The Week in EB: March 17, 2013 – Telekom Electronic Beats

The Week in EB: March 17, 2013

The Week in EB features our choice of this week’s ElectronicBeats.net contents, served up in one place, once a week. The idea is that it offers an opportunity to catch up with what we’ve been getting excited about over the last seven days. Of course, it’s become a truism to remark that we live in an era of information saturation; where every day our attention spans are torn asunder by channels competing for our eyes and ears and keystrokes and mouseclicks. Nevermind all that, though, sometimes quality is where it’s at. Here’s the cream of the crop.

“Through That Darkness You’ll Find the Light”: A.J. Samuels interviews Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan

In this exclusive preview of our upcoming print magazine, we present the full interview with Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, speaking candidly about his youth, drug use, and the band’s new album Delta Machine.

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An interview with James Blake

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.

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Justus Köhncke recalls his Depeche Moment 

Kompakt’s acclaimed producer of slo-mo techno minimalism details his experience of remixing the Depeche Mode single “Peace”, cementing his long held belief that, above all else, they’re great songwriters.

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James Pants recommends 情報デスクVIRTUAL’s 札幌コンテンポラリー

The Stones Throw-signed idiosyncratic producer/multi-instrumentalist and crazy record collector James Pants falls down the YouTube rabbit hole and comes out the other side clutching a handful of vaporwave. See him live at our festival in Bratislava on April 19th.

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The Death of Rave: panel discussions from CTM.13

We exclusively host the audio from these panel discussions from CTM.13 festival examining the life and death of rave culture in the UK and Berlin.

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In The Forgotten Light of Space: Daniel Jones recommends Demdike Stare’s The Weight of Culture

On their first cassette-only mixtape, Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker reshape forgotten vinyl ghosts into a sinister and spaced-out web of new stories.