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  • Factory Floor+Yvette

    published December 18, 2013

    Few bands working today match Factory Floor's ability to turn repetition into revelation. Though their name evokes spitting machinery and an... More >>

  • DJ Sotofett

    published December 18, 2013

    DJ Sotofett makes demented dance music. That is, the productions from the founder of advanced Norwegian record label Sex Tags Mania can drive you... More >>

  • Young Male+Galcher Lustwerk

    published December 18, 2013

    White Material has the tagline "Working Man's Techno," but the nascent Berlin-via-Brooklyn label certainly isn't struggling against the man.... More >>

  • Green Velvet

    published December 18, 2013

    Curtis Jones has managed to maintain a big-tent, American EDM relevance that many of his contemporaries are unable to match. The man behind iconic... More >>

  • Bee Mask+Mark Verbose

    published December 18, 2013

    Knotty synthesizer odysseys aren't everyone's idea of a crazy good time, but after ten years of superlative parties, the Bunker knows what its... More >>

  • DJ Sprinkles

    published December 4, 2013

    When it was released in 2009, DJ Sprinkles' Midtown 120 Blues was a sharp-tongued rebuke of house music tropes from one of the genre's most... More >>

  • Machinedrum

    published December 4, 2013

    Travis Stewart, a/k/a Machinedrum, has been making electronic music since he was thirteen years old. However, this summer was arguably his peak,... More >>

  • Todd Edwards

    published November 13, 2013

    James Murphy claims to be the first to play Daft Punk for the rock kids, but it was Todd Edwards who brought garage house to the robotic duo... More >>

  • Van Morrison

    published November 13, 2013

    As it goes with many performers saddled with expectations based on their earliest iconoclastic works, live performances means struggling to... More >>

  • Jon Hopkins+Clark+Nathan Fake

    published November 6, 2013

    Three renowned electronic alchemists will collide in this compact three-hour live showcase at Santos Party House: Warp mainstay and IDM maven... More >>

  • Nightmares on Wax

    published November 6, 2013

    Since coming up in the bleep techno scene associated with Warp Records, English producer George Evelyn's career as Nightmares on Wax has... More >>

  • James Blake

    published October 30, 2013

    James Blake was coronated as a wunderkind when he left behind roots in cut-up bass music and achieved massive success with his self-titled debut... More >>

  • Mark Fell

    published October 30, 2013

    With wonky releases like this year's N-Dimensional Analysis and 2012's Sentielle Objectif Actualité, renowned electronic... More >>

  • The Juan Maclean

    published October 23, 2013

    While Holy Ghost! challenged Phoenix's melodic ebullience, Factory Floor became critical darlings with their skeletal throb-rock debut, and James... More >>

  • Carl Craig+Moodymann

    published October 23, 2013

    Kenny Dixon Jr., a/k/a Moodymann, throws roller disco parties in his hometown of Detroit and has been known to hand out T-shirts at gigs that say... More >>

  • The Orb

    published October 23, 2013

    Twenty years ago, the Orb sampled Pat Metheny playing Steve Reich's "Music for Counterpoint" for their seminal chill-out composition "Little... More >>

  • Nina Kraviz

    published October 16, 2013

    A video profile of Nina Kraviz in March showed the knockout Russian DJ in a bubblebath, discussing the difficulties that come with being a female... More >>

  • Hercules and Love Affair

    published October 16, 2013

    Originally taking place on the Queen of Hearts cruise ship, a Halloween bash featuring the mature, muscular disco of Hercules & Love Affair has... More >>

  • Parquet Courts

    published September 25, 2013

    The debut release from Texas transplants Parquet Courts fell under the radar, due in no small part to its exclusive release on cassette. Luckily,... More >>

  • 'Fixed' w/ the Field

    published September 25, 2013

    For the first of two shows celebrating their ninth anniversary, local promoters Fixed bring over Axel Willner (a/k/a the Field) whose debut album... More >>

  • 'Hessle Audio Label Night'

    published September 18, 2013

    Hessle Audio have been at the vanguard of contemporary electronic music since debuting in 2007, incorporating classic dubstep and UK garage into... More >>

  • Jagwar Ma

    published September 18, 2013

    Fusing a half-lidded lyricism with the boundless energy of Manchester drug-popsters like the Happy Mondays, Jagwar Ma's ecstatic debut album,... More >>

  • Luke Slater+Abdulla Rashim

    published September 4, 2013

    Seminal English techno DJ Luke Slater has enjoyed a career renaissance in 2013, headlining Detroit's Movement Festival in a rare live appearance... More >>

  • DJ Sprinkles

    published September 4, 2013

    "The House Nation likes to pretend clubs are an oasis from suffering, but suffering is in here, with us." So begins Midtown 120 Blues, the... More >>

  • Omar Souleyman

    published August 28, 2013

    Omar Souleyman is a legendary Syrain folk singer, fusing breakneck tempos of modern electronic pop with vocals that wouldn't be out of place at a... More >>

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