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UY: The Label That’s Making Waves on the Streets of Berlin

The Berlin-based all-black-everything design collective number one takes on the city in their new photo series. Staying true to their drapey and genderfluid aesthetic the Neukölln collective UY sends an array of diverse personalities from the studio into the urban jungle, creating visual disruptions and unexpected synergies in front of the lens. UY –  that’s Scandinavian minimalism fused with Middle Eastern influences in front of a rough Berlin backdrop. The collective, founded by Idan, a Tel...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin, Barcelona, Stockholm, Techno, Monochrome, Neukölln, Fanny, Queer, Metal Magazine, Tel Avivian, Idan, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Uy, Genderless, Melisa Minca


A Techno Ballet: Half Life by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

The contemporary dance piece “Half Life” by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar that is performed by the Staatsballett Berlin takes the viewer to an abstract world where intensity is marking every gesture and every decision. A driving electronic beat makes the half-naked bodies of the dancers pulsate almost trance-like. The whole ensemble moves in unison as if it was one organism totally in synch with the music. The sweat on their skin makes every muscle glisten in the minimal light in front of the black ...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin, Dance, Ballet, Theater, Techno, Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar, Contemporary Dance, Staatsballett, Staatsballett Berlin, Anna Agliardi, Komische Oper


Whole United Queer Festival: Creating Inclusivity through Community and Sound

Berlin’s queer nightlife joins forces once again. The electronic music festival fighting for a space for inclusivity and self-expression for the WHOLE queer spectrum returns for its third edition this June bringing you a killer lineup of local and international artists and party crews to kick off your festival season with a BANG. The festival’s third year is still a first-time in many ways, not only for the individual festival-goers and organizers but for the global queer electronic underground....
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, London, Berlin, Festival, Moscow, Madonna, Christian, Party, Techno, Julian, Unter, Ferropolis, Queer, Jennifer Cardini




Celebrate 303 day by finding old classics, fresh inspiration

It’s March the 3rd, which means in both hemispheres, our thoughts inevitably turn to basslines and squelchy resonance. Happy 303 day – here’s some video and reading to get you in the mood. First, let’s take a step back, and before we idolize the box and transistors, let’s talk about just how immaculately early Detroit and Chicago records were composed and mixed. 1987’s “Acid Tracks” by Phuture (DJ Pierre and Earl Spanky Smith) never fails to floor me. (I’ll guess the same about you, as anyone...
Tags: Music, Japan, Usa, New York, Hardware, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Chicago, House, Gear, Philadelphia, Detroit, Bass, Synths, Techno


Icelandic Producer Bjarki Celebrates His Country's Natural World on 'Happy Earthday'

None The characteristics of the natural environment can shape everything from our behavior to the relationships we make. Of course, some feel more of a connection with their surroundings than others but for Icelandic producer and DJ, Bjarki, the environment he was brought up in defines him and is central to the music he creates on his phenomenal debut album Happy Earthday.Iceland and his relationship with it lies at the heart of the album with the music often mirroring its dazzling, rich natura...
Tags: Music, Review, Iceland, Music Review, Techno, Electronic, K7, Bjarki, Breakbeat, DJ Bjarki, Sandkassi, Bjarki Healthy Texting, Lita og Leira


Silk Road Assassins Create a Wholly Original Genre-Defying Electronic Album with 'State of Ruin'

None Electronic music is all about fusing diverse and discordant elements to create something genuinely new. Genres and subgenres are born from these revelatory moments when artists are prepared to scatter the seeds and attentively tend to the roots of a genre to see what grows. However, there are always artists who modify those initial seeds in wholly unexpected ways to cultivate something unfamiliar and as a result, pull electronic music in a wholly unexpected direction.On their new album Sta...
Tags: Music, Review, Music Review, Techno, Electronic, Blu, Trap, Bowman, Kuedo, Silk road assassins, Planet mu, Kuedo Split Matter


This Photographer Captures Berlin’s Club Crowd

This Instagram account has only been around for two months and already managed to become an insider amongst the techno crowd in Berlin – meet @nachtclubsberlin! This account is dedicated to showcasing spontaneous pictures of all kinds of party people before and after clubbing in the biggest techno clubs of Berlin. Behind the camera, we met photographer Sabrina Jeblaoui. The former Parisian fell in love with Berlin upon visiting the city several times in the past until she decided to move here on...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Berlin, People, Paris, Party, Portraits, Techno, Berghain, Sabrina, Sabrina Jeblaoui


