In addition to scoring ‘Dark Souls’ and ‘Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake’, Yuri Takenouchi also made some amazing deep house records.
Berlin isn’t the only German city with a world-class party scene. Discover the clubs pushing dance music forward outside of Berlin.
These young and rising stars made big moves in 2016, and this year we think they’ll tip the scales and break into the wider clubbing consciousness.
From Russia to South America, these are the most booming club music scenes in the world right now. Book your flights!
A new retrospective anthology offers a comprehensive look into Ron Trent’s seminal Chicago deep house label.
We round up the best events that combined clubbing with activism to reflect on one of 2016’s biggest trends in techno-feminism: the all-female lineup.
One of the resident DJs at Germany’s number-one club for ’90s rave, breaks and UK sounds reminisces about the tracks that defined the Milk! experience.
Use these cuts from Jeff Mills, Blawan, Plastikman and more to make any Halloween party a regular BOOhain.
Dance music historian Tim Lawrence sat down with DJ Daniele Baldelli to learn the story of how cosmic disco emerged from northern Italy in the late ’70s.
Tune in, turn on, drop out, again.
An authoritative primer on the classic and game-changing disco twelves.
Call Super’s upcoming EP is quirky, boundary pushing experimental house for forward-thinking dancers.
The seminal ’80s synth-pop outfit has announced a must-have retrospective box set of unreleased demos, edits, music videos and other assorted rarities.
Everyone’s favorite Italian re-edit duo is back with another full LP’s worth of bouncy disco-heavy dance cuts.
Telephones returns to Running Back with a debut LP of vibey house and disco.
If you want to impress the true diggers, stay away from these 50 overplayed house and techno tracks, from Mr. Fingers to Moodymann, Four Tet and beyond.
Record diggers and archive obsessives alike, beware: There’s only expensive news past this point.
Mexico’s first female Ableton instructor, Demian Licht, on sexism in the electronic scene and how events like Discwoman Mexico City are changing the tide.
This playlist was put together by Prince himself for an episode of the FOX sitcom “New Girl” starring Zooey Deschanel. In the episode, the protagonists (aka the luckiest people ever) are invited to a party thrown by Prince. Last week, an editor who was working on the show posted a tweet and said that Prince … Continued
We’re posting a conversation from the last issue of our magazine that took place a few months ago in order to honor Tony Conrad’s passing.
Legendary house producer Marc Kinchen talks about the heyday of Detroit techno and how Kevin Saunderson taught him to make his drums banging.
Mike Huckaby, DJ Qu, Shanti Celeste, Palms Trax and more tell us about their favorite tracks from Detroit icon Kenny Dixon Jr.
Nostalgic for hip-hop’s golden era? If, unlike Trevor Jackson, you don’t have an extensive collection of records to take you back, a new site called Digging Into Hip Hop is aiming to “simulate the experience of digging for ’90s classics” from the comfort of your own home. Creator Valentin Ledrapier is calling is an “experimental … Continued
This mix by frequent Electronic Beats contributor Finn Johannsen draws a genealogy of vocals in club music from 1983 to 1986. Check out the comprehensive tracklist below, and then dive into almost three hours of vocal greatness. We’re already excited for the next parts of the series. For more techno and house history, check out … Continued
Hard Wax mainstay Finn Johannsen recounts David Bowie’s career and analyzes the unsettling charms and surprises of his new and final album, ‘Blackstar’.
Billboard has compiled a list of the best dance music cities of all time. Comparing some of the locales to make the final cut seems a lot like comparing apples and oranges, however. Chicago, Detroit and Berlin are certainly worthy of the first spots, but we’re curious about the criteria determining slots four through 15. Take a look … Continued
Nostalgia is great, right? Remember the times when clubs were still real clubs? When sweat dripped from the ceiling and everyone wore ’90s clothes unironically? There were no smartphones, so your poor dance moves could remain safely hidden away—unless someone was running around with a huge camera to capture the whole ordeal on magnetic tape! … Continued
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen counts down some of the best tunes by Swedish icon Neneh Cherry, from her days in the Slits to her recent LPs.
Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen discusses the renewed appeal of a disco legend’s moodier work, which originally appeared on soundtracks for porn flicks.
Looking for reliable DJ mix series beyond the well-known podcasts from music websites? Here are recommendations for house, techno and experimental sets.
In the run-up to her new EP, Hallucinogen, Fade to Mind’s resident R&B vocalist Kelela has unveiled another track, “Rewind.” The record follows from her debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me, and foreshadows the LA artist’s first full-length effort. It was originally scheduled for release in May via Warp and Kelela’s own Cherry Coffee imprint, but is now due to … Continued
Autumn is high season for adventurous music and art festivals like Unsound and CTM. Here are the 10 of the most exciting offerings in Europe.
Conrad Schnitzler’s vast discography is intimidating. The Con-Struct series can acquaint you with his trailblazing catalog and an unknown side of his work.
Ahead of his debut at Dekmantel festival, British producer Call Super steps up to contribute the newest edition to the lauded Amsterdam-based label and promoter’s podcast series. In his mix, he covers a lot of musical ground, which makes it perfect for an eclectic start into the week. Recently Call Super also talked about one of … Continued
Win raucous LPs from the likes of Daphni, Four Tet, and more by participating in our Caribou-themed contest.
Find out why Daniel Jones calls Unsound “the music festival’s music festival” as he runs down visions of The Bug, Evian Christ, Grouper and more.
Enter here to win tickets to the EB Festival in Budapest and plan your getaway with the help of NVC, who made a guide to Hungary’s best clubs.
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.
EB Spring Festival season is going strong—find out what you’re going to hear when we hit Slovakia this year!
Rock memoirs are a dime a dozen these days, although most of them are written (or ghost-written for that matter) by aging rock stars as a sentimental rewind of their faltering career. Mike Skinner is 33 and judging by his ‘sociological’ observations of modern Britain infused in his songs, The Story of The Streets might … Continued
Thanks to founders of the label Laton Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl, modern soul musician Mesak has been in town a couple of times now. I’ve always wanted to sit down with him and have a little chitchat about the music he produces, but each and every time one or the other of us was … Continued