A man who’s built a career on fusing techno with vocal soul reflects on one of his fundamental influences: Motown staple Marvin Gaye.
Xeno & Oaklander frontwoman on how trans synth pioneer Wendy Carlos’ soundtracks for films like ‘A Clockwork Orange’ influenced her approach to a new LP.
Panorama Bar resident Virginia marks the release of her latest LP by talking about one of her longtime heroes: Sade Adu.
Panorama Bar resident Cassy talks about how PJ Harvey set a strong example of “a very individual type of woman doing her thing.”
Work Them Records boss Spencer Parker describes how the iconic photographer negated the notion that DJs are “artistes.”
The late hip-hop pioneer and one half of A Tribe Called Quest pays tribute to two of his own musical icons from Motown, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
The NYC producer and Mutual Dreaming creator on how storied selector Daniele Baldelli turned the Cosmic Club in Italy into a “playground for experimentation.”
The frontman of British pop outfit Frankie Goes to Hollywood talks about how David Bowie inspired his coming out in the ’70s.
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.
Hudson Mohawke discusses working with musical style icon, the man behind the man in the mirror, Quincy Jones.
Before it became cool to like Johnny Cash in the nineties, it was decidedly uncool. At least according to Trent Reznor, who grew up in small-town America trying to escape the country music establishment.
The Not Not Fun affiliate/100% Silk label head looks at one of fashion’s most visually enduring women of the ’80s, more than 20 years after her tragic death.
The Scooter frontman describes how The KLF taught him that you don’t have to get the joke to laugh all the way to the bank.
The frontman of the severe haircut heartthrobs discusses his style icon—another man with great hair and a penchant for dark roles.
Activist, computer musician and Comatonse label owner Terre Thaemlitz pays respect to Akihiro Miwa’s critical voice and uncompromising self-image.
In the cold dead white of winter, the sound of fashion springs forward with Zana Bayne, Bruxa, Just Blaze and Baauer.
Ever since she was a kid, former political journalist turned singer Annika Henderson, aka Anika, has been intrigued by the power and androgyny of Marlene Dietrich.
Nika Roza Danilova grew up a loner in rural Wisconsin. Having musicians and artists she could identify with was her link to a world beyond the farmland of the American Midwest. Here, the proudly and immodestly renamed Zola Jesus explains how her icon, David Cronenberg, exposes the alien in the concept of alienation, and how … Continued
“I’m not just this one trick pony, you know?” says Ojay Morgan, “I’m a Zebra.” On his debut album Less Is Moor, released last Friday, the Jamaican-American artist, better known by his persona Zebra Katz, boldly reasserts this claim across fifteen, club-ready tracks. He snarls, teases, and throws shade, intentionally showing off all the verve … Continued
“Kings And Queens” is the first single off the German artist’s forthcoming album ‘True Colours’.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the story of the humble disco edit. Back in dance music’s early years, DJs came upon the idea of edits in their quest to make music easier to mix. Belt-driven turntables, live drummers and free-form music arrangements … Continued
“We’re sold out the minute we are born in a hospital.”
The best and most obscure cosmic disco mixtapes from the heydey of Italo.
We asked DJ Sprinkles, Cassy, Spencer Parker and more to tell us which artists influenced their own careers.
The legendary German electronic supergroup surprised crowds at the Berlin underground institution on Monday morning.
And it’s not a Funktion-One…
The popular Amsterdam club is preparing for a serious round-the-clock experience.
Here’s why the KLF is gonna rock ya.
Their tenure will begin in 2017.
In the latest Style Icon, a Nigerian-Lebanese big room selector explains how she relates to one of the best and classiest actresses to grace the silver screen.
David Bowie defends his right to have hair longer than nine inches in this BBC interview from 1964. In response to public derision toward men with longer locks, Bowie founded ‘The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men’ around the same time. This early activism would help pave the way for the development … Continued
Missy Elliott made progressive pop and club-minded hip-hop years before it became mainstream. Art-pop phenom Yen Tech puts her influence in perspective.
Missy Elliot is back with her new single “WTF (Where They From)” ft. Pharrell Williams.
The frontman of electronic post-punk band Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft explains how disrupting the dance floor opens up new artistic possibilities.
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 here.
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 here.
Take a look inside 2013’s final edition of our award-winning Electronic Beats Magazine, featuring H.P. Baxxter, Laurel Halo, and—of course—ayahuasca rituals.
On December 5th Electronic Beats presents a very special Scooter concert in Hamburg. Can’t make it? We’ll be streaming it live, right here on electronicbeats.net.
DJ, promoter, and EB writer Daniel Jones travels through the underground of Japan as his blackest ever gold alias. Join him on his drunken adventures through Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, and download an exclusive live DJ set from one of his shows.
The new Electronic Beats Magazine is out in just a few weeks, so why not order a copy or four? It should accessorize nicely with your new Autumn wardrobe.
In this special preview of our new Summer 2013 print magazine, we present the cover story—an extensive interview with the divisive pop phenomenon—in full.
Dave Gahan. Car Audio Bass. The Knife. Karl Bartos. Amanda Brown. Andrey A. Tarkovsky. Holly Herndon. Steven Levy. Sonic Boom. Roedelius. DJ Koze. Terre Thaemlitz. The Spring 2012 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine has arrived, and what an issue it is.
Over time, as the influencers eventually became influenced by those they influenced, a special hermeneutics of pop music was born. Today, pioneers seem to constantly be reinterpreting themselves through the filter of artistic progress they helped create. In Numan’s case, this would be the music and image of style icon Trent Reznor. Here, Numan candidly discusses rediscovering himself … Continued
The fall 2012 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine is out now. You can get a glimpse at what’s contained within its glossy covers here. What you waiting for? Go pick one up!
While some artists do their damndest to identify themselves with the coolest possible influences and constantly update a carefully curated list of musical forebearers, Grimes just doesn’t give a fuck. That’s something she learned from her style icon, Marilyn Manson—a master of popularizing the subversive.
Bad news first. Electronic Beats presents Bryan Ferry Live live in Berlin is nearly sold out. The last 100 tickets are available at 4010 shop in Berlin’s Alte Schönhauser Straße, there won’t be a box office at Admiralspalast on December 8th. Thanks to all of our readers and Bryan Ferry fans who were lucky enough … Continued