This promises to be a fantastic year for electronic music, as the calendar is peppered with releases from some of the most exciting names around. Here are some acts to make sure you keep an eye on throughout the year.
A quick note: You can classify much of the music that follows as dubstep, a genre ... More >>
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10
Better Than:The EDM debate
It's hard to believe the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival started five years ago in what used to be BKLYN Yard, now known as Gowanus Grove, and to those in the know (a/k/a e ... More >>
This weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take over Williamsburg for the fifth year running. (So it's technically the Williamsburg Electronic Music Festival, but who's counting when you're drunk and dancing to Nick Catchdubs at 4 a.m.?) Last year's Festival brought Matthew Dear, Beat ... More >>
In this week's Voice, a mini-theme of how music gets to you emerges: I talk about how new distribution strategies employed by artists from Miguel to Lil B to that band that played along Kent Avenue the other night results in Spotify's cloud of even new music being less than complete; and Alex Macphe ... More >>
Nicolas Jaar: From Scratch
Sunday, February 5
Better than: A just-press-play-and-hide-behind-the-laptop DJ.
The 21-year old American-Chilean electronic producer Nicolas Jaar has ambition. In the past two years, he's released seven EPs and the full-length Space Is Only Noise; he runs ... More >>
Francis Harris is the given name of the Brooklynite who usually records as Adultnapper, the minimal techno icon who's punker upbringing leaves him never too afraid to get funky, cantankerous, mischievous or just plain noisy. His first full-length under his birthname (due February 7 via Scisso ... More >>
Memorial Day weekend is upon us! While that usually means barbecuing and rooftop happy hours, we've got a whole list of dance endeavors on the agenda this weekend too. (What better way to work off those tacos, burgers, and margaritas?)
"A lot of the instruments I know how to play, I don't really know how to play."
New York's own Nicolas Jaar has been creating a stir in electronic-music circles since he was a teenager; now, at 21, he's released his first full-length CD, Space Is Only Noise, on his own Clown and Sunset label ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
This one's probably about a girl. (CREDIT)Twenty-year-old electronic savant Nicolas Jaar wills digital biospheres to life. His compositions are humid, candle-lit bogs of dripping blips, skeletal pia ... More >>