Sunset Dream Tennis in the Sky with Heatsick

When Steven Warwick, a.k.a. Heatsick, invited me to interview him at his Bella Sky hotel room, I bolted. Arriving in Copenhagen two years ago, I stayed for two weeks at the Danhostel Amager in the shadow of Bella Centre’s strangely askew towers. Rarely since have I had the occasion to revisit this chillingly bland monument to international wealth, tucked away in the back of an island built on the city’s overgrown former floating trash dump. The hotel’s uniquely vertical nature always stuck out in my mind while journeying through Copenhagen’s flat horizontal cityscape.

Dunkel Radio's Guide to the Phono Festival

Dunkel Radio's Guide to the Phono Festival

PHONO Festival is happening in Odense 12th-14th September. Dunkel Radio selects a guide to the three Danish acts not to be missed on the lineup this year.

MAKE THE CITY SOUND BETTER HONG HONG EDITION – The Party

We had a party in Hong Kong that celebrated the AIAIAI x SALT x Milk Magazine Instagram treasure hunt.

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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AIAIAI x Future Disco Radio 009

AIAIAI x Future Disco Radio 009

Future Disco Radio supported by AIAIAI once again provide upfront sounds from the world of disco, house and everything in-between. This week’s show is presented by Sean Brosnan and features music from Omar S, HNNY, La Fleur as well as a special guest mix from The Revenge recorded live from Space Ibiza.

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Interview: Legowelt Talks Dutch Electronic Music and Laments the Prevalence of ‘Flabby Tech-house’

Interview: Legowelt Talks Dutch Electronic Music and Laments the Prevalence of ‘Flabby Tech-house’

FACT TV spent last weekend at the very promising Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam where they soaked up the vibes and shone their knowing camera light on one of the most interesting electronic producers of the 21st century. Tune in for a concise dissection of the Dutch electronic music scene as well as a few truth bombs on the state of Ibizan tech-house.

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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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Jacques Greene Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room Pitchfork After party

- in which Mr. Greene unleashes a veritable tidal wave of tight, sweat-drenched house, techno and disco house upon a diverse, equally sweat-drenched, array of eager party beavers.

Turning the Brooklyn Bridge into a Gargantuan Harp

Artist Di Mainstone wants to transform New York's Brooklyn Bridge with the Human Harp, an instrumental sculpture that allows people to physically play the bridge. It’s ambitious, interesting and a little loopy in an arty, tech-infused, New York stylee.

Looks Like Music – the Welcome Return of Yuri Suzuki

Looks Like Music – the Welcome Return of Yuri Suzuki

Our friend and collaborator on the Make the City Sound Better Sound Taxi Project strikes again. And this time he’s bringing robots. Little white robots that turn marker squiggles into sound.

Renaissance Man Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room

Sometimes a Boiler Room set comes along and reminds you why you fell in love with house music in the first place. Without wanting to sound too gushy or melodramatic: this is one of those times.

BEYOND – A Short Film by Raphael Rogers

BEYOND – A Short Film by Raphael Rogers

- 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.

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Video From the AIAIAI x Ableton Event in Studio A

A Couple of weeks ago, our friends from Ableton dropped by Studio A to demonstrate their nifty, new pieces of music gear and software. It was a great day filled with forward-thinking production vibes and, of course, beer.

EIGHT Magazine x Red Bull Studio Copenhagen Party in Studio A

EIGHT Magazine x Red Bull Studio Copenhagen Party in Studio A

On the 30th of August Studio A will host an opening arranged by our friends at EIGHT Magazine and Red Bull Studios Copenhagen.

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Love for Modern Love

Love for Modern Love

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.

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.

Trans Metro Express 2013 Teaser

We hooked up with the good people at the STRØM festival for a little video featuring their Trans Metro Express project, which takes you on a journey of electronic music through Copenhagen.

AIAIAI’s 20 Greatest Science Fiction Movies of All Time

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!

The Sound of Ayrton Senna

The Sound of Ayrton Senna

Honda teamed up with Funktion One for a video that recreates Ayrton Senna’s most memorable race through the world’s best sound system.

Moderna Mix for Modularfield’s Aircast

Moderna Mix for Modularfield’s Aircast

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.

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New Biophilia-inspired Documentary Features David Attenborough and Björk

New Biophilia-inspired Documentary Features David Attenborough and Björk

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.

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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On the Road with Marcel Dettmann

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.

Point Blank Interview Young Guru

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.

The TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru is Out Today

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!

AIAIAI Mix 001: MikeQ

AIAIAI Mix 001: MikeQ

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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.

Game, Set & Beat Match

Game, Set & Beat Match

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.

New Flavour in Your Ear: 'Lords of Midnite – Drown in Ur Love’

New Flavour in Your Ear: 'Lords of Midnite – Drown in Ur Love’

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.

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Skream’s Midnight Request Line Deconstructed by Point Blank

Skream’s Midnight Request Line Deconstructed by Point Blank

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.

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