Before you hear ‘American Dream’, take a trip down memory lane. Some of LCD’s best songs were based on old classics!
Before our last spring festival in Cologne, we asked a local to recommend 10 cool places to visit. Win tickets inside.
PAN signee Heatsick discusses an accelerationist reader from the philosophical publisher and arts organization Urbanomic.
Adam Harper unpacks the complex digital biology that spawned the strange and inviting beast that is Arca’s ‘Xen.’
Take a look at our final festival of 2014, featuring Wild Beasts, Shura, Sylvan Esso, Asbjørn—and loads of beautiful EB Festival attendees!
Get the rundown of our Croatian festival, featuring Erlend Øye, Patrick Wolf, Den Sorte Skole, and Eyedress!
We talked to the mastermind behind Ninja Tune’s latest release, keyboardist Dorian Concept, about how being from Austria taught him how to think about hip-hop.
Jessy Lanza transcended the unfunky origins of Ontario to become one of R&B’s most interesting prospects. She told us about her style icon, John Carpenter.
Would bigger crowds spoil the vibe? Whose set was the equivalent of an hour-long screw face? Who dropped Aaliyah?
The London duo’s first album debuted to much fanfare, but does their mystique extend to the music? We take a closer look.
Hot on the heels of a Modeselektor compilation appearance comes new instrumental weirdness from the mysterious Berlin artist. Let these searing synths and chopped vocals take you on a menacingly majestic and futuristic journey through a post-Blade Runner world.
The Copenhagen trio talk audio influence for their latest LP “International”, from Kanye and Helm to Robert Hood and Burial.
Tired of reading pop stars’ takes on the avant-garde? William Bennett and Lisa Blanning flip the script with their review of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence.
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.
With four albums of hormone-flushed electro funk under their belts, P. Thugg and Dave 1 talk to EB about irony, Roland Barthes, and subverting cliché. But aren’t they tired of all the posturing? Huw Nesbitt finds out.
Not content with reinventing piano music, Berliner Nils Frahm is now reinventing the piano himself—with the help of craftsman David Klavins. Wyndham Wallace went to meet him to find out more ahead of the instrument’s debut at Berlin’s Michelberger Hotel on June 10th.
Andy Butler picks over the club sounds of the nineties in the third Hercules & Love Affair LP. Does it satisfy or is it all a bit stale? Find out in our review.
Idle Hands and Brstl’s own Shanti Celeste charts her favourite records of the moment. Including some Ron Trent, Detroit wunderkind Devin Dare and Surgeon.
In this cover interview from the Spring issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, Wyndham Wallace sits down for an intimate conversation with Alison Goldfrapp, one half of British pop eccentrics—and this Friday’s EB Festival headliners—Goldfrapp.
Three events into our spring festival season 2014, here’s the story so far—as told via your Instagram pictures. Starring Bonobo, Moderat, John Talabot, Jungle and you!
On the eve of Record Store Day, Melis from Berlin’s OYE Records sorts through the finest exclusives and a clutch of other must-haves. Tip!
Captured Tracks’ favorite gap-toothed slacker-king grows up. But are Mac DeMarco’s salad days really behind him? Max Gruber finds out.
Dial Records’ techno necromancer has distilled three months in Japan into a masterful, shimmering new album. Philip Sherburne talks to him about travel, techno and the idea of decay.
A 2014 chat with an idiosyncratic Dutch producer.
The British producer went from posting tracks on YouTube, to a mixtape for Tri Angle to making beats for Kanye within a couple of years. But he’s not bothered.
The king in Yello is back for his first collab in twenty-two years with some of the most stirring electro-jazz you’ll find outside of a Twin Peaks soundtrack.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—delves into the world of post-“Gangnam Style” K-pop and hallyu.
With her new album set to drop this year and two teasing tracks released unexpectedly, Alex Macpherson weighs the significance of the most recent work of one of the best rappers of our time.
