Dan Derks
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Dan is a writer and producer living in Chicago, IL. His podcast, SOUND + PROCESS, explores and deconstructs new electronic/ambient works with their composers. These artists are all members of lines, the community forum for Eurorack module and instrument maker monome.

Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

How the Go! Team Puts the "I" in Team with 'The Scene Between' | 23 Mar 2015 // 11:00 PM

Ian Parton, leader of the Go! Team, weighs the maturation and development of his crazed wall-of-sound schoolyard aesthetic on new album The Scene Between.

On Experiencing 'The Bends' As a First-Time Listener | 9 Mar 2015 // 10:00 PM

With The Bends having such strong cultural and critical preconceptions behind it, hearing the album from the perspective of a new lister can help cut through the pre-ordained narrative.


Mac DeMarco: Another One | 4 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Whether his heartbreak is the fault of geography or the turn of love’s fickle tides, Another One continues to flex DeMarco’s unique gifts for phrasing and double meanings.

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire | 16 Jun 2015 // 9:15 PM

Starfire's Daft Punk-style synth lines scattered inside bold big-band arrangements affirm Jaga Jazzist’s command of style, but confirms the price of crossover success.


Keeping Dry Under Storm Clouds: An Interview with Sleaford Mods | 19 Apr 2017 // 5:50 AM

When asked what can help counteract the worldwide growth of xenophobia and racism, Sleaford Mods' singer Jason Williamson states simply, "I think it's empathy, innit?"

//Mixed media

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

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