Applications to work with Amplify’s newest mentors—including Pan Daijing (pictured) and Andrea Belfi—will be open until June 30.
An artist who pushes the limits of house music describes being tutored by a legend and his plans to build a music school for Chicago youth.
A minimal wave veteran talks to his protégé about their common musical roots and working relationship.
A headliner at TEB’s stage at Audioriver Festival talks about bringing his daughter into Floorplan.
Although Joe Claussel’s guidance was integral to Jenifa Mayanja’s growth as an artist, his tough love ultimately stymied the release of her first LP.
Pioneering Buchla player Suzanne Ciani compares notes on being a female synth musician in the 1960s with a younger modular devotée, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
The multi-talented Chilean producer explains how Dandyjack introduced her to dance music and put her on the path to production.
Two Stockholm techno greats compare notes on what improves a new producer’s chances of having a successful music career.
The Martinez Brothers reflect on how one of deep house’s greatest minds, Dennis Ferrer, gave them the tools to start a long and prosperous career.
Legendary house producer Marc Kinchen talks about the heyday of Detroit techno and how Kevin Saunderson taught him to make his drums banging.
Goldie tells us about his early career and how Reinforced label bosses Dego and Marc Mac wrote the code for a drum ‘n’ bass legend.
One of footwork’s most promising new talents talks about meeting one of the genre’s pioneers after years of guidance facilitated by Facebook.
Stacey Pullen kicks off Mentors, a new series charting the master-disciple relationships that shaped dance music history, with stories about Derrick May.
Montenegrin DJs Gilerz and Fil Lavin discuss the country’s up-and-coming generation of producers and why it’s hard to get Podgoricans to dance.
London’s Printworks boasts a gargantuan long LED screen that sends flashing lights across the 10,600 square meter venue, but Sedef Adasi’s smile shines much brighter. Having just ticked off her UK debut in the club’s “dark room,” with a fierce selection of acid house, synth wave and EBM, she hangs loose on the main stage … Continued
EB’s new B2Beats mix series spotlights the creative bonds between selectors. For decades, electronic music has united entire subcultural communities, but scene-building often grows out of those initial close-knit collaborations. B2Beats delves into the unique personal relationships and sonic conversations that emerge from sharing an hour-long session on the decks. Their friendship began, quite literally, … 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
I first met “mad” miran in a secret bunker in the Hague in the summer of 2017. It was 6AM at The Crave Festival’s after-afterparty—the staff party. Matrixxman had brought the official afterparty to a close at nearby venue PIP and daytime was threatening. Cowering in the darkness of the bunker and drinking beers with the … Continued
The record marks her first solo record since she emerged on the scene as part of her father’s Floorplan project.
It’s often those intimate, 100-person capacity venues where DJs reveal the strength of their craft. Removed of crowd expectations and the genre precedents of established clubs, a sense of daring thrives in these permissive environs. On an overcast Thursday night in late March, at a bar basement tucked away in the winding streets of Berlin’s … Continued
Get a crash course on the Buchla from one of the instrument’s original innovators.
Tomorrow will make a historic occasion in Berlin. International Women’s Day will now be an official public holiday, which means everyone in the German capital gets the day off. As you might imagine, there’s plenty of great parties, talks and shows organized by some of the best crews in the city. We’ve round up a … Continued
Chill out with 24 hours of blissful ambient, electronica and downbeat.
Over 140 slices of beat science from some of the most notorious names in drum & bass.
“If you are a DJ, your entire job is an open bar. Every night. It’s almost encouraged. So it’s hard to manage.”
The Georgian producer joins up with Phase Fatale’s label for an EP of searing big room techno.
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
The 23rd edition of Amsterdam Dance Event is behind us, and yet again, electronic music’s biggest conference and festival has broken records—a staggering 400,000 people attended this year. Whether you’re a fan of such large gatherings or not, almost everyone who’s anyone in electronic music can be seen at ADE. Most DJs and producers will … Continued
The Detroit artist will create a techno temple.
The infamously anonymous artists will be playing our party in Heilbronn this Friday, September 7.
The prolific Ostgut Ton-affiliated musician explains the method behind his uncompromising sonic world.
