A kaleidoscopic mix of melted ambience, new age, beat downs and breaks.
Hospital Productions outfit Ninos Du Brasil explain why they love Hyperdub gals Laurel Halo and Fatima Al Qadiri.
Call “Chance Of Rain”—Halo’s most dancefloor-attuned work yet—a techno record at your peril. As she tells us in the upcoming winter issue of EB Magazine, Halo’s music is anything but straightforward.
On her new album, the electronic musician finds her pulse quickened to the dancefloor, says Angus Finlayson.
I can’t be sure if I’m entitled to speak here for anyone else but myself, yet what is it that we’re really looking for when we listen to a record for the first time? We want to be surprised, I’d argue. We hope that what we’re gonna spend the next minutes of our precious lifetime … Continued
Mute have started a new electronic music sub-label called Liberation Technologies which will be run by Patrick O’Neill. The first release is by King Felix, aka Lauren Halo, and will be aimed squarely at the dance-floor. Mute have a bulging back catalogue of esoteric dance music (Fad Gadget to Richie Hawtin basically) and look set … Continued
Laurel Halo, Robbert Lippok and Caterina Barbieri have already been confirmed as mentors at the ACUD-based program Amplify Berlin.
Win records from Laurel Halo, John Talabot, and more by participating in our Arca-themed contest.
EB feels love in Vienna with a night of intense—and intensely fun—music to bring down the curtain on a showstopping EB Festival 2013 season. Love to love you When Saints Go Machine, Laurel Halo, Giorgio Moroder, and Metro Area.
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.
The Austrian capital once more plays host to our Fall Festival season, featuring Italian legend Giorgio Moroder with support from Laurel Halo, Metro Area and When Saints Go Machine.
For our cold-weather edition, Electronic Beats Magazine has put together perhaps its most varied issue of 2012, featuring names like Gary Numan, Laurel Halo, Madlib, Grimes… well, perhaps you should take a look and see just what’s in store for you.
This time last month we were all in it together, weren’t we? The world was in lockdown, the weekend was something that happened on Zoom, baker’s yeast was rare as vibranium, and the menfolk had started shaving their heads. This month, things are different. Some cities have emerged from quarantine. In China, clubs are open. … Continued
For a moment in mid-2019, the future of independent online radio in Berlin looked bleak. The city’s most recognizable station for electronic and experimental music, Berlin Community Radio, announced it was shutting down. “It is with heavy heart that we came to this decision, but we reached a dead end and spirits have fallen low … Continued
Looks like the new 2020 you has finally committed to leaving behind the socially encoded path to become an artist. A creative career is a nebulous quest that, unfortunately, comes with no roadmap. But rest assured that countless like-minded people have been in similar vulnerable positions and have started their new life phases from scratch. … Continued
The 65-foot interactive IICON stage was one of the festival’s biggest highlights.
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
Applications to work with Amplify’s newest mentors—including Pan Daijing (pictured) and Andrea Belfi—will be open until June 30.
One of the most exciting breakout artists of last year has just released a must-hear mix through Dekmantel.
Releases like Physically Sick, Praxis Houston and Shxme, among others, are bringing artists together for today’s most crucial causes.
Distant warehouse sounds from London’s lo-fi powerhouse.
Last week the crew behind Closer nightclub hosted the first edition of its off-site 24-hour rave.
The cities of Murmansk, Lviv and Kazan will play host to Unsound’s Dislocation festival series.
We’ve gathered Poland’s most exciting music festivals so you can plan the rest of your summer.
Robert Hood, Nastia and more join the first wave of artists to play at Strichka’s sister festival.
BALANCE runs May 11-13 in various Leipzig venues, like Institut für Zukunft.
‘Tis the season for the year’s most exciting festivals. From ADE to Unsound and beyond, our handy map will help you sort through the options.
Are all-female lineups empowering, or do promoters use the feminist cause to boost their own image? Female artists and industry professionals discuss.
CTM 2016 featured a bunch of interesting collaborations between established artists and upcomers influenced by them. But the best performance was by a hologram.
We’re teaming up with UK weekender Bloc to offer one lucky EB reader the chance to win a pair of passes, plus on-site accomodation. Bloc takes place in Minehead from March 11 to 13, and the tickets have you covered for four full nights (you get an extra night to wind down). This year’s event features … Continued
Look back at the people and moments who made 2015 a particularly important year for feminism in dance music, from The Black Madonna to Björk.
