The organizers of Budapest’s yearly UH Fest break down Hungary’s political situation and how it threatens music subcultures.
We sat down with promoter and DJ Ena Lind to discuss the closure of her party, Mint, and why lesbian parties struggle more than gay nights.
This year Hungary’s best, overlooked music festival confronted political issues threatening Budapest’s underground.
Last week the crew behind Closer nightclub hosted the first edition of its off-site 24-hour rave.
SIREN and Room 4 Resistance swap strategies for making femme-forward parties.
As labels like Ilian Tape and Public Possession bring attention to Munich’s music scene, a new online radio station has built a community for those involved.
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.
A veteran musician and a new label manager discuss an era where techno-feminism’s increasing stylishness inspires labels to sign women to seem progressive.
Are all-female lineups empowering, or do promoters use the feminist cause to boost their own image? Female artists and industry professionals discuss.
After a fire at a Romanian club killed 64 last fall, the government fell and the robust party scene withered. Insiders explain the post-Colectiv situation.
Avalon Emerson discussed the benefits of having PR and the new pressures facing writers with Tailored Communication founder Melissa Taylor at Salt + Sass.
The booker at Amsterdam’s hyped new club, a former school turned into a multi-purpose venue, talks about how it’s different from its predecessor, Trouw.
Police, DJs and promoters debate the “lockout laws” stifling clubs, restaurants, bars and more in the Australian city.
Six females shaping the online radio revolution—from NTS to Red Light—talk about increasing diversity and challenging prejudice in the music industry.
An organizer of two of Budapest’s best venues, Toldi and Lärm, talks about how they’ve improved the scene and made a “Berlin-style techno club” in Hungary.
Helena Hauff talks about the challenges and goals of launching her new label, Return To Disorder, with veteran Minimal Wave boss Veronica Vasicka.
Wolf Eyes explain their decision to sign to Jack White’s label to staunchly underground techno proprietor Ron Morelli of L.I.E.S. Records.
The Ultrahang festival is similar to festivals like Unsound and CTM, but deeper underground. We review Hungary’s hidden gem of experimental music.
Artists and organizers give us the scoop about Reclaim the Streets, the most successful protest against the “lockout laws” that are crippling Sydney nightlife.
Looking for reliable DJ mix series beyond the well-known podcasts from music websites? Here are recommendations for house, techno and experimental sets.
Female:pressure founder and veteran DJ Electric Indigo talks to Umfang, who’s leading the new wave of activism with the blog Discwoman and party Technofeminism.
In the wake of anti-GEMA protests in 2012, the means of collecting and distributing royalties is changing worldwide. How do we fairly compensate artists?
Cakes Da Killa, Lorenzo Senni, Tri Angle’s WIFE and Kathy Alberici judge an unrivaled pop album. Here’s why it sounds like “candy-coated THOT anthems.”
Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum crafted a guide to collaborating with other artists based on their experience as the duo JETS.
CLR alumnus and globetrotting DJ Rebekah shares 14 tips that have helped her maintain a totally vegan diet, even as she tours around the world.
Michaelangelo Matos, author of US rave tome ‘The Underground Is Massive’ speaks to Sven Von Thülen, who compiled Berlin techno book ‘Der Klang Der Familie.’
The latest installment of Slices reveals the inspiration and process of creating an ode to Roland machines in book form.
There’s been much talk of a wave of rising queer hip-hop artists. Here’s why Rashard Bradshaw is likely to overcome the challenges that hinder their success.
Here’s what happened when two of experimental electronic music’s most revered talents met.
Catch up on Róisín Murphy’s expansive catalog before she headlines our Cologne festival with this handy guide.
We interviewed sellers, labels, and shop owners to see who’s to blame for Discogs scalping.
We compiled a megamix of 100% Pearson Sound tracks and remixes to honor the release of the Hessle Audio boss’s debut album.
The creme of Berlin’s crop is rising to the top with a batch of killer DJ tool white labels. Hear their latest release inside.
Yep, we interviewed RA’s most infamous shitposter.
We spoke to one of one of techno’s revered mastering engineers in an attempt to learn about one of the most hyped and enigmatic records of the year.
We asked Surgeon about opening for Lady Gaga.
The Funkhaus is creepy, charming, and idiosyncratic, and it’s where we’re hosting a week of music workshops with up-and-coming talents.
It was totally worth it.
We’re capping off the week with ALSO, the duo formed by bass kingpin Appleblim and newcomer Second Storey, who tell us about the records that united them.
Another vinyl-only label bites the dust: Vladislav Delay’s Ripatti label is going digital, and we asked him a few questions to find out why.
The new EP from the Editions Mego alumnus is just too damn good for a normal blog post, so we subverted the conventions of blogging.
Listen to the latest EP from Paris’s spaced-out techno crew Dement3d, Hiss:1292’s ‘Vévé’ EP.
After ADE 2014, we meditate on how track ID technologies like Kuvo illuminate basic antagonisms between the experience of clubbing and the clubbing industry.
New to Keiji Haino’s discography? Haino’s Nazoranai collaborator Oren Ambarchi selected the most essential releases from the Japanese icon.
Spring Theory signee Avalon Emerson tells us about the records she found while touring the USA.
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.
Hear the latest 10″ from Lobster Theremin, which comes from Budapest-based analog producer and Opal Tapes alumnus, S Olbricht.
Listen to the latest release from experimental German outpost Raster-Noton, Vortices, which comes from Japanese sound artist Ueno Masaaki.