Make Love to the World at The Hole NYC

As followers of our newsletter will know, we recently supported an exhibition at with-it, NYC-based gallery The Hole. Featuring an all-star cast of contemporary creative frontrunners, like Dev Hynes, Connan Mockasin, Roger O’ Donnel (The Cure) and Know-wave radio, the exhibition aimed to create: ‘a perspective towards physicality, allowing for an intuitive and communal dream-like experience’ as curator Cara Stricker so poetically puts it. Check out photos of the headphone installation and the opening below.

The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is here and it looks seriously awesome

The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is here and it looks seriously awesome

As Sci-fi enthusiasts, we can’t not feature the trailer for what looks set to be biggest post-apocalyptic blockbuster of 2015, ya know?

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Interview: Joakim

Interview: Joakim

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Our New York-based contributor, Sabrina, digs deep into the inner workings of Joakim's creative process in an extensive interview, focusing on the gifted French producer's ambitious, challenging and ultimately extremely rewarding new album, "Tropics of Love."

Interview: Nathan Fake

When Nathan Fake released his game-changing debut at the age of 19, it was a genuine moment in electronic music. Signaling an ethereal, new direction, the then upcoming talent knocked the wind of out electronic music fans and critics alike with his incredible, wide-eye-inducing wall of overpowering synths and forward-thinking production. And 2012’s ’Steam Days’, a gloriously crackling mess of electronic static swept generously in grand soaring melodies, proved, once again, that there really isn’t anyone quite like the Norfolk-native known as Nathan Fake. 

We’ve been fans of Nathan’s for quite a while and saw fit to send him a few questions, which he was nice enough to answer. Here’s what he had to say about inspirations, 'good rave synths' and his new label, Cambria Instruments.

The AIAIAI x Stones Throw Scratch Banner

The AIAIAI x Stones Throw Scratch Banner

We've made, what we believe to be the first turntable scratch machine banner ad ever.

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Martyn's 5 Influential Ninja Tune releases

We haven't stopped listening to Dutch-born, USA-based Martyn's latest album 'The Air Between Words’ since it dropped last month. A constantly evolving producer, his third LP (following previous works on Brainfeeder and 3024) marks a distinctly analogue approach and throws another curveball in his consistently vital production.

AIAIAI’s Roskilde Festival Picks

Roskilde Festival, if you’ve never heard of it, is Northern Europe’s biggest music event. Starting out with a few naked hippies in sleeping bags going at it in an empty field, the festival is now into its 43rd year and has seen the world’s biggest bands and acts grace its bright Orange Stage. From primal rock to banging techno, here’s what the AIAIAI office would like to see at this year’s festival.

Dunkel Radio Interviews Annie Hall

Annie Hall is a DJ, producer and vinyl cutter based in Windsor, Canada. She lives in Detroit Underground HQ, and from her home she can look down on Detroit, a city that has evidently shaped her output as a producer; whether she is making complex IDM, possessing techno, or lush classic electro. Three years ago Hall and her partner Kero invested in “the machine”, as she refers to it, the invention that allows the couple to cut vinyl from the comfort of their own home. Dunkel Radio’s Najaaraq Vestbirk caught up with Hall for a chat about her love for classic electro, her business with producer E.R.P and this rare vinyl cutting machine.

Dunkel Radio Loves Jay Daniel

Dunkel Radio Loves Jay Daniel

Detroit youngster Jay Daniel jumped up the ranks from being completely unknown in 2012 to being now regarded as one of the keenest new house DJs (and producers) on the underground circuit. His 2-hour set at Distortion Festival on Wednesday the 4th of July cemented these claims and made us feel obligated to delve into the Sound Signature & Wild Outs affiliated musician's discography.

New Flavour in your Ear: Throwing Snow

New Flavour in your Ear: Throwing Snow

Discovering new music that really stands out is always a pleasure. We sometimes come across new music that stands out created by artists that use our products, which is both a pleasure and a privilege. As you might have already guessed, Throwing Snow is one of those artists.

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Aphex Twin’s Caustic Window album is now Available for Streaming

Aphex Twin’s Caustic Window album is now Available for Streaming

Following a Kickstarter campaign resurrecting the electronic legend’s long lost LP as Caustic Window, that very same album is finally here in digital soundwaves.

