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EB Premiere: HVOB’s Lion EP

It’s been a year since HVOB released their debut EP ‘Dogs’. Now be the the first to hear their brand new EP ‘Lion’ in today’s exclusive EB Premiere.

EB Festival Vienna: Line-up announced!

The Austrian capital once more plays host to our Fall Festival season, featuring Italian legend Giorgio Moroder with support from Laurel Halo, Metro Area and When Saints Go Machine.

The Brandt Brauer Frick Playlist

Brandt Brauer Frick have been very busy this year, what with their EB Festival appearances and all, but they still have two more treats in store for their fans before the new year dawns.

Electronic Beats Video Highlights 2012

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

Review: EB Festival Vienna

Didn’t get a ticket? Or, perhaps you did and are now wrestling with a hangover and can’t remember a thing. Whatever, allow us to explain how last night’s EB Festival in Vienna went down.

James Blake & Wolfram join Electronic Beats Festival Vienna 2012

You might have been wondering about that ‘special guest’ we’ve been announcing two weeks ago for our upcoming Electronic Beats Festival Vienna 2012. Back then, things were already seething in the background, but unfortunately we haven’t been able to tell you (until now!) that James Blake will be joining Electronic Beats once again.

Electronic Beats presents Electr.Oper: Let’s Waltz

From the moment I left the Karlsplatz subway station, passed the famous Opera Toilet with classical music and took the escalator up to the venerable building in Vienna’s first district, I noticed, something was off. Instead of well-heeled ladies and gentlemen in their sixties, there was a crowd of party people and music lovers from … Continued

Luv Shack Records’ LUV002 is out

While the mind-blowing first release from the relatively young label Luv Shack Records is still number one on the Deep House charts at several online record stores, we are happy to present to you what’s going to be LUV002 – available on vinyl March 30th, 2012 and a bit later in mid-April as a digital … Continued

Moun10: Yet another hot label from Vienna

We know Marlene Stefanie Engel from the work she did for Soundframe Festival and recently for some of the most exciting nights Vienna has ever seen. Marlene organized the first show of Jacques Green, Disclosure and Kidnap Kid in Vienna, and yesterday she even rattled the pots and pans at the delectable new restaurant Zweitbester. … Continued

Original Low Fi on Vienna Wildstyle

Original Low Fi mastermind and producer Franz Dude aka Mc O.L.F. was more than just a musician, even though music happens to be his most successful field. His first album, Black Peppermint is already out of print and in high demand among collectors. And after hearing it, we expect even more from his second tour … Continued

Shackleton is always a welcome guest – CANCELLED

We just got informed that Shackleton had to cancel his gig due to an illness in his family. We wish him and his family all the best. This is the official statement: We have to inform you, with great sorrow in hearts, that the planned live-act from Shackleton for Friday the 20th of Jan is … Continued

Luv Shack Records is new in town

After some tough and pretty boring years you can feel the wind of change in Vienna (I will try to keep further Scorpions references to an absolute minimum). No more easy listening, no more down-tempo and certainly no more harmless elevator music that seems to be the credo of numerous young producers, Djs and other … Continued

Vinyl: Tales from the Vienna Underground

Since filmmaking became digital, some of the greatest filmmakers from David Lynch to Chan-wook Park (Paranmanjang is entirely filmed with an iPhone) have shown, it’s not the end of filmmaking, but the end of an era. Many things have changed. Just like the concepts of music industry with it’s affordable bedroom studios and net-labels, making … Continued

Scuba’s dubstep days are long gone

After dubstep turned into a Benny Benassi nightmare, we got confused. What to call Paul Rose aka SCUBA’s musical style after he moved to Berlin and became a Berghain regular? Is Back to the Future Garage the right name for the genre? Should we call it Midget House? Is it still dubstep? The only thing … Continued

Grelle Forelle is the new club in town

For years now Vienna hasn’t been what you’d call a hot spot for club culture. There was the Flex and thanks to Crazy Sonic techno heads had at least one weekly party to go to go. However since the Pratersauna opened a couple of years ago everything seems to have changed. People stopped praising the … Continued

Restless Leg Syndrome is not just a neurological disorder

The last time we heard Restless Leg Syndrome was at the Viennale closing party, when they were DJing together with UK superstar Pinch. It was interesting that the Vienna trio of Chisfader and Testa (who both won the national DJ championships several times each) together with d.b.h. were the ones who brought a breath of … Continued

Electronic Beats Recommends Azari & III in review

Azari & III have just finished their Electronic Beats Presents tour of Europe! With When Saints Go Machine supporting and six great shows, it was a tour that neither the Toronto foursome or their fans are likely to forget. After a successful start in Munich’s Feierwerk, the group hit chilly Vienna. The winter-like atmosphere was … Continued

10 x 4 – Mesak

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

Shepard Fairey’s early works in Vienna

As with most street artists, 41 year-old Shepard Fairey is a controversial person. Some may accuse him of selling out or being no longer “true”, others think he was the most important factor in Barack Obama’s election in 2008 (aside from Obama himself) and consider him one of the most important modern artists. Here are … Continued

A Nation of Skweee

Even though the name sounds like another weird genre invention to generate some digital hype, it’s not. Skweee is actually the name of an obscure genre mix-up of funk, r’n’b, hip-hop and all kinds of freaky 80ies electro sounds and newer glitchy sounds. There has never been a huge blog hype around skwee and the … Continued

Zanshin’s Rain Are In Clouds finally gets released

The new Affine Records release is finally out and is surely one of the best reasons to throw a huge party. The magic will take place at the Morrison Club in Vienna with the night hosted by Jack by the Gap, which means things are definitely going to get sweaty. Zanshin who is one half … Continued

Catz & Dogz are coming to Vienna

Formerly known as 3 Channels, Wojtek Taranczuk and Grzegorz Demianczuk decided that Catz & Dogz was a much better name. Previously they released music on Trapez, Crosstown Rebels, Pokerflat, Boxer, Dirtybird, Leena and their own Channels Records, with their remix of Who’s afraid of Detroit getting them lots of recognition – currently you have to … Continued

New Brenk Video online now!

