Beats Unraveled #8 by BINKBEATS: Places by Shlohmo

Beats Unraveled #8 by BINKBEATS: Places by Shlohmo

- in which the talented Dutch multi instrumentalist puts his own unique spin on Shlohmo’s ‘Places’ in that characteristically soulful BINKBEATS stylee.

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Review: STL // At Disconnected Moments

Review: STL // At Disconnected Moments

Sephan Laubner is a discrete yet prolific producer based in the little town of Harz, Germany; known for his work under the pseudonyms STL and Lunatik Sound System. Prolific is an understatement when describing Laubner’s music as he has released 13 albums under his STL moniker in the past 11 years, and if you add up his Lunatik Sound System albums, the result is nothing less than 30 LPs.

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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.

Glenn Astro's AIAIAI Mixtape

Glenn Astro's AIAIAI Mixtape

Hot on the heels of his recent Boiler Room appearance, Tartelet Record’s rising, Essen-based signing Glenn Astro found the time to make us a mixtape chock-full of dusty, trip hop-y beats and electronic soul (with a bit of Discovery-era Daft Punk thrown in for good measure), which celebrates the release of his new EP. Yes indeed, Glenn Astro’s AIAIAI Mixtape might very well be your doorway to obtaining that coveted weekend mojo.

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‘Fantastic Man’ – a Film About William Onyeabor

‘Fantastic Man’ – a Film About William Onyeabor

'Fantastic Man' is a documentary investigating Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a man shrouded in mystery and myth. Directed by Jake Sumner, the film tells the story of a label's attempt to track William down, speaking to fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti and travelling to Nigeria to meet those who've worked with him in a bid to uncover the truth about his story.

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Dunkel Radio 'Overlooked' with KiNK

In this series we'll be asking a variety of names from the scene to point out who and what they believe is being overlooked, so they get a chance to big up the stuff that deserves more attention. For this edition Najaaraq caught up with KiNK, the Bulgarian with an enthusiasm for Detroit techno, who toured so much over the past year that ‘music almost started to feel like work’. Here providing some illuminative tips on overlooked music.

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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Business Card Speaker

Business Card Speaker

This idea is something we would have loved to have thought of. A business card that turns into a wallet sized, battery-free speaker for your smartphone. (Something you should off course only do if you forgot your headphones)

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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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Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf

Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf

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We caught up with our new collaborator for a quick chat about the music and the TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition.

The TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition is out today

After the TMA-1 Fool’s Gold edition, AIAIAI now proudly the present the second chapter in the LABEL/ED series: The TMA-1 Stones Throw edition.

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.

Ototo: the all-in-one musical invention kit which allows you to make an instrument any way you want

AIAIAI collaborator Yuri Suzuki has, along with his fellow members of new designs formation, Dentaku developed a state-of-the-art small, synthesizer which allows you to build instruments using conductive materials and simple electronic sensors.

Introducing TMA-1 X Insights: scan the packaging to see interviews and insider tips from producers and DJs

As a new TMA-1 X packaging feature, we've interviewed some producers and DJs who shared their tips for making it in the music game. Getting your hands on the content is fairly easy: download the Layar app to your smartphone, scan the TMA-1 X packaging and hey presto! You’ve got access to handy tips from people in the know. Check out the video and get cracking.

Dunkel Radio 2.0. Thursday 30/01/14 at AIAIAI Studio A, Studiestræde 31

Dunkel Radio 2.0. Thursday 30/01/14 at AIAIAI Studio A, Studiestræde 31

Dunkel Radio is celebrating their two year anniversary and the launch of their new website with a get-together at the AIAIAI studio today

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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Johnnyrandom Makes Music Generated From Bicycle Sounds

Johnnyrandom Makes Music Generated From Bicycle Sounds

Bike-nerds of the world rejoice, the object of your obsession has now been turned into music. By recording sounds generated from his bike and building a track around the samples, the composer/ sound artist known as Johnnyrandom has created an ode to the modern bicycle.

Dunkel Radio Interviews RDG

Dunkel Radio Interviews RDG

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It’s no secret that dubstep has had a hard couple of years amongst music connoisseurs, after the ‘brostep’ branch of the EDM explosion in the states left it with some pretty unpleasant connotations. Many of its former devotees have now switched to more socially acceptable soundstreams in techno, old-school electro and ‘outsider house’. But in Copenhagen we have one young Dane who refuses to abandon his beloved sound. Ruben Dag Nielsen, undoubtedly Denmark’s most prolific dubstep producer, has tossed out records on international labels like Biscuit Factory, Boka, New World Audio and All Out Dubstep and frequently tours outside of Denmark. I stopped by his apartment in Copenhagen NV for a chat about his new imprint Circle Vision, childhood memories of drum machines and his thoughts on the end of the internet.

Watch the Trailer for Warpaint’s New Chris Cunningham-directed Documentary

Watch the Trailer for Warpaint’s New Chris Cunningham-directed Documentary

Yes, that’s right, THE Chris Cunningham, warped genius of ‘Rubber Johnny’ and Aphew Twin’s ‘’Come to Daddy’ fame. Seems like an odd match on the face of it, but our general feeling is that the upcoming documentary might just be sensationally good as we’ve just learned that Chris Cunningham is in fact husbanding Warpaint’s bassist Jenny Lee Lindbergh. And we’re assuming that this would give the longhaired director of cutting edge filth access to areas that other directors who are, shall we say, less intimate with the band might not have access to. Anyhow, the trailer looks pretty neat. Check it out.

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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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FRAGMENT: Michael Mayer

FRAGMENT: Michael Mayer

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The man, the myth, the Mayer; Producer, DJ legend and Kompakt co-founder Michael Mayer was kind enough to let us corner him before he played another one of his characteristically excellent marathon sets at Culture Box. We had a quick chat about his DJing, the enduring resillience of vinyl and his plans for 2014.

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

FRAGMENT: Buraka Som Sistema

For the latest installment in the FRAGMENT interview series we caught up with Lisbon’s finest, most restless originators of the rapidly rising, global phenomenon that is tropical bass music. DJ Riot and Branko (who were a little tired from the excellent CPH:DOX x Red Bull Music Academy gig that they played the night before) came by our Copenhagen office to drop some fresh knowledge on their influences, the new Buraka Som Sistema documentary and why they’re definitely not ‘Indiana Jones in search of the lost ark of beats. ’

Michael Mayer Rocks TMA-1s in the Boiler Room

Kompakt’s legendary co-founder gets real on the 1s and 2s in a trippy, technicolour dream space. This, girls and boys, is how you do it.

Tomas Barfod's Unga Bunga Mix

Tomas Barfod's Unga Bunga Mix

It's actually been waaaay to long since we featured our old friend and TMA-1 collaborator Tomas Barfod on the blog - which is why a fresh Souncloud update from the Great Dane couldn't have come at a better time. In this mix that he created for Danish national radio show Unga Bunga in early 2013, he once again demonstrates his unparalleled ability for balancing mood and texture with rythm and beat. It's one of those melancholy-yet-uplifting selections that just might have you dancing with tears in your eyes, as the song goes. Failing that, listening to it while enjoying a good cup of coffee and looking at the falling snow through your window, should get you good and ready for 2014.

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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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Jam City Rocks TMA-1s at Boiler Room Madrid

The white-clad Nightslugs producer/DJ treats the Spaniards to a generous helping of forward-thinking bass music.