Throughout the last decade, Lotic has carved out a space of her own in Berlin’s nightlife. After relocating from Texas in the early 2010s, she became affiliated with the Janus Collective, notorious in the capital for their pop-leaning club aesthetics that challenged the purist sounds of the local techno scene. Acclaimed EPs like Heterocetera and Agitations and remix commissions … Continued
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In the last edition of the Native Sessions, NI invited producers and DJ’s to explore the sonic possibilities of their Maschine controller and Komplete software package. Lotic, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kabuki and more shared their experiences and knowledge and how they crafted their individual signature sounds. Watch a playlist of all the talks above, featuring an introduction … Continued
What could be better than seeing future club gods Visionist, Lotic and M.E.S.H. at the incredible Institut fuer Zukunft club? How about seeing them for free? We’re giving you the chance to win passes to this Friday’s Cry Baby party—a staff favorite at EB—and you barely even have to do anything to get it! Just post your favorite track from the … Continued
Prada is known for making bold musical choices and holistically integrating them into its audio-visual style. Earlier this month, they scored a menswear advertising campaign with “Slay”, a track by Janus affiliate and two-time EB interviewee Lotic, and now they’ve revealed a short film featuring deconstructed club beats by Venezuelan producer Arca. Watch it above.
If you’re a fan of time-stretched mechanical gyrations and salt-of-the-earth dread, we highly recommend you check out Lotic’s new collection of HD menace for Janus. After last month’s announcement of intent, Agitations is now streaming via Lotic’s Soundcloud. Get it before it disintegrates into plasma.
Fresh from the social media grapevine is welcome news that singular sample shredder Lotic will be dropping a new mixfile titled Agitations, on the record label arm of Janus. Posts on Facebook and Instagram announced that the mix will be out on November 13. In the meantime you can read Lotic’s illuminating recommendation of BEYONCÉ from the Spring 2014 … Continued
Big artists like Kanye West and Björk have taken a serious interest in R&B experimentalists, so we caught up with Lotic to get an insider’s take on the success.
The Berlin producer digs deep into his hometown hero’s album: “In the tabloids Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the perfect couple. But it’s good to know they’re not.”
The lone star state has produced two of the most intriguing young producers in two separate, but related, club music scenes. Lisa Blanning lassoes them in for a conversation together.
Top Notes: Far-flung regional scenes, “outsider” dance music, modern futurist sounds Mid Notes: Densely textured, crystalline, rapid syncopated percussion, cyberpunk, rituals Base Notes: Aggressively modern visions for the future of the dance floor Seminal East London club fabric’s in-house label, Houndstooth, has had its hands in forward-thinking electronics for quite some time—from putting out … Continued
The world is changing, and dance music is changing with it. In Berlin, nowhere is that illustrated better than in the arrival of the multi-disciplinary collective Live From Earth جماعتي. Flying in the face of Berlin’s reputation as a center for deadpan techno, Live From Earth is quietly revolutionizing the city’s club scene with its … Continued
Rabit, Naked and Cecilia will perform specially composed commissions on the most advanced 4D spatial sound system in the world.
The Blitz! residents explain how the club is bringing cutting-edge techno to the Bavarian capital.
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.
The lineup will include Jlin, Elena Colombi and Borusiade among others.
The cities of Murmansk, Lviv and Kazan will play host to Unsound’s Dislocation festival series.
Discover the people who have made a name for Zagreb techno.
‘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.
Simplicity and automation make LANDR one of the most promising tools in the rapid evolution of music mastering technology. What takes professional studio engineers hours can be done in minutes via a simple drag and drop interface. This could do for production what the sync button did for mixing. And it could also open up … Continued
Join us today, February 23 at Prince Charles in Berlin for an evening that explores the significance and lineage of hooks in modern songwriting. In this edition of Native Sessions, the workshop series led by Native Instruments, you’ll learn tools and techniques for crafting cutting-edge sonic hooks using the Maschine controller and Komplete software package, … Continued
After scoring Prada’s Spring 2016 fashion campaign, experimental R&B-related darling and Björk producer Arca has joined forces with another fashion mogul: Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver. The producer collaborated with the Ghe20g0thik-affiliated designer on a new album under the moniker Wench, and they just shared a new track via Dazed. Arca says they have more … Continued
African label Non Records has partnered with Mexican collective NAAFI on a formidable new mixtape with an equally formidable mission statement: “Citizens of NON are armed against confusion and uncertainty. The blows and misfortunes of the battle vs. NAAFI only give us additional strength, firm resolve, and a spiritual and fighting will to overcome all difficulties … Continued
A new article on NPR explores how in 2015, electronic music has been heavily influenced by trends in art and fashion, particularly in regard to gender.
Stefan Goldmann shows us how the problem of contingency in both field recording and modular music is turned on its head in Surgeon’s new album.
Blanco’s Dogfood Music Group is one of our most anticipated labels of the year. Watch a short film teasing the label and debut compilation, full of violent dystopian vibes.
Stream “Tearz”, a neon-soaked slice of slow-burning synth that ripples with the ghost of John Carpenter.
A smentioned in our Mexico City guide, label and collective NAAFI are one of Mexico’s finest aural exports, twisting traditional forms of dance music into stranger soundscapes for those with a taste for the strange. The collective have now released Pirata 2, their latest mixtape of bootleg edits and remixes. Packed with reworked bangers from forward-thinking producers … Continued
Fill your ears with a new playlist compiled by the EB team, featuring artists and acts like LA noise band HEALTH and R&B futurist Lotic, plus Mumdance, Arca, Holly Herndon, Pharmakon, Aïsha Devi, Youth Code, Prurient, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and more.
Lists are basically the best thing about going on the Internet. We’ve got plenty, and here’s another!
One of the residents of KitKatClub’s most renowned queer club nights divulges its inspirations and philosophies.
Find out why Daniel Jones calls Unsound “the music festival’s music festival” as he runs down visions of The Bug, Evian Christ, Grouper and more.
Lisa Blanning talks with former Janus resident and recent PAN label signing M.E.S.H. about Berlin’s converging post-internet and experimental bass music.
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.
Cyan Kid is one of the online underground’s most intriguing producers. Be the first to hear M.E.S.H.’s remix of Cyan Kid’s “Only Love” featuring Loki in this exclusive EB Premiere.
For more insight into the people behind Electronic Beats—the ones who voted for our Releases of the Year—we asked our contributors for a list of their own devising and a few words about their year.
In her monthly column, Ruth Saxelby identifies some of the trends that are shaping modern music. In this edition, the use of gun-related sounds as percussion.
In our BPM column, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music currently on offer. This month, Angus Finlayson on Dopplereffekt, FKA Twigs, Jam City, Lotic, Slackk, and Tessela.
Want to know what’s been going into the ears of EBHQ? Here’s this week’s office listening featuring Kelele, Dean Blunt, Seb Wildblood and, Lotic.
Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos so you don’t have to. This week featuring Solange, Holy Ghost!, DENA, The Weeknd, and
The German capital has long been regarded as clubbers’ paradise for the house and techno legions, but if you’re the kind of clubber who likes something a bit different, you’ve finally come to the right place.
Today we are excited to sync Electronic Beats with Weird Magic and present you pictures from Erez Avissar’s NYC-based party Weird Terrain’s Berlin special.