10 Questions With Howling
Want to know what Âme's Frank Wiedemann regrets or what Ry X did six hours ago?
DJ Bone Explains His Bloc Weekender Set
The underrated Detroit DJ unpacks the method and philosophy behind his Sunday night set at Bloc. Weekend festival in England with a track-by-track rundown.
How Prince and Batman Changed Scuba’s Life
Scuba explains how His Purpleness helped him embrace the shape-shifting tendencies that have inspired him to move beyond dubstep.
Stealing Time With Brian Eno
Here's what happened when Max Dax told the ambient icon a Bono joke during an interview for the Fall 2011 issue of our magazine.
This is Why Róisín Murphy Doesn’t Give a Fuck Anymore
The former Moloko star unpacks how giving up on the dream of superstardom helped her achieve something greater.
How LA Noise Band HEALTH Reshapes Death into Dance Magick
The group's first album in five years, 'Death Magic,' dives into the austerity and fear of a civilization entering a new era of free fall.
A Self-Aware Western Analysis of Nozinja’s Shangaan Electro
Trilogy Tapes' Eugene Ward AKA Tuff Sherm/Dro Carey blends diverse genres into a unified sound, but a South African Warp LP was a cultural curveball.
Mykki Blanco Talks To Lydia Lunch
A transgressive artist-turned-journalist and a no-wave icon sound off on identity, New York City sleaze and climbing Mt. Everest in drag.
Pop Talk: Underground Artists Review Taylor Swift
Cakes Da Killa, Lorenzo Senni, Tri Angle's WIFE and Kathy Alberici judge an unrivaled pop album. Here's why it sounds like "candy-coated THOT anthems."
EB Magazine’s New Issue Tackles Tinnitus, Ghe20g0th1k & More
PAN signee M.E.S.H. and editor-in-chief A.J. Samuels mull over the latest issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, which hit shelves this week.
Roller Skating and the Birth of Miami Bass and Memphis Crunk
We talked to Gangsta Boo, KW Griff and more to find out the role of the skating rink in Miami Bass, Memphis Crunk and Baltimore Snap.
Richard Hell Fights the Repression of NYC’s Bohemian Scene
A punk icon on how NYC wildchild Cookie Mueller embodied the city's free spirit heyday & saving it from being "a theme park for the smug and arrogant wealthy."
How Robert Johnson Became A Legendary German Nightclub
Ata Macias, a co-founder and resident DJ at Offenbach's renowned Robert Johnson nightclub, outlines the venue's philosophy and electronic psychedelia.
Mr. Style Icon: Holly Johnson on David Bowie
The frontman of British pop outfit Frankie Goes to Hollywood talks about how David Bowie inspired his coming out in the '70s.
How a Bunch of Belgian Teens Rewired Techno
In the fifth and last installment of 72 Hours in Antwerp, Belgian originator and R&S Records affiliate CJ Bolland journeys into the origins of rave.
Front 242 Pioneer Describes the Early Days of New Beat
In Part Four of our 72 Hours in Antwerp series, Patrick Codenys of pioneering EBM band Front 242 describes how he injected muscle into electronic music.
Inside the New Beat Documentary The Sound of Belgium
In the third part of our 72 Hours in Antwerp series, Jozef Devillé explains the inspirations behind his documentary The Sound of Belgium.
Here’s Why Mark Leckey is Dance Music’s Favorite Artist
The Turner Prize-winning visual artist and PAN label affiliate behind iconic short film 'Fiorruci Made Me Hardcore' reflects on his work.
Which Genre Smells the Best: Bass, Noise or Drone?
What does music smell like? Ephemera, an exhibit at experimental music & art festival Unsound, turns tracks by Kode9, Tim Hecker and Ben Frost into perfumes.
72 Hours in Tel Aviv
How artists, activists and cultural producers are dealing with the boycott against Israel.
Chilly Gonzales On Why He Named a Song After John McEnroe
Max Dax found out why Chilly Gonzales loves the "game changing" and often cranky tennis icon John McEnroe.
Ibeyi On Capitalism in Cuba and Signing to XL Recordings
XL-signed twin sister duo Ibeyi explains Yoruban spiritual traditions and optimal forms of sibling communication.
Lee Gamble Gets Deep With Philosopher Robin Mackay
The PAN stalwart and Urbanomic boss discuss Britney Spears in a conversational match made in heaven.
Win Tickets to Jamie XX’s Tour and Peep His New Video
Win tickets to Jamie xx's German tour and check out the new video for "Gosh." Photo by Flavien Pioreau.
Nick Höppner Tells Us What He Plays Out at Berghain
Ostgut Ton regular Nick Höppner puts a recent set at Berghain under the microscope.
Sherwood & Pinch’s Album Proves That Dubstep’s Not Dead
Massive Attack collaborator, vocalist, producer, DJ, and all-around Renaissance woman Nicolette recommends Sherwood & Pinch's Late Night Endless.
Here’s Why Obscure Indonesian Metal Band Senyawa Will Get Big
An out-there hardcore band from Java wowed the underground with its debut LP and explosive performances. Here we explain why we can picture them blowing up.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen On House Icon Soichi Terada
Hard Wax's Finn Johannsen suspected the existence of a hidden Japanese house master. Here he describes how he found him in Soichi Terada.