What is it with wolves? Tyler and his Wolf Gang have been killing it since January, Marflow called himself a wolf and now there is the new video from Austria’s most important beat producer Brenk, called – you guessed it – Wolves 2 (Still Hungry). If you haven’t listened to our homeboy’s new album, Gumbo … Continued

The VIENNALE 2011 is about to start

There are many great film festivals in Austria, there is the gory Slash film fest, the artsy Diagonale in Graz and small Crossing Europe in Linz, but in the end it’s the Viennale they all look up to. For years the filmfestival has been the only reason to look forward to Autumn..Festival director Hans Hurch, … Continued

Schönbrunner Perlen 001 is a great way to start

I remember a summer morning in 2008 – at least I guess it was 2008 – when we went to an afterhour party at Hundsturm in Margareten. Although it must have been 8 or 9 in the morning the sun was already burning and it was even hotter in the basement of the location where … Continued

Electronic Beats Festival Vienna 2011 in review

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

New Affine Records release in October

By now you might have heard about the great Viennese label Affine Records that is home to such classy artists as Dorian Concept, JSBL, The Clonius, Cid Rim and Ogris Debris. The latter, to whom we referred to as “two ruffians from Austria” in an earlier post about their exclusive mix for EB, are true … Continued

10 x 4 – Brenk

As you may have guessed after listening to Brenk Sinatra’s masterpiece Gumbo II (Pretty Ugly), he’s not a man of many words. But hey, what do you need rap for when you got the best beats around? We took our chance and asked our favourite producer a few questions, and even though he stayed quite … Continued

Crispin Glover premiers his film in Vienna

From the 22nd on, Vienna will be all about gory thrills, weird affections and other things coming straight from the dark side of Hollywood (and everywhere else films are made). The Slash Film festival opens with an alien invasion and one of the most promising films this year: Attack the Block by Joe Cornish (who … Continued

Brenk Sinatra has got the funk

Chances are you never heard about the Viennese Producer and beatmaster Brenk Sinatra. That’s probably because you haven’t done your homework. Luckily lot’s of international producers and rappers aren’t that lazy. DJ Premier and MC Eight – to name just two – used his beats in some of their latest productions, which is pretty amazing … Continued

Blk River Festival 2011

Festivals in autumn have one big benefit: usually there are no tents involved and you don’t get sunburnt. That’s one good reason for liking the BLK River Festival so much, but of course not the only one. The rest you can probably file under Street Art, but don’t you dare think about rich kids doing … Continued

Peaches joins Electronic Beats Festival Austria line up

So as we recently announced the next Electronic Beats Festival is going to be taking place in Vienna on October 6th. With a line-up already overflowing with amazing performers – The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Crystal Fighters and Bon Homme are all in attendance, we can now reveal one more artist that is going to … Continued

Get some wisdom from Ann Sophie Berger

I first came across Anna Sophie Berger when my girlfriend asked me for my wisdom tooth which had been removed in a very painful one-and-a half hour procedure at a dental clinic a few months earlier. I gave it to her without hesitation since after the surgical invention she was the one who nursed me, … Continued

Run Vie puts the fun in Vienna

The RUN VIE Festival in Vienna is all about the music we love and features artists like the Vienna based Affine Records superstar Dorian Concept and label colleagues Ogris Debris and Cid Rim as well as international acts like Darkstar (WARP) and Girl Unit (Night Slugs). This is of course only a small selection from … Continued

Polaroid (Im)Possible

Not long ago, the Polaroid Corporation had to file for bankruptcy and it looked like we’d all lose one of the most fascinating ways to catch a moment. Everybody mourned helplessly at this great loss; everybody but the head of Westlicht gallery Peter Coeln. While Polaroid planned to auction off their property through Sotheby’s New … Continued

Electronic Beats Festival Austria – first look

The first acts for our Electronic Beats Festival in Vienna have just been announced. Taking place at the Vienna Arena in October, we are pleased to welcome for the first time to an Electronic Beats event The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, who are breathing life into club music with their unique live techno show. They … Continued

Ken Hayakawa know his roots

Once upon a time Austria was famous for Mozart and Haydn. Then there were G-Stone, Kruder&Dorfmeister and lounge music (it wasn’t a happy time….or maybe a bit too happy and relaxed…at least that’s the way we see it now…) In 2011 Vienna is all about Affine Records, the home of such electric wizards as Dorian … Continued

Dorian Concept preps Ninja Tune debut

Dorian Concept, the baby faced beat machine, who’s contribution to Ninja Tune XX was one of the undoubted highlights of the anniversary box set, is about to have his first full release with the label – an E.P called Her Tears Tasted Like Pears. With stints as a part of Flying Lotus’ band as a … Continued