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
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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.