The Canadian artist is bringing the heat with this one.
“What these composers did, within very strict limitations due to the constraints of the technology, was pioneer a unique form of Japanese electronic music.”
The bass music originator returns to his home label with ethereal new music.
The mysterious producer is back with a follow up to last year’s Let’s Jam EPs. Zomby is back. Hyperdub has announced that his new record Ultra will be released on September 2nd, following up from his Let’s Jam EPs on XL Recordings from last year. The record includes a number of collaborations that include Darkstar and Rezzett—but by far … Continued
London producer and Hyperdub affiliate Morgan Zarate furnishes EB.net with an exclusive mix of grime, mutant R&B and offbeat bass music.
Philadelphia’s most prolific producer King Britt is revisiting his Fhloston Paradigm moniker for a new 12″ on Hyperdub. Raw, analogue experiments in movement and machine-funk, this is one of the most technoid releases we have heard so far from Hyperdub and it’s a fair bit more in your face then most of Britt’s numerous other … Continued
In today’s blogworld of dime-a-dozen post-whatever UK beatmakers, where pitch-shifted vocal samples are dropped amongst skittery garage beats like it’s going out of style (fingers crossed) it can be easy to forget that much of this influence stems from Burial‘s 2007 masterpiece Untrue. A melancholic masterpiece, it’s an album of intricate rain-soaked beauty that still … Continued
First it was a rumour, then an unofficial secret and now it’s confirmed – Hype Williams will be releasing a full legth album on Hyperdub next year (April 16th to be precise) called Black Is Beautiful. Following the release of their Hyperdub debut – the Kelly Price W8 Gain Vol II EP D. Blunt and … Continued
Despite Hyperdub’s relative youth (it was founded in 2004 by Kode9 – aka Steve Goodman), the label has produced some genre defining albums. Hyperdub introduced us to Burial – back in 2006 with his eponymous album garnering critical acclaim with it’s haunting melancholy and unapologetic display of emotions. When one of your first releases is … Continued
Funkystepz, the DJ and production team who lit up dance-floors this year, and left a trail of sweaty jacked out bodies in their wake with their debut single ‘Fuller / Hurricane Riddim’ are returning to Hyperdub with the Trouble E.P. Three tracks of clattering drums synth stabs and squeaky-skank. Not for the faint hearted.
Walton is going to be a new name to most people. In fact he is just about to release his first record anywhere and it arrives courtesy of Hyperdub. Seriously, is a better place to get your first break than on Hyperdub? Hailing from Manchester Walton’s debut E.P called simply ‘Walton E.P’ is made up … Continued
As we reported a couple of months ago Hype Williams are just about to drop an E.P on the UK’s most forward thinking bass imprint; Hyperdub. In typically obtuse Hype Williams fashion the record is called Kelly Price w8 gain ep vol II, but there is (of course) no Vol I to be found anywhere. … Continued
Hyperdub have announced plans of their forthcoming release schedule, which features an EP from one of our favourites Hype Williams. In addition to this news we can also confirm that Hype Williams will be releasing an album on the label later in the year, although this hasn’t yet been announced by the label. The EP, … Continued
The first fledging DJ I ever met—surely some sort of prophecy for my now total immersion in electronic music—was one of my best college friends, Sam, whose CDJ rig, propped up by stacks of Mandarin language textbooks and various weed paraphernalia, took up about half of his shoebox dormitory. Over his four academic years, Sam … Continued
It’s a nameless weeknight and you’re going out. You thread your way through uneven streets, dimly lit by glowing machines or humming streetlights, and you hear your final destination before you see it. A crowd of people are waiting outside, blocking the entrance, their bodies turning together towards the doorway like dark flowers towards … Continued
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
EB’s B2Beats mix series spotlights creative bonds between selectors and, in doing so, advocates for collectivity during these reclusive times. For decades, electronic music has united entire subcultural communities, but scene-building often grows out of those initial close-knit collaborations. Find joy in isolation when listening to this hour-long mix. KG is someone you want to … Continued
Nazar was just seven years old watching the television when the news anchor suddenly announced that his father and namesake, Alcides Sakala Simões, had died. Living in Brussels, Belgium at the time, he remembers his mother screaming for him to be taken to an adjacent room and his sisters crying as they continued to watch … Continued
In this column we shine a light on seven mixes that deserve your attention this month; seven mixes that you may otherwise have missed in the ever-roiling sea of musical uploads. From superstar DJs to underground operators, from peak-time heat to home-listening treats, there’s something for all ears. This month we learn the “Ebonics” theory … 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
Loraine James has dropped a “New Year’s Substitution 2” on January 1st. Collaborators on the EP includes J. Albert of New York’s underground, Irish experimental producer Lighght and fellow London-based polymath patten, who will be supporting James for her upcoming March 27 show at Café OTO in Dalston. Listen to the full Bandcamp stream below. … Continued
The mix was recorded live from the Queens based venue.