In her monthly column, Ruth Saxelby pulls on hidden threads weaving through modern music. In this edition, the call of nature found in tracks by Ekoplekz, Total Freedom, LAFAWNDAH and more.
The Copenhagen electropop trio return with an album of sun-kissed guitar and funky synths; they’re aiming for the perfect summer anthem, says Shannon Glass.
25 years after “Buffalo Stance”, Cherry’s fourth solo album ‘Blank Project’—performed in collaboration with RocketNumberNine and produced by Four Tet—says there are no rules to getting older.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—deconstructs the cuteness, prevalent in J-pop, that is the hallmark of a new movement.
Each month in BPM, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music going. This time, Angus Finlayson on Cooly G, FaltyDL, Shackleton and more.
Ahead of his appearance at CTM, we speak with the illustrious producer and techno deviant for a candid look into his operations as both artist and label executive.
Each month, Ruth Saxelby identifies the trends that are shaping modern music. This time, the new song constructions of Palmistry, Holly Herndon, HTRK and more.
Ahead of his appearance at this year’s CTM Festival, Ruth Saxelby sifts through the British producer’s fourth—and perhaps final—album, celebrating its shades of grey.
In this special edition of our monthly column on the Central and Eastern European underground, Agata Pyzik—Polish cultural writer and author of the forthcoming book Poor But Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West—identifies some of the most intriguing artists currently operating in her home country.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—considers musical futurism and finds a paradox in its chilly anti-humanism.
“I immediately recognized motifs from my Nitzer Ebb youth, although to be fair, even though we did wear our fair share of shorts, we never donned the onesie variety.”
In advance of the new Actress album due soon, we revisit Thomas Fehlmann’s review of R.I.P from 2012’s summer issue of Electronic Beats Magazine.
Have an extra hundred to blow? The former member of Andy Warhol’s factory, TV Party-host and ex-editor-in-chief of Interview Magazine tells us what you should be reading.
The key member of Berlin’s experimental scene for 30+ years assesses the new Pet Shop Boys album and and recalls his role smuggling their music over the Wall.
In our BPM column, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music currently on offer. This month, Robin Howells on on B.N.M. / P.D.D.G., Charles Cohen, John Heckle, Levantis, Logos, and Visionist.
Noah Lennox talks influences, collaboration, and why Animal Collective is not as pompous as their name implies with The Style Guy.
The musician, artist, and Finders Keepers label head runs down his list of the crate-digging hip-hop that informed one young record enthusiast’s outlook on the entirety of music.
In this accompaniment to his Year in the Online Underground piece, Adam Harper—the premier writer on new, emergent, underground music—reflects on the year in vaporwave and selects his favorites.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—reflects on a year’s worth of music emerging from the online underground and selects his favorites.
Mark Fisher—the noted blogger known as K-Punk and the author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?—considers two new, different but particularly English takes on voice and sound.
In her monthly column, Ruth Saxelby identifies some of the trends that are shaping modern music. In this edition, the the new Baroque, with Gatekeeper, d’Eon, Slackk, Planningtorock, and Benji B.
The bad girl draws on divine inspiration for her fourth album, but the results are ultimately less than enlightening, says Ruth Saxelby.
The Not Not Fun affiliate/100% Silk label head looks at one of fashion’s most visually enduring women of the ’80s, more than 20 years after her tragic death.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on emergent, underground music—examines the new album by one of experimental pop’s most capricious players.
The British duo release their third LP of spacious electronic attack and decay, fully joining the Raster-Noton roster for a meeting of like-minds at the label showcase at Berghain in Berlin on November 8th. Angus Finlayson investigates.
Mark Fisher—the noted blogger known as K-Punk and the author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?—unravels the work of James Leyland Kirby, whose long history (V/VM, The Caretaker) has produced an array of fascinating material, continuing in his latest album as The Stranger.
Despite his rave roots, the Berlin-based artist’s new album and the club night he promotes draw further away from techno and deeper into the post-apocalyptic dance fringes of the revered Downwards label it’s released on.
