Fall 2015

Electronic Beats Magazine has been around for 11 years. I’ve had the pleasure of working on it for the last five, while serving as editor-in-chief for the past 12 months. In 2011, art director Johannes Beck and myself helped former editor-in-chief Max Dax realize his vision of transforming Electronic Beats from a theme-based quarterly into a magazine focused on interviews and oral history. Artists’ perspectives became the nucleus of the publication’s identity. The idea wasn’t only to create a magazine that stood as a model for the future of print, but also as a vehicle for a metadiscourse about the the future of print—and the role of corporate publishing in that future. We won awards. Corporate publishing awards. Lots of them. It’s with great regret that I inform you that this will be the final issue of Electronic Beats Magazine.

A.J. Samuels