21 years later, the club and record label is still a driving force in Russia’s nightlife.
Catch up with the Copenhagen-based DJ before her set at our Clubnight this Friday.
“We’re telling women that this space is for you, kind of turning the idea of ladies night on its head.”
SARIN’s ‘Kuleshov Effect’ EP is a technoid EBM stomper from one of Berlin’s most exciting talents.
The Berlin techno connoisseur invites us into his studio.
From blistering techno to soaring new age pop.
‘Reverse Fall’ follows last year’s ‘Anubis’ EP on Unterton.
Detroit’s celebration of techno culture is on show at Hart Plaza—as well as a series of insane afterparties across the city.
From Lente Kabinet in Amsterdam to EXIT Festival in Serbia, these are the upcoming summer outings not to miss.
Moscow-based duo Interchain share seven decades of music that shaped their techno-punk sound.
The mix is the latest in a series by Georgian techno club KHIDI.
Local producer Nikita Zabelin shares the best places to get your music fix in the flourishing Russian capital.
From the Belleville Three to its spread to Berlin, this podcast focuses the microscope on Detroit techno’s surprising history.
Laurel Halo, Robbert Lippok and Caterina Barbieri have already been confirmed as mentors at the ACUD-based program Amplify Berlin.
“I play the synthesizer the same way that somebody else would play cello or violin.”
Get to know the selector before he plays our TEB clubnight in Dortmund this weekend.
Helena Hauff, Phase Fatale and Interstellar Funk handpick the most banging cuts reviving the ’80s genre.
Let Claude Young show you how it was done.
Alessandro Adriani taps Silent Servant, Ron Morelli and Beau Wanzer to mark the cult Berlin-based label’s 10th year of operation.
The words you need to read to improve and inspire your sound.
These are great for when you want to get “totally wired.”
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.
From Jeff Mills to Mike Pickering: The stories of the DJs that changed the world, told in their own words.
Resident DJ Boris Dlugosch selects the new wave, electro and acid-house tracks that lit up the dance floor until 1997.
‘Music For Bedrooms: A Compilation Of Minimal Wave From Around The World (1980-1991)’ is scheduled for release in Spring 2018.
The legendary synthesist was filmed as part of her special quadrophonic show at Café Oto.
The Black Madonna, Suzanne Ciani and Lawrence English remember one of contemporary music’s most singular figures.
Dettmann, Pye Corner Audio and Collin Gorman Weiland will bring the 22-release techno imprint to a close.
Nothing rivals The Evil Acid Baron Show for true vintage acid madness.
“Rolling with the graffiti kings of New York to writing with David Bowie to reinventing myself as the Dorian Gray of breakbeat.”
Poland’s number-one experimental event took place last weekend in Kraków. It was, once again, awesome.
Even though the temperature is dropping, Stockholm’s scene is heating up.
The Detroit techno legends step up for a session of live improvised techno and explain how they create their distinctive, futuristic sound.
The Buchla maestro returns with a stunning new album called ‘The Kid’.
Softube’s virtual Eurorack will soon have the Buchla 259e’s “twisted digital sonic landscapes” as part of its modular artillery.
Featuring cuts from Robert Hood, B12 and Lena Willikens.
“It can produce almost any kind of variation on pure sound, including some sounds that have never been heard before on this earth.”
Last week the crew behind Closer nightclub hosted the first edition of its off-site 24-hour rave.
Six sublime slices of intergalactic ambient music from the Georgian electronic music underground.
Weigh in on what turns a great track into one that people will remember for years.
We’ve gathered Poland’s most exciting music festivals so you can plan the rest of your summer.
The synth maestro gives an absolute education in how to tame the iconic Buchla modular.
The pioneer discusses the past and future of techno ahead of his set at the TEB Stage at Audioriver Festival.
This is definitely the coolest website you’ll visit all week.
Movement has been showcasing exciting electronic music for nearly 20 years.
Pete Tong sat down with the duo in Ibiza.
The DJ on what to do at one of the year’s biggest events on the musical calendar.
The Berlin-based producer uses a formidable collection of gear to make peak time four-to-the-floor.