Like a studio onstage: Orbital tells us their live rig synth secrets

It’s a dazzling audiovisual show, with eye-popping visuals, plus an overflowing connection of synths. Orbital share their secrets for live performance and jamming with CDM’s David Abravanel. The timing is perfect: Monsters Exist was a 2018 production highlight. Now we get to hear how all that studio complexity translates to live jamming: -Ed. Photos: Matthew Bergman for CDM. Orbital live in New York. Photo: Matthew Bergman As soon as the two men wearing glasses with headlights on the s...
Tags: Ipad, Music, New York, Interviews, Berlin, US, Tech, PA, Access, Gear, Amsterdam, Stories, Clarke, Belfast, Jupiter, Sequential


Mystical music for midwinter, with SO of Tokyo’s Labyrinth, more

The Northern Hemisphere’s darkest days make a good scene for music, whatever your spiritual/religious persuasion. So here we have some gorgeous sounds in this holiday week. First, this mix sets the mood for your end of December about as well as anything could, I think: I will write about the ongoing Dimension Series of mixes shortly – it was an honor to make the first episode of that myself, and ever since Oscar Gonzales and Static Discos have delivered a steady flow of some of my favorite ...
Tags: Ipad, Music, Japan, Holidays, Inspiration, Christmas, Experimental, United States, House, Stories, Tokyo, Guitar, Ambient, SO, Listening, Chris


BEAT: A New TV Show about Crime, Techno and Berlin

Crime, techno, and Berlin: these three words are the perfect keywords to describe BEAT, the brand new TV show that will premiere on November 9th, 2018, on Amazon Prime. This crime show tells the story of Robert Schlag, a Berlin club promoter. Robert, also known as BEAT, is a real Berlin nightlife lover whose excesses have deeply caught him: sex, drugs and rock’n’roll techno music. Being a real clubber means to be a notorious person in the underground world. Whatever you would need, Beat knows...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, TV, Drama, Berlin, Party, TV Show, Nightlife, Techno, Robert, Robert Schlag


Underwater electronic futurism, in the words of James Stinson (Drexciya)

At the turn of the 21st century, one Detroit duo was way ahead. Almost two decades later, the world is revisiting Drexciya and their imagined underwater future – the time is right, and the deepest insights come from James Stinson speaking in his own words. Drexciyan Cruise Control Bubble 1 to Lardossan Cruiser 8 dash 203 X! Drexciya, the underground electro duo of the 90s, is enjoying a new resurgence … wait, make that the underwater electro duo enjoying a new submergence? Anyway, cue the Tr...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Usa, UK, Interviews, Inspiration, History, Stories, Scifi, 90s, Kraftwerk, Tehran, Detroit, Futurism, Neptune, Techno


Techno: The Gathering, scene satire fantasy game, keeps getting better

Curse if you must the fact that modern DJing requires managing social media accounts, navigating scenes, understanding the dimensions of cool. But some DJs will mix all those things as adeptly as they do records – and hold up a mirror to the rest of us. Well – or at least Leipzig’s Vincent Neumann has made a killer Magic: The Gathering parody with techno. First things first: let’s here acknowledge that Vincent is a brilliant musical selector, as well as social media satirist. Closing sets at B...
Tags: Europe, Music, Instagram, Parody, Germany, Berlin, Fantasy, Trends, Social Media, Humor, Stories, Djs, Listening, Leipzig, Oddities, Awesomeness


Detroit techno, the 90s comic book – and epic new DJ T-1000 techno

In 1992, Alan Oldham aka DJ T-1000 imagined the epic saga of techno and Detroit as a trippy futuristic comic – and it’s prescient today. Plus, Alan’s got a banging new EP that you shouldn’t miss. I’ve been meaning to share this since I first spotted it in a German-language article, so there’s no time like the present. Alan was “Minister of Information” for Underground Resistance, as well as making his name as one of the all-time album cover greats with sexy, futuristic work for the likes of l...
Tags: Europe, Comics, Music, Usa, Berlin, Albums, Artists, Stories, Alan, Futuristic, Detroit, Listening, Techno, Maschine, Richie, Richie-hawtin


Two acid-y, space-y, terrific live electronic sets for your Friday

A great live set brews up new musical directions before your ears. It’s a burst of creativity and energy that’s distinct from what happens alone in a studio, with layers of process. From Liverpool (Madeline T Hall) and Moscow (Nikita Zabelin x Xandr.vasiliev), here are two fine examples to take you into the weekend. Acid-tinged synths unfold over this brilliant half hour from M T Hall (pictured, top), at a party hosted earlier this year by HMT Liverpool x Cartier 4 Everyone: I love that th...
Tags: Music, UK, Russia, Experimental, Tech, Liverpool, Gear, Stories, Moscow, Analog, Hall, St Petersburg, Modular, Live-performance, Synths, Techno


