Muslim punk goes legit

October 2, 2009 in Features

A controversial new documentary titled Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam will premier at the Vancouver International film festival in October, finally putting this fringe music genre on the map. Described as Muslim punk, Taqwacore finds its origins all the way back to 2003 when author Michael Muhammad Knight wrote a fictional account about a – more

Eastern Haze: June

June 28, 2012 in Eastern Haze

Like a Phoenix that rose from the ashes, Jakub Wojciechowski decided to abandon his former musical context and embrace a lighter aural sonisphere. Having cut his teeth in the Polish witchhouse scene (as well as on the label Cowshed Records), Wojciechowski went on to develop his sound into brighter, house-driven compositions under his nom de – more

Interview: Yonderboi

October 5, 2011 in Interviews

Hungary’s hottest music export Yonderboi has closed the circle by finishing the final part of his album trilogy. After six years, Passive Control came out a few days ago on Mole Listening Pearls. We caught up with the talented producer to talk about his new release, which is already hitting the German, Dutch and Hungarian – more

Nicolas Jaar works From Scratch in New York

January 27, 2012 in Features

Nicolas Jarr will be taking part in a five hour live, multi-discipline performance at New York’s MoMA PS1 next month. From Scratch is presented in collaboration with Clown & Sunset Aesthetics, which is the “interdisciplinary culture house” Jarr runs with filmmaker Noah Kraft. The five hour show will see Will Epstein, Sasha Spielberg and Dave – more