The mix was recorded live from the Queens based venue.
The Berlin festival has just announced the first wave of artists on its lineup.
‘Unsound:Undead’ features 64 short essays on the transmission of sound between the living and the dead.
Hyperdub will release ‘Mnestic Pressure’, Lee Gamble’s first album since 2014.
Canadian band Suuns got the Lee Gamble reconstruction treatment on their new track “Brainwash”. It’s an elegiac drone work that seems to lead inward and catches little fractions of rhythms just in the right moments. Suuns’ new album Hold/Still is out on April 15 on Secretly Canadian. If you want to get a bit more … Continued
Jungle deconstructionist and PAN staple Lee Gamble has finally revealed that the first record on his own new label, UIQ, will come out on September 11. We first heard clips of the forthcoming debut by Latvian SHAPE member N1L about a whole year ago, when Gamble played them on his NTS show. In addition to this … Continued
An experimental producer and a philosopher compare some of their favorite ’90s-era jungle tracks and mixes, from Goldie to Randall and LTJ Burkem.
The PAN stalwart and Urbanomic boss discuss Britney Spears in a conversational match made in heaven.
“Residing in a liminal zone between a social and an altered state, the samples on Diversions are as warped as the drugs used to open the nervous system.”
As a founding member of the unashamedly academic Cyrk Collective Lee Gamble built up a reputation as a composer of computer music fascinated by decomposition, abstraction and digital synthesis and resynthesis. We spoke to him about his two latest releases for Pan, Diversions 1994-96 and Dutch Tvashar Plumes, by way of memory, jungle’s ugly bits and, yes, to reminisce.
‘Total Solidarity’ features tracks by artists like object blue (pictured), Olivia, Lee Gamble and more.
Watch the best new videos, including submissions from Lee Gamble, Call Super, Low Concept, Shabazz Palaces and many
New week, new V I D E O D R O M E! Today brings outstanding videos from the likes Lee Gamble, Daphni, Kim Ann Foxman, Heart Streets, Tensnkae and many
There are many experimental music festivals, but few can compare with Berlin Atonal. The experimental event has long provided a stage for some of the most interesting projects in music and audiovisual performance. Originally running from 1982 through 1990, it was restarted in 2013, and in the years since its revival, a large part of … Continued
The Berlin festival added a last batch of DJs and live acts to an already whooping lineup.
The 65-foot interactive IICON stage was one of the festival’s biggest highlights.
We count down some of the talents contributing to a house and club music renaissance in the Hungarian capital.
Jungle tekno is on the brink of a grassroots revival. Get a crash course in the sound from pioneer Ron Wells.
Poland’s number-one experimental event took place last weekend in Kraków. It was, once again, awesome.
Interviews for those who like music for the brain as well as the ears.
A resident at our favorite Leipzig club breaks down the types of music and parties that take place on its dance floors.
Local experimental producer BoneBrokk names the big actors in Athens’ electronic music scene.
JD Twitch, Kim Ann Foxman and more select their favorite ’90s jungle tracks.
Drowned in Sound has dedicated its latest Soho Radio broadcast to Adam Curtis’ new BBC documentary, ‘HyperNormalisation’.
upcoming documentary from the BBC’s Adam Curtis.
Italian experimental weekender Terraforma is about as close to perfect as could be: sustainable, surprising and lovely. Here’s why we loved it.
Publishing house, Urbanomic has built up a fine reputation for releasing writing that upends conventional wisdom on a whole range of topics, from politics, philosophy, gambling and even cooking. In their most recent book, The Order of Sounds: A Sonorous Archipelago, author François J. Bonnet, who also composes under alter ego Kassel Jaeger and works at the legendary GRM in Paris, poses … Continued
Terraforma, which is perhaps Italy’s most exciting experimental music festival, has announced its first wave of performers. The list includes storied New York performance artist Charlemagne Palestine, dub don Adrian Sherwood, deep techno guru and Labyrinth go-to Donato Dozzy and jungle deconstructionist Lee Gamble, as well as acts that cover a range of styles and moods, like Biosphere, … Continued
Digital mediums encourage perfection. Here, Maria Chavez and Graham Dunning talk about how they use mistakes in their music to defy contemporary dogmas.
A veteran of ’90s of jungle and rave, Imaginary Forces, crafted a sick experimental breaks LP for Type as Basic Rhythm. Here’s why you should check ‘Raw Trax’.