The ecclectic mix features unreleased material from Micay’s new labels, Original Schvitz and Eternal Schvitz.
Wax Treatment is a Hard Wax-affiliated party that blasts dub, bass and other UKish sounds from its custom-built Killasan soundsystem
‘Claustro / State Forest’ is due out on Hyperdub on June 14.
Nik Nowak is an artist who makes sonic war machines. His latest creation, The Mantis, is a two-ton structure with the body of a tank. Outfitted with a terrifying assortment of loudspeakers, it offers a commentary on the propaganda battles that have been fought and won with sound. The Mantis made its debut, with a … Continued
Berlin is a city with a seemingly limitless appetite for experimental music. And yet, even in a city like this, CTM Festival stands out. The annual event, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is eagerly awaited by fans all year. CTM Festival’s events feature some of the most challenging (and rewarding) performances by … Continued
The much loved mix series is going out with a Hyperdub bang.
Where techno and Tetris meet.
The Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder turns 70 today.
At the intersection of pioneering games and sound.
From Ken Ishii to Shinichi Atobe, here are 15 of the best Japanese techno albums ever released. Listen to them here.
This year’s edition of Berlin’s always excellent CTM Festival explores the theme of turmoil. Born In Flamez, one of the curators, reveals the essentials.
Poland’s number-one experimental event took place last weekend in Kraków. It was, once again, awesome.
‘Pre Dawn/Indoors’ will be released on Boddika’s NonPlus label.
Hyperdub will release ‘Mnestic Pressure’, Lee Gamble’s first album since 2014.
We caught up with the R&S affiliate ahead of his collaborative set at tonight’s TEB Clubnight.
The Icelandic superstar was the secret guest at Hyperdub’s Ø party at Corsica Studios
Their tenure will begin in 2017.
Zomby’s got a new record on the way. Preview collaborative tracks with Burial and Darkstar.
Do you hate birds? This woman is a genius.
Are all-female lineups empowering, or do promoters use the feminist cause to boost their own image? Female artists and industry professionals discuss.
The former Hype Williams member collaborated with Arca and the mysterious DJ Escrow on another inscrutable musical offering via Hyperdub. How does it rank?
Darkstar’s sold out live performance at Kantine am Berghain in Berlin was one to remember. Electronic Beats TV was there to take in the action and now you can enjoy the live versions of “Pin Secure” and “Stoke The Fire” from their latest album on Warp, plus their Hyperdub classic “Need You”.
London Contemporary Music Festival booked a very daring music and art program with James Ferraro, Visionist and PC Music at the helm.
After releasing some groundbreaking work on Hyperdub in 2015, Chicago’s Teklife Crew is launching its own imprint this year. Teklife Recordings will come to life via a special 15-track digital compilation, which will also see a limited vinyl run. 2016 will be the year of footwork! Read our 2013 interview with the much-missed DJ Rashad here. (Via Tiny Mix Tapes)
Belgrade native Tijana T describes how raving in Serbia developed from a form of rebellion during war to a scene bustling with creative producers and DJs.
Max Dax explains how Floating Points disappointed and Thom Yorke killed it at Italy’s Club To Club Festival in Turin.
