- is an interesting, little independent sci-fi flick with a strong concept, inspiring digital effects….and somewhat mediocre acting. But don’t let the latter deter from watching these 8 minutes of skillfully crafted sci-fi.
On the 30th of August Studio A will host an opening arranged by our friends at EIGHT Magazine and Red Bull Studios Copenhagen.
Mysterious, dark and uncompromising techno in all guises, Modern Love has stayed true to its’ unique sound palette of experimental techno. Whether it's the submerged, sub-hundred BPM compositions of Andy Stott or the lush dub of Deepchord or Demdike Stare’s breakbeat techno, the output remains of the highest quality. The Manchester-based label is closing in on its 100th release, which prompted me to consider and compile walkthrough of my personal faves from the Modern Love back catalogue.
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.”
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.
People of all creeds and nations, it’s time to huddle up in front of the holographic campfire for a list containing our favorite scif-fi movies. Indulge in bittersweet, dystopian scenarios, rough ultra-violence and highly speculative imaginings of the future. Become enthralled by gilded, prissy androids, white-haired cyberpunk cyborgs and the eeeend of the wooooorld as we know it. Ladies and gents, it’s all very subjective and it is AIAIAI's 20 greatest science fiction movies of all time!
Honda teamed up with Funktion One for a video that recreates Ayrton Senna’s most memorable race through the world’s best sound system.
Ghostly International’s ever dependable Missy Livingston AKA Moderna steps up and delivers a choice selection of ethereal melancholy, sun-bleached disco and atmospheric techno. If you need a soundtrack that provides the aural backdrop to driving into a radiating, orange sunset with your best friends, look no further.
Björk’s awe-inspiring ‘Biophilia’ project gets a bit of extra mileage through a new Channel 4 documentary that explores the evolution of music around the world.
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.
The capable guys and gals at Slices interview the Berghain resident who is arguably one of the most important techno DJs of our generation. Over the course of the in-depth interview, Slices make Marcel spill the beans on his EBM influences, his thoughts on futurism in electronic music - and the ‘basic feeling’ or ‘grundgefühl’ of wearing leather jackets. Go and ahead and watch, you most certainly will not regret it.
Our friends from the Point Blank School of Music fire a few pertinent questions at the man of the moment, resulting in a chat about DJing, adapting to the unpredictable, rapid changes of the music game and, of course, the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru headphones.
This is it. Our collaboration with one of hip hop’s most prominent audio engineers is out. We’re finally ready to release the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru, the headphones tweaked by the expert whose award-winning work can be heard and felt on records by Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Go cop the new AIAIAI x Young Guru headphones, available worldwide from today, the 17th of July!
The first contributor in our new mix series is label boss, Fade to Mind artist and skilled DJ, MikeQ, who has crafted a bouncy ballroom odyssey that’s all about the dance floor and full of tasty, cutting-edge suprises. It may be Monday, but we get the distinct feeling that this mix transforms everything in its wake into full-on Friday.
Beat Match is an ingenious, interactive, collaborative ping pong game that merges sound and image. It’s pretty simple: you control music and graphics through playing with your partner. Sound and image follow the tempo and rhythm of your game, which means that the music stops when you stop. The challenge, then, is to keep a steady beat for as long as possible to create a consistent track.
Rising underground label Unknown to the Unknown once again up the ante in the house music stakes with new bit of heat from Lords of Midnite - which we strongly suspect might be another one of Legowelt AKA Danny Wolfer’s multifarious guises. ‘Drown in Your Love’ is everything a summer banger should be with its drifting, aquatic synths, smudged, deconctructed ‘ardcore drum patterns and what you might call ‘xxx-rated, tropical motifs.’, if you were so frivolously inclined.
Our on-point partners from the Point Blank Music School are at it again. This time they’ve given you an in-depth guide to biting Skream’s style through a video tutorial that deconstructs the classic ‘Midnight Request Line’ and effectively tells you how to recreate the track with the aid of the Ableton Push.
