Calling all Depeche Mode fans! We want your submissions to the unique Depeche Mode Fan Exhibition which accompanies the Depeche Mode European Tour 2013.
In her monthly report, Lucia Udvardyova tracks the movements in and from the best of the Central and Eastern European sonic underground.
In our ongoing series assessing the impact of Depeche Mode through personal narratives, we speak with sound artist and head of raster-noton Carsten Nicolai.
Dave Gahan. Car Audio Bass. The Knife. Karl Bartos. Amanda Brown. Andrey A. Tarkovsky. Holly Herndon. Steven Levy. Sonic Boom. Roedelius. DJ Koze. Terre Thaemlitz. The Spring 2012 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine has arrived, and what an issue it is.
As Eastern Europe’s sense of political discontent grows, February’s edition of Eastern Haze explores how music is reacting to and reflecting the collective mood.
We are giving away tickets to see DM unveil their new album Delta Machine live!
Hot on the heels of our hosting the video premiere for Depeche Mode’s new single “Heaven” we’ve yet another piece of big news for you. Click here to read
The first installment of a seven-part series looking at the subcultural practitioners who keep Prague’s artistic impulse alive.
Travel along with our Budapest editor to get an inside look at a variety of rising Eastern European artists including Headshotboyz, Silf, and Polyklinik.
Our December installment is no year-end retrospective overview since there are plenty of aural novelties emitted to the sonisphere courtesy of all the tireless evangelists.
Which venue floats your boat? Turns out it’s an actual boat, as in Budapest’s A38. Find out what other places our readers like to sweat and dance in the results of our poll for the year.
Your favorite restaurants and eateries of 2012 were a revelation. Including a floating restaurant in Budapest, your pizza joint down the road and… McDonald’s.
This was an exciting year for EB Radio; from Bestial Mouths and Ogris Debris to The Orb, Nicolas Jaar and many more, lean back and delve deep into hours of mixes.
2012 was an exciting year; from a New Order Exhibition to an exclusive Pet Shop Boys Show, we’ve done it all—and we even filmed most of it! This is an audiovisual journey, so let’s just drop some names and then lean back and watch: Squarepusher, Hot Chip, Dillon, Modeselektor, I Heart Sharks, Woodkid, Hudson Mohawke, … Continued
It’s the turn of Montreal’s Heart Streets to have a pop at answering our gruelling 10 x 4 questions.
An interview and a call-to-arms from the Budapest-based musician András Hargitai, aka Banyek.
Download an exclusive live mix from Berlin’s blackest beatpusher, featuring edits of Crystal Castles, Chippy Nonstop, Azealia Banks, Vatican Shadow, RL Grime and more.
November embodies melancholia, that’s a given. I continue my homeless, nomadic existence, a wannabe-sailor whose playground isn’t the deep blue sea but chaotic urban mazes. At the moment I’m stationed in Budapest, a city that basks in its golden Austro-Hungarian past with its grand boulevards and derelict inner city townhouses, inviting you to dine … Continued
Cold SALEM, warm socks, and hot new magazines: here’s a few of EB editor Daniel’s favorite things.
Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see. Ears might help, however, if you crave the aggressive pound of Total Freedom, X-Files gothstep and Crystal Castles-brand holy chanting.
Riding in a train from Prague to Košice, Lucia Udvardyova reflects on new releases from labels Farbwechsel, Mik Musik!, Local Records and the polish music magazine Glissando.
Electronic Beats Festival Zagreb goes off tomorrow—we hope you have your tickets already, because they’re going fast! Of course, with this lineup it’s no wonder. BPitch Control‘s Dillon is a hell of a performer (and, in a pinch, a good improvisationalist) and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the EB Magazine covergirl open the festivities. … Continued
Join us for a live video broadcast from Depeche Mode’s press conference. Follow the event as it happens through video feed and our live blog coverage.
“…the same shit collective of artists are swelling around in the mainstream, over and over again all day long and leaving no chance for exposure for anyone else.”
It seems like we only just wrote the announcement for the 2012 edition of Electronic Beats Festival Zagreb; yet it’s already almost here. On October 26th, we’re bringing you a selection of sounds to make your feet (and hearts) move.
Welcome to the 70th edition of our weekly music video update, featuring Solange, Andrea, Sky Ferreira, Sky Ferreira, Red Axes and
As one of the busiest summers of Nicolas Jaar’s career winds down, we took some time out with him backstage at the EB Festival Budapest to find out how he’s doing and what he’s been up to.
