Pioneering the field of electronic music few have not come into contact with Tangerine Dream and their 100+ album legacy. The band has since its formation in the 60’s and 70’s lived through numerous of iterations with Edgar Froese being the sole constant until has passing in 2015. So the 2021 edition of Tangerine Dream […]
Sequential is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Dave Smith’s modern classic, the Prophet-5 (and Prophet-10) Rev4! As part of the celebration key artists like Kenny Larkin, Richard Barbieri and others asked Dave for the inside scoop on the vintage Prophet-5 and the Rev 4 — one year on. The Return of a Legend Before the […]
Brazilian techno DJ ANNA has just dropped two new versions of Orbital’s ‘Belfast’, marking its 30th anniversary. Released yesterday, November 10, ANNA’s remix pack features two altered versions of the Kent-born duo’s enormous 1991 released track. The pack boasts a rave-ready ‘Techno Remix’ adding tribal drums with a darker sound, along with an ‘Ambient Remix’, stripping it […]
About time that one of the most influential acts in modern music finally got the recognition they should have received year’s ago 🙂 Kraftwerk received a Music Excellence Award this weekend after they were inducted at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Honoured by Pharrell Williams, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and […]
Out now is the brand new Soft Cell single “Bruises On My Illusions” which also announces the band’s first album in over 20 years for the duo consisting of Marc Almond and Dave Ball. Singer Marc Almond and keyboardist Dave Ball — the duo behind Eighties hits like “Tainted Love,” “Sex Dwarf,” and “Bedsitter” — […]
8Bit or Chiptune music – you either love it or hate it, but if you’re on this page our guess is that you adore those sharp Super Mario sounds that paved the way for so many underground music genres over the years. Back in 2006 a really amazing documentary over this era in music appeared […]
Tresor has released its 30-year anniversary compilation, Tresor 30. The rather large box set has 52 songs and includes tunes from some of the Tresor veterans, plus new artists to the label. Tresor was founded in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Carin Abdulá, head agent at OUTER Agency, handled the curation with help from […]
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. It sees all of its […]
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 influence from his ways in […]
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 of unprecedented isolation, I am […]
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 improviser working in the areas […]
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 dots down the centre in […]
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 Juan Atkins in relation 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 release of a noise […]
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 Heiko Hoffmann, follows a hugely […]
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, and Creativity | SXSW […]
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 positively with AI and technology […]
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 best of collection things went […]
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 of visuals and sound. Since […]
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 club for contemporary music in […]
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, now Moby has released a […]
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 will provide hours of enjoyment.The […]
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 technological experiment in progress, the […]
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 the true spirit of modulars […]