Dunkel Radio Loves Fatima

Dunkel Radio Loves Fatima

The silvery sound of Fatima of Eglo Records fame is at the forefront of defining a new approach to electronic music, that praises songwriting and musicianship over sole club functionality. Her recent Resident Advisor Sessions performance plus the announcement of her debut album this year meant we had to give this blissful voice some love.

What Difference Does it Make: A Film About making Music

What Difference Does it Make: A Film About making Music

Our friends at Red Bull Music Academy have produced an epic one and a half hour film documenting the inspirations and rigours of making music. Featuring an all-star diverse cast of talent, this is one to watch.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Les La Bas (Bonobo Remix)

New Flavour in Your Ear: Les La Bas (Bonobo Remix)

Look, it's Bonobo coming to save your Monday with a mood-altering, sun-drenched remix.

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Dunkel Radio Returns to the Air for 2014

Dunkel Radio Returns to the Air for 2014

Following the launch of a new website and the announcement of a new record label focusing on Danish talent, Dunkel Radio returns to the air for this season of fortnightly shows. Najaaraq and Emma were joined in the studio with Sara Svanholm and Simone Øster for for a chat about the weekend’s partying schedules and some fawning over Xosar and her wonderful live set from Distortion last year.

Young Turks New Year's Eve Party in Tulum Featuring Grimes, The XX, John Talabot and SBTRKT

Young Turks New Year's Eve Party in Tulum Featuring Grimes, The XX, John Talabot and SBTRKT

Over the course of a relatively short span of time, Young Turks has gone from containing a bunch of 18-year-old party promoters to being one of the most important independent record labels of our time. Ardent followers of the British music scene have been privy to the awesomeness of the Young Turks label for a long while as their steady stream of quality releases from The XX, Chairlift, Sampha, SBTRKT, John Talabot and Koreless, among others, have cemented their position as a vibrant, boundary-pushing music hub. And we have a feeling that this video of their New Year’s beach party in Tulum, Mexico, will only serve to strengthen the growing consensus that Young Turks are a musical force to be reckoned with.

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Dunkel Radio on the rise of Seven Davis Jr.

Dunkel Radio on the rise of Seven Davis Jr.

Purveyors of electronic soul Flying Lotus and Dâm-Fûnk have gained a new funky L.A. ally - Samuel "Seven" Davis Jr.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Tomas Barfod – Pulsing (Feat. Nina Kinert)

New Flavour in Your Ear: Tomas Barfod – Pulsing (Feat. Nina Kinert)

A buoyant, joyous track with hints of bittersweet electronic pulses, Tomas Barfod’s latest single provides a promising start to the year.

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The AIAIAI Best of 2013 Playlist

Ladies and gents, these are the tracks that got us all worked up in a tizzy in 2013. Strap on your headphones and have a tumultuous tumble down the musical time tunnel that is the AIAIAI Best of 2013 Playlist!

ScandiSynth Part II: Suomi (Finland)

ScandiSynth Part II: Suomi (Finland)

The Finns don’t have it easy—half the world isn’t sure exactly where their country is located or what language they speak, and their neighbors have a history of isolating them when they aren’t trying to invade. Personally, I think Helsinki is pretty cool. And being an anomaly isn’t always a bad thing—especially when it gives your take on underground music its own special flair. Which is exactly the case with Finland’s contribution to minimal synth/synthpop.

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Dunkel Radio On The 'Electro Revival'

Dunkel Radio On The 'Electro Revival'

‘Electro. Yo! I heard electro is back man. Break out your Speak & Spells and shit.’ - Ron Morelli, Dazed Digital 10 Things

New Flavour in Your Ear: Jungle

New Flavour in Your Ear: Jungle

- a blast of warm tropical breeze and a treat for the ears and the eyes. During the summer a video of a very cool six-year-old girl doing breakdance to a very groovy tune was released online. The girl is called B-Girl Terra, the band behind the tune is called Jungle, and they've quickly become a band to watch.