Indie-informed and highly literate in electronic music, Junior Boys have mastered the art of courting critical praise and building up loyal fans on the ground. We spoke to them backstage at EB Festival Budapest to find out where exactly they go from here.
Here’s your weekly dose of music videos, with Holy Balm, Maria Minerva, Kilo Kish, AlunaGeorge, Frank Ocean and Cat Power. Enjoy!
Mostly Robot isn’t your usual band. Instead, they were ‘curated’ by Native Instruments. We caught up with Jeremy Ellis, Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee backstage at Budapest’s Electronic Beats Festival to find out about their live show, what their future plans are and what their origin story means for the future of music.
Those loitering in the middle of the soul enthusiasts/gear geeks Venn diagram, your time to rejoice has come. Soul boy and sometime experimentalist Jamie Liddell has gone and formed a supergroup. Called Mostly Robot, the lineup also features four other likeminded sonic provocateurs including Warp’s Tim Exile, DMC champ Shiftee, MPC botherer Jeremy Ellis … Continued
Hungarian stylist Zsófia Baksa appeared on our radar when her alias Sophie Rotas was given credit as the wardrobe stylist for EB favorite Emika’s latest music video ‘3 Hours’. Baksa is also the co-founder and creative director of the Fashion Video Festival Budapest. We caught up with her in Detroit to find out more about … Continued
Zola Jesus’ ongoing spring tour hit Budapest last week, which gave a chance for local artist Belle Belle to introduce his dreamy musical project as an opening act. The twenty-two year old video and music producer Bence Nagy invited us on a space journey to a far galaxy in search of the undiscovered. He is … Continued
Have you ever dreamed about a long road trip through the most beautiful places in Europe? In 2011, twenty-three year old filmmaker Levente Klara and his friends recorded his 2040 mile-long bike ride through six countries, from Madrid to Budapest. Cycle Me Home is more than just a film, it’s about being an active part … Continued
The creative endeavor Room 168 consists of 27 year old media designer Emil Goodman aka András Szabó and 25 years old animator Menzkie aka René Mednyánszky. Graduating in 2011 from Moholy-Nagy University of Arts And Design Budapest (MOME) the duo first gained attention via their fascinating short films and music videos but more recently created … Continued
It’s always good to see devoted fans step forward and spread their love and passion, embracing the DIY ethos and starting promising projects on their own. Fortunately numerous creative endeavors have been born in Budapest’s underground culture (music, fashion, film) in the last years, one of them being EUShorts, a festival presenting the best of … Continued
Graduating in 2011 with an award-winning collection, footwear designer Júlia Káldy has created some praiseworthy collaborations with two rising starlets in fashion and music. While her shoe collection for London-based fashion designer Eleanor Amoroso hit the catwalks of London Fashion Week, her more recent project with EB-favorite singer Zola Jesus hits the stages worldwide. The … Continued
The British electro pop singer and producer Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots returned with a new single ’Shake’ last November, two years after her succesful 2009 debut album Hands. The track got remixes from favorites of ours like Azari & III, and from Crazy P and Miracle. The 27-year old Little Boots is currently working … Continued
Yvein Monq is a young and promising producer based in Budapest, definitely one to watch. His very first album Hookers in My Strings was released in 2010 but he’s stepped it up a level with his conceptualized record Post Apocalyptic Codex X on newly debuting Budapest label 8ounce. Lost in time and space, this is … Continued
If you hear the name Malibu, the image of enjoying the carefree life in the company of California girls and surfer dudes while the sun is sinking behind the Pacific ocean’s horizon instantly comes to mind. But sometimes it rains even in Southern California and that rare occurrence sets the tone perfectly for the debut … Continued
Lately Budapest’s music scene welcomes an apetite for cooperation and the will to create new, underground community platforms which the city lacks. The crew behind recently-launched Budapest studio of international online radio network Rts.fm teamed up with enthusiastic local djs to put together a refreshing collaboration called The Edge. Started as an open-minded forum of … Continued
Former Hungarian drum & bass DJ DJ Madd has made it on to the Dubstepforum Awards 2012 shortlist in the Best Producer category. Three years ago he left his country to build up his music career and now he enjoys regular support from some of the scene’s best DJs. And after dozens of other releases … Continued
This year in Budapest was a quite strange one. It started with a horrible disco accident in January that shocked the country and had long lasting consequences for the city’s party culture. During the year the political and economic crises caused a lot of negative vibes. The closure of cult clubs like the Merlin Theatre … Continued
Budapest based DJ and producer Cadik is someone who deserves more attention. Standing behind the turntables he’s been injecting progressive electronics into the local scene since the mid 90’s. As a producer he released his debut solo LP Basic back in 2008 followed by Travel Agency in 2010 and a now he has a new … Continued
Welcome to the final round up of the year as we take a look at what happened in the world of Electronic Beats over the last 12 months with change and rejuvenation, unforgettable live music experiences, and in depth cultural exchanges. 2011 began with a new outlook and a fresh perspective. In April our beloved … Continued
Jamie Woon is known for the incredible energy he puts into his live shows of super-charged soul. This was exactly the case at Budapest’s A38 Ship club when Jamie played there last weekend with the crowd at the sold out gig listening rapt to his deep, beautiful melodies, whispering the lyrics or screaming out as … Continued
Attila Fodor, aka Fine Cut Bodies is one of the renowned veterans of the Budapest electronic music scene. With his label Chi Recordings he’s done much to shape audience taste into a deep and abstract form. He’s always everywhere, from tiny gigs to big festivals, in Hungary and beyond. You can also find him on … Continued
Last Sunday Lamb finished their 2011 tour with a highly anticipated, sold out Budapest gig. During their live act the audience was floating with the ethereally enchanting beauty and rocking on the floor at the same time; a good example of how bands should squeeze the power of their albums on stage. With great enthusiasm … Continued
Two icons of pop and style sit down and talk about the finer things in life.