Virtual popstar Hatsune Miku has gained a global following since being rendered in 3D from a vocal synthesizer back in 2007. Miku will appear in Berlin as part of CTM Festival in early 2016 for “Still Be Here,” a collaborative project conceptualized by Mari Matsutoya and created with producer Laurel Halo, choreographer Darren Johnston and virtual artist LaTurbo Avedon, with … Continued
Bloc Festival has announced the crews presenting its stages for next years’ 2016 edition at Minehead. Orwellian-techno peddlers Dystopian will bring Laurel Halo and Demdike Stare to the table, while Leisure System present their brand of schizoid genre-jumpers via Objekt, Helena Hauff and Evian Christ. Meanwhile R&S continue to mine the English scene with Logos, Khan and … Continued
Julia Holter and Lucrecia Dalt make disembodied pop which confronts expectations of female artists…but they employ very different methods of creation.
With the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe, DJs and dance music promoters have begun mobilizing to help address the crisis. One such initiative is Belgian promoter IKON’s Techno for Humanity, which hosts Ida Engberg, Guti, Matthias Tanzmann and more in Antwerp on September 17. Revenue will be routed to Médecins Sans Frontières, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, the International Rescue Committee … Continued
After a week of bad press for Lithuania thanks to Ten Walls, we set out to find representatives from its criminally underrepresented scene.
As voted by our staff and contributors, we bring you our top ten records of the year just gone.
Save the date! It’s time to break open your shiny 2014 diaries with the announcement of next year’s Electronic Beats festival fixtures.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—reflects on a year’s worth of music emerging from the online underground and selects his favorites.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—examines the new album by one of experimental pop’s most capricious players.
Download one of the Electronic Beats mobile applications and get a twenty percent discount off EB Festival tickets—for a limited time only!
EB Festival regulars When Saints Go Machine have roped in Close for the remix of “Mannequin” and announced a string of live dates. Be the first to get clued in here.
In this edition of his monthly column, the premier writer on new, emergent, underground music addresses how the framing of music can radically redefine it.
Max Dax speaks to conductor and self-described intermediary between the worlds of classical and pop André De Ridder ahead of his stargaze presented concert this Sunday.
We untangle the history and many activities of the leading British DJ and producer and get his reflections on his label Hyperdub, one of the most consistently rewarding imprints in underground music.
We gave RVNG Intl.-affiliated avant techno artist Holly Herndon $100 to spend on whatever she wanted. This is what she bought.
Want to know what’s been going into the collective ears of EBHQ? Our regular hack to the best music the internet has knocked out over the past seven days.
Anthony Child, alongside Regis, is well-known for his tensile and steely techno, and has been one of the defining artists of the Birmingham scene. While a slew of ‘noise’ artists are currently engaging with techno, Child schools them at their own game, dropping his LP of archival experimental sounds.
We’ve finally bowed to public pressure and launched our new feature collecting the last week’s worth of EB Favorites (sent out via Twitter and Facebook). You can now enjoy it all in one, weekly spot with additional commentary.
Distortion and delay, drip-droppy aquatic sounds, sterile beats and weird vocal FX: all things we love, and all present in the young musician’s best-of cuts, including heavy-hitters like Trust, Grimes, Death Grips, Mykki Blanco and more.
What’s that? You want to know what’s been going in our ears this week, reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies and by extension our audio-addled souls? That’s a coincidence: here’s this week’s Editor’s Choice.
After a string of madly hyped first tracks and their critically acclaimed debut LP 7AM in 2010, Brooklyn-based duo Teengirl Fantasy return with their sophomore full-length Tracer, out August 20 on seminal Belgian/UK label R&S Records. For the new effort, Oberlin College alumni Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss abandoned the sampling that defined 7AM, in … Continued
Girls I admit, I’m now probably going against an article that appeared on these very pages, but I’m a girl, so I can get away with it, right?:) I’m not a chauvinist or a feminist, I’m just glad that these days you can be a man, woman, dog or an alien and make whatever strange … Continued
What a great concoction: two of our favorite artists together for an absolutely genius remix! This remix is one of a number on Planningtorock‘s new Living It Out EP for DFA that also features remixes from Billy Lock, Jackson, Cosmodelica and Laurel Halo. Have yourself a treat and listen to the When Saints Go Machine … Continued
We decided to do something different this week and feature a label instead of an artist. Hippos In Tanks is a label based out of L.A. started by Barron Machat and Travis Woolsey. Artists such as White Car, Sun Arow, Gatekeeper and Hype Williams are all on their roster. H.I.T. describe themselves as – “a … Continued
Disappearing Berlin is a music and performance program with a title that resonates beyond the city limits of Berlin to any major city subjected to rapid cosmopolitan transformations. Contemporary art institution Schinkel Pavillon’s off-site program showcases artists in spaces that are responsible for shaping Berlin’s cultural landscape since the city’s upheavals and reconstructions in the … Continued
Mat Dryhurst outlines a new vision for future forms of musical organization and practice.
Actress has been a busy bee recently. Not only has he finished an album for his own Werk Discs imprint, he has another coming on Honest Jon’s and according to a Twitter feed from earlier today, he has one in the bag for Warp too. The details currently amount to zero but according to Actress’ … Continued