In the first edition of our new “Rewind” column, we take a look back at one of the most important records of the late-’00s/early-’10s EDM movement.
We could stare at the album art with the sound off for a few hours at least.
An exhibition in Bristol celebrates the country’s ties to its reggae roots.
Holger Klein talks about the influence of Mannheim’s Milk! club, which introduced UK DJs and breaks-oriented styles to German audiences in the early ’90s.
Longtime disco/Hi-NRG DJ Steve Fabus goes deep on a Bohannon disco classic and reminisces about the golden era of clubbing in San Francisco and New York.
50 Weapons/Monkeytown alum Anno Stamm talks classic drum ‘n’ bass—T Power’s “Complexification”—with an affiliate of Berlin’s famous Hard Wax record shop.
The Prime Numbers label boss talks about the influence of one of Detroit’s best, Moodymann, on his own unflappable productions.
DJ/bassist Tyler Pope talks to Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen about the influence of Brazilian percussive styles like capoeira and batucada on dance music.
In October 1994, a French television crew travelled to London to report on the then flourishing UK jungle and drum & bass community. The documentary goes behind the scenes to talk to the bookers, label heads and musicians who were helping to keep the burgeoning scene alive. It perfectly captures the speed and hustle of the producers and … Continued
The intricate drum ‘n’ bass-and-beyond producer talks about one of his favorite ambient albums with Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen talks to rising Bern talent Sassy J about how a soul legend shaped her style today.
The multidisciplinary UK artist talks to Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen about Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ and why Nas would “wipe the floor with Jay Z.”
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen talks to BRSTL and Idle Hands’ Shanti Celeste about the simplistic perfection of Omar S’s “Set It Out”.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen talks to deep house authority Truly-Madly about how ’80s Scottish band The Blue Nile aligned with the early principles of deep house.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen talks to rRoxymore about a classic Chez Damier record that shaped the conventions of what we now know as “deep house.”
Here at the EB office we’ve been battling the pre-winter Berlin blues with skippy, swinging beats, woodblock percussion, wobbly basslines and choppy R&B samples—in other words, plenty of oldskool 2-step and UK garage, London-style. One of the most important producers of this mid-to-late 90s era was El-B—a name the god Burial likes to name check as a major … Continued
In this Rewind, Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen discusses how perceptions of dance music have changed with Ransom Note’s House Hunting columnist Aiden D’Araujo.
Faith Fanzine co-founder Roual Galloway tells Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen about finding punk in a Scottish town and garage rock’s anti-establishment myths.
Fade to Mind’s R&B rep Kelela has given a track off her upcoming Hallucinogen EP the visual treatment. The video features theLA-based vocalist dancing her way through multi-colored rooms, and was directed by Eric K Yue. Watch it in full here before the record—which features collaborations with Kingdom and Arca—lands via Warp on October 9.
Finn Johannsen’s Rewind column returns with a conversation about jazz’s enduring relevance and influence with house connoisseur favorite The Maghreban.
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.
In the first installment of his new column, Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen hears about Call Super’s first encounters with Charley’s Vault at The End in London.
Every summer deserves its anthem–the track that follows you around from dancefloor to dancefloor, the one that’ll always remind you of that time and those people. In another timeline, we’d have established the contenders by now, but this year’s soundtrack is bound to be more personal, defined by our headphones and our closest crew. This … Continued
For this, the fifth episode of our widely popular Electronic Beats TV Blind Test series we have a nice Line-up of well know artists and new talents. Fabio, Bailey, Klute, Tim Reaper, Djinn and DJ MUSTBETRUE play our favourite electronic music guessing game. We’re rewinding back to the 90s for some Drum ’n’ Bass and … 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
Discover a fresh selection of cutting-edge sounds curated by the Telekom Electronic Beats editorial team in Berlin
From an outsider’s perspective, it might seem as though Germany’s techno scene is entirely centered around Berlin. And while the capital does exert an influence, the truth is that dance music is alive and well across the entirety of the country. That’s true in big cities like Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, but also in smaller … Continued
By the time the Cold War had reached the late-’80s, few could have imagined that it would soon be over. Instead, Allied soldiers stationed in Berlin prepared for the apocalyptic worst, regularly performing “tip-out” drills for a scenario in which the Soviet-backed East kickstarted a third World War by breaching the Berlin Wall to invade … Continued
Over 250 tracks of Italo hits, classics and essential rarities.
House music is gay music. The sound emerged from the queer black and latinx club cultures of New York and Chicago in the ’80s. Strangely, these roots of the culture are not very well represented on the global touring club circuit today. There seem to be fewer big name openly queer touring DJs than their … Continued
Get in now before the secondhand market explodes.
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
Over 300 videos of cheese, sleaze, grooves and haircuts.
It’s been 15 years since the last time Aphex Twin played a show in Berlin. TEB senior editor Sven von Thülen explains why it was worth the wait.
Philips introduced the world to tape cassettes 56 years ago today at the Berlin Radio Show.
