The new 20-minute documentary Black to Techno is a stunning snapshot of the Detroit techno scene that reclaims the black origins of the genre’s innovative spirit and soul. Directed by British filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, the film was commissioned by Frieze and Gucci as part of their Second Summer of Love series. From New York’s underground culture to to the rise […]

A recent study in the IMS Business Report found electronic music to be the third most popular music genre, with an estimated 1.5 billion listeners. A third of the 19,000 people asked said they typically listen to electronic, dance and house music, ranking it ahead of hip hop, rap and RnB Pop and rock music were the most […]

DJ EZ has announced his new alias, Elvin Zedo, that will focus on house and techno sets. Elvin Zedo originally came about in 2004 when DJ EZ was gaining profile as a prominent garage DJ. He’s said it helped him play different styles of music away from garage. “House and techno has always had a special place in […]

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, West Coast hip-hop pioneer Ice-Tannounced the launch of his brand new music label, Electronic Beat Empire – an imprint which he has billed as “a serious techno label.” Teaming up with long-time friend and collaborator Afrika Islam – former member of the iconic breakdance squad Rock Steady Crew and disciple of electro […]

Ben Sims has announced a new 50-track compilation featuring new music from the likes of Steffi, Robert Hood, Luke Slater, Mark Broom, Oscar Mulero and more. Titled ‘Tribology’, the compilation and mix are due to be released on Sims and Kirk Degiorgio’s imprint Machine later this year. With musical contributions from Sims and Degiorgio, the sprawling 50-strong release is comprised […]

In a recent and healthy interview with Four Four, techno regent Rebekah discusses her introduction to DJing at the age of 17, her transition from house to techno, how she crafts her powerful sounds and the current status of the techno scene in Europe. Rebekah’s love of techno started at the Que Club in her hometown of Birmingham […]

Berlin DJ and production duo Âme have released their brand-new single ‘The Line’ ahead of their debut album which is set for release in June. The single and official video for ‘The Line’ featuring musician and producer Matthew Herbert is the album opener for ‘Dream House’. While the pair have been at the forefront of […]

The ever-changing electronic music culture poses more challenges for DJs, according to Richie Hawtin. He believes the worldwide popularity of EDM is a reason for this, as explained in an interview with High Snobiety. When asked how the electronic has changed, Hawtin said: “Electronic music was always very DIY and a niche community virtually unknown to […]

What do you do after calling the entire genre of techno “a brain-dead exercise in plastic sound”? Release a techno album, of course. Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore has revealed on LCD Soundsystem band member Tyler Pope’s podcast he’s recorded an album that is, as of yet, unreleased. Moore said: “It’s not gonna be under […]

Blawan will release a double EP of his first solo material of 2017 at the end of September. The Berlin-based, British producer will release six tracks on his TERNESC imprint that he started in 2015. ‘Nutrition’ will be the fourth EP he’s released on the label and his first since last year’s ‘Communicat 1022’. It’s […]

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