This week we heard a lot of talk about Skee Mask’s LP for Ilian Tape, and the ecstatic response to that record speaks to the increasingly potent role breakbeats play in refreshing contemporary techno and dance music. Thus there’s no better time to draft a longstanding junglist like Kabuki for a takeover on EB Radio. … Continued
Marvin Minsky was a leading authority in artificial intelligence research. He founded and presided over MIT’s AI Project, a playground for the most futuristic ideas merging technology and humanism. His approach relied heavily on the development of symbol-manipulating systems, and musical notation was influential to his ideas for translating music in computer language. The system developed under Minsky’s guidance by … Continued
Can dark music be healing? Techno specialist Xosar talks to influential New Age artist Iasos about finding inner balance and transforming her sonic output.
Tallinn-based producer Kask names 10 parties, clubs, bars and crews who are feuling Estonia’s (but mostly Tallinn’s) nightlife and after-hours scene.
Looking for reliable DJ mix series beyond the well-known podcasts from music websites? Here are recommendations for house, techno and experimental sets.
Autumn is high season for adventurous music and art festivals like Unsound and CTM. Here are the 10 of the most exciting offerings in Europe.
A Young Echo and Killing Sound crew member is rejuvinating the idea of “experimental” music in an era when the unconventional is sold to mass audiences.
From Supynes in Lithuania to Sustain-Release in New York, here’s your ultimate guide to this summer’s premiere avant-garde summer music and art festivals.
In-demand Barcelonian DJ and Hivern Discs affiliate Marc Piñol walks us through some of the week’s best offerings, both on and off festival grounds.
Check out the latest issue’s features on the Israeli boycott, the history of roller skating, and more.
Yep, we interviewed RA’s most infamous shitposter.
Want to know what’s been going into the ears of EBHQ? Here’s this week’s selection featuring tracks and mixes from Paul St. Hilaire, Heatsick, Jam City and Kyle Hall.
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.
The birth of jungle—a sound which is alive, well and resonating in the sound of any number of producers active now—can be witnessed here.
Those attuned to the rumblings of Berlin’s musical under- (and overground) will know that it’s not long until the 14th edition of CTM lands in Berlin, turning the city into a hub of forward-thinking electronic music performance and discussion. Find out about Electronic Beats’ involvement, here.
For me, 2012 was about going out and constantly discovering new things, and to be honest, I got a bit tired of blogs and the “posting things first” approach of most of them…
What label were you feeling the hardest this year? You voted, and we counted. Expect showings by 4AD, Tri Angle and Pan.
2012 was an exemplary year for music. Much like 2010, and 2009 and 2011. In fact, if you ever think an arbitrarily demarcated 365 days has been a shitty period for releases, you’re not looking hard enough or you’re reading the wrong publications—or you buy all your CDs from supermarkets. Meanwhile, in the real world….
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.
The weekly digest of all our favorite content from the preceding seven days that may have slipped under the radar. Time to kick back with your beverage of choice and get stuck in.
The Greek Bill Kouligas lives in Berlin where he moved to from London three years ago. From there he runs PAN, one of the most exciting labels for experimental & electronic music of the moment. We met up with him in a café in Cracow’s beautiful old Jewish quarter Kazimierz.
This essay contains spoilers. There’s an extraordinary moment in Josh and Bennie Safdie’s film Good Time that arrives some 34 minutes in and takes place at a hospital in Queens, New York. Connie Nikas, the hot young scoundrel played by Robert Pattinson, has come to free his convict brother. After sweet-talking his way past the … Continued
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‘Pre Dawn/Indoors’ will be released on Boddika’s NonPlus label.
What happens when Nina Kraviz, The Black Madonna and Jon Hopkins help curate a festival in Lyon, France?
Discover the most outstanding examples of what happened when pop met house, from Masters At Work and M.K. to Mama Cass and Björk.
The extended live performances of Japanese avant-garde improv group Marginal Consort are myth-making—and they’re also fairly rare. The collective, whose members were students of Takehisa Kosugi at the Bigaku School of Aesthetics in Tokyo in the 1970s, has played only one concert per year since its formation. In 2016, they’re deviating from tradition a bit to accommodate two shows: one at the South London … Continued
Helena Hauff talks about the challenges and goals of launching her new label, Return To Disorder, with veteran Minimal Wave boss Veronica Vasicka.
The co-founder of Croatia’s leading oceanside festival takes us through some key events of all genres, from George Clinton to Metalheadz.
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Two icons of pop and style sit down and talk about the finer things in life.