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Review: Leif // Dinas Oleu

Review: Leif // Dinas Oleu

A few weeks ago Fear Of Flying, the British label led by Ben Micklewright aka BLM and Jay Massive, timidly propelled a ticking bomb into the world of electronic music: Leif Knowles’ first LP, displays the intriguing name ‘Dinas Oleu’ and enigmatic lomo picture. Fear of Flying has proven through the years its talent in surprising its faithful and growing audience, selecting with great care artists from many horizons, developing through the releases an eclecticism which has become a sign of superior high-caliber music.

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Scandi Synth: exploring Nordic minimal synth, coldwave, and synthpop

Scandi Synth: exploring Nordic minimal synth, coldwave, and synthpop

There’s an expression that everything is clearer in retrospect. I’m not sure what the expression is in regards to music, or the point at which haphazard trends morph into legitimate subcultures, but it does seem that avant-garde talent is better recognized when there’s been a lapse of time. At least that’s the case with Minimal Wave. Minimal Wave is an interesting genre in that it’s more an umbrella term coined in hindsight than it is a unified movement. The term was pioneered by renaissance woman Veronica Vasicka, New York based DJ, photographer, and founder of Minimal Wave Records. Characterized by its use of analog synthesizers, DIY-recording techniques, and minimal musical structures, the movement comprises a vast array of genres, from synthpop, to synthpunk, to minimal synth and coldwave.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: The Deep - Singular Silence (Pieces of Juno mix)

New Flavour in Your Ear: The Deep - Singular Silence (Pieces of Juno mix)

The Deep are an intriguing, new Los Angeles-based electronic sci-fi duo shrouded in enticing conceptual mystery. Their new single Singular Silence has created quite a bit of stir in the blogosphere, partially because it’s backed up by a hefty arsenal of remarkable remixes - such as this wonderfully unpredictable, Björk-resembling Pieces of Juno mix that we’re particularly taken with here at AIAIAI HQ.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg – ‘Faden Away’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg – ‘Faden Away’

Just when you thought the Stones Throw label could not possibly get any doper, they unveil one of the most monumental mega jams in recent memory. The hook up between Snoop and Dâm-Funk is one of those collaborations that makes you go:’ why hasn’t this happened before? And the answer to that question is quite obviously that the stars had to be aligned just right, so that the celestial shine from Planet Funk could focus a twofold beam of iridescent cosmic energy at Snoop’s sizable blunt and Dam-funk’s opulent ‘do - the force of which has pulled these seasoned Caesars of the groove together in the one of most delicious, synthed-out love-ins of all time. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, it is our pleasure to present: The Funk. AKA Dâm-Funk and ‘Snoopzilla’ - ‘Faden Away.’

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Nightwave - ‘ Rave Hard’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Nightwave - ‘ Rave Hard’

Sometimes you have to abandon all notions of decency and rave hard. This is one of those times.

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Nu Kids on the Block: the next generation of disco revival

Nu Kids on the Block: the next generation of disco revival

Nu-disco is a weird term. For starters, it’s not really new, considering it first appeared over a decade ago. And of course, there’s also the spelling. Is new that much more cumbersome to spell than its alternate, edgy consonant + vowel equivalent? Although, there’s something to be said about abbreviating a three-letter word. Using “nu-disco” as a superset genre for several upcoming of artists also poses its own set of problems. How to describe the next wave of this category? New nu-disco? Nu-nu disco? Nu disco squared? Let’s just skip the labels and talk about the music.

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Review: Four Tet // Beautiful Rewind

Review: Four Tet // Beautiful Rewind

Barely a year after releasing the LP Pink, the London-based producer Kieran Hebden better known as the infamous Four Tet returns with a new album, which has so far avoided the usual hype: Beautiful Rewind. Behind the psychedelic cover hides an album swimming against the current trend, resulting in an impressive track, a near perfect summary of all that went before.

