Take a peek at all the fun we had with Tim Lawrence on his German book tour for ‘Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983’.
Tim Lawrence’s new book ‘Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980 – 1983’ is out. Electronic Beats is sending him on a book reading tour in Germany.
Dance music historian Tim Lawrence remembers David Mancuso and explains the appeal of his long-running and hugely influential New York party, The Loft.
Dance music historian and Arthur Russell biographer Tim Lawrence dissects the renewed interest in the revered New Yorker’s work and recommends ‘Corn’.
After COVID-restrictions loosen in Hong Kong, writer Jaime Chu discovers the ambiguous privileges of clubbing versus protesting.
Those of us who are into dance music know that it’s so much more than just a genre. It’s deeply rooted in the spirit of community. It’s about sharing creative impulses, which can take various shapes and forms beyond sound. The culture is full of luminaries, freaks, and visionaries, and unpacking one aspect of dance … Continued
It’s officially summer, and the 2019 European festival season is already under way. There are a lot of great choices out there, and, as usual, we’ve put together this guide to our essential destinations for the discerning techno festival goer. June 13 – June 16: Telekom Electronic Beats Festival Bucharest Location: Bucharest, Romania Lineup includes: … Continued
Now here’s some chemistry we actually want to learn.
Time to do your homework.
The best and most obscure cosmic disco mixtapes from the heydey of Italo.
From Jeff Mills to Mike Pickering: The stories of the DJs that changed the world, told in their own words.
‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’ is a powerful cinematic insight into a figure for whom the worlds of music, art and fashion buckled at the knees.
“I was trying to convince him it wasn’t a bomb. It’s just a dummy we bought at the Army-Navy store at the west end of Canal.”
‘Queer City’ re-examines club culture through the history and experiences of the UK’s gay population.
Berlin’s techno hedonism has nothing on this.
2016 has been an especially turbulent year. This list recalls some of the musicians, artists and DJs who we’ll miss dearly.
Audika Records is about to reissue some essential material for Arthur Russell fans.
See footage from Paradise Garage, CBGB, The Roxy and more.
The enigmatic “musical host” behind New York’s long-running Loft parties is dead at 72.
Dance music historian Tim Lawrence sat down with DJ Daniele Baldelli to learn the story of how cosmic disco emerged from northern Italy in the late ’70s.
BBC Radio’s new Arthur Russell: Vanished Into Music offers a fresh take on the experimental musician.
An excerpt from dance historian Tim Lawrence’s new book on ’80s NYC tells the risqué tale of a cutting-edge clubbing hotspot that joined punk and disco.
We’ve been waiting for this announcement. This year’s Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne will be headlined by none other than Grace Jones. The Jamaican model, singer, actress and all-around diva is confirmed to perform one of her rare live shows on May 18 at E-Werk. It marks her first appearance in Germany in seven years as … Continued
Nicky Siano’s documentary Love Is The Message was never made publically available, but now, a short clip dating back to the ’70s has surfaced online. It offers a rare glimpse into the scene at New York’s Gallery Club—arguably one of the most influential clubs in the world and the inspiration for Paradise Garage. Get full … Continued
Here are ten commandments we learned from Grace Jones’ autobiography ‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’.
Tim Lawrence, author of ‘Loves Saves the Day’, recounts the life and legacy of Loleatta Holloway, who has been sampled in house music over 300 times.
For dance historian Tim Lawrence, Grace Jones is disco’s ultimate survivor. Her first three albums show disco’s death throes and a superstar in the making.
Michaelangelo Matos, author of US rave tome ‘The Underground Is Massive’ speaks to Sven Von Thülen, who compiled Berlin techno book ‘Der Klang Der Familie.’
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 party’s organizing principles and David Mancuso’s LSD-soaked original vision.
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.