From dollar bin finds to lesser-known classics, this list of Italo tracks is the perfect soundtrack to the rest of your summer.
Shanti Celeste, Rabih Beaini and Volcov have all contributed mixes to the series that celebrates real record digging.
Explore house music’s explosively euphoric side with these essential disco-referencing classics.
Essential viewing for Italo die-hards and novices alike.
The Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder turns 70 today.
Omar S, Elena Colombi and Peggy Gou are among the first round of artists to be announced.
How Japan’s sound systems and crews do dancehall different.
Finn Johannsen spoke with Soju Bar booker Hyun Wanner to get a feeling for some of the records that were played at the off-beat location by DJs like Hunee, Call Super and Daniel Wang.
The Black Madonna, Peggy Gou and Moodyman are among the artists gracing the lineup at this Albanian Riviera summer getaway.
“All the record collectors I know are obsessive maniacs. We all know we are crazy in some way.”
From Ken Ishii to Shinichi Atobe, here are 15 of the best Japanese techno albums ever released. Listen to them here.
Prepare to lose yourself in hardware paradise.
For those who like soundscapes with their space echoes.
The best and most obscure cosmic disco mixtapes from the heydey of Italo.
These infectious piano-laden house tracks will help thaw the winter chill.
Somatoria Do Barulho Discos collects rare tracks featuring “Moog synths, vocoders, DX7s, or triggered Oberheim drum sounds.”
The producer and synth aficionado is delivering old-school house and techno sounds that cull from new jazz, UK breaks, IDM and hip-hop.
Gear wizard Remute explains his decision to release his music on a format that many of today’s generation have never even used.
Want two tickets to see the Peach Discs boss tear it up at PAL? Leave a comment for a chance to win!
The Toronto native dissects how she builds anticipation between tranced-out techno tracks in her set for Smartbar x Hugo Ball Chicago’s Daphne party.
Luciano will also be on remixing duties for the Metroplex double pack reissue of Juan Atkins’ seminal track.
Go deep inside the mind of one of dance music’s most visionary producers.
Shanti Celeste, Actress and Dark Sky are some of the artists who will grace the stage at our ongoing party series.
Get a crash-course in the Frankfurt nightclub that threw legendary chill-out parties in ’90s Germany.
There’s a new groove emanating from the Italian city.
Discover some of the timeless classics and rare cuts that made radio station Cybernetic Broadcasting System a cult classic.
Aleksei Brjantsev cannot see—but he can make badass tracks using electronic music hardware and synthesizers.
The band has officially launched a simulated dance party for their new hit, “Dance Tonite”.
A headliner at TEB’s stage at Audioriver Festival talks about bringing his daughter into Floorplan.
We’ve gathered Poland’s most exciting music festivals so you can plan the rest of your summer.
Roman Flügel, Pearson Sound and Call Super have all weighed in.
Our photo gallery shows what happened at Katowice’s top music festival. Beware: you’ll want to go in 2018!
…and America’s home for drag racing.
One of the world’s great record collections available for your listening pleasure.
Cosmic Bridge, Hospital Records and Shogun Audio are among the imprints making the biggest waves in the genre.
From Medieval chants to minimalism, this is the story of classical music.
The band launches a compelling, ever-changing VR experience for their new track “Tonite”.
An essential primer on four decades of German techno history via important but now-closed clubs.
Listen to new and unreleased material by Floorplan.
“Call The Police” and “American Dream” hint at a big new record from the New York band.
Listen to the classic trance cuts currently being dropped by the likes of Nina Kraviz.
Learn the ABCs of Italo disco.
Go beyond Berlin’s most famous clubs: these are the most talked-about parties keeping club culture alive and kicking in Berlin.
Rock, hip-hop and R&B all feature alongside “Teachers”-style house classics.
Preview songs from this year’s promising new imprints.
In addition to scoring ‘Dark Souls’ and ‘Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake’, Yuri Takenouchi also made some amazing deep house records.
Berlin isn’t the only German city with a world-class party scene. Discover the clubs pushing dance music forward outside of Berlin.
These young and rising stars made big moves in 2016, and this year we think they’ll tip the scales and break into the wider clubbing consciousness.
From Russia to South America, these are the most booming club music scenes in the world right now. Book your flights!
A new retrospective anthology offers a comprehensive look into Ron Trent’s seminal Chicago deep house label.
We round up the best events that combined clubbing with activism to reflect on one of 2016’s biggest trends in techno-feminism: the all-female lineup.
One of the resident DJs at Germany’s number-one club for ’90s rave, breaks and UK sounds reminisces about the tracks that defined the Milk! experience.
Use these cuts from Jeff Mills, Blawan, Plastikman and more to make any Halloween party a regular BOOhain.
Dance music historian Tim Lawrence sat down with DJ Daniele Baldelli to learn the story of how cosmic disco emerged from northern Italy in the late ’70s.
Tune in, turn on, drop out, again.
An authoritative primer on the classic and game-changing disco twelves.
