We’ll probably listen to this on repeat.
Retro-leaning synthwave—it’s the cool genre for wishing it was still the ’80s, but damned if it doesn’t make for a perfect Friday night soundtrack. This recent mix has been burning up the office speakers, so we’re just gonna go ahead and do the “just gonna leave this here” deal. Jack your neon shades to x10 … Continued
Belgian-flavored beats from Siglo XX, Liquid Liquid, Dr. Phibes and more!
The history of Belgian New Beat is one we’ve explored in depth earlier this year (along with veteran DJ Tanith), but if you need a refresher, this all-vinyl mix should get your body movin’! Tracklist: 01. It’s Official – Nous Sommes Responsables 02. Explorers Of The Nile – We Are All Egyptians 03. A Split Second … Continued
DJ Crystl is one of the forgotten heroes of golden era jungle and drum and bass between 1993 and 1998. Tracks like “Meditation” and “Warpdrive” were massive hits back in the day, but for reasons unknown to us DJ Crystl retired from music in the mid-90s, just when drum and bass started to cross over into … Continued
Red Planet is one of those mystical Detroit-based labels transmitting celestial techno and high tech soul since the early 90s. This mega mix of classic tracks courtesy of The Martian will transport you to Mars and back to Earth again. But beware: “The red planet will appear only when your mind is open.” Tracklist The … Continued
Packed with cuts from classic industrial acts, this one functions less as a track-by-track mixtape than an audio journey of hard-hitting beats spliced together.
This Detroit techno megamix of Chrissy Murderbot’s finest in a discontinued series of stellar themed sets that also cover digi-dancehall, rasta jungle, ghetto house and more. Find more at My Year of Mixtapes. Rhythim is Rhythim; Strings of Life (Piano Mix) (Transmat, 1987) K.S. Experience; Electronic Dance (KMS / Ten Records, 1988) Model 500; Sound … Continued
Ditch work and listen to this megamix of Depeche Mode, the band basically everyone likes.
“OI, BRUV! No crossing Tough Bro Bridge without listening to our choons!”
From Kavinsky to Perturbator, ithis night-drive mix is just like being in #The80s, only with a way more threatening future.
The Oldschool EBM Tape by Damien Rave on Mixcloud Sundays are for acid house megamixes and traditional dance floor tunes. But Saturday—the first full day of weekend is more daring, more out-there, more…EBM. So bring on the Front 242 and the D.A.F. with this old school EBM DJ set.
Let Robot Scientists ice out your Fall days out with this chilly compilation of minimal synth and coldwave, including modern and classic cuts from Soft Metals, Oppenheimer Analysis, Twice A Man, The Faint (!) and more.
This mix of classic Chicago acid hardcore tracks from 1986 to 1989 should make your day go hard.
We compiled a megamix of 100% Pearson Sound tracks and remixes to honor the release of the Hessle Audio boss’s debut album.
Rush Hour compiled a set made solely of tunes by Japan’s house luminary Soichi Terada, founder of Far East Recordings.
As we adjust to the realities of COVID-19 and come to terms with the possibility that clubs may not open for a long, long time, the concept of a home listening DJ mix has been totally shaken up. Now, it seems the weekends are reserved for house, techno, and other hi-NRG club material we can … Continued
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the story of the humble disco edit. Back in dance music’s early years, DJs came upon the idea of edits in their quest to make music easier to mix. Belt-driven turntables, live drummers and free-form music arrangements … Continued
Turn the entire SoundCloud catalogue into a gigantic megamix.
‘Beats’ is a coming-of-age film set in ’90s Scotland and features a wicked soundtrack curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch.
Cooking up a storm.
His Warp Records-affiliated online store also includes several unreleased tracks
The Rush Hour head honcho steps up for a blistering appearance at the Altered Soul Experiment party in Berlin.
From Chicago clubs to the Summer of Love and beyond.
Does your industrial techno need more metal?
Get ready for the weekend with some of the heaviest sounds out there.
The veteran German DJ Tanith showcases early Tresor’s full-throttle blend of techno, new beat and Belgian rave.
Dimitri Hegemann’s ambitious Packard plant regeneration project is underway. But will it work?
The legendary DJ digs up some of the hidden gems from his mind-blowing record collection.
The illustrations accompanied Richie Hawtin’s 1992 classic, ‘Overdrive’.
Rave those office hours away.
Two sought after records from Robert Hood and Mike Grant will be available for the first time since 1996.
The Berlin-based supergroup will play in Cologne in August.
Japanese house pioneers Soichi Terada and Shinichiro Yokota open up about the early days of electronic music in Asia.
We count down 20 record labels that have shaped techno for 20 years or more.
From Russia to South America, these are the most booming club music scenes in the world right now. Book your flights!
This might ruin Christmas for you.
The UK label’s website is now offering an interactive approach to its roster.
‘Be Music’ is a new three-disc set that compiles the outfit’s work as producers and remixers.