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The AIAIAI Guide to Distortion 2014

It’s that time of year again. Time to endure the unsightly effects of consecutive days spent partying to mindless, repetitive beats. Time to show up late and quite possibly drunk for work. And time to enjoy the very best that the Copenhagen music scene has to offer. Despite the fact that ageing Distortion-goers invariably complain that everything was so much better in the ‘good old days’ dance music is undoubtedly in a very interesting place at the moment. And we would argue that the Distortion festival is still one of the best places in the world to experience the life-changing elation that comes with it. Ladies and gentlemen, step right this way for the AIAIAI Guide to Distortion 2014.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Martyn & copeland – ‘Love of Pleasure’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Martyn & copeland – ‘Love of Pleasure’

Taken from Martyn’s upcoming album ‘ The Air Between Words’ set to drop on Ninjatune on the 16th of June, ‘Love of Pleasure’ features copeland AKA Inga Copeland formerly of Hype Williams, as well as spooky, cavernous, dubby synths, otherworldly piano and delightfully woozy club-isms. It certainly put a big smile on our faces. Check it out.

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RETREAT: Berlin-based Vinyl Only Collective Turns Five

RETREAT: Berlin-based Vinyl Only Collective Turns Five

The promise of summer is in the air and fitting this mood perfectly the excellent RETREAT label has released a very special double-vinyl anniversary release featuring nine brand new killer house jams from the extended Retreat label family.

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Classic & Copenhagen: Vans, Vice and AIAIAI are Having a Party this Saturday

Classic & Copenhagen: Vans, Vice and AIAIAI are Having a Party this Saturday

We've hooked up with our friends from Vans and Vice for a little Copenhagen celebration. It all goes down in the basement of an old monastery and we promise that it will be a lot of fun. If you’ve never been to Sankt Gertruds Kloster this is definitely the time to rectify that unfortunate state of affairs. In terms of creepy, post-apocalyptic, Game of Thrones-y vibes the saintly establishment delivers in every conceivable way.

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A Killer Soundsystem

A Killer Soundsystem

Never mind your Function Ones or the Despacio soundsystem made by 2ManyDjs and James Murphy; here's the worlds loudest soundsystem that will actually kill you if you experience it in person.

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Our Designer Created a Restaurant Called Llama

Our Designer Created a Restaurant Called Llama

- and it’s quite the impressive eatery. Kilo Design’s Lars Larsen, who some of you might know as the leading creative force behind the design of our headphones, was part of a creative all-star team that set out to realize an innovative, flamboyantly stylish restaurant, inspired by the flavours of the South American continent. Aiming to conscientiously merge the vibrant food tradition of countries like Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico with the more understated Scandinavian aesthetic, Llama is a wonderfully idiosyncratic addition to the Copenhagen restaurant circuit. Good job, Lars, Jakob, Jonas and Bjarke.

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Video Premiere: Jokers of the Scene – ‘ Pop Shop’

Video Premiere: Jokers of the Scene – ‘ Pop Shop’

Here’s an exclusive, little treat for you: Sean Dack’s trippy promo for Jokers of the Scene’s brand new jam, ‘Pop Shop’, which will be featured on their extremely promising debut album ‘End Scene’, set to drop at the end of this month via Throne of Blood off-shoot, Throne of Kanada.

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Dunkel Radio recommends: Click Festival

Dunkel Radio recommends: Click Festival

Click Festival is definitely up there as one of my favourite Danish festival experiences. The music programming is wide-ranging and genuinely interesting with lots to discover and explore, along with a selection of legendary (yet still relevant) names on the lineup to draw in the crowd. On top of that, the organisers appear to take a lot of pride in stretching far beyond the remit of the standard music festival, delivering workshops, exhibitions and lectures with a slickness and professionalism that many events of this type struggle to achieve.

Hudson Mohawke Shares Unreleased Remixes via his Soundcloud

Hudson Mohawke Shares Unreleased Remixes via his Soundcloud

You know how the saying goes: ‘If a man is tired of Hudmo, he’s tired of living.’ Or maybe that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but we think you catch our drift. The gifted Glaswegian producer has, once gain, got us hooked with this typically outstanding selection of neon-tinted, brass-infused, bass-heavy belters.