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COMPETITION: Win a TMA-1 and Tickets to the Break New Soil Showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event! UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Yes indeed, it's that time of year, the Amsterdam Dance Event time of year! In celebration of the impending festival and the party we're supporting, we’ve teamed up with our friend Gregor Tresher for a competition where you can win a grand prize consisting of 1 TMA-1, 1 limited edition Break New Soil ADE 2013 t-shirt and 2 x guest list entrance to the Break New Soil showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event! Read on for details on how to enter

New Flavour in Your Ear: Daniel Avery – ‘Drone Logic’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Daniel Avery – ‘Drone Logic’

To some of you, Daniel Avery’s very distinct dance floor flavor isn’t all that new. The 27-year-old producer and resident DJ at Fabric has been doing the rounds on the electronic music circuit and indeed the outer reaches of the known blogosphere for quite a while. But the striking novelty of his debut album lies not in an upcoming talent’s take on the sonic zeitgeist, but in a versatile artist’s singular departure from it.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Empire of the Sun – DNA (Ta-Ku Remix)

New Flavour in Your Ear: Empire of the Sun – DNA (Ta-Ku Remix)

- in which our favorite Aussie beatsmith deconstructs, and revitalizes Empire of the Sun’s original to deliciously bouncy effects.

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Review: Dave Aju and the invisible art trio // Look Out Above

Review: Dave Aju and the invisible art trio // Look Out Above

Marc Barrite is an American artist also known as Dave Aju, (in France would that be Déjà Vu?), whose mission in life is nothing less than to ‘rescue dance music from the blahs’ this may perhaps offer an explanation as to why he recorded his first album entirely from sounds made from his own mouth.

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Competition: Win Tickets to the Decibel Festival! - UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

We’ve teamed up with our partners at Seattle’s impeccably curated and just plain awe-inspiring Decibel Festival for a competition where two lucky winners each can win a DECIBEL Festival Pass! ($250). Want to see Machinedrum, Nicolas Jaar, Matias Aguayo, Blondes, Ben Klock, Neon Indian, plus an untold amount of other quality acts live? Read on.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Banks

New Flavour in Your Ear: Banks

It has been a good year for the ladies of the electronic pop/r&b music scene. Bands such as Chvrches, AlunaGeorge and Mø have filled the airwaves with strong female vocals and gained widespread recognition. And this particular lady is no exception, only she does it with a certain something extra. Her name is Banks. And so far she has been pretty awesome.

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New Video for Arcade's Fire's 'Reflektor'

New Video for Arcade's Fire's 'Reflektor'

Arcade Fire's highly anticipated new single "Reflektor" has arrived, and to celebrate the release of it, they’ve made, not only one, but two videos featuring the track.

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Behind the Scenes of the Nine Inch Nails Tour

Behind the Scenes of the Nine Inch Nails Tour

In honor of AIAIAI’s fervent NIN fanboys Kasper and Andy here’s an in-depth look into the magnitude, complexity and technology of the new Nine Inch Nails tour. As you might expect, Trent Reznor doesn’t mess around.

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Skillshare: Essentials of Audio Engineering with Young Guru

Skillshare: Essentials of Audio Engineering with Young Guru

Our Latest collaborator and one of today’s most prolific audio engineers, Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, will take his expertise to Skillshare, the global online social marketplace dedicated to educating others about a variety of topics, on September 4, 2013. Filmed at SAE Institute New York, Young Guru will step to the digital platform to instruct a series of video lessons entitled "Sound Check: The Essentials of DIY Audio Mixing", a class that will cover the basics of mixing and recording. After learning the fundamentals, students will have the opportunity to participate in a once in a lifetime contest judged by Young Guru and his team.

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Solid Beats for Solidarity

Solid Beats for Solidarity

I’m not sure how I came across Grup Ses Beats. All I know is once I’d heard a few tracks I had to know more. I embarked on a cyber-manhunt only to discover the act was part of Distortion’s 2013 lineup. Clicking the link, the Festival offered this enlightening biography: “Mysterious Turkish People.”

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Musikdagen - Copenhagen's Coziest Festival

Musikdagen - Copenhagen's Coziest Festival

Musikdagen is yet another of Denmark's somewhat infinite number of Festivals, but still one of the odd ones out. The seasoned gentlemen and now schoolteacher Paw Seitzberg is one of two people behind the one-day festival. Daniel had a talk to him about the festival, it's ongoing upgrades and his own improvisational "fuck-up" act T.R.I.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Washed Out – ‘Don’t Give Up’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Washed Out – ‘Don’t Give Up’

It doesn’t get much more summery than Washed Out’s latest single that comes with an accompanying jungle-tastic video directed by London-based, multitalented creative, Kate Moross.

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