On her new album, the electronic musician finds her pulse quickened to the dancefloor, says Angus Finlayson.
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.
The noted blogger known as K-Punk and the author of ‘Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?’ triangulates the leading footwork producer’s new album via Burroughs, animated gifs, and G-funk.
John Talabot’s debut fin was a muggy, sun-bleached affair which became the critics’ favorite in 2012. However his latest contribution to longstanding mix series DJ-Kicks suggests the weather may be about to break, says Lauren Martin.
The founding member of Atari Teenage Riot and Digital Hardcore Recordings, stands up for the political activisim and psychedelic idealism of Primal Scream. Plus, watch ATR’s Fall tour trailer.
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.
The neo-kosmische house pulse of Blondes has made their second album Swisher one of the most talked about records in the underground recently. D. Strauss met them in Berlin before their Panorama Bar appearance.
Thomas Fehlmann—the Kompakt-affiliated producer and one half of The Orb—recommends Voigt & Voigt’s 2013 album Die zauberhafte Welt der Anderen. Originally published in the Spring 2013 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine.
In this edition of his monthly column, Adam Harper—the premier writer on new, emergent, underground music—picks up where his last essay on the framing of music left off, zooming in on new albums by Blondes and Huerco S.
The hazy hypnogogia of his earlier releases has been transformed into high-def ‘living scenes’ of arresting music and video. Steph Kretowicz explores OPN’s new uncanny valley, plus five scenes of his creative plunder
In her monthly column, Ruth Saxelby identifies some of the trends that are shaping modern music. In this edition, the blurring of boundaries in Balearicism.
Mark Fisher—the noted blogger known as K-Punk and the author of ‘Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?’—deconstructs the Drake dilemma.
The DJ, producer, founder of labels Simple Records and Aus Music, and artist known as Closer finds magic in the minute details of Dial Records’ Lawrence.
Footwork gestated in its native Chicago for over 15 years before the rest of the world caught on. Now, it’s stage is global, and Traxman knows it, says Steph Kretowicz. Cornelius Ferguson, otherwise known as footwork producer Traxman, trades on disparity. That’s not to say that his output is inconsistent but rather that in … Continued
The English band’s third album establishes them as leaders of modern day electronic post-punk. Steph Kretowicz discovers the place that got them there.
Last night marked the start of the Electronica Beats Fall festival season, taking place in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica with Disclosure, Mount Kimbie and Retro Stefson. Cordula Schaefer reports.
In our new Beats Per Month column, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music currently on offer. This month, Robin Howells rounds up Regis and Russell Haswell’s Concrete Fence, Mark Fell, Moin, DJ Q, R-Zone and Saga.
In this edition of his monthly column, the premier writer on new, emergent, underground music addresses how the framing of music can radically redefine it.
The producer, DJ and grime expert Slackk weighs the current batch of producers carrying the alien and futuristic music of grime forward, and is pleased with the results.
The key member of Berlin’s experimental scene for 30+ years reflects on Berlin Atonal past and present. Plus a video clip of EB’s panel discussion held at this year’s fest.
In her new column for EB, Ruth Saxelby finds a moment of clarity in the vastness of new music. This month: the infiltration of the British dance continuum in American sounds.
In this edition of his monthly column for EB, Adam Harper—the musicologist, Rouge’s Foam blogger and author of Infinite Music—delves into the world of underground beatmaking, offering his own mix to illustrate the essay.
In our final report from Depeche Mode’s summer 2013 European tour, Agata Pyzik, author of the forthcoming book Poor But Sexy
A respected author examines the political punch in the Pet Shop Boys’ lyrics over the course of their career.
In our ongoing series assessing the impact of Depeche Mode through personal narratives, progressive house luminary Timo Maas remembers being their (German) warm-up act in a stadium full of Polish football fans during the World Cup, plus tells the story behind his evergreen remix of “Enjoy the Silence”.