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 coffee table compendium explores the intersections of electronic music, media and culture and features a host of long-form features and essays.
The Berlin publisher has gotten contributions from Honey Dijon, Dixon, Ellen Allien and Nina Kraviz as well as wider pop culture figures like Bryan Ferry and Billie Eilish. An array of music and culture journalists are involved too, including Electronic Beats‘ Editor-in-Chief and Mixmag contributor Whitney Wei.
Features include the role of brands and music in a post-label era, the women pioneers of electronic music, how the dancefloor is today’s religious congregation, the development of music in games and virtual escapism during the uncertain year of 2020.
On its website, Electronic Beats will commemorate the anniversary in the lead up to the official book launch in March 2021 by digitizing exclusive interviews, articles, and photos from our archives as well as publishing translated English excerpts from the book itself. Keep a look out for all celebratory book content, and more information about the launch event early next year.
Launched at the turn of the century in 2000, Electronic Beats is an initiative within Deutsche Telekom’s corporate music and youth marketing division that has grown to one of the most influential music programs in Europe. Along its varied history, EB has united coverage of mainstream artists like Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, and Depeche Mode with new underground talent like Fauzia, TYGAPAW, and Nazar. Its core formats, too, have evolved, from a print magazine to a fully digital platform and shifted from Slices, a monthly DVD series, into weekly YouTube productions. Today, Electronic Beats connects a global community of producers, DJs, fans, and music-lovers alike with its engaging social media arms, podcast series, weekly newsletters, and video channel—all revolving around the program’s heart electronicbeats.net.
Buy the book via Superconscious and find out more about the book and Electronic Beats’ 20th anniversary here.