Our latest collaborator just pulled an interesting rabbit out of his sound engineering hat in the form of a previously unreleased track he produced for the almighty Jay-Z himself. Have a listen to the atmospheric hip hop of‘Dead Presidents III’ after the jump.
BINKBEATS is a talented producer/percussionist/ musician who does these rather remarkable multi-instrumental covers of forward-thinking producers like Flying Lotus, Lapalux and Madlib. If this is your first introduction to the Dutch creative, you’re in for a bit of a treat.
South Africa's bestest most dopest producer/rapper/designer unleashes a rad new mixtape that pays homage to his birth year and comes with an 8-bit video game. Listen to the mix tape, play the game and enjoy your weekend. Starting: now.
Tired of the endless amount of burned out, home-built sound systems blasting (awful) music in the campsites? Then your agony is over, as the festival site opens today! So stop the beer-bowling and come on up and rave with us to these amazing acts.
Is that rare thing: a simple yet resonant idea, beautifully executed. ‘1-Bit Symphony’ is also an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip. Although the sound is housed in a CD case, this isn’t a recording in the traditional sense as ‘1-Bit Symphony’ literally ‘performs’ the music live when you turn it on. A complete electronic circuit (programmed by Perich Himself and assembled manually) plays the symphony through a headphone jack mounted into the case itself.
Finally! After a close call last year and several missed opportunities, Frank Ocean finally made it to Copenhagen Thursday night. Naturally, both the crowd and Ocean seemed eager to hear and play last year's 'Channel Orange'. Over the course of 90 minutes, we go to hear most of his excellent full length, save for some forgettable interludes (sorry, John Mayer) and 'Fertilizer,' which it is hard to imagine anyone complaining about.
Svengalisghost makes dystrophic, acidic techno, comparable to a more distorted Levon Vincent, but his music still manages to be uniquely jaunty, savage and incredibly danceable all at the same time. This is something he certainly managed to prove during his live set at this year’s Distortion Festival. He arrived to an empty floor, but during the hour-long set managed to pack the tent with enthusiastic Copenhagen ravers. Najaaraq sat down with the refreshingly candid producer from the reputable NYC imprint L.I.E.S. for a spacy talk about his risky existence in the underworld of Mexico City and the essentiality of dancing.
The tall music oracle who has tweaked the soon-to-be-released TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru ruminates on the art of crate-digging. There was, for example, that time in Amsterdam where he had to go past several drug dealers and a sketchy brothel to get to a vinyl goldmine guarded by an old lady. Not completely sure what that was all about, but this interview is definitely a fascinating must-see if you’ve got more than a passing interest in music. Click play and get inside the crate-digging mind of one of hip hop’s most prominent engineers.
Ghostly’s Fort Romeau comes up trumps with a summer-y mix that provides the aural equivalent of a giddy teenage stroll beneath the iridescent lights of an amusement park in June. If you’ve no idea what the hell that means, we can assure you it means warm, imaginative and thoroughly inviting disco and house that has a bliss-inducing, anticipatory vibe about it.
Our with-it Swedish pals at Discobelle hook up with Sound Pellegrino’s mighty Teki Latex for an exclusive mix full of uncompromising, dubby, industrial dance floor mayhem from the likes of Kowton, Pearson Sound, MikeQ, Edmx and Truss. Teki - who happens to one of the original TMA-1 testers - goes in hard with a mix that hints at angular new dance music genres. Give it a spin and tell us what you think.
Yet more proof that we do actually live in remarkable times. Google have apparently found a way to connect everyone to the internet. And when we say say everyone we mean EVERYONE. As in the entire planet. Assuming the project succeeds, this effectively means that the remaining 5-6 billion people who are not wired in like the rest of us will get access to the internet by way of Google’s high-altitude balloons, which will eventually form a planet-covering network. Yes, the ambition and scope of Google’s latest project is dizzying to say the least.