Following Clubland, in which François K talked about the ethos of his influential N.Y.C. night Deep Space, the veteran DJ chooses four different records that channel the Deep Space spirit.
François K is a New York legend whose peers include Larry Levan and David Mancuso Here, for the uninitiated, he takes you to Deep Space, his influential clubnight, in his own words.
“The kind of album that takes you by surprise” – MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser is our guest reviewer as he takes on the debut by Caroline Polachek‘s project Ramona Lisa.
With the memory of their performance at EB Festival Zagreb still fresh, we asked the Brooklyn art poppers to break their lives down into ten songs. These are the results.
Allow us to make introductions to New York / London DIY sorts MS MR who’s debut album Secondhand Rapture is a grandiose alt-pop statement of intent.
You probably remember DJ Richard from a recent Mix of the Day on Electronic Beats, now we caught up with one half of White Material Records to discuss the label, Berlin vs. New York and future releases.
We gave RVNG Intl.-affiliated avant techno artist Holly Herndon $100 to spend on whatever she wanted. This is what she bought.
On his latest album MARS, Sinkane mixes a wide array of sounds and brings about a new and different kind of world music.
Leading up to Kraftwerk’s Düsseldorf performance in 2013, we present you in-depth stories from MoMA’s Kraftwerk retrospective earlier this year – today featuring Artist, Musician and frequent Kraftwerk Collaborator Emil Schult.
Andy Butler is Hercules & Love Affair. It may have expanded to include an ever growing nexus of members and collaborators but the project moves in accordance to his particular vision. We caught up with him to discuss ballroom, Diplo and feminism. Natch.
Here at Electronic Beats we’re keen followers of ever-changing German singer Billie Ray Martin. Her next project is is a conceptual piece inspired by Andy Warhol’s Screen Test series.
There’s little more than a week left until the Arena Wien will be filled to capacity for Electronic Beats Festival Vienna 2012’s glorious line-up. To get you even more excited, we decided to ask Austria’s number one Wolfram about his most memorable gigs.This week he meets, um, Lady Gaga.
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.
We met up with Simeon Coxe, the only remaining member of the band in the basement of Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg, a stop on his The Edge Of Wonder Tour to talk about Steve Albini, Oscillations, pioneering electronic music and early DIY culture.
“There was a fascination for everything related to the war because it was all around me”: Bernard Sumner’s simple guitar lines and plaintive vocals are essential elements in New Order’s dark, romantic synth-pop—a sound that helped define Manchester’s musical identity and set Factory Records on the path to immortality.
As 2 Live Crew’s hype and front man, Luther Campbell was the face of one of the most controversial outfits in the history of hip-hop. In the late eighties and early nineties, the Miami native led the band’s numerous battles against state and federal obscenity laws after authorities in Florida arrested record store owners for … Continued
New York City’s Miguel Villalobos frames beautiful portraits behind his lens, capturing moments both intimate and directed, casual and strange. He also really, really likes Siouxsie Sioux; always the sign of a true gentleman. Let’s count! 1 memorable line in a film or song: “Fire walk with me.” 2 decisions I regret: … not taking … Continued
Day Five April 14, 2012 V2 Schneider woke up at 8 a.m. sharp. It was a bright and sunny Saturday morning in Chinatown—NYPD sirens were audible in the distance and the people were busy on the city streets. After receiving an appropriately technopop haircut in a Russian barber shop at the Essex Market on Delancey … Continued
Day One April 10, 2012 4:45 a.m. wake up call. 5:30 a.m. taxi from Neukölln to Berlin Tegel airport. 7:00 a.m. flight BA 0981 to London Heathrow (Int’l Terminal 5). 9:55 a.m. flight BA 0175 to John F. Kennedy (Terminal 7). 12:21 p.m. arrival at John F. Kennedy (Terminal 7). 12:52 p.m. US border control. … Continued
Psychedelic new video from the resurgent Chromatics and their new track ‘Candy’. The fourth single from their latest album Kill For Love sees the New York Based band explore a hazy dream world of girls and, er more girls. They don’t look to happy either. Check it out below.
