Nothing else matters… Time to tune in and listen to Dave Gahan’s cover version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”. Dave Gahan and a whopping 52 other artists have joined together to cover songs from Metallica’s landmark album “The Black Album”. This tribute, “The Metallica Blacklist”, celebrate the original album’s 30th anniversary. […]

Depeche Mode vs. Metallica


This past days we have been treated with two new exciting updates – one from Reason Studios and one from Roland. Reason 12 had a big goal of upgrading the Rack experience. It comes with a redesigned Combinator that is more customizable that allows the user to change the panel […]

Exciting stuff from Reason and Roland coming your way


Lee Scratch Perry’s influence on the modern music scene cannot be underestimated. Innovator in the studio, founder of dub and the man who made the drastic move to put drums and bass in the center stage of music production. Modern music and especially within techno and house have taken immense […]

A genius has left us – R.I.P. Lee Scratch Perry



Haven’t seen this one before but if you are into electronic music and the legacy behind it make sure to check it out. Modulations is a feature-length documentary that captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today’s most exciting sounds. It traces the evolution […]

Modulation with LFO, Donna Summer, Coldcut and more


Music tech continues to evolve and below are two of the latest editions covering both 3D audio and AI generated lyrics creation. Researchers have developed a new AI that can create lyrics for live instrumental music. Titled LyricJam, the system listens to an audio stream via a microphone, whilst producing lyrical content to […]

Music tech: LyricJam & FUSE


Caterina Barbieri is launching her own label, light-years, and its first release is a collaborative track with Lyra Pramuk, titled ‘Knot Of Spirit’. Out now, the 10-minute track sees Barbieri pair her distinctive arpeggiated synths with Pramuk’s vocals. Offering more detail on her new label, Barbieri says: “After a period […]

Caterina Barbieri out with new material together with Lyra Pramuk



We are not blessed with all that much interesting Japanese experimental electronic music, but occasinally they do show up. Some time ago we reported on Kyoka but today we will listen in on singer and improviser Phew who is out with new material. Phew, a Japanese singer and analogue electronics […]

Electronics artist Phew continues her experimental journey


If you are an EDM fan in general or a SHM in particular these news should be welcome. Mysterious billboards began popping up all over the globe this week teasing new music from the Swedish EDM trio, Swedish House Mafia. Posters emerged in New York, Stockholm, and Mexico City, among other places, featuring three […]

Is this the return of the Swedish House Mafia?


Heading for the weekend with some nice tracks that will spark your day. Kicking off with ROMsets and a new low tech / minimal / techno / underground vibes. tune Then, moving on to Klaudia Gawlas´latest release. But it doesn’t end there we’re also listening in on a track from […]

ROMsets, Juan Atkins and more vibes for the weekend



For many creating visuals for your compositions can be a cumbersome process, but more and more tools are appearing that simplifies this process. VS’ multi-layered shader system allows you to create complex compositions by blending dynamic graphical elements using powerful controls. Portuguese developer Imaginando goes full on with the one-to-one […]

VS – Visual Synthesizer – Create visuals that react to ...


One may discuss how far from noise the standard repertoire of The Cure is or not is, but it is clear that after 10 years in preparations we are now up for not one but two release from this iconic band, fronted by Robert Smith. Robert Smith has further alluded to […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith goes noise


A big energy company has for whatever reason decided to sponsor a live streaming session with the undisputed queen of underground techno – Ellen Allien. The event kicks of at 8PM CET tonight (May 27th) and will be broadcasted live from Kraftwerk in Berlin. Ellen has during the pandemic been […]

You don’t want to miss this! Ellen Allien tonight at ...



Every now then new compilations appear that makes you wanna grab all the money you have left on the account to acquire something neat and this release surely aint an exception. No Photos On The Dancefloor by Various Artists ‘No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin Techno 1992–Today’, compiled by […]

Berlin Techno – No Photos On The Dance Floor! 1992–Today


There’s a plethora of music documentaries out there, but sometime they all appear at once or at least it may feel that way. This week we’ve lined up four recent additions for you, ranging from rave to Brian Eno. How Synth-Pop Became Synth-Pop Brian Eno & Stewart Brand on Film, […]

Music documentary time – Rave, Synth pop, New Romantics…


Known to most as Plastikman, the techno virtuoso Richie Hawtin has now teamed up with Endel to venture into the world of artificial intelligence. Their quest centers around soundscapes. Their new collaboration has been dubbed ‘Deeper Focus’. Backed by neuroscience, the partnership is part of a larger cultural shift of artists working […]

Richie Hawtin goes AI with ‘Deeper focus’



Especially so if the origin is coming from a cult classic like Telex. The Belgian trio has mesmerized us for decades with their utterly beautiful synth tracks powered by modular machines. Telex came up on our radar back in the 80’s and after a number of successful albums and a […]

You can never have enough blip blop


Are you getting enticed by the dark and the beautiful? Music that is both bombastic and ambient? Well then there’s a good chance you will enjoy the generative arts produced by 404.zero. Kristina and Aleksandr create modern generative art and innovative tools that raise the bar on the synergistic possibilities […]

At the core of generative arts with 404.zero


As the European music scene is slowly coming back to life post the pandemic many clubs are still experimenting on how to keep the beats going. How about attending a rave event with only 4 people on the dance floor? Well this is what is happening in Sweden. The go-to […]

Minimal rave – the scene revisited at Inkonst



Although Moby has been fairly active, releasing stuff every now and then, not much has centered around him for the past decade or so. We guess the main story surfaced when Moby announced that he was going to sell off his massive drum machine collection (200-300 pcs or so). However, […]

Moby & Deutsche Grammophon – Who saw that one coming?


As Europe hopefully is about to open up many of us are eager to get going with life. And the new exhibition at The Strand will be something to really look forward to. The innovative Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda is bringing London a brand new installation, and it’s going to […]

The Strand will host an ultra-immersive Ryoji Ikeda exhibition


Few magazines have had such a fundamental impact in the electronic music scene. For many EB has become the go-to source for the latest in electronic music, arts and the underground arena. Now the crew at EB has decided to celebrate this with a massive 300 page coffee book that […]

Time to celebrate – Electronic Beats turns 20!



Khyam Allami’s »Apotome« was unveiled during CTM 2021. This web-based software environment was developed in collaboration with creative studio Counterpoint. Apotome was created as a tool to help counter the cultural asymmetry embedded in modern music-making tools, which share a bias inherited from Western music theory and culture. With this […]

Generative arts on line with Apotome x CTM 2021


The waiting is over – announced already back in November 2020 Live 11 is finally here. Perhaps a small gift for those who also saw this week’s top headliner that Daft Punk has called it quits after 28 years. So, what is new in Live 11? In short: Flexible comping […]

Time for Ableton Live 11


The Behringer Neutron has been out for a couple of years, but we believe it deserves a bit of extra attention. Within the space of modular synthesizers the Neutron is probably the closest you can get to a full fledged Eurorack without paying way beyond your budget. The Neutron encompasses […]

Behringer Neutron explored