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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


In a documentary film, a return to Detroit and speaker f***ing

It’s still winter, but some crazy techno heads are dreaming of Detroit. Interdimensional Transmissions documents the soul of the midwest techno scene. Maybe this film is just what techno needs at this moment. It tells the story of how dirty raves mixed with an obsession with hardware and design, imported from Europe. Or maybe it’s what Detroit needs – as despite its iconic status in the imaginations of electronic music lovers around the world, as well as its real place in history, the city’...
Tags: Videos, Europe, Music, Usa, Diy, Films, America, Brooklyn, Stories, Documentaries, Finland, Michigan, Detroit, Bmg, Techno, Scenes


Bougaïeff & Narciss talk craft, and composing 60-second techno loops

Talk about minimal techno: Nicolas Bougaïeff and Narciss made a selection of 60-second locked grooves. Here’s more on that project and their practice. If you’re hungry for electronic music that still pushes boundaries and technique, Dr. Nicolas Bougaïeff is a good place to start. (Yes, he’s a real doctor – the Ph.D. is in music composition). And lately, he’s been on a tear. Apart from a fanciful EP for our own Establishment, his recent output has focused on aggressively distorted, dystopian ti...
Tags: Music, Interviews, Germany, Berlin, Inspiration, Experimental, Live, George Orwell, Gear, Steve Reich, Stories, Orwell, NICK, Live-performance, Techno, Composition


A Berlin Techno Festival in an Abandoned Nuclear Bunker

photos: 5001 Festival Berliners’ undying affection for techno comes on a par with a fondness for tangible memories of the GDR past. The creators of 5001 Festival (happening on 17th, 18th and 19th August 2018) merged the two into an event that will undoubtedly become the rave highlight of your summer.  Even though the perspective of  summer as an endless techno spree along Berghain, Kitty and Sisyphos may seem hard to beat, you don’t want to miss out on 5001 Festival. As if the banging line-u...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Berlin, Events, Festival, Gdr, Techno, Bunker, Honecker, Abandoned Places, Sisyphos, Berghain Kitty, Freddy K


CDM Mixes: Voyage into sound like a mystic space cat, with akkamiau

Start your week right with some underground technoes. akkamiau is the multi-faceted Czech-born Akkamiau Kočičí, and she kicks off a special January for us. Here in Berlin on Saturday, we’re hosting a special nighet of live performances with akkamiau joining us for a DJ set rounding out the night: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1053318 They’re all released on or forthcoming on our label Establishment, and all of them have robust projects of their own, from live coding work in the Algora...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Germany, Berlin, Events, Prague, Stories, Jamaica, Industrial, NICK, Listening, Cdm, Techno, Mixes, Establishment, Label


CDM Mixes: Sofia Kourtesis takes us dreaming in wintry skies

Year-end lists, while valuable, can blur into vague hype, dizzying lists of artists and tracks. Let’s start by spending some time listening. Long-time friend of the site Sofia Kourtesis, the producer/DJ with German-Peruvian-Greek connections now based in Berlin, fired over a new mix and her latest production this week. I make no claim of weighing what’s important in grander schemes, but I was moved by the fact that it touched so much of the music I resonated with personally this year, in headp...
Tags: Music, New York, Winter, Berlin, Mexico City, Fifa, Chalet, Stories, Peru, Montreal, Best Of, Latin America, Listening, 2017, Techno, Native Instruments


The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

20. Vitalic - Voyager (Citizen) Pascal Arbez-Nicolas (a.k.a. Vitalic) made waves in the French Touch electro-house scene with his 2005 debut, OK Cowboy , which had a hard-hitting maximalist sound, but several albums later, Voyager finds him launching into realms beyond at his own speed. The quirky, wallflower vocals and guitar snippets employed throughout Voyager drop a funk that brings to mind WhoMadeWho or Matthew Dear if...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Berlin, Value, Green, Britain, Sony, Belfast, Electronic Music, Smith, Dubstep, Actress, Ambient, Kerala, Forest Swords


What you can learn from Belief Defect’s modular-PC live rig

Belief Defect’s dark, grungy, distorted sounds come from hardware modulars in tandem with Reaktor and Maschine. Here’s how the Raster artists make it work. Belief Defect is a duo from two known techno artists, minus their usual identities, with a full-length out on Raster (the label formerly known as Raster-Noton). It digresses from techno into aggressively crunchy left-field sonic tableau and gothic song constructions. There are some video excerpts from their stunning live debut at Berlin’s A...
Tags: Music, Usa, Mexico, Germany, Berlin, Experimental, Techniques, Tutorials, Tech, Software, How-to, Gear, Tips, Stories, Modular, Live-performance