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 […]

A three-day, 24/7 techno festival is heading to the Netherlands this summer and expects 100,000 people to attend. The Gathering describes itself as “the world’s largest techno festival” with 150 artists across 10 stages and will debut at Breepark in Breda. Running from July 14 to 16, a line-up is yet to be announced but […]

With nearly 30 years of experience in music, Chris Liebing has done it all. As a DJ, producer, radio host, label boss and nightclub owner, the German’s influence has reached all corners of the globe. Having released his last single in 2010, Liebing has since dedicated himself to revolutionising his DJ sets and spreading the […]

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