After touring in South America in November, Bpitch Control owner Ellen Allien hasn’t stopped to rest before revealing the next release of her label coming out February 2012. On BPC247 Telefon Tel Aviv’s The Birds got remixed by her, and you can check out a preview here. On December 3rd Ellen Allien represents Bpitch Control … Continued
Headshotboyz have always been a step ahead in the Budapest electronic music scene, with a refreshing, progressive approach. They first came to our attention when they were emerging with trial and errors of the new born fidget-house back in 2007-2008. And now we also should keep an eye on them because of the ‘post’ labeled … Continued
Roska has a simple but respected philosophy, that consists of only two terms: fun and music. Nothing else matters, whether he produces for his own label or for imprints like Scuba’s Hotflush or the Rinse family. Not only has Roska tags left an indelible mark on the UK bass scene with his cheerful and yet … Continued
Impressions of EB Festival Budapest (October 2011). Watch FM Belfast, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Apparat Band & Buraka Som Sistema perform live at Electronic Beats Festival in Budapest (October 28th)
Impressions of EB Festival Budapest (October 2011).
Los Angeles is an adventurous melting pot for bass-oriented dance musicians. A decade after the Oliver Stone-directed Doors movie, the experimental desert trips seem to have a live revival. The Glitch Mob trio follow the legendary band into the nowhere to clear their mind for their upcoming album. Similar to their fellow producer Eskmo, they’re … Continued
Ghanaian-Hungarian Sena is one of the most common singers in Budapest; you can often hear her characteristic freestylish voice in various bands. She collaborated with DJ Vadim at BBE, contributed to the urban blues record of Wax On Records’ Gelka, and appeared on soul hip-hop guru Marcel ‘Gamber’s Deligh’ album. Last but not least she’s … Continued
More dubstep from Hungary. Belgrade based Svetlana Industries has just released ‘The + EP’, an enigmatically titled new five track EP by Polyklinik. Matyas Lendvai, aka Polyklinik is an artist from Budapest who loves analogue synths and drum machines. According to the cryptic info on the site, this EP charts his progress from a more … Continued
Budapest’s Space Is Called parties always provide quality sounds from distinctive, up and coming beatmakers on the A38 ship upon the river Danube. Last time’s headliner Lunice from Glasgow’s Lucky Me imprint was fascinated by the glitch-hop, dub-step orientated sets local DJ Cadik. After he played, Lunice presented a live set that ended up as … Continued
It would be fair to say that Tomáš Dvo?ák, aka Floex, is one of a doyens of the Czech electronic scene. He started playing and composing 15 years ago combining his love for music with an affinity for visual arts and multimedia performance. A graduate of the Academy of Arts in Prague, Tomáš Dvo?ák has … Continued
Budapest’s electronic music scene undoubtedly wouldn’t be as colourful and diverse without DJ Palotai. Renown for starting ‘Tilos Az Á’, the most important underground club of the early 90’s in the post-communist era, he also co-founded ‘Tilos’ in 1991, the very first independent civil radio. DJ Palotai can be described as godfather of a subculture … Continued
It’s Electronic Beats Festival season again, and boy are we busy these days. The EB Festival at Vienna’s Arena went down last Thursday (here’s our review). A thousand times thanks to everyone who came out to see Bon Homme, Crystal Fighters, The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Wolfram and Peaches DJ MCExtravaganza – here are some … Continued
The cavernous Vienna Arena was the setting last night for an epic night of music and dancing. The old factory complex was the perfect venue for the latest edition of our beloved Electronic Beats Festival. As soon as the doors were open, Austrian euro dancer Wolfram was behind the decks and laying down discoid beats … Continued
Hungarian producer duo Headshotboyz have always been a very distinctive part of Budapest’s electro scene. As a part of the Ektiv collective they were much into fidget sounds, and later Kristóf Ambrózy and Lajos Nádházi injected bass genres into their mix such as wonky, glitch and hip-hop, retaining their eccentric musical approach. After a pile … Continued
