The impossibly talented Copenhageners rock their unique brand of forward-thinking house on the world’s best dance music show. The crowd is small, but the vibe is BIG.
Today is the day that Modeselektor’s Monkeytown records release the 3rd album from the mad, Berlin-based, disco professor, Siriusmo. On first listen, ‘Enthusiast’ is punishing a tour de force through Diasporic grime, futuristic electro, disco, funk and abrupt, disorienting shifts in tempo and mood. We can safely say that it’s never boring.
Every once in a while you stumble upon a true gem of music history, whether through ground-breaking production, an immaculate voice or the most bizarre background story. The Apollo Stars and their EP 'Power of Source' fit right into that last category.
Conveying duality through two-dimensional work on paper, illustrator and designer Alext Trochut has made a series of prints that feature some of the most remarkable electronic musicians of our time, such as James Murphy, Caribou, Four Tet, Acid Pauli, John Talabot and Lucy. Truchot has invented a process through which separate images can be shown on one surface: one that appears in light and one that appears in the dark.
Aching, frail vocals sung just above a whisper, chiming piano and gauzy, trip hop-y soundscapes are the order of the day as Majke Voss Romme AKA Broken Twin takes you through her vulnerable emotional register that articulates the familiar but still affecting tales of longing and loss.
Let’s just clarify: utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Smirnoff got some severely disabled people together and let them create music USING THEIR BRAINWAVES. This is actually jaw-droppingly incredible. We had no idea that this kind of technology had come so far. Prepare to be amazed.
Is a stunning multimedia installation that will, quite frankly, leave you reeling. And begging for more. We’ve been following the work of artist, illustrator and Ghostly International collaborator Sougwen Chung for a while and it’s nice to see that that her lofty ambition and unyielding talent keeps developing into bigger and better entities.
Remember that guy who played Massive Attack’s Teardrop on fruit & veg? Well, this is the actual invention that he used to wow us with! A couple of MIT students dreamt up this brilliantly goofy invention that lets you turn your banana into a keyboard, and makes your cat take pictures of itself when it’s having a drink. Sound weird? It is. But it’s also the very quintessence of awesome.
Just in time for the summer, Neeon made the French touched electronic pop album that a lot of people were expecting from Daft Punk. Step inside and surrender your inhibitions to German-based Neeon's effortless, warm and impeccably produced 'Zero Gravity'
The fact that we haven’t yet featured the brilliant work of Ryoji Ikeda must be down to some sort of collective blip. The Japanese artist’s fusion of art, technology and wide-eyed wonder strikes at the very heart of our nerdy fascination with the Art & Technology continuum and this post can bee seen as an attempt to rectify that embarrasing blunder. Inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics, his latest performative piece is called Superposition and explores the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale.
Ladies and gentlemen these are the results of the Dunkel Radio International Distortion jury.
Yup, we talked to the sound of the underground, the sound of Scuba, that influential bass music producer turned larger-than-life dance music don who's on a seemingly never-ending ascent. Check within for pointers on vocal samples, running a succesful electronic music label and why the 90s is the best decade for dance music.
Distortion Festival 2013 is closing in and we can’t wait. 5 days of good music, happy people and lots of beer. We have made a list of the talented Danes, playing at Distortion who you should check out.
Here’s little run-down of his achievements and a couple of reasons why you should check out the upcoming album.
Watch and learn as Brenmar and MikeQ throw it down in a bassy, bouncy, XXX-rated stylee.
And this is meant in the most literal sense. Have you ever tuned into a radioshow, which suddenly got polluted by the incessant, grinding voice of a person so utterly in love with themselves that you lack the appropriate tool to make it stop. To really ram it home that this infuriating wall of self-congratulatory inanity must cease and never be allowed to speak again? Well, it turns out you’re in luck. Norwegian company Skrekkøgle has invented a radio with an accompanying cork that let’s you whip out a can of STFU on that cretin of a radio host.
One of our favorite new house duos dispense the 4/4 to the appreciative floor and even have time to pose for a few party photos while doing it. A great set from a class act.
"Yūgen" is dense. Koreless' latest EP is so fully packed with rich sounds that the airwaves sometimes feel almost tangible. They aren't, of course, but that brief moment where you suppress even that rational thought is exactly where "Yūgen" comes to life.
Remember how we told you not to sleep on this documentary last week? Well, it turns out we kinda slept on it. It was released last Wednesday. Hey, what do you want, this is a busy company! Anyways, the of Red Bull Music Academy’s spot on one of the most important labels of last decade is pretty tasty (and self-deprecating in that characteristically dry New York fashion), so step inside, press play and check out James Murphy’s rakish new hat - and enthusiastic take on peanut butter.
The third monthly podcast of Maskinrum is now available for your listening pleasure with Aebeloe (Farver Music, Averos) and Liquido (Pattern Abuse, Secret Selector Selections)
Listen to the music being played in Dalston, London, Williamsburg, New York, or Nørrebro, Copenhagen; these days music discovery apps are a dime a dozen, but the Clerkd app makes a remarkable promise that just might nudge the app landscape in a bold new direction if the student-founded enterprise from Helsinki play their cards right and manage get enough people invested in sharing on their network.
- the man behind one of the most important electronic music labels of our time.
A few months ago our friend James from the venerable Throne of Blood label sent us a mix from TOB signees Bohemian Groove because he thought we might dig it. Turns out we loved it and that made us dig a little deeper into Bohemian Groove who are actually comprised of members of Renaissance Man and Jokers of the Scene, the latter of which are responsible for this remix that’s about to get all up in your Monday face in the most thrilling of ways.
What looks set to be the definitive DFA documentary hits the web Wednesday courtesy of the Red Bull Music Academy. Expect appearances, words of wisdom and, of course, music from DFA’s diverse yet somehow homogenous roster of incredible artists. Yup, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Sh*t Robot, YACHT, Sinkane and more will be all up in your screen come tomorrow. Don’t Sleep!
140 is the title of an upcoming rhythm-based, minimalist platform game developed by a group of four Danish artists and developers all working in their spare time. The game takes its title from the beat rate of the soundtrack that is central to the gameplay. Last month the soundtrack won an award for excellence in audio at the 15th annual International Games Festival 2013
Marvel at the painstaking work of paper cut enthusiasts who spent what seems like a significant part of their lives just to impress your eyeballs. Show these people some goddamn respect and watch this video immediately!
If you are into Sci-fi (doh!), we strongly recommend checking out Charlie Brookers television drama "Black Mirror". 2 seasons with 3 episodes in each with a frightening near future approach to modern society - they range from killer awesome to mediocre, but every episode is very relevant. Modern British television when it´s darkest (and best).
I have a huge soft spot for art projects that deal with the translation of digital concepts into real world objects. I'd like to showcase two such projects I've come across recently.
On Saturday the good people of Get Deep throw their monthly party at about/blank in Berlin. The guys always present ambitious line-ups but this time they have surpassed themselves. Headlining the event is none other than the legendary Greg Wilson.
Audio design and iconic Copenhagen skate culture merge in the Capital ALIS edition aimed at the active skate/ BMX/ running set of the urban metropolis. Released today, this special edition colab comes with signature graphics designed by ALIS and sports the characteristic ALIS logo on the speaker housing.