Ectomorph, legendary Detroit duo of nerdy techno, finally get their 2xLP

BMG and Erika, playing together as Ectomorph, are about to do a full double LP album release on Halloween. And what you get is a magnum opus of weird, improvisational madness with machines. It’s about time – for Ectomorph, and for techno. The teaser alone should make you excited: Doctor Who on acid on Halloween on Detroit: Mmmm, sweet 303 and Moog, you can still sound futuristic in the right hands. Here’s the thing: any moderately successful genre will get sucked at regular intervals into a...
Tags: Music, Usa, Berlin, Experimental, ADE, Albums, Amsterdam, Stories, Detroit, Listening, Bmg, Awesomeness, Techno, Erika, Don, Moog


Watch futuristic techno made by robots – then learn how it was made

Roboticist, composer, and futurist Moritz Simon Geist has made an entire album using robotic machines. It’s stunning to behold – and he tells you all about how it developed. Let’s watch: This is more than a gimmick: there’s a real difference in approach and process here. Moritz’s work is truly mechanical-acoustical and electro-acoustic, using mechanical, kinetic machines to produce sounds. And Moritz has been working on this background for some time, including making an entire oversized TR...
Tags: Music, Diy, Electronics, Germany, Tech, Albums, Artists, Stories, Mars, Robotics, Machines, Listening, Mechanical, Awesomeness, Labels, Techno


Josefine Aspvik’s Witty Illustrations of the Berlin Techno Scene

Partying in Berlin is a whole thing. The ritual of preparing yourself for a long weekend of non-stop techno has its own steps and rules. For the techno lovers and night creatures, it’s like a sacred ceremony of the modern days. It takes time and money that not all Berliners can’t really afford to spend. But in the techno tribe, too much is never enough. They have consecrated themselves to the Club God and they are ready to give it all. For some people it seems almost impossible to get out of the...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Berlin, Illustration, Humor, Party, Satire, Nightlife, Techno, Berghain, Josefine Aspvik


Cues: Detroit innovator Alan Oldham talks to us about techno, creation

It’s easy to forget if we get too deep into hero worship and seriousness, but real creativity is fun and boundless. So nothing energizes like talking to people like Alan Oldham, the multidisciplinary Detroit techno artist. Oldham, sometimes DJing as DJ T-1000, had a multifaceted series of roles in techno. So he’s served in Underground Resistance – including as “Minister of Information.” He did artwork for Derrik May’s legendary Transmat label. He’s a comic artist as well as a producer, savvy e...
Tags: Art, Comics, Music, Usa, Germany, Berlin, Inspiration, Artists, Stories, Andy Warhol, Ellen, Alan, Detroit, Cues, MPC, Listening


Live techno after Polish punk and communism: Dyktando of Brutaż

Dyktando aka Wiktor Milczarek is turning out dark, hard-hitting music and live sets that are brutally groovy. We got to join him in Sweden for our Conspiracy of Planets event – and to get a tour of his music, and the Polish scene. Conspiracy of Planets was a debut event organized by myself with SONA [Pommes 94, Potent Pussy, GLUK] – her underground collectives (complete with a skate park) in Malmö Sweden getting mixed with Polish collective/label Brutaż, as represented by Wiktor. With the supp...
Tags: Music, UK, Sweden, Interviews, Germany, Punk, Communism, Artists, Stories, Poland, Listening, Warsaw, Underground, Malmo, Labels, Techno


Tecno Camon i Twin with 6-inch 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.0 launched for Rs. 11499

After Camon i Click last month, Tecno has launched the company’s latest mid-range Camon i Twin smartphone in India. It has a 6-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView display with 87.48% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 425 with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Quad LED flash along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera for AI portrait shots and a 13-megapixel front camera with LED flash and AI beauty. It has a fi...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Gpu, Techno, NTSC, Tecno Camon, Camon, Tecno, Camon i Twin, Techno Camon i Twin


Techno Camon i Twin with 6-inch 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.0 launched for Rs. 11499

After Camon i Click last month, Tecno has launched the company’s latest mid-range selfie-focused smartphone in India. It has a 6-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView display with 87.48% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 425 with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Quad LED flash along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera for AI portrait shots and a 13-megapixel front camera with LED flash and AI beauty. It has a ...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Gpu, Techno, NTSC, Camon, Tecno, Camon i Twin, Techno Camon i Twin


Modular for dancing: Florian Meindl and Leonard de Leonard

Yes, nests of patch cords and racks of modules will make noodle-y noise for chin scratching. It can also make pounding techno – and we’re going inside some of the sonic brains who’ve mastered that. Our mission: let’s learn how people are actually using modular synthesis to express their musical ideas, and demystify some of the basic concepts in sound creation behind all those cool flashing lights and tangles of wire. To do that, we need musicians like Florian and Leonard. Join the Facebook eve...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Portland Oregon, Analog, Modular, Techno, Music Tech, Roland, Create-analog-music, Kreuzberg, Eurorack, Riemann, Leonard