Calabrian Tarantella: Trance, Drone and the Rituals of the Mafia
A.J. Samuels goes to Italy to interview members of Italy's most powerful mafia, the ’Ndrangheta, about the rituals surrounding the Calabrian tarantella.
Jamie xx Streams Debut Solo LP, In Colour
Jamie xx discusses UK dance music and working with pop stars for the latest EB Magazine cover story.
Why 18+ Is A GHE20G0TH1K Version of Lionel Richie
Adam Harper dives into 18+'s sadomasochistic complexities to wonder at the pearls of music.
Guess Who’s on the Cover of EB’s Spring 2015 Issue
Check out the latest issue's features on the Israeli boycott, the history of roller skating, and more.
The Alphabet According to Craig Leon
Craig Leon, the producer and A&R stalwart who worked with Blondie, Talking Heads, and the Ramones fills out our latest ABC column.
Heatsick Recommends Urbanomic’s #ACCELERATE Reader
PAN signee Heatsick discusses an accelerationist reader from the philosophical publisher and arts organization Urbanomic.
Swans’ Michael Gira Sounds Off
Swans frontman Michael Gira sounds off on electronic music's inherent flaws, his time in Israeli jail, and cosmic unity in an interview with A.J. Samuels.
Purity Ring Talks About Going Pop on another eternity
EB Magazine print Editor in Chief A.J. Samuels spoke to Purity Ring about how EDM inspired their latest album another eternity.
EB Cover Star Karen O Reflects on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
In the latest cover story for Electronic Beats Magazine, Karen O spoke to Lisa Blanning about crushes, songs, and more.
Read Our In-Depth Feature On Roller Skating Communities
The first part of our Sound in Motion series examines the influence that roller skating communities had on US dance music with Danny Krivit, DJ Spinn, and more.
The Alphabet According To Gilles Peterson
Win tickets to see Gilles Peterson and Motor City Drum Ensemble at the EB Festival in Warsaw!
Donato Dozzy Speaks to Synth Pioneer Suzanne Ciani
The trance techno icon invited Buchla trailblazer Suzanne Ciani to his garden to chat about the sensuality of machines.
EB Reviews Steffi’s LP, Plus a New Nick Höppner Tune
Nick Höppner has just revealed the first single from his forthcoming LP, 'Folk,' so we took the opportunity to reveal our print review of Steffi's LP.
A Lesson on Belgian New Beat History with Peter Van Hoesen
In Part One of our 72 Hours in Antwerp series, read Peter Van Hoesen's Belgian electronic music primer and stream tracks from new beat compilation 'Collected.'
Strategy Games: Music For Playing God
Daniel Hugo explores the world of strategy game soundtracks to find out what it sounds like to play God.
Step Inside Darklands, The Berghain of Shopping
Daniel Jones chats with the owner of Darklands, a Berlin-based avant-garde clothing store popular among techno DJs.
Janus Member KABLAM Tells Us What She Plays Out
KABLAM takes us through five tracks of a recent set, which include kuduro and bubbling jams, and explains how they fit together (or don’t).
Counting With Afrikan Sciences
PAN's resident Afro-futurist filled out our latest Counting With column with album recommendations and regretful anecdotes.
Warbear On Gegen, Berlin’s Boldest Sex-Positive Dance Party
One of the residents of KitKatClub's most renowned queer club nights divulges its inspirations and philosophies.
Adam Harper Recommends Arca’s Xen
Adam Harper unpacks the complex digital biology that spawned the strange and inviting beast that is Arca's 'Xen.'
Roman Flügel Introduces the Winter 2015 Issue of Electronic Beats Magazine
The current issue of Electronic Beats Magazine is out now. In this excerpt, Roman Flügel discusses its main themes with Editor in Chief A.J. Samuels.
Ben Frost Speaks to Richard Mosse— “Your work will be distilled into a plugin in Photoshop.”
Experimental producer Ben Frost spoke to photographer Richard Mosse for the Fall 2014 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine.
Zola Jesus— “Sia gives me hope that pop music is ready to loosen its strait jacket.”
The elegant alt-pop singer filled out our latest ABC column with wise maxims about death, nose jobs, and the mainstream music industry.
Counting With Jackmaster
The Numbers label founder fills out our Counting With column with details about his days spray-painting rooftops in Glasgow.
Den Sorte Skole— “Every sound tells a story, and every voice has an echo.”
Max Dax waxes philosophical on sampling with Cophenhagen duo Den Sorte Skole.
At the Lucky Cloud Loft Party, Records Are Selected to Match the Arc of An Acid Trip
Tim Lawrence, the disco historian and co-founder of the London adaptation of The Loft—perhaps the longest running dance night in the world—discusses the par ...
“Hip-hop is our therapy” – Mobb Deep interviewed
Mobb Deep give a perspective on their ever-unpredictable hip-hop career in an interview with A.J. Samuels.