The iconic producer is set to perform on a “high-powered soundsystem and one of the most technologically advanced lighting rigs around.”
We came back from Simple Things Festival in Bristol with a head full of reasons why everyone should go next year. Here’s why this was the best edition yet.
We tally up the best techno and avant-garde acts at Poland’s biggest experimental music festival, Unsound, which took place in Krakow last week.
Record diggers and archive obsessives alike, beware: There’s only expensive news past this point.
Back in the 1950’s, electronics company Philips tried their hand at creating electronic music. The results were… interesting. That is, with the exception of the above track, a jittery cut that resembles acid house almost four decades before it was actually invented. It’s an interesting piece to listen to—just think what would have happened if people started to … Continued
Being a techno producer and touring DJ has its fair share of occupational hazards. One such hazard is that illness can absolutely cripple a career. This misfortune has sadly befallen Andreas Gehm, a Cologne-based producer with a variety of rugged techno and house records on labels like Bunker, Crème Organization and Mathematics. In a recent Facebook … Continued
It’s hard to truly evaluate the importance of John Bender’s contributions to the history of minimal wave and synth music. For some reason his prolific output from 1978 through 1980 has been mostly neglected outside of a small group of avid record collectors and musicians.Yet his records—and in particular, I Don’t Remember Now—are so prodigious that … Continued
In news that will confirm for music fans what has been a sneaking suspicion since at least the ’60s, clinical neuroscience trials at the Imperial College have detected that LSD makes listeners more emotionally responsive to music. But this brings up an interesting question: What music do these researchers play after dosing their test subjects? Do they just … Continued
Ukrainian DJ Nastia explains why, despite the political hardships and revolutions, she doesn’t want to leave Kiev’s underground scene.
Transport yourself to the Middle Ages with “the most rhythmic, upbeat, party medieval music out there, put together in a mix.” (This is according to YouTube user VacnaPaul, who assembled this masterpiece.) Check out the tracklist below and get vibing. Or, for a slightly more modern approach to partying, check out this acid megamix. Tracklist … Continued
We run through 10 of the iconic band’s boldest, most memorable looks as captured in videos filmed between 1982 and 1997.
A techno stalwart explains why he thinks “the future of techno is in good hands” after listening to the debut LP by Berghain’s youngest resident.
Last week, Berlin-based New Yorker, Sonic Groove label head and techno monster Adam X invaded Electronic Beats’ studios for a radio takeover. In the hour-long session, he runs us through some of his favorite EBM and industrial tracks from the likes of SPK, Click Click, Clock DVA, The Klinik and T.G.T., to name a few. … Continued
The day has finally come for the ever-provocative and innovative Hessle Audio crew to reveal its forthcoming releases from new signees. Label bosses Pangaea, Ben UFO and Pearson Sound have rolled out clips of all three tracks on a 12″ from a producer called Ploy, and Juno Plus reported that this track “Steals” from Bruce … Continued
The Hague’s veteran producer and selector DJ Overdose picks 10 of the tracks that helped define Dutch electro.
Bristol-based producer and Livity Sound chief Peverelist drops another mix stuffed with that good old jungle gold. Check out volume one here. Need some more (mega)mixes in your life? Try one of these: Acid / Techno / House / Synthwave / Drum ‘n’ Bass/ EBM / Industrial / Minimal / Goth
It’s no secret that EB has an affinity for Pearson Sound—we assembled an hour-long megamix in his honor earlier this year. Now, on the heels of his self-titled debut LP (which Emika labeled a “boy’s record”), the UK born producer David Kennedy is preparing to self-release a new 12″, Thaw Cycle, on October 16. Stream clips here.
Looking for reliable DJ mix series beyond the well-known podcasts from music websites? Here are recommendations for house, techno and experimental sets.
Back in 2010, favored selector and Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO released a highly limited mixtape through The Trilogy Tapes. Now, five years on, that recording has been made available to stream. “Just spotted that someone’s ripped and uploaded my Trilogy Tape to YouTube in full,” he wrote in a Facebook post earlier today. “Hard to believe this was … Continued
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen and world-renowned Italo disco collector Flemming Dalum explore the roots of house and techno and investigate Italo’s rebirth.
After a week of bad press for Lithuania thanks to Ten Walls, we set out to find representatives from its criminally underrepresented scene.
Brice Coudert, a founder of Paris’s Concrete nightclub and the Weather Festival, lists the events he’s stoked about at France’s best music extravaganza.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen suspected the existence of a hidden Japanese house master. Here he describes how he found him in Soichi Terada.
Dettmann collaborator Emika recommends Pearson Sound’s debut album.
Dominick Fernow’s discography can be daunting, so we present a guide, a megamix and his new LP “Frozen Niagara Falls” for the uninitiated.
Prolific house producer Mr. G shares the stories that inspired some of his most personal tracks, many of which are featured on an exclusive megamix of all-G jams.
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.