We talked to the mastermind behind Ninja Tune’s latest release, keyboardist Dorian Concept, about how being from Austria taught him how to think about hip-hop.
Big news! The artists stepping up to play Electronic Beats Festival Vienna on October 18th are Caribou, Jessy Lanza, London Grammar and Omar Souleyman. Full details here!
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.
Vienna is a city defined as much by its former greatness as by the forced exile of its greatest citizens. Where does that leave it today? We spent seventy-two hours in the city to find out.
The new Electronic Beats Magazine is out in just a few weeks, so why not order a copy or four? It should accessorize nicely with your new Autumn wardrobe.
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.
Listen to Tosca’s new album Tlapa exclusively here on Electronic Beats, featuring mixes from the likes of Makossa & Megablast, Brendon Moeller, Marlow & Rainer Trueby and many
EB’s Fall Festivals return to Montenegro, Hungary, Croatia, and Austria for another bounty of great live shows, and for the first time ever Dresden as well!
Depeche Mode presented a special live showcase of material from Delta Machine in Vienna on March 24th. You’ll be able to stream footage from that show tonight at 9pm CET via fan4fan.com
In this exclusive preview of our upcoming print magazine, we present the full interview with Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, speaking candidly about his youth, drug use, and the band’s new album Delta Machine.
Last year, Austrian electro outfit HVOB went viral thanks to the Beatport charts, where they made it on number 4 with their Dogs EP. This was swiftly followed by coverage on a number of respected music blogs and, of course, a stunning live set at last year’s Electronic Beats Festival in Vienna. Now the time has … Continued
We are giving away tickets to see DM unveil their new album Delta Machine live!
As Tosca, Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber released their first album, the wittily titled and groundbreaking Opera, in 1997. However, their friendship began much earlier, in school, where their shared love of musical experimentation, particularly with tape machines, proved a fertile basis for long-term collaboration.
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.
Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary share H.P. Baxxter’s love of the Roland Space Echo, as they recently discovered in conversation with the peroxide frontman in Hamburg. Read Part One today!
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
David Bogner crashes Andy Butler’s studio time to get the skinny on the new Hercules and Love Affair record and his impressions of 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.
Austrian correspondent David Bogner spent three days (and nights) at the Waves Vienna Festival, and reports from the grand finale: The EB night at Flex.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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