This essay contains spoilers. There’s an extraordinary moment in Josh and Bennie Safdie’s film Good Time that arrives some 34 minutes in and takes place at a hospital in Queens, New York. Connie Nikas, the hot young scoundrel played by Robert Pattinson, has come to free his convict brother. After sweet-talking his way past the … Continued
The term “electro-acoustic doesn’t limit your imagination the way ‘ambient’ or ‘experimental’ do,” states Stefan Goldmann. Working in between the dancefloor and high art institutions, the techno renaissance man toes the line between revering club music’s history and fearlessly pushing its forms into the future. Goldmann is equally comfortable DJing and releasing his own productions … Continued
Back in 2016, Aaron Choe (a.k.a. Airbear) wrote this publication’s first guide to the rapidly growing underground dance scene in Seoul, where he is based. In the years since, a lot has changed. The local scene has grown and contracted—its most recent contractions the result of a government crackdown on nightclubs following the so-called “Burning … Continued
“My dad took me to a Mascletà—a traditional daytime firework display during the Valencian festival of Fallas—when I was one. I became addicted to the rush and looked for that transcendence in music,” explains confrontational multimedia artist Astrid Gnosis. A recent graduate from the University of The Arts London, where she’s spent the last three … Continued
Haunter Records is quite the mysterious operation. From its headquarters in Milan, the label—helmed by Daniele Guerrini (A.K.A. Heith) and Francesco Birsa Alessandri (A.K.A. Sense Fracture)—has established an artistic network that contains some of the most unique, uncompromising visions to be found in electronic music. Always direct and intentional yet wildly diverse, the label’s releases, which … Continued
Yegorka isn’t like other labels. Their catalog—which includes a lo-fi, guitar-driven noise album, intimate digital ambient played on Asian instruments, and a French touch revival project—looks, on the surface, like one of the least cohesive around. But the label’s founders, Tobias Lee (A.K.A DJ and producer Why Be) and Dan Denorch (who founded the highly-influential … Continued
Polish artist VTSS—who recently relocated from Warsaw to Berlin—has been on the tip of the music industry’s tongue for the last couple of months. The Brutaż resident’s meteoric rise comes on the heels of her first two EPs, which appeared on SPFDJ’s new Intrepid Skin imprint and Berlin-based Haven Records in December 2018 and February 2019, respectively. … Continued
What comes after nostalgia? Berlin-based producer HDMIRROR may have the answer.
The pictures reveal the energy and vitality fueling Berlin’s thriving alternative culture.
From recent reissues of long out-of-print classics to deep dives into dance music architecture, our guide has something for everyone.
We talked with Rabit about the pleasures of southern rap, the dangers of Instagram and the ecstasy of his new album ‘Life After Death’.
The Blitz Club Resident and DJ behind Augsburg’s HAMAM Nights has a few suggestions to open your ears.
Happy hardcore is one of dance music’s least understood genres. We asked San Francisco-based DJ and producer Chrissy to explain its history.
Now that Unsound Festival Krakow’s 2018 edition has officially begun, we talked with co-founder Mat Schulz about it’s history and future.
Some memes are better than others. This Facebook page is dedicated to some of the worst techno memes ever made.
Last weekend, Electronic Beats Romania continued its summer festival takeover, where we’re committed to bringing the most exciting electronic music to Romania’s best festivals. This time, we hosted a stage at the one and only Electric Castle. There, guests were treated to the incredible talents of [a:rpia:r] alumni Raresh, Arapu, Andrei Ciubuc, Cap, Charlie, Dan Andrei, … Continued