Nicolas Jarr will be taking part in a five hour live, multi-discipline performance at New York’s MoMA PS1 next month. From Scratch is presented in collaboration with Clown & Sunset Aesthetics, which is the “interdisciplinary culture house” Jarr runs with filmmaker Noah Kraft. The five hour show will see Will Epstein, Sasha Spielberg and Dave … Continued
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks was an album recorded in 1983 by Brian Eno and was the musical accompaniment to a NASA collection of footage from the Apollo space programme. Never performed live the soundtrack was purely studio work. However four of the original musicians from “The Apollo Project” have brought the original score to life … Continued
Two tenuously connected bits of bass music news. Firstly fidget pioneer and ghetto-house producer Switch, aka Dave Taylor, is to release his first piece of new music in over four years on the label he set up – Dubsided. Featuring the vocal flex of Andrea Martin ‘I Still Love You’ is an epic statment of … Continued
Raekwon is the Clan’s coolest member. There is no doubt about it. Just take an hour of your time and listen to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II again. It’s the perfect post-Wu Tang album, for which of course J Dilla also deserves some credit, since it was mostly him who produced the beats. … Continued
The Wurst Music Co the New York based label who rode one of the first to waves of ‘disco’ edits and then re-launched themselves as the go-to label for original left of centre sounds from disco to technoid house, when the edits thing started to get a bit silly, have a new compilation. In fact … Continued
New York’s Glass Candy are back with their very particular brand of disco-homage. ‘Warm in the Winter’ sees the duo of Ido No and Johnny Jewel dusting of their machines for a skewed 12″ that incorporates some pretty kooky lyrics on the title track, e.g “I’m happy like a monkey. Oh Oh Oh” over undulating … Continued
Brooklyn’s Mirror Mirror are going to release Interiors – their second album via RVNG Intl next week but in the meantime you can stream the record in it’s entirety and enjoy two free downloads. Produced by Chris Coady, Thomas Asenault and Zeljko McMullen the record comes hot on the heels of their contribution to RVNG’s … Continued
Every metropolis has its heydey, when the arts and music converge and creative forces go into overdrive. For Paris it was the 1920s. The ’70s and ’80s were huge for New York, whose Lower East Side area – in spite of (or thanks to) the adverse economic conditions the city was facing at that time … Continued
From the 1930s Cubans and Puerta Ricans emigrated to New York in large numbers. The influence they had on the city and its music spurred new variations of jazz and eventually the salsa and nu-yorican movements. As the precursor to disco and hip-hop, and with the quintessential barrio party as the blueprint for the … Continued
Wolfram, aka Diskokaine, aka MarfloW, aka Wolfram Eckert is a music producer who revels in the music many would consider a ‘guilty pleasure’. Via his Diskokaine label he has released music from Sally Shapiro, as well as his own outfit, The Diskokaines. He has also just released his debut album under his Wolfram moniker and … Continued
Shit Robot were my most slept on band last year – more fool me, as I am now rather partial to a dose of their electronic thuggery. Having debuted the Shit Robot live show in Fabric last month and fresh from supporting LCD Soundsystem on their farewell tour, the DFA act are now back with … Continued
Journalist and author Kris Needs is about to release the first in a series of compilations documenting New York’s underground music history from 1945 right up to the present day – Watch The Closing Doors. New York’s pervasive influence on modern music – both underground and overground should not need explaining – hip-hop, house and … Continued
Terre Thaemlitz AKA DJ Sprinkles has produced some of the most striking and well observed electro-acoustic and house recordings over the last two decades. A prolific writer and educator in the field of non-essentialist transgenderism and queerness, owner of the Comatonse record label and DJ. Anton Maiof caught up with him on the eve of … Continued
The Wu-Tang Clan had a unique ideology at the time of their inception. No other Hip-Hop groups had the same kind of value system and ideals that Rza, Gza and ODB instilled in their crew of pioneering Shoalin monks. I would like to think Wolf + Lamb are like a modern day Wu Tang Clan. … Continued
John Roberts released Glass Eights, his debut LP, on Dial Records last autumn. Probably due to it’s hybrid sound that is not too far away from DJ Nate’s neo-ghetto house stylings, the record was praised from all sides: Techno veterans as well as dub-steppers, Panorama Bar patrons as well as hip-hop aficionados. Perhaps then it … Continued