Ahead of his Nothing LP, Hyperdub boss Kode9 has unveiled a video for lead single “Third Ear Transmission,” which features his late collaborator The Spaceape. The clip was produced with artist Lawrence Lek and foreshadows a collaborative live show, which will debut at Unsound Adelaide in 2016. The project reportedly explores “a post-scarcity world in which the only thing … Continued
In response to the rush of refugees fleeing violence in their home countries into Europe, the dance music community has been throwing fundraisers to route much-needed funds to charity organizations. On Wenesday, September 30, ://about blank in Berlin hosts Refuge, an event billing Objekt, Fred P, Lakuti, Barker & Baumecker, Palms Trax, Telephones, Benjamin Damage and Tornado … Continued
Get your Friday started properly with this this classic Pinch mix of OG dubstep—Skream, Mala, Kode9, The Spaceape and more!
A week after Janet Jackson announces her return to the game, we reflect on who’s killing it in the nostalgic R&B field, from Willow Smith to Kelela.
PAN signee Heatsick discusses an accelerationist reader from the philosophical publisher and arts organization Urbanomic.
Win records from Laurel Halo, John Talabot, and more by participating in our Arca-themed contest.
The Electronic Beats team touched down in Vienna for our annual festival. On stage this time: Caribou, Omar Souleyman, Jessy Lanza and London Grammar!
Hospital Productions outfit Ninos Du Brasil explain why they love Hyperdub gals Laurel Halo and Fatima Al Qadiri.
The Copenhagen trio talk audio influence for their latest LP “International”, from Kanye and Helm to Robert Hood and Burial.
The Hyperdub musician and the UbuWeb founder discuss the end of copyright, the battles won by modernism, loops in video game music, and Led Zeppelin.
Big news! The artists stepping up to play Electronic Beats Festival Vienna on October 18th are Caribou, Jessy Lanza, London Grammar and Omar Souleyman. Full details here!
Each month in BPM, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music going. This time, Angus Finlayson on Cooly G, FaltyDL, Shackleton and more.
Ahead of his appearance at CTM, we speak with the illustrious producer and techno deviant for a candid look into his operations as both artist and label executive.
New year, new favorite artist. But who did you vote as the most exciting additions to the musical landscape this year? Find out inside.
As voted by our staff and contributors, we bring you our top ten records of the year just gone.
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.
The noted blogger known as K-Punk and the author of ‘Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?’ triangulates the leading footwork producer’s new album via Burroughs, animated gifs, and G-funk.
Listen to a stream of Scratcha DVA’s new and unhinged Hyperdub EP “Mad Hatter” and let the man himself talk you through it in a track-by-track.
The Canadian musician’s graceful R&B debut—produced by a Junior Boy, released by Hyperdub—is startlingly good. We get the inside scoop plus her list of inspirational tracks.
Want to know what’s on the stereo at EBHQ? Here’s this week’s editors’ selection with mixes and tracks from Le1f, Jessy Lanza, Mike G and Manni Dee.
Been too busy to watch music videos over the last few days? You’ve missed out on some of the hottest releases from the likes of Seams, No Age and Major Lazer. Catch up here.
The juke and footwork scenes gestated in Chicago for over 15 years before the rest of the world caught on. We speak with one of its most well-known proponents about coming up Teklife.
Want to know what’s been going into the collective ears of EBHQ? Here’s this week’s selection featuring tracks from A$AP Ferg, Mr Oizo, Chelsea Wolfe and Astral Pattern.
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.
In between Kode9’s new single and mix CD releases, we revisit infamous dub producer Adrian Sherwood’s take on the Hyperdub founder’s second album: dub on dub.
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.
Our regular hack to the best music the internet has knocked out, this is the stuff that’s been keeping the EBHQ entertained over the last seven days.
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.
Once more we’ve hand-selected our favorite features from the last seven days. Time to bring yourself up to speed with the world according to EB.
In advance of his new EP for Hyperdub, we asked Chicago’s premier footwork producer, DJ, and former dancer about some of his favorite discoveries found during his travels.