Art Collection Telekom Presents Agnieszka Polska on Art’s Power to Enact Change
Mark Smith spoke to Polska about the issue of memory in Eastern Europe, whether creativity can exist in eternity and trying to return art to the real world.
Mark Smith Recommends Transllusion’s The Opening of the Cerebral Gate
Lots of people attempt to find an emotional connection to the music they listen to. As Mark Smith argues, that’s almost impossible to do with the insularity ...
Mr. Style Icon – Jessy Lanza on John Carpenter
Jessy Lanza transcended the unfunky origins of Ontario to become one of R&B’s most interesting prospects. She told us about her style icon, John Carpenter.
Tin Man Recommends Roman Flügel’s Happiness Is Happening
Tin Man’s speculative musical biography of Roman Flügel attempts to look deeper into the artist’s current cross-genre impulses.
Dylan Carlson Recommends The Bug’s Angels & Devils
Earth mastermind Dylan Carlson has a weak spot for hypnotic repetition. Here, he explains how loops were the foundation of his interest in the latest release fr ...
PAN Artist M.E.S.H. Recommends TCF’s Latest Effort
Janus crew member M.E.S.H. listens closely to recent Liberation Technologies signee TCF and offers his own interpretation of the Norwegian artist’s approach t ...
The Fall 2014 edition of Electronic Beats Magazine is out now!
Read about Mobb Deep, Jessy Lanza, Ben Frost, and a whole bunch of other movers and shakers in the latest issue of Electronic Beats Magazine. Full details here.
If you don’t know about Karol Radziszewski’s Dik Fagazine, you should
We talked to Karol Radziszewski, a Warsaw-based artist and editor-in-chief of a groundbreaking queer publication that focuses on Eastern and Central Europe.
MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser reviews Ramona Lisa’s “Arcadia”
“The kind of album that takes you by surprise” – MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser is our guest reviewer as he takes on the debut by Caroline Polachek‘s project R ...
Heatsick’s Tour Diary
The musician and visual artist reveals the music which provided the psychological backdrop to his recent world tour, from John Barry to Patrick Cowley.
EB Exclusive: An interview with Inga Copeland
On her debut LP, Inga Copeland embraces her independence in a shadowy and carefully constructed sonic haze. Read her exclusive interview here.
72 hours in Rio de Janeiro: Felipe Altenfelder of activist group Mídia Ninja
As a founding member of activist group Mídia Ninja, Felipe Altenfelder is notorious amongst Brazil’s bloggers for reporting live from last year’s riots. We ...
72 hours in Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Cézar
Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup we met Brazil’s preeminent cultural ambassadors to explain the current state of affairs in their own words. In part two, form ...
Martyn recommends Joey Anderson’s After Forever
“Makes me want to go straight back to the beginning”—Martyn reckons Joey Anderson’s debut After Forever is one the key albums you need to listen to in 2 ...
72 hours in Rio de Janeiro: Caetano Veloso and Arto Lindsay
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup we met Brazil’s preeminent cultural ambassadors to explain the current state of affairs in their own words. Here, Caetano Veloso, ...
The Summer 2014 edition of Electronic Beats Magazine is out now!
What do Wayne Shorter, Inga Copeland, RZA and MØ have in common? They—and many more—feature in the new issue of Electronic Beats Magazine. Full details her ...
“Full moon! Get in the car!” – An interview with Alison Goldfrapp
In this cover interview from the Spring issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, Wyndham Wallace sits down for an intimate conversation with Alison Goldfrapp, one ha ...
Hans Ulrich Obrist recommends the David Bowie is exhibit and catalogue
In anticipation of an extended version of the V&A curated David Bowie retrospective 'Is', opening tomorrow at Martin-Gropius-Bau, read Hans Ulrich Obrist's reco ...
Review: Thug Entrancer – Death After Life
Denver DIY figurehead Ryan McRyhew deconstructs the dance music of Chicago with his latest project Thug Entrancer. Daniel Jones revels in the ruins.
Counting with Helena Hauff
The Werkdiscs and Pan approved producer and resident DJ at Hamburg’s legendary Golden Pudel Club in the ultimate interview by numbers.
Daniel Jones recommends HTRK’s Psychic 9-5 Club
“The scars may still show, but the wounds always close eventually—provided one keeps from picking at them.” On their third album, the Australian duo emerg ...
André Vida and Max Dax talk to Marshall Allen of The Sun Ra Arkestra
The Sun Ra Arkestra director discusses the teachings and creative punishments of former bandleader Sun Ra, one the most singular figures in modern jazz.
Drunk in Love: Lotic recommends Beyoncé’s Beyoncé
The Berlin producer digs deep into his hometown hero's album: “In the tabloids Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the perfect couple. But it’s good to know they’re no ...
The Spring 2014 edition of Electronic Beats Magazine is out!
The Spring 2014 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine is about to hit the shelves. Alison Goldfrapp graces the cover but who will be joining her inside? Find out h ...
“You might have thought it was divine”: A.J. Samuels in Miami with Bass Mekanik
Car audio bass has altered commercial hip-hop and American bass music production for good. Join us in Miami as we talk to the man responsible.