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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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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