection and select from a library of sound packs to upload. Sample include Theremin Bitty, Techno…

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Visual Identity Inspiration: Monument

Umer Ahmed shared an incredible visual identity project he worked for Monument, which was built around an online magazine (www.mnmt.no), a wide range of informative and entertaining podcasts, event series and club culture. They aim to support the vast underground realm of Techno music by highlighting festivals, clubs and artists you otherwise wouldn’t hear about…

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7 must-hear mixes from April 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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Opinion | Will China Export its Illiberal Innovation? – The New York Times

In 2009, after internet-fueled race riots between Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese in China’s northwest territory of Xinjiang, the ruling Communist Party took drastic action: the digital kill switch. Beijing disabled Xinjiang’s internet, sending military police to restore order. The blackout lasted nearly a year. Now, a decade later, Xinjiang is writhing under a new…

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Jenny Turner: Mark Fisher’s Ghosts

Mark Fisher killed himself on 13 January 2017, at the house in Felixstowe he shared with his wife and young son. His mental health had been deteriorating, according to the Ipswich Star’s report of the inquest, since the previous May. His wife, Zoe, told the inquest that they had been seeking help for him, but…

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AJ Christou ruptures our ‘Brain Cells’ in banging new compilation

UK producer AJ Christou re-pivots our stance on dance music with his newest compilation Brain Cells—a brilliant four-track EP saturated in techno glow. A drummer at heart, Christou builds everything around percussions and it evidently seeps through in his newest offering. Embellishing its techno sensibilities with meandering yet robust tempos, title track "Brain Cells" embodies Christou's…

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Hundreds demand election boycott in Kazakhstan

ALMATY/NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Kazakhs rallied in their two main cities on Wednesday, calling for a boycott of June presidential elections that they dismissed as a cover for an orchestrated handover of power. Police officers detain an anti-government protester during a rally calling for a boycott of June presidential elections in Almaty, Kazakhstan May…

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Found Sound Techno

In this installment of Beat Dissected, we’re going to create a drum pattern incorporating found sounds blended with saturated drum hits. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you how to program them in any DAW. Just copy our grid in your own software to recreate the loop. Here’s…

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