Here’s what happened since we last spoke Re: Apparat: There’s a new podcast by Sascha Ring for the relaunched Groove magazine website. Also, there’s a pretty, unofficial music video for the new Apparat song ‘Goodbye’, which features the ethereal voice of Austrian singer and musician Anja Plaschg, better known as Soap&Skin. The video comes with … Continued
Couleur Locale. Highlighting the local values Budapest’s annual design festival is set to take place between 30th of September and 9th of October with dozens of exhibitions, meet-ups and mustsee events. Beside presenting several interactive programmes like workshops, open studios, design tours to discover the best of local designers, the Budapest-based Design Week also features … Continued
Hungarian producer ICR, aka Zoltan Gal is inextricably linked to the underground electronic music scene of Budapest. As founder of ImpulseCreator he had a great influence on the Hungarian dnb scene, and his online magazine was a starting point of fans of dnb and other bass genres in the last decade. Now that his music … Continued
So the new Apparat album ‘The Devil’s Walk’. We covered this quiet a lot lately, didn’t we?! Yes, indeed! So without further ado: here are 6 new songs plus the three (‘Song of Los’, ‘Black Water’, ‘Ash / Black Veil’) you already know for you to listen to until we return with our in-depth review … Continued
Crossing fields of creativity can result in a very exciting outcome, especially if you are speaking about combining arts with fashion and technology based on a simple thing: sound. Budapest-based avant-garde fashion collective KEPP was founded two years ago, but have only recently received recognition for their exciting, creative approach where their vision extends beyond … Continued
The young Budapest-based producer Péter Koczák behind the Mongoose moniker is one of the first graduates of Hungary’s only electronic music school called ImPro. While studying he got involved with the local glitch-hop movement, which had a great inspiration on his new album We Drink Palinka that came out earlier this year at Dub FX’s … Continued
It comes with a bit of irony when it says “(we’re) losing our voices for the day” in Sascha Ring’s aka Apparat’s new song ‘Song of Los’ – when his new album itself seems to tell an epic story of death and evil. The track that was just released as a single together with remixes … Continued
Buraka Som Sistema have wrapped up the recording of the second album – Komba. Komba is an Angolan ritual which is held seven days after someone has died where friends and relatives gather to drink and eat the favourite foods of the departed and share stories. Written over the last 11 months following a lengthy … Continued
Documenting street style is not a new idea, there’re hundreds of thousands of such blogs out there. But it might be surprising idea for contemporary museums in Eastern Europe to get involved in this process. Curator Ildikó Simonovics’ mission is to create a fashion archive for Museum Kiscell about what we see people wearing on … Continued
Printa, which houses a concept shop, gallery, silkscreen studio and a café, is one of Budapest’s most hyped places at the moment. It currently features a collective exhibition of seven artists from different countries with different cultural backgrounds. Titled “Here and Now” the show visualizes a unique and witty approach to the term cultural location … Continued
Failotron’s music embodies the absurdity of minimalistic electronic music, using various video game hardware, lo-fi instruments and unusual effects. Drawing influences from Talk Talk and Grails, Failotron (aka Áron Birtalan) is an expert in sampling abandoned video games, his daunting sounds having been used in both films and installations. The Hungarian chiptune expert took time … Continued
It’s no big secret: Sascha Ring aka Apparat is an Electronic Beats regular – and this ain’t different with his new album ‘The Devil’s Walk’ which has been on heavy rotation at the EB office since the day the promo arrived. You also might remember the first album track ‘Ash/Black Veil’ (still available for free … Continued
The first half of 2011 has already been very exciting for the Electronic Beats staff: we’ve been to SXSW festival in march, hosted EB festivals in Cologne, Budapest and Prague, brought our exclusive EB Soirées to Berlin, Graz and Cologne – and finally welcomed our shiny new website last week. But this isn’t the end … Continued