Explore Berlin’s Past & Present through Music

Sponsored The Deezer Music Tours, the new project from the streaming service Deezer, is definitely right up our alley! Experiencing a guided audio tour of the city with the right soundtrack in your ear sounds like a great idea to start with! They’ve asked unique personalities from the music industry – Marcus Staiger, DJ Westbam, und Bela B –  to share their first-hand insights on Berlin’s recent history and combined those with iconic songs that take you right back in time. Nothing left to do b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Berlin, People, Hip Hop, David Bowie, Stories, Tour, Deezer, Nick Cave, City Guide, Techno, 80s, Kreuzberg, Schwarz, Hansa Studios


The Essential Berlin Dance Floor Playlist

Electronic music seems to pulsate through Berlin’s veins like a never-ending energy flow. A rhythm that has been pushing the city and its people forward for decades, four-to-the-floor, one bass drum at a time. Berlin is a place where raves are endless, where nights become days, and you can lose yourself between beats and lights. Often, the music on the dance floor becomes an energetic swirl. And, already the next day, we forget what the DJ made us move our bodies all night. What we do know is: W...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Berlin, Club, Techno, Playlist, Electronicmusic, Housemusic, Dancefloor


Venezuela to Berlin, Hyperaktivist on MESS, love, and music community

From Venezuela to Europe, DJ/producer Hyperaktivist’s passion for music has been about connecting people as it has about connecting music. She talks to us about that process of community building, even in the face of resistance – and shares hours of music mixed with Mohajer at her side. MESS is “Mindful Electronic Sonic Selections.” It’s advertised as techno, as house, as “adventurous sounds.” The party itself is once every third month at Ohm, the intimate club built in the former battery room...
Tags: Europe, Music, Sweden, Interviews, Australia, Germany, Berlin, Inspiration, Spain, Barcelona, Ukraine, Colombia, Stories, Community, Denmark, Venezuela


LANDR Adds Royalty Free Samples From Dirty Projectors, More

LANDR has launched "Samples" to provide royalty-free samples to the 1.7 million producers using the AI driven automated mastering service. The company partnered with  Dirty Projectors, Marc Houle, Pan-Pot, Mike & Keys, Jazzfeezy and others to offer a curated set of exclusive samples. ________________________________ A new sample service will give LANDR users free access to a growing library.  In addition to regular releases of new packs, LANDR will soon add sample submissions from its us...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Stella Mccartney, LANDR, Techno, Music Tech, Indie Labels, Bruce Houghton, Rory Seydel, Marc Houle, D.I.Y, Marc Houle Pan Pot Mike Keys Jazzfeezy


Erica Synths made a modular techno system called Techno System

What if you had all the modules you need to make techno and industrial in one rack? Meet Erica’s line of drum and synth modules. They seem to know their market. Now, it’s meaningful this is coming from Erica. The Latvian-based company with some ex-Soviet Polivoks lineage has a knack for making simply mental boxes that bring that grimy, dirty industrial sound straight out of the actual post-Communist industrial landscape of Riga. If I had to sum up that user experience, it’d run something like ...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Berlin, Tech, Previews, Gear, Latvia, Analog, CV, TOMS, Riga, Modular, Sequencers, Techno, Music Tech, Create-analog-music


It’s Cold as Fuck – I’m Gonna Go Rave

photo: Jake Davies It’s cold in Berlin. So, I’m dancing. I’m dancing more than I do in summer. Does that sound weird to you? It’s solely logical, and here’s why: Generally, we never really stop raving here – because, well, we can. When the first leaves fall, however, and folks get out their army coats and Doc Martens, it drives me onto dance floors all the more. Am I missing the rain outside when I forgot my rain jacket, again? Am I missing freezing on the streets, tucked in my coat, while swe...
Tags: Fashion, Cold, Winter, Berlin, Dancing, Stories, Party, Techno, Rave, Doc Martens, Jake Davies, Daniil Kuželev


After Hours: Inside Berlin’s Techno Scene of the 2000’s

The web series “After Hours” might not be news to some of you. Actually, the documentary about Berlin’s notorious techno scene already premiered in 2009 on the web portal “3min.de”. However, when the streaming service was discontinued “After Hours” disappeared in internet limbo. Gladly, we can report that you can now watch all 12 episodes right here… A lot has changed since 2009. Word has spread and Berlin is considered techno capital of the world. Clubs and parties in Berlin might still con...
Tags: Videos, Fashion, TV, Berlin, Party, Nightlife, Techno, Berghain, Oliver Koletzki, Webseries, AfterHours, Bar 25, Danny Faber, Heideglühen