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Dunkel Radio with DJ Richard and Anders Vendelbo

Dunkel Radio with DJ Richard and Anders Vendelbo

Dunkel Radio will welcome DJ Richard and Anders Vendelbo into the studio to talk about their experiences running their respective labels, White Material and Nord Records.

The AIAIAI Guide to Eurovision’s Greatest Hits

The AIAIAI Guide to Eurovision’s Greatest Hits

It’s here. The turbulent Technicolor sea of camp stage outfits is upon us. This year Denmark is hosting the gargantuan media pandemonium right here in AIAIAI’s backyard, the fair city of Copenhagen.

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AIAIAI Mix 003: Jacques Renault

The third installment in our mix series comes from New York renaissance man Jacques Renault who’s cooked up a potent, varied and intoxicating brew of thumping house music and up-tempo dance floor curveballs. Recorded live and packing just the right amount of drum machine-fetishism, ethereal piano, timeless horns and bouncy percussion to keep you revisiting the selection time and time again, the third edition in the AIAIAI Mix series is an hour and 42 minutes in the company of a man who quite clearly knows what he’s doing.

beat:repeat NYC

beat:repeat NYC

Is a documentary about iconic New York City anthems and the drum machines that created them, produced by the Red Bull Music Academy. Check out the trailer and salivate profusely over the machine-musical tidbits on offer.

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Throne of Blood's James Friedman gives us the low-down on Moon Rock Volume I

Throne of Blood's James Friedman gives us the low-down on Moon Rock Volume I

If you follow astrology, you may be aware of all the cosmic chaos this past month. If that’s not your thing, you can just pick up a copy of Throne of Blood’s newest release “Moon Rock Volume I” and go on an out-of-body auditory voyage without even leaving your room. The 12-track compilation, which its label describes as, “exploring the outer reaches of electronic ambience, Kosmische vibrations, and crystalline acoustics,” drops today. I had a chance to catch up with label co-founder and renowned DJ James Friedman to talk New Age, the universe, and just how one goes about making a project that’s equal parts Ambient, Sci Fi Soundtrack, and analogue dance music.

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Video From Record Store Day in Studio A

The sun was shining, the drinks were cool, the vibe was chill. It was an alright day in Studio A. Thanks to everyone for coming down and standing around in front of AIAIAI HQ, beer in hand. Here’s a little video documenting the action from the Record Store Day celebrations in our flagship store.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Erosion Flow - 'Bedroom Jam'

New Flavour in Your Ear: Erosion Flow - 'Bedroom Jam'

Straight outta Copenhagen, Henrik Koefod AKA Erosion Flow drops a new EP packing a tight list of low-slung, grime-tinged house and hazy, beat-driven electronica. Having already been featured on XLR8R and now set to share the stage with acts like Simian Mobile Disco, Bicep and Oneman at the Somerley Tea Party Festival, we dare say that this particular young Copenhagen upstart looks destined for big things.

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Record Store Day in Studio A this Saturday

Record Store Day is a day that celebrates the world’s physical record stores. This year we’re joining in the festivities and inviting a line up of local and international DJs and artists to play in Studio A. We’re also launching our new vinyl concept that offers a painstakingly curated selection of records, handpicked from the world’s leading vinyl distributors. Drop by Studio A on the 19th of April, have a Red Stripe or three and check out performances and DJ sets by Justin Miller, Disco Dick, Tyson Ballard and AIAIAI’s very own Ahle & Messi.

Label Spot: The Trilogy Tapes

Label Spot: The Trilogy Tapes

Will Bankhead's The Trilogy Tapes has steadily been churning out music on cassette, CD and vinyl en masse over the last 6 years, yet due to the fact that half of its artists are absolutely unknown, it has retained the kind of mystery that usually only surrounds younger platforms. It continues to deliver some of the most exciting experimental technoid underground music out there today, combined with Bankhead's own unique artwork, and it is this secrecy and brilliance that has seduced me into giving TTT some attention with a proper write-up.