Call Super’s upcoming EP is quirky, boundary pushing experimental house for forward-thinking dancers.
The seminal ’80s synth-pop outfit has announced a must-have retrospective box set of unreleased demos, edits, music videos and other assorted rarities.
Everyone’s favorite Italian re-edit duo is back with another full LP’s worth of bouncy disco-heavy dance cuts.
Telephones returns to Running Back with a debut LP of vibey house and disco.
If you want to impress the true diggers, stay away from these 50 overplayed house and techno tracks, from Mr. Fingers to Moodymann, Four Tet and beyond.
Record diggers and archive obsessives alike, beware: There’s only expensive news past this point.
Mexico’s first female Ableton instructor, Demian Licht, on sexism in the electronic scene and how events like Discwoman Mexico City are changing the tide.
This playlist was put together by Prince himself for an episode of the FOX sitcom “New Girl” starring Zooey Deschanel. In the episode, the protagonists (aka the luckiest people ever) are invited to a party thrown by Prince. Last week, an editor who was working on the show posted a tweet and said that Prince … Continued
We’re posting a conversation from the last issue of our magazine that took place a few months ago in order to honor Tony Conrad’s passing.
Legendary house producer Marc Kinchen talks about the heyday of Detroit techno and how Kevin Saunderson taught him to make his drums banging.
Mike Huckaby, DJ Qu, Shanti Celeste, Palms Trax and more tell us about their favorite tracks from Detroit icon Kenny Dixon Jr.
Nostalgic for hip-hop’s golden era? If, unlike Trevor Jackson, you don’t have an extensive collection of records to take you back, a new site called Digging Into Hip Hop is aiming to “simulate the experience of digging for ’90s classics” from the comfort of your own home. Creator Valentin Ledrapier is calling is an “experimental … Continued
This mix by frequent Electronic Beats contributor Finn Johannsen draws a genealogy of vocals in club music from 1983 to 1986. Check out the comprehensive tracklist below, and then dive into almost three hours of vocal greatness. We’re already excited for the next parts of the series. For more techno and house history, check out … Continued
Hard Wax mainstay Finn Johannsen recounts David Bowie’s career and analyzes the unsettling charms and surprises of his new and final album, ‘Blackstar’.
Billboard has compiled a list of the best dance music cities of all time. Comparing some of the locales to make the final cut seems a lot like comparing apples and oranges, however. Chicago, Detroit and Berlin are certainly worthy of the first spots, but we’re curious about the criteria determining slots four through 15. Take a look … Continued
Nostalgia is great, right? Remember the times when clubs were still real clubs? When sweat dripped from the ceiling and everyone wore ’90s clothes unironically? There were no smartphones, so your poor dance moves could remain safely hidden away—unless someone was running around with a huge camera to capture the whole ordeal on magnetic tape! … Continued
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen counts down some of the best tunes by Swedish icon Neneh Cherry, from her days in the Slits to her recent LPs.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen discusses the renewed appeal of a disco legend’s moodier work, which originally appeared on soundtracks for porn flicks.
Looking for reliable DJ mix series beyond the well-known podcasts from music websites? Here are recommendations for house, techno and experimental sets.
In the run-up to her new EP, Hallucinogen, Fade to Mind’s resident R&B vocalist Kelela has unveiled another track, “Rewind.” The record follows from her debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me, and foreshadows the LA artist’s first full-length effort. It was originally scheduled for release in May via Warp and Kelela’s own Cherry Coffee imprint, but is now due to … Continued
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.
Conrad Schnitzler’s vast discography is intimidating. The Con-Struct series can acquaint you with his trailblazing catalog and an unknown side of his work.
Ahead of his debut at Dekmantel festival, British producer Call Super steps up to contribute the newest edition to the lauded Amsterdam-based label and promoter’s podcast series. In his mix, he covers a lot of musical ground, which makes it perfect for an eclectic start into the week. Recently Call Super also talked about one of … Continued
Win raucous LPs from the likes of Daphni, Four Tet, and more by participating in our Caribou-themed contest.
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.
Enter here to win tickets to the EB Festival in Budapest and plan your getaway with the help of NVC, who made a guide to Hungary’s best clubs.
Danish singer MØ is fast becoming the darling of the music and fashion press. In the Summer issue of Electronic Beats Magazine she told us about growing up with the Internet, her previous life in a punk band and the enduring influence of Sporty Spice.
EB Spring Festival season is going strong—find out what you’re going to hear when we hit Slovakia this year!
Rock memoirs are a dime a dozen these days, although most of them are written (or ghost-written for that matter) by aging rock stars as a sentimental rewind of their faltering career. Mike Skinner is 33 and judging by his ‘sociological’ observations of modern Britain infused in his songs, The Story of The Streets might … Continued
Thanks to founders of the label Laton Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl, modern soul musician Mesak has been in town a couple of times now. I’ve always wanted to sit down with him and have a little chitchat about the music he produces, but each and every time one or the other of us was … Continued