Fresh from last night’s Flux FM Electronic Beats On Air radio show, our Mix of the Day comes from Berlin’s resident acoustic techno masters Brandt Brauer Frick. And because there’s three of them in the band, the hour is split between them—meaning each member gets twenty minutes to showcase their individual taste. Which, according to the evidence here, encompasses future bass, rollicking house music and portentous techno. We strongly approve.
We speak with the British producer, songwriter and vocalist in advance of his appearance at our Cologne festival on May 16th and his second album. – more
German producer Phonique will issue his third follow up album this summer entitled Kissing Strangers. Known by the real name of Michael Vater, the award winning house DJ and online poker ace received a much-needed profile boost when his 2007 LP Good Idea came out, working with the likes of Erlend Oye, Gui Boratto and – more
While some artists do their damndest to identify themselves with the coolest possible influences and constantly update a carefully curated list of musical forebearers, Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, just doesn’t give a fuck. That’s something she learned from her style icon, Marilyn Manson—a master of popularizing the subversive. Here, Boucher explains how daring to be – more
Although it won’t be out for almost four months, everyone is already talking about the new Warp20 box set. “Have you ever seen anything this beautiful? If you say yes, you’re lying”, one Twitterer in thrall of the deluxe compilation’s striking packaging writes, while another ecstatically tweets “ohh please